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history of winmau blade dartboards
Blade 1: 1997
Blade 2: 1999
Blade 3: 2005
Blade 4: 2010
Blade 4 Dual Core: 2013
Blade 4 Champions Choice Dual Core: 2013

1997 saw the launch of the first ever Winmau Blade dartboard, and within a year, the Winmau Blade had taken the global market by storm.
The Blade dartboard wiring system had become smaller and all staples were removed making it the most technically advanced dartboard in the world. It had few rivals as an ultimate low bounce out dartboard, and players immediately benefited from dramatically improved averages.
Winmau’s development team introduced Blade 2 which had a supported 25 ring that enabled the Blade wiring system to last even longer and continued to gain widespread popularity throughout the darting community as recreational and serious players saw the massive benefits of Blade technology.
By 2000, dartboards could pretty much be divided into two classes: round or triangular wire with staples or exclusive Blade dartboards made of high tensile performance machined wiring.
In 2005, Winmau increased the wire efficiency and Winmau’s Blade 3 was born. It was the first Blade dartboard with a completely seamless formed wire that further reduced the bounce out percentage, and it’s no surprise to find Blade 3 dartboards still in play today.
Commitment to continual improvement and innovation saw the introduction of Winmau’s ultimate Blade board – the Blade 4 in late 2010.
The Winmau Blade 4 pools all of Winmau’s 65 years expertise and utilises a pioneering new wiring system that dramatically reduces bounce outs and provides the opportunity for maximum scoring potential. The DSW (Dynamic Sector Wire) is over 50% thinner to even further enhance player averages and to provide best-in-class performance.
The unique wiring system is constructed from a hi-tech, ultra strong material that is designed to deflect darts into the target area. The advanced molecular structure of the high tensile steel facilitates total accuracy right across the whole playing surface, whilst lasting even longer.


from https://www.winmau.com/

this doesn't include the new duel core boards , but i'm sure most of us know the new features are and outer sisal surface which is softer and and inner sisal surface which is more densly packed and also introduces the rota-lock system on the back for flush fitting
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According to Atrain it was an Australian who developed the first bladed board Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

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But nice history of the Winmau boards Jamie!
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We need the Blade 5, when's it coming out???? They should have revealed one with Harrows, Target, and Unicorns new darts coming out all at the same time.
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(09-01-2014, 07:52 PM)Ni518079 Wrote: We need the Blade 5, when's it coming out???? They should have revealed one with Harrows, Target, and Unicorns new darts coming out all at the same time.

the dual core is out , a blade 5 would be an improved spider , there isn't much they can do to improve the spider imo
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First their was Unicorn blade Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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Solid titanium spider.
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Here is a picture of the first Blade dartboard through IV. I have not got around to getting the newer ones yet.


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I love looking at this stuff
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retractable spider, it goes in on impact?
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(09-02-2014, 08:55 AM)Getagrip Wrote: retractable spider, it goes in on impact?

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what a great write up. i have to say the blade 4 was a big improvement for me because of its spider. the blade 3 spider still gave me many bounce outs and bent out of shape all to easily. now with the dual core i believe they have the best board on the market (and i am a bit of a unicorn fan boy)
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(09-02-2014, 10:41 AM)rabsmith2 Wrote:
(09-02-2014, 08:55 AM)Getagrip Wrote: retractable spider, it goes in on impact?

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LOL

Not really sure what they can do to make a blade 5 really, its a good spider as it is but I'm sure they will think of something.
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the only thing i can think of is to make the spider from a different metal so it could be even thinner but still not break . i don't want a dartboard that costs more than £40 though so i think is is as good as it needs to be. they may feel on a marketing point of view they have to bring out a blade 5 so stay ahead of the game
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I dont if its best to have the spider so thin like a straight edge or one with a triangular shape so the point slides down it, but maybe like you said one that is hard wearing. Cant think of much else really.
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