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#363409 Need Information about Whistlers and Dart Tags

Posted by JoeM on 13 October 2018 - 02:48 PM in Darts and Barrels

For clarity, the whistlers are the black tipped darts with a little rectangular hole on the side to release air from the internal hollow. I believe these were discontinued somewhere around 2009, as we saw the N-Strike series transition towards pretty exclusively using streamline darts.

http://nerf.wikia.co...i/Whistler_Dart
 

The dart tag darts are more accurately called tagger micro darts. They have the velcro tips, and small circular holes to release air from the internal hollow. There was a whistler and non whistler variety. These were discontinued by 2013, and so overlap with your date range.
http://nerf.wikia.co...gger_Micro_Dart

http://nerf.wikia.co...o_Whistler_Dart

 

With 100% confidence I can say that Nerf brand N-Strike Whistlers and Dart Tag darts were always hollow, no exceptions. The design intent behind them is for the hollow to act as a cushion, and I can't think of what sort of manufacturing process defect would lead to darts without that hollow.

 

There are many types of darts out there, but the other type with a hollow head are Streamline darts.
http://nerf.wikia.com/wiki/Elite_Dart

 

I bring them up because there are some 3rd party knock-offs that have totally solid tips. Some of these are soft plastic, some hard. They're fun for backyard shooting, but are not welcome at most nerf wars (certainly not any that I host).

 

But were the Whistlers and Dart Tags completely hollow from stem to tip all the way through? For my research there can't be a wall separating the hollow stem part from the hollow head part, it has to be hollow all the way through as on one completely hollow piece. By the way thank you for the information and links. That will help my research a great deal!




#363408 Need Information about Whistlers and Dart Tags

Posted by JoeM on 13 October 2018 - 12:08 PM in Darts and Barrels

Thanks for the information and links Daniel! This will be of great help to my research.




#363399 Need Information about Whistlers and Dart Tags

Posted by JoeM on 10 October 2018 - 04:42 PM in Darts and Barrels

I'm a researcher, and need help from this community. I need to know if anyone remembers if the dart heads for the Whistlers and Dart Tags were completely hollow from stem to head from the years 2011 through 2017? If so, does anyone have pics showing the inside of one of these type of darts heads, perhaps cut in half? Plus with proof of the year the dart was manufactured or modified? Even homemade hollow dart heads would be acceptable. I know all of you are very experienced with this type of thing, so I'm pretty confident one or many of you will have the answers I seek. It will be greatly appreciated! Thanks for your time and effort.