The darts that the PDC player decided on was a thin straight barrel with orthodox shark cuts.
PDC PLAYER THE AFRICAN WARRIOR Devon Petersen.
After trying various complex cuts, the one that he chose in the end were the orthodox shark cuts. The shark cuts are placed where Devon's index finger and thumb makes contact with the barrel. By not making the cuts too wide or narrow, this minimized the aggressive nature of the shark cut to allow for a smooth release of the dart.
Just in front of the centre point, vertical cuts were added to the double ring cuts. This assists in the placement of the index finger. For those that grip near the front of the barrel, this area can also be used as the main gripping area. At the front of the barrel, thin shark cuts and micro cuts were placed to help stabilize the grip.
It is the birth of a barrel that was designed to compete at the world's highest level.