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Winmau Blade III Bristle Dart Board
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Winmau Blade III Bristle Dart Board

The Winmau Blade III™ is the world's most technically advanced dartboard!The Ultimate No Bounce-out Bristle Dartboard features:Galvanized bladesHigher scoring angled 25 ring Staple-free bulls-eyeTotally clean scoring segmentsWhite-coated anti-glare number ringRemovable number ring for board rotation and extended playing life Includes game of darts bookletEnhanced dartboard graphics and visually appealing packagingIncludes basic mounting hardwareEach Winmau Blade III™ Bristle Dart Board is constructed from premium quality self-healing sisal fibers tightly wound for maximum durability. The Lakeside World Championships and Winmau World Masters are televised by BBC Sport and both use the Blade III™ dartboard to provide the opportunity for maximum scoring potential.A Brief History of WinmauThe legacy of the famed Winmau dart board brand began in 1945 in the East End of London. The company known at that time as H.A. Kicks & Sons was first located in a bomb damaged building and used only a paraffin lamp for light a coal fire for heat and the owner's father for handpainting the colors on the dartboards. They delivered the dartboards by hand using London's Underground System to the Watney Brewery Kick's first customer. In 1973 Kicks achieved a major breakthrough deal with the British Darts Organization (BDO) the governing body for darts in the U.K. From then on Winmau dartboards would be the official dartboards of the BDO and be allowed to carry its logo and would appear in many international darts tournaments.By the mid-1970s Kicks changed the company name to Winmau (pronounced Win More) using the first three letters of his wife's first two names Winifred Maud. The sudden death of Harry Kicks Senior in 1984 resulted in the transfer of ownership of Winmau to his five sons. With the heyday of televised darts now past trading conditions became extremely difficult. After several years of financial losses the company was close to insolvency. In 1993 the brothers approached their U.S. distributor Accudart Inc. for finacial support. Accudart agreed and became the majority shareholder in the company. Within two years of appointing specialists in the business of turning companies around the business was back to making profits and has continued to do so ever since. In 1995 development work began on the most technically advanced bristle dartboard in the world. By 1997 The Blade dartboard was launched as the ultimate no-bounceout dartboard using sophisticated staplefree technology. Throughout its period of severe financial difficulties the company remained committed to the BDO. Today the Winmau World Masters Dart Tournament is represented by more than twenty-five countries around the world and is often televised. Winmau's sponsorship affiliation with the World Masters make it one of the longest serving sponsors of a sporting event.About DMI Sports Inc.DMI Sports Inc. is a leading manufacturer of indoor games featuring complete lines of billiards darts and table tennis equipment. DMI began in 1976 as a manufacturer of professional quality dart equipment and was a dominant force in this market. Today the company continues to grow. DMI has made three important acquisitions: the Pro Classic Brand of billiards equipment in 1995 the Minnesota Fats (the #1 name in billiards) and Hustler Trademarks in 1997 and the Arachnid Dartboard Company consumer division (the originators of soft-tip darts) in 1999. These acquisitions coupled with key product launches such as the Nodor (the originators of bristle dartboards) steel-tip dart and dartboard line announced in 2000 and the Prince table tennis launch in 1997 have continued to fuel growth. In 2002 DMI itself and through its acquisitions reached the milestones of having sold more than 4 million sets of darts 2 million dartboards and 2 million pool cues. DMI prides itself on having so many satisfied customers over such a long period of time.
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