At the past Nation vs. Zombies, arguably the 800 pound gorilla of the big games with all the high level players in North America attending, most every modern dart in use was being fired (and sold). Koosh really proved itself with Gen3 by the pallet load. I also got to test the most recent production of a few darts known in the SSC as offenders...
I refoamed it with a new foam shown in the image and glued the
tip properly (by the surface, not the core) and it now shoots fine from
These solid ogive things were constantly around Thunderdome. I saved two from the NvZ dart pile for documentation.
I was putting these through my pistol at Thunderdome and they did perfectly fine. Tacmod doesn't mind them either.
Compared to a classic flat dome FVJ:
And to its less painful competitor, the ACC tip.
Yes, these are sharp and hard and not friendly. I wouldn't
want them marauding around the field unless eyepro was mandated and
bystanders not a factor. The ACC (which is the same tip as used on
Artifact short darts) by contrast is VERY cushy and
These were in the minority
compared to koosh but I still came home with around a dozen. The "Little
Valentine" is a distributor, they also have Gen2 Voberry with the same
printing and sell on Amazon. Nice advertising plan, put your brand on your darts which get shot everywhere leaving everyone wondering and googling.
Anyway, these are reportedly awful for flywheel apps: (1) the
tips cause malfunctions, and (2) some have overly short foam and FTF.
Neither problem is apparent with these, they have correct length foam
for a full length dart and have never jammed my Tacmod. They are also
accurate as hell! It's seriously impressive. Unfortunately
they still have crappy velocity retention and crazy drop, so it's like a
weak sagging laser beam. I prefer aiming and I do not lob shots, so they are still a big nope for me.
These tips are plasticized PVC. They are slick, like Voberry,
Gen1 koosh and old school chinawhite tips, and feed great. The suction
cups overhang the nominal caliber considerably which is weird but seem
to flex enough to avoid "rimlock" no matter how you load them.
They would be GREAT darts in an indoor CQB situation being cheap, reliable and dead nuts accurate.
But what about velocity?
Seriously, these darts are all used and beat up, I only have one of one and two of the other, and it could be misleading. Generally the FVN did what I expected from FVJ darts, the ACC was a bit down on velocity as well, and the USC seemed to be close-ish to what Elite does from the same setups. All speaking of flywheel... master race that is.