THE DART FOR ALL AGES: TIMELESS
By John Lowe, Nov 10 2016 10:00AM
In 1980 Unicorn Darts introduced the Tungsten Titanium Range, I was probably the first player to throw them, being a great admirer of Brass Darts, totally down to the feel and the grip that meterial gave, of course the density of Brass ment a 21 gram barrel would be quite large, making it almost imposible to put 3 in the treble bed, tungsten solved this problem, it being 3 times the density of Brass. Unicorn's Titanium range to many only changed the colour of the barrel to Gold, but it did more than that, it gave a feel and grip that can be likened to Brass, for me it was the answer I had been looking for for years, I had long since decided that 21 gram was my throwing weight, I knew I could almost guide the dart to the target, by holding the dart in the cetre of the barrel, the projectory was almost perfect, the dart entering the board a few degrees above horizontal, if I moved my fingers to the back of the dart when throwing it would go into the board straighter, and if perfected the dart would even go under the one already in the board, I have like most players tried heavier and lighter darts, usually when my form had dipped, but I always came back to my tried and trusted 21 gram Model, the old saying "If it's not broken, don't mend it" comes to mind, stems and flights are an individual choice, what looks good to the eye will usually make dart throwing much easier, with so many variations available, Unicorn decided to luanch my Golden Titanium, Barrels only, this means you do not pay for something you do not want, likewise the darts come without a case, something else you probably already have, it is without doubt the barrels that make the dart what it is, the engine of the missile, the shape of the flight, the length of the point are something that a player can and should tinker with, but once you have the right barrel, your confidence to perform well under all circumstances will improve dramatically, my endorsement for my own dart is simple to understand, it has given me coutless titles world wide, and I can tell you all, a few years after Phil Taylor had won a couple of World Titles, he took 10 sets of my darts from Unicorn's office and turned them into his own model, they worked very well for him returning countless World Titles, an endorsement if ever there was one, there have been many copies made by other companies, but there is only one genuine John Lowe Titanium Signature Dart, and it's available to you.
John Lowe. three times champion of the world in three seperate decades, the 70's, the 80's and the 90's, the first player in the history of the sport to achieve the perfect game of 501 on Television, in 1984, winning £102,000, winner of over 1000 titles world wide, simply: The Legend of Darts.
About John Lowe
Mr Maximums: Cliff Thorburn the first player to do a 147 Snooker clearance on TV and myself the first person to do the 9 dart 501 on TV
John appeared on ITV's Amazing Greys in 2014 he had to hit as many targets as possible in 30 seconds, all the targets where different heights and lengths, if the competitor beat John he would win £10,000, John won by a margin of 9.
One of John's favourite charity's is The Variety Club of Great Britain who raise many thousands of pounds by organising golf days around the country, the aim is to buy Mini Coaches for Children, in the picture John is at St Piere Chepstow and the Coach in view is about to be present to a School in Birmingham.
John talks to Matthew Rankin Unicorns Player Liaison Manager about his current darts set up and how important it is to have balanced darts, click the button above to see the whole interview
Royal Palm is John's favourite resort in Tenerife situated in Los Cristianos, it has everything you could ask for to make your stay enjoyable, immaculate in every way, all English TV and Satelite channels, quite, secure, close to excellent restaurants and friendly Bars, for a full tour of Royal Palm click the photograph above. Make sure you inform the Manager Neil I sent you, it makes a difference.
Unicorns YouTube Channel and all the interviews with John, click the buttons to view.
John talks to Tungsten Tales and explains his practise routine before a match and why he does it his way.
More Unicorn YouTube inveriews to follow, to view recent interviews click the buttons above, to visit the Unicorn main page for all product news and product viewing click the Unicorn logo at the top of the page.
The next generation of players begins now.
Beware of imitations, this is the John Lowe
World Champion Darts in Tungsten Titanium
also available in Tungsten, note the 21 grm
model has 7 grove rings.
A quick fire 30 seconds of John Lowe
John talks about his sporting heros
John talks to Unicorn about his amazing career
The moment in history that changed the sport and
the life of John Lowe forever: 13/10/1984
The Dart designed by John Lowe developed and produced by Unicorn to win over 1000 titles world wide - copied and used by others to win countless major titles - this is where the Evolution started.
John was Unicorns first World champion
The Throw of a World Champion
John is credited by many professionals in the sport including
Phil Taylor to have the perfect throwing action, this video shows John's action from 1978 through 2008, the only thing that changes is the speed of throw and John decides that when knowing who his opponent will be, for full detail record on your mobile and slow down to see all movements.