Having shot with Bottelsen darts previous to owning these I have always liked the top of the line quality that the Bottelsen dart line delivers and that's what sold me. After seeing these I wanted them but was weary of spending that much on a dart I have only seen in a picture. I was fortunate enough to get these darts as a Christmas present and I am very glad I did. They met all the expectations I hoped they would and some. I have yet to purchase a Bottelsen dart I didn't like but these little GT spears take the cake. The 1/4" barrel's very thin and sleek design feel very comfortable in your fingers while the smooth barrel allows for any type of grip style. The smooth non-grip barrel is my favorite feature as I prefer to adjust my grip from time to time and the lack of trust cuts makes it very easy to do so. Also note that these darts use special GT shafts that are only available on a few dart models so most standard dart shafts will not work on these. These are without a doubt the best darts I have ever owned, very strong, well designed, perfect balance, slim for easy grouping, and accurate. A must for any serious dart player or collection!!!