A dart head is the tip that is on the end of any dart. They come in a variety of colors and designs.
Types of heads
Whistling heads are hollow rubber with a small hole in them. When darts with whistling heads are fired, air moves through the hole and makes the whistling sound the darts are often named for. The faster the dart goes, the more it whistles. Some blaster darts are slow, so they are silent. Using whistling headed darts can increase range due to the heavy whistling head.
- Main article: Suction cup
Suction cup heads are the most recognizable head of any Nerf dart. They are able to stick onto certain surfaces, such as glass or tile. Darts with suction cup heads were the most popular darts for the entirety of classic Nerf, but in modern times, the rapid-fire and clip system capabilities of blasters have made the suction cup less used.
Darts with simple rubber heads do not have any special feature. The dart head itself is smaller in diameter than the dart body. The dart is shaped in such a way to be compatible with clip system blasters and clips. If fired fast enough, darts with rubber heads will whistle. This is caused by air moving over the small circular hole on the dart head. Rubber heads are arguably the most durable of dart heads.
Darts with Velcro-tipped heads darts allow them to stick to certain fabrics. They are primarily used for Dart Tag. The Velcro may come off after heavy use.