Warrior - Arm your arm
The Warrior has evolved. Capturing the indigenous spirit of Pacific Warriors, the Warrior features tattoo design work from renowned New Zealand artist Ruatoto Henry. The flowing tattoo design includes the New Zealand fern, for abundance and good health (and great playing). With its bone white shaft and cinder grip™ (superfine grip technology) on the points and barrel, the Warrior represents a taiaha – a Maori spear used for close combat. Its straight-as-an-arrow barrel gives you extra assurance with a true grip that runs front to middle.
By popular demand, the Warrior 3 has been designed with a sleek, streamlined nose, and is a great dart for most players, particularly if you grip the barrel in the front to middle. Choose the Warrior, and unleash the warrior within this weekend.
Barrel Design: Streamlined nose area with additional grip factor area in front to mid area.
Design inspiration straight from tattoo artist Ruatoto Henry:
‘When I look at a dart it looks like a Taiaha (traditional maori fighting weapon) and I was thinking how could I really bring this to life with my art? The barrel represents a kind of puhoro (maori for tattoo) arrow, which was often featured in contemporary tattoo design. The flight design has a stronger reference to traditional warrior tattoos, which usually featured on the backs of thighs. Other words of inspiration for me were; dynamic, streamline, fearsome, weapon, power, leadership, spearheads, fighting and death.’
Rua’s response when he saw this artwork featured in the final product was ‘it looks so sick’.
Learn more about the design inspiration of the Shot Warrior dart, and how it is made.