Professional Dartboards are made from a natural plant fibre called sisal. The sisal fibres are aligned into long strands, processed and cut into circles known as 'biscuits'. The biscuits are then placed next to each other in a circular pattern and compressed by machinery until they form the circular body of the dartboard, a steel band is then attached around the outside to maintain its shape. The dartboard is then inked and has the metal number divider wire known as the 'spider' attached to it by staples, or for higher quality boards the spider is embedded into the sisal.
We recommend a dartboard with a staple free, thin wire, embedded spider due to the major reduction in 'bounce-outs' compared to a round wire dartboard, but for casual or occasional use a round wire dartboard can be a cheaper alternative.