Do you want to play darts like darts star Adrian Lewis? Well, that’s going to take a lot of practice and dedication. But, one way you can emulate Lewis is to use the same darts as he does.
What darts does Adrian Lewis use? Adrian uses 21g Target darts; two-times Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) World Champion, Adrian Lewis is part of Team Target.
In this article, we get to know Adrian Lewis, look at some of his impressive darts career to date, explore the Target darts he uses, and take a quick look at the Target darts company.
Adrian Lewis’s Target Darts
Professional darts players sign endorsement deals with major darts suppliers, and have their own signature darts manufactured by that dart company. A player’s darts can be purchased by fans.
Adrian Lewis signed to Team Target in 2011.
According to the PDC website, Adrian Lewis uses 21-gram Target darts, but note that darts players may sometimes switch weights as their play technique evolves.
Lewis’ Target darts can be described as pencil-shaped with a ringed groove pattern along the barrel.
Lewis has 4 sets of darts currently available directly through Target. The latest available Adrian Lewis darts set is the ‘Adrian Lewis Black SP’.
These darts have a 90% tungsten straight barrel which features a combination of computer-precision mills and radial grooves to create an advanced and intricate grip design, overlaid with a black PVD material coating.
Contrast along the barrel is created by re-machining and layering a vibrant blue finish within the barrel grooves.
The dart is completed with a black ‘Pro Grip’ shaft, Adrian Lewis black flights, and interchangeable black ‘Swiss Point’ steel tips. The tips are available in a range of lengths.
There are three-barrel weight options for the Adrian Lewis Black SP darts as follows:
Reviewing recent coverage of events that Adrian Lewis has competed in, such as the 2022 PDC Darts Euro Tour 2 – German Darts Championship, it appears that Lewis was using a set of his commercially-available SP tungsten darts, but simpler in appearance.
Lewis’ playing darts seem to have the signature mills and grooves characteristic of his Black SP darts, but appear to be without the PVD coating and blue finish within the grooves.
To check the current price and availability of Target Darts Adrian Lewis Generation 2 Steel Tip Darts, click here to view the listing on Amazon.
Target Darts was launched in 2006. Target aims to provide innovatively designed and premium darts quality, crafted with impeccable skill. Target’s mission is ‘to inspire people to step beyond their limits, improve their performance and experience transformative impact.’
Target has 27 professional players on its books and sponsors a selection of the World’s best players, not just in the UK, but also in Europe, North America, Japan, and Southeast Asia. Target’s player portfolio includes an impressive six world champs, including Rob ‘Voltage’ Cross and the legendary sixteen-times World Champion, Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor.
The weight of a dart is a key consideration for all professional darts players. Beginners tend to use heavier darts as these are easier to hold and provide more throw control.
However, professional players tend to prefer lighter darts as these can be more easily grouped together on the dartboard, which can improve scores. Most professionals use darts around 22 to 24 grams, but some use darts as light as 12 grams.
Material is also a very important factor in determining dart performance. Professional players need strong and sturdy darts that offer consistent flight trajectories and excellent grip. Most professional darts players use tungsten darts with steel tips.
Adrian Lewis – Quick Career Profile
Adrian Lewis has some impressive credentials under his belt, including the following:
- The first player in history to successfully defend his PDC debut World Championship title
- The first player to throw a nine-dart finish in a World Championship final
- The PDC’s youngest ever Champion.
Lewis joined Target back in 2011, and soon went on to win his 2nd World Championship in 2012. He is currently ranked number 39 in the world. Adrian Lewis’ career highlights include the following:
- Twice PDC World Champion in 2011 and 2012
- Champion, UK Open, 2014
- Four-times Champion – World Cup of Darts (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)
- European Champion in 2013
- Auckland Darts Master Champion in 2015
- 2013 World Match Play Runner Up
- 2010 World Grand Prix Runner Up
- 2014 and 2015 Players Championship Finals Runner Up.
Adrian Lewis’ most recent tournament win was the Players Championship No. 8 in March 2019, and his most recent tournament final was the Players Championship No. 24 in October 2021.
In total, Lewis has been in 14 major PDC finals, 4 times as winner and 10 times as runner-up.
On the PDC’s world ranking system, Lewis’s career-high was World Second following his 2011 PDC World Championship defeat of Gary Anderson, which was his first World Championship final.
Adrian Lewis And Controversy
Lewis is known for his volatile behavior and has been involved in several controversies during his professional darts career. At his debut World Championship in 2006, during his quarter-final, he left the stage part-way through the match alleging that his opponent was trying to upset him when he was on the oche.
In 2008, he argued during another quarter-final match at the Holland Masters, resulting in a six-month ban, and a fine.
At the 2009 World Grand Prix, Lewis and his opponent, Gary Anderson argued. Anderson had accused Lewis of trespassing into the exclusion zone while Anderson was playing.
During the 2012 PDC World Darts Championship semi-final, both Lewis and his opponent left the stage for 25-minutes after complaining of a ‘draught’ blowing across the stage.
In February 2018 the Darts Regulation Authority (DRA) served a 3-month ban, suspended for 6-months, on Lewis following an altercation with Jose Justicia in the first UK Open qualifier.
Most recently, Lewis was involved in an argument with World Number 2 Peter Wright at the 2021 PDC Players Championship. As a result, Lewis is facing an official investigation.
Adrian Lewis – Quick Facts
- Nickname: ‘Jackpot’
- Walk-On Music: Reach Up, Perfecto Allstars
- DOB: January 21st, 1985
- Place of Birth: Stoke on Trent, UK
- Home: Weston, Stoke on Trent, UK
- Marital Status: Married
- Children: 3
- Height: 180cm
Adrian Lewis got his nickname ‘Jackpot’ after he won a gambling jackpot in Las Vegas in 2005. Unfortunately, he was unable to collect his winnings as he was only 20 years old at the time and so he was below the USA’s legal gambling age of 21.
Adrian Lewis is affiliated with Target darts. Lewis’ Target darts of choice appear to be similar to his commercially-available 90% tungsten SP with the Lewis signature mills and grooves, but with a weight of 21g.
Lewis was at the top of his career between 2006 and 2016. Lewis’ most recent PDC major final appearance was in 2016.
Adrian Lewis continues to work hard, training and competing while hoping to improve on his current 39 world ranking.