Trinidad X-Series Elliott darts are 90% tungsten with a torpedo barrel that emphasizes on pushing the barrel out. The benefit of the front heavy torpedo barrel is that it is easy to push out to throw the dart. The main gripping area consists of ring cuts. From the back towards the center of the barrel the groove becomes deeper and provides more grip compared to the back of the barrel. Near the back of the barrel, the groove is designed to be more shallow so that it doesn't disrupt the throw when releasing the dart. The balance point is slightly to the front and is considered as semi-front. By having the balance point closer to the gripping point, the weight of the 20gm dart can be felt when held and can easily be pushed out when thrown. The dart's design uses an effective ring cut that provides sufficient grip to be able to throw the dart with ease. The maximum diameter of the barrel is 7.80mm and is thick enough to be easily held. Your middle finger will sit perfectly at the front of the barrel where it curves in.