Breaking Down the Board
The main feature of a bristle dartboard is the compressed sisal fiber that forms the board's surface. First invented by the company Nodor, the compressed sisal fibers are self-repairing, meaning that after you remove the dart from the board the hole it made will close upon itself. The board is also characterized by its rounded metal wire and staples separating each numbered zone. Over the years the prominence of the wires and staples has been reduced to help avoid bounce back from the dart striking the wire or staples.