The Bandit is sanctioned by the World Darts Federation and has been the Official World Cup board since 1999. This innovative board reduced the problem of bounce outs by creating an entirely new approach. The Bandit has interlocking thin steel bands (now thinner than ever) embedded in the bristles for all divisions leaving almost nothing to deflect the dart. These bands also serve to strengthen the board giving it better holding qualities and extending its life span. The Bandit now comes with an easier and more rigid mounting and support structure. It is a regulation 18″ board.