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    Thread: Completely lost!
Post: RE: Completely lost!

This is definitely a serious slump. All of us go through this every now and then. When I went through it (more than once over the years), the only thing that I found that helped me climb back up o...
Adams Darts help and advice 14 1,123 11-05-2019, 03:58 PM
    Thread: Around the board doubles
Post: RE: Around the board doubles

The Fox Wrote: (10-31-2019, 09:38 PM) -- Adams Wrote: (10-31-2019, 02:31 PM) -- Under any circumstance, doing whatever you can to improve your ability to hit doubles will improve your game and it ce...
Adams Darts Practice Room 9 734 11-01-2019, 01:03 AM
    Thread: Around the board doubles
Post: RE: Around the board doubles

I’ve tried all kinds of practice regimens over the years (including around the board doubles and triples), but the one practice regimen that seemed to be the most productive for me was doing the Fligh...
Adams Darts Practice Room 9 734 10-31-2019, 02:31 PM
    Thread: Switched arm now for 2 months
Post: RE: Switched arm now for 2 months

I had to stop using my right arm for a while a couple years or so ago. When I was shooting with my left hand, I started out having trouble hitting the board and a great deal of trouble hitting my ta...
Adams Darts help and advice 3 334 10-23-2019, 02:34 PM
    Thread: Is it best to put a new set down and come back to them
Post: RE: Is it best to put a new set down and come back...

I haven’t bought any new darts in >4 years, but your post made me remember the “honeymoon phase” that started when I got a new set of darts.   There was that charmed initial period when the new darts ...
Adams Darts help and advice 12 638 10-03-2019, 02:29 PM
    Thread: 3 new sets bought in a week
Post: RE: 3 new sets bought in a week

For developing shooting ability and improving averages, accuracy and consistency are everything. Inconsistency is the death of improving averages and shooting ability. I’ve tried everything I’ve e...
Adams Darts 10 971 09-18-2019, 12:10 AM
    Thread: A pub darts team who's patrons aren't interested.
Post: RE: A pub darts team who's patrons aren't interest...

What you described is typical in my (admittedly limited) experience. There are two bars with separate dart rooms in my area. You’ll only rarely find anybody shooting at either location other than ...
Adams General Darts Chat 14 708 09-06-2019, 07:20 PM
    Thread: 2 sets of darts for practise
Post: RE: 2 sets of darts for practise

Because of severe arthritis, one total hip replacement and several knee surgeries, I have to limit how much walking I do. Because of that, I have to limit how many trips I make between the oche and ...
Adams General Darts Chat 14 676 09-05-2019, 03:04 PM
    Thread: Change of stance
Post: RE: Change of stance

Because of a combination of arthritis, bursitis and tendonitis around a year ago, I was forced to change my stance by 45 degrees. It was the best change I’ve ever made and it’s drastically cut back ...
Adams General Darts Chat 15 1,334 08-25-2019, 02:51 PM
    Thread: How can I improve?
Post: RE: How can I improve?

nixer55 Wrote: (08-15-2019, 03:07 PM) -- You'll see as many answers as people, but suspect most will mention structured practice.  Preferably something that allows you record the results.  Depending ...
Adams Darts help and advice 11 814 08-16-2019, 02:31 PM
    Thread: A device to help keep your arm straight?
Post: RE: A device to help keep your arm straight?

Just one person’s view, but... When I see a question like this, my instant reaction is that what’s needed is more practice. Daily, dedicated, focused and structured practice. If you try to g...
Adams Darts Equipment Chat 19 1,522 07-31-2019, 02:21 AM
    Thread: Your first set of darts?
Post: RE: Your first set of darts?

jrod Wrote: (07-12-2019, 01:26 PM) -- Zeeple Wrote: (07-11-2019, 08:39 PM) -- In my first season in league I bought my first real set of darts, I think.  To be honest I have no idea whatsoever what ...
Adams Darts 27 1,280 07-12-2019, 01:55 PM
    Thread: Your first set of darts?
Post: RE: Your first set of darts?

I also started ~1990. My first set was a junky set of cheap, rubber-coated steel alloy darts. I couldn’t hack the cost of serious competitive darts on a starting-out basis. After half a season a...
Adams Darts 27 1,280 07-11-2019, 08:22 PM
    Thread: Breakdancing in the Olympics!!!!!
Post: RE: Breakdancing in the Olympics!!!!!

The Olympic Organizing Committee’s descent into insanity is now complete. I presume the next event they’ll add will be “The Knockout Game”, since that’s a popular competitive event among a certain s...
Adams Non Darts Chat 15 634 06-27-2019, 02:49 PM
    Thread: Money saving tip for beginners
Post: RE: Money saving tip for beginners

CalixNL Wrote: (06-22-2019, 04:24 AM) -- .....  Over 8 months I’ve ordered 13 sets  .....  Now I’m stuck with 13 sets and have to choose one set to ultimately  .....  I put my self back money ,and ti...
Adams Darts For Beginners 15 3,555 06-27-2019, 02:42 PM
    Thread: Money saving tip for beginners
Post: RE: Money saving tip for beginners

bkbum Wrote: (03-19-2019, 04:10 PM) -- Unfortunately for most of us, local shops don't exist anymore. -- I doubt that truer words were ever spoken.   For the >90% of us who don’t have access to a loc...
Adams Darts For Beginners 15 3,555 06-27-2019, 02:24 PM
    Thread: Feeling the love again
Post: RE: Feeling the love again

Welcome back and best wishes with how it goes from here. I had a similar bad time a few years ago when my shooting averages just dropped radically and stayed low. I couldn’t hit anything and all m...
Adams General Darts Chat 18 838 06-17-2019, 01:44 PM
    Thread: 9ft oche
Post: RE: 9ft oche

nixer55 Wrote: (06-07-2019, 12:31 AM) -- .....Had a chap in our league who argued his shoe might be over, but his actual foot was not.  Had to watch his counting too. ;) -- There’s one way to verify ...
Adams Darts help and advice 13 835 06-07-2019, 08:35 PM
    Thread: 9ft oche
Post: RE: 9ft oche

When I’m having a really bad stretch and can’t get anything to go right, I sometimes practice from 8’ or 9’ out just for laughs. When I go back in to the standard distance, things start going a lot ...
Adams Darts help and advice 13 835 06-07-2019, 08:26 PM
    Thread: Were you able to quit smoking ?
Post: RE: Were you able to quit smoking ?

Many years ago, I did a ten year quit, lost it and went back to smoking. Smoked for a couple years, then did a three year quit, lost it and again went back to smoking. My most recent quit started ...
Adams Non Darts Chat 23 1,133 05-29-2019, 01:29 AM
    Thread: The Secret is discovered.
Post: RE: The Secret is discovered.

Yikes---the flashbacks! Now you’ve got me browsing through my mental catalog of 90’s league and tournament memories and how many of us used to suck on ciggarettes back then as if ciggies were the st...
Adams General Darts Chat 18 971 05-13-2019, 04:21 PM
    Thread: A1 practice shock
Post: RE: A1 practice shock

laconic Wrote: (03-31-2019, 06:32 AM) -- .....Just how bad were you all when you tried this at first? -- So bad that it was really, really demoralizing.
Adams Darts Practice Room 24 2,222 04-25-2019, 11:48 PM
    Thread: League and practice difference
Post: RE: League and practice difference

gumbo2176 Wrote: (04-23-2019, 03:07 PM) --  ........... All distractions you have to put out of your mind if you want to play well. -- I always carry a couple sets of earplugs in my dart case.   They...
Adams General Darts Chat 25 1,376 04-23-2019, 06:03 PM
    Thread: League and practice difference
Post: RE: League and practice difference

When I practice at home, it’s like a meditation chamber. No noise (other than the music), no other people around, no distractions, etc. It’s like dart shooting Nirvana. When I shoot in leagues o...
Adams General Darts Chat 25 1,376 04-23-2019, 03:01 PM
    Thread: Random Thoughts on aging ...
Post: RE: Random Thoughts on aging ...

Troll Wrote: (04-23-2019, 02:46 PM) -- Aging is when you kneel down to tie a shoe ,and look around what else can you do from this position ,because you don`t want to waste a good kneel -- If you st...
Adams Non Darts Chat 32 1,282 04-23-2019, 02:56 PM
    Thread: Taking an Extended Break
Post: RE: Taking an Extended Break

I went through a similar experience a long time ago and I also took a break. It was the right thing for me to do. My doing it was for the best and it worked out well. Good luck with it. With l...
Adams General Darts Chat 10 506 04-22-2019, 09:26 PM
    Thread: Constantly switching Darts
Post: RE: Constantly switching Darts

Echoing what was said above, I think everybody goes through that. When I went through it, I had to build stands to hold all my darts and clear out an entire shelf in a bookcase so I’d have a place f...
Adams General Darts Chat 18 857 04-22-2019, 09:22 PM
    Thread: Trouble with League games.
Post: RE: Trouble with League games.

I agree with GWN and John B---keep practicing, keep shooting and you’ll work your way through it. The “performance dips” happen periodically to everybody and this won’t be your last one. When I we...
Adams General Darts Chat 8 541 04-12-2019, 01:12 PM
    Thread: And it suddenly clicked!
Post: RE: And it suddenly clicked!

Welcome to the club! I couldn’t hope to remember how many times my game has come undone and I’ve put it back together again since the early 90’s. I think it’s kind of like “the sine curve of life”...
Adams General Darts Chat 6 512 04-08-2019, 02:21 PM
    Thread: Does anyone not combine darts and alchohol?
Post: RE: Does anyone not combine darts and alchohol?

Cosmo Darts Europe Wrote: (03-27-2019, 09:56 AM) -- Adams Wrote: (03-21-2019, 11:57 PM) -- gumbo2176 Wrote: (03-21-2019, 11:25 PM) -- Crusher17 Wrote: (03-21-2019, 11:08 PM) -- Alcohol and sports ...
Adams General Darts Chat 40 2,232 03-27-2019, 12:59 PM
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