How to choose the right darts and setup
Just reading this now after already purchasing my 5th? set of darts lol. very good thread and lots of good info
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what a great post. Huge +1
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Great post. Had to buy some front loaded darts cause of it!
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ok so i read the first post like 3 times and this excerpt seems counter intuitive (as some thing are in life)

"the dart is too low then use a heavier dart if the dart is too high then use a lighter dart"

and i am just checking.( i would think a heavier dart would sink more so you would use a lighter dart if hitting below the bull)


...........and if some one could explain that to me why...that would be very cool too.

cheers Smile
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(01-02-2017, 05:43 PM)kenstogie Wrote: ok so i read the first post like 3 times and this excerpt seems counter intuitive (as some thing are in life)

"the dart is too low then use a heavier dart if the dart is too high then use a lighter dart"

and i am just checking.( i would think a heavier dart would sink more so you would use a lighter dart if hitting below the bull)


...........and if some one could explain that to me why...that would be very cool too.  

cheers Smile

Well, i believe there are some limits when too heavy is too heavy. However, just imagine you're throwing either a tennis ball or a table tennis ball at the dartboard. Which one would you think you're likely to throw too up? If the example with tennis balls doesn't work then imagine throwing with some feathers :-)
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Fantastic advice, if only I didn't get distracted by shiny pretty things that probably aren't any good for me (in darts and in life).
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Okay,

I will cut through the chase, I have tried setting up with my front foot horizontal to the throwing line and my body facing to the right of board(I am Left handed). and trying to keep arm level, I am inconsistent and have no luck.

I decided to go back to how I stood when I played regularly 20 years ago and that was facing forward to the board with my resting food just to the left of my lead leg. and almost immediately I started throwing more consistant and actually got two darts in the triple twenty and the third dart missed but I think I was to excited after getting first two in the triple twenty.

 I know all the best stand sideways but it doesn't work for me and its uncompfortable as hell.

advice please.
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I dont stand sideways as I find it uncomfortable too, sometimes you just have to go with what works best for you, everything else is just logical guidelines on how to do it but although it may in theory be the better way in practice its not always the case.
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Excellent read. Brain food Smile
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Awesome post, very helpful for a beginner!
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I can see I'll be visiting this fantastic post again and again as I begin to try to figure it all out. Thank you!
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This post was great and helped me loads but I do have 1 question.

I'm currently using 25g front loaded darts which are great however I'm having to force height which as your post says means I need a heavier dart. I want to keep the same type of darts which are offered in 26g & 28g which of these would you recommend? I'm asking because 1g doesn't seem to be that much of a difference to what I'm currently using.

Thanks for any advice.
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The light dart will be affected more by drag than the heavier dart. That would make it travel slower across the room so it has more time to drop.

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(03-01-2017, 11:50 PM)BigE Wrote: The light dart will be affected more by drag than the heavier dart. That would make it travel slower across the room so it has more time to drop.

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In terms of a using a heavier dart though should I go up to 26g or to the 28g dart?
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I just bought new darts, BD Gold (26g) I love them but the tail hangs down and the dart tends to fall out of the board which is frustrating. I do not throw soft so why is it falling out of the board. I love the look of the dart, it's a straight barrel. I love the sleek straight barrel design but tail hangs down and dart falls out of board.

I do not like I repeat I do not like the front loaded darts with the big baseball bat looking shape, is not esthetically as pleasing to look at as straight barrel.So I want to come up with a solution to keep my BD Golds in play, help!
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