RELAX Your Throwing Style
(09-12-2013, 04:35 AM)Dorian Wrote: Hi Catch22,

I hear what you say about the focus I suppose its also a bit like golf, when putting, the focus on the target has to be there but the aim is to deliver and feel that the stroke is as smooth as possible.

Thanks very much for your thoughts on the subject.

Cheers,

Dorian

Don't get me wrong though, I agree with what you're saying in the post.

I'll just elaborate further....

Maybe what we're discussing could be in essence be "being in the zone."

It's really hard to define being "IN THE ZONE," or being "ON FIRE," where everything almost just 'happens.' There almost is no effort, everything happens subconsciously, muscle memory just kicks in... and you are relaxed, and everything just feels smooth.

When playing basketball, the hoop seems like it's the size of an ocean.

Maybe our effort physically and mentally is masked by a heightened consciousness that the game.

I just googled "in the zone" and here is a very interesting read on "flow." I would read the whole entry, but there is the "sports" section that many will relate to. THIS IS VERY INTERESTING IN RELATION TO DARTS. I now may have to employ some of this stuff!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flow_(psychology)

(09-12-2013, 07:50 AM)DIRTY G Wrote: One of the lucky ones!!!
A veritable Jokey Wilson
I have to stop after four pints, Its a cruel world.

LOL. Everything just quiets down for me. I'm not inhibited by "over thinking." I guess that's one way to explain it. The one thing I do not like though is that I start talking crap to my opponents... but always shake hands later Smile
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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mushin

This state of Mushin maybe is something you're talking about.
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I was just browsing our forum and reread this string about relaxing and it always amazes me how I pick so much up not matter how long I've been a member of Nutz ............I can walk to the oche early in the morning and be spot on with a throw and not even awake. Not thinking about the throw is all about Flight School and just throwing the dart...........If I'm in a bad mood for any reason my throw is crap because I'm distracted from the board. I can't throw if I'm pissed at anything. Of course I get stressed out if I'm missing so I spiral down............
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(09-11-2013, 12:38 PM)*Saber* Wrote: This is a good one to use on your wife or girlfriend if you want a slap in the face, tell them to try and throw the dart without making the fat on there arms wobble. lol
And Dirty G's still breathing ! Amazing hahahahaha

A SLAP!?

You'd be lucky if they weren't stuck in your eyes!Blush
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I remember watching an olympic platform diver talking about not screwing up a dive. She mentioned that in practice if she found herself over-rotating and splashing hard... demerits... her teammates would tell her to "Just dive stupid". I guess that is basically the same thing here. Don't over-think it, muscle memory to the rescue.
I wonder if Phil Taylor's tough patch when going over to Target Darts, losing all that weight and family woes did the same thing to his throw?
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Great post with the exception of referring to John Lowe as "J-lo"
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Its an inspiring article. Thanks. Plus1
I'm not so called, a real darts nut!!
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(04-09-2014, 04:03 PM)USMC80 Wrote: Great post with the exception of referring to John Lowe as "J-lo"

You are right.....corrected.

P.S .Totally respect your career having worked with a number of USMC in the Middle East a lifetime ago.

Cheers,
Dorian
Son of Merlin

Caerleon - Wales

(Monster "Milkman" - 22.4Gm, Smooth Gold Points 36mm, Yellow Kite Shape Flights 100 micron & Solid Brass Stems)

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My father Merlin, once told me that "You should end up pointing to what you were aiming at when you've released the Dart."




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I love Barneys throw, tried this a few times myself trying to perfect the lazy darts technique. Nothing worse than throwing when tense.

+1 from me
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well said, I know I need to relax when I throw, it would probably help a lot.
there has been times at the line when I am throwing I hear everyones two cents. then a good friend of mine says, do you know what your doing wrong? no I reply, and he says your forgetting to breathe
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Well said skewthrow, very good point indeed, I too take a few deep breaths before I get to the oche and especially between throws.

Thanks
Dorian
Son of Merlin

Caerleon - Wales

(Monster "Milkman" - 22.4Gm, Smooth Gold Points 36mm, Yellow Kite Shape Flights 100 micron & Solid Brass Stems)

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My father Merlin, once told me that "You should end up pointing to what you were aiming at when you've released the Dart."




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(04-09-2014, 09:13 PM)Dorian Wrote:
(04-09-2014, 04:03 PM)USMC80 Wrote: Great post with the exception of referring to John Lowe as "J-lo"

You are right.....corrected.

P.S .Totally respect your career having worked with a number of USMC in the Middle East a lifetime ago.

Cheers,

Thank you sir :hatrick:
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(09-11-2013, 10:29 AM)DIRTY G Wrote: ...

This is a good one to use on your wife or girlfriend if you want a slap in the face, tell them to try and throw the dart without making the fat on there arms wobble. lol

Oh and D, they are still coming lol

+1 for this one, made me laugh and I might give it a go from safe distance to avoid the slap ;-)
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Yep you're right Titanic...if ever you get 'that sinking feeling'.... Dirty G pops up with his twist on things.... he is a very funny guy and know his stuff too, he certainly has a great practical knowledge about darts and equipment.

By the way the in case you were wondering the 'G' stands for Giuseppe not Gump ....he's definitely the 'Maverick' here on Dartsnutz.

Cheers
Dorian
Son of Merlin

Caerleon - Wales

(Monster "Milkman" - 22.4Gm, Smooth Gold Points 36mm, Yellow Kite Shape Flights 100 micron & Solid Brass Stems)

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My father Merlin, once told me that "You should end up pointing to what you were aiming at when you've released the Dart."




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It has happened way too many times (since I started a few months ago)to be coincedence. I am fiddling with different flights and step to the oche to test them out, not even bothering to come to a stop or aim, and I whizz them right into the bull. Only problem is this only happens when I don't think about it. I can't duplicate it on purpose. However, if I concentrate on the mechanics hard enough, insuring that my arm is plumb and I release and follow through over the top and to the target. I can duplicate it. Normally a lazy throw from me is an erratic throw. So I am going to keep focusing on mechanics until my arm learns to do it on its own. At that point my hand-eye coordination can let me pick which spot in the treble I want to hit. Then I'll give old Phil Taylor a ring and tell him that I have his game and if he wants it back he has to come and get it. yeah, I'm a dreamer.
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