Do you aim or use your Jedi dart skills ?
When practicing last night I paid a fair bit of attention to this thread, or more had this thread on my mind.

One of the things I noticed was I do try to aim the tip of the dart and focus on a spot on the board. 99.99% of the time the dart goes exactly where I aim it. The problem is where I am aiming is seldom where on the board I am focusing. I came to the conclusion I am very much like that old 22 caliber rifle sitting in the shed. slight twist to the barrel and sights are off on it. But you use it enough you learn to aim high and right and you hit the target.

So I started adjusting where I am aiming on the board. So rather than aiming triple 20 I found an just below the double 20 wire was landing me far more triple 20s. Being my 3rd day in a row in the Gym my arms and shoulders could not take much more than 60 minutes of practice so we will see how this translates tonight when I start moving around the board a bit and focusing on doubles.
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What seems to work best for me is just getting the dart in front of my right eye but focusing on the spot I want to hit. I don't actually line the dart up in any other way than that.
The other thing I have to do is settle myself not just run to the oche and throw. Kind of like the Olympic sport, not sure what it's called, cross country ski and rifle shooting? They have to settle their heart rates while at max from skiing. Very impressive discipline we can think of the same thing when at the oche.
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(12-04-2018, 03:06 PM)SlingBlade Wrote: What seems to work best for me is just getting the dart in front of my right eye but focusing on the spot I want to hit. I don't actually line the dart up in any other way than that.
The other thing I have to do is settle myself not just run to the oche and throw. Kind of like the Olympic sport, not sure what it's called, cross country ski and rifle shooting? They have to settle their heart rates while at max from skiing. Very impressive discipline we can think of the same thing when at the oche.

This makes a lot of sense. Too often I find myself losing focus and when that happens it's a recipe for disaster. If I try to concentrate on fundamentals things go much better. That's not to say I have to slow down much. It's more about being aware of what I'm trying to accomplish. The idea being to hit my target and not to just chuck darts at the board.
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(12-04-2018, 05:22 AM)derrickyoung Wrote: Pic removed
let’s just say I invented some new curse words tonight

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I guess that T18 was not intended?  Smile  Otherwise 174 is a fine score.  And you'll find in games it often makes sense to switch away from the T20 bed.  Might be blocked or otherwise too risky to jam a 3rd dart in.  Or 180 might not be the best setup to finish the game.

Last year in league, threw a 177 with 185 left.  Threw the first 2 T20's but knew going for the max would leave 5.  Not a good idea with opponents on a 2 dart finish.  So switched to T19 to leave my partner on a double.  And we won the game.  Was just as pleased with that 177 as any max.  Actually more, because it setup the win...
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(12-04-2018, 04:30 PM)nixer55 Wrote: Last year in league, threw a 177 with 185 left.  Threw the first 2 T20's but knew going for the max would leave 5.  Not a good idea with opponents on a 2 dart finish.  So switched to T19 to leave my partner on a double.  And we won the game.  Was just as pleased with that 177 as any max.  Actually more, because it setup the win...

No the Triple 18 was third dart and intended for the triple 20 again.  Yes 174 is amazing score and I would be over the moon if I could score like that on a semi regular basis.
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(12-04-2018, 06:51 PM)derrickyoung Wrote: No the Triple 18 was third dart and intended for the triple 20 again.  Yes 174 is amazing score and I would be over the moon if I could score like that on a semi regular basis.

You and me both! Smile
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(12-04-2018, 11:30 AM)derrickyoung Wrote: When practicing last night I paid a fair bit of attention to this thread, or more had this thread on my mind.

One of the things I noticed was I do try to aim the tip of the dart and focus on a spot on the board.  99.99% of the time the dart goes exactly where I aim it.  The problem is where I am aiming is seldom where on the board I am focusing.  I came to the conclusion I am very much like that old 22 caliber rifle sitting in the shed.  slight twist to the barrel and sights are off on it.  But you use it enough you learn to aim high and right and you hit the target.

So I started adjusting where I am aiming on the board.  So rather than aiming triple 20 I found an just below the double 20 wire was landing me far more triple 20s.  Being my 3rd day in a row in the Gym my arms and shoulders could not take much more than 60 minutes of practice so we will see how this translates tonight when I start moving around the board a bit and focusing on doubles.

@ Derrick 

My throw has been off for a good 5 days now . I can barely get 1 of 3 darts in the 20 anywhere .

Trying to re configure. I tried a few things out....which leads me to even more confusion . I focused on the double 20 RED and metal brim, and threw three darts, all three grouped perfectly in middle of big 20...weird I thought, tried again, the next couple dozen darts all landing in big 20 consisently when aiming at double 20 wire...and before this , when aiming at black big 20 or T20, darts were fanning to the left and right....

It just doesn’t make sense because a week ago I was drilling 20 3/3 and at least 1/3 in t20. And I was doing it from different oche positions, different stances, and with two different set ups of darts. 

All of a sudden , I lost all calibration lol

I thought I had it fixed today , but it was high hopes , i knew it wasn’t fixed.

I’m honestly at the point of wanting to quit .....

I’ve got a idea to get my self back and doing some practices drills . I couldn’t even care about a t20, I just want to go back to being able to hit 20! 

I moved away from the 20 for now and working on doubles and rest of board. 

I really don’t want to try a new dart because i was doing fine with set ups I had, but I think As my style developed recently I may have to adjust my dart set up..

It doesn’t make sense about the aiming higher at DOUBLE 20 RED allowing My throw to send the dart set straight into big 20....maybe my eyes need to be checked ....if I aim any lower , at black 20 or t20 then zooooom and my arm goes all wonky on follow throw lol

I think I just need to step back for a day or 3 and re approach when I’m relaxed. I have been very stressed last few weeks and especially so the last few days
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I really think that it's a combination of both.
Darts is a game of eye hand co-ordination.
You look at where you want to throw the dart, you throw in that direction and your brain helps you adjust your next throw with,the intent of getting closer.
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It's no coincident that, all to often, one's second and third dart follow the first even when the first dart is off target. I've gotten to the point of stepping away, to break the cycle, when dart number two follows number one to the exact same spot in the 1 or 5 section. The same forces are also responsible for the plethora of Robin Hoods less talented players are cursed with achieving. In this case the mind seems to have a mind of it's own. Or maybe a split personality. Whatever the case may be.
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I was thinking about this thread as well last night when I went to practice, and I ended up putting in my best match ever vs the cpu. And followed it up with one just a shade under

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(02-08-2018, 05:08 PM)Ryk Wrote: Look at what you want to hit. The Dart knows the way.

Seriously, your eyes should be focused on exactly where you want to the dart to hit. Laser beam focus - no need for targeting computers. Relax and throw with an "empty mind" if you can. Nice and relaxed, it takes plenty of practice to get as good and consistent as the pros.
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