Beginner Question--Rear Foot
Hey Everyone,

I have only been playing about three weeks now, and I am wondering about my rear foot.  I want to make sure I am not ingraining bad habits from the start because as a music teacher I know it is incredibly hard to unlearn something.  I would rather start as correct as I can and then evolve.
I am currently raising up on the ball of my rear foot a bit.  It is NOT flat on the ground.  When I am flat footed it feels like I am further away and that I am really far from the double 20.  This may not be the case in reality and just means that I should get used to it.  I am kind of looking for a what is better for the long term?  Flat rear foot, or raised rear foot?  I am spending about an hour a day practicing.  Helps Zen me out when I am not overthinking things like Aim, and sighting and stance and world peas.
It might be an unanswerable question, but at least I am posting in the beginner forum ;-)

Thanks,

Scott
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I think the key is to find something comfortable...and stick with it. In golf there is "the perfect swing"...but many pro's swing a little differently from each other. In darts there is even more variety of throws..but many will get the job done. The key is having a repeatable throw.
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If your stance is comfortable and you happy with it then stick with it so you can concentrate on your throw,follow through and where aiming....... if uncomfortable you will shift about ,worry bout it but also cause issues with achy legs,back etc etc....... find comfortable and stick with it!!!
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As other said whatever feels comfortable, there is no right or wrong stance really
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Cool. I will just keep on!
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When I was staring out and I found a comfortable stance I marked the floor under my back foot. this insured I put it at the same place every time until it became 2nd nature. Hope this helps and happy darting!
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Great idea!
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It seems that the "average" weight distribution is around 80/20, but it can move either way. Most will agree that one should keep both feet, as well as the entire body, still during the throw, though there are exceptions to that too. Witness Jockey or Mensur who lunge at the board with such force that they lift their back foot in the process. Remember Newtons's third law. It is surprising how much force is generated in the arm throwing a 25g or less weight. Good to have the body anchored. 
As everyone says, it has to be comfortable, both the weight distribution and the angles. Trial and error, and FEELING are the only way to find out what is best and most "natural"... as if there were anything "natural" about throwing darts.
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Just out of curiosity I set up a scale and a thin book of the same height to see what I weigh in at. I weigh at the moment 70kg, and in my throwing stance I have 61kg on the front (right) foot. I also have my left heel raised, but it stays that way during the throw, I don't lift it further.
            
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(01-17-2019, 09:45 AM)DanC.Licks Wrote: It seems that the "average" weight distribution is around 80/20, but it can move either way. Most will agree that one should keep both feet, as well as the entire body, still during the throw, though there are exceptions to that too. Witness Jockey or Mensur who lunge at the board with such force that they lift their back foot in the process. Remember Newtons's third law. It is surprising how much force is generated in the arm throwing a 25g or less weight. Good to have the body anchored. 
As everyone says, it has to be comfortable, both the weight distribution and the angles. Trial and error, and FEELING are the only way to find out what is best and most "natural"... as if there were anything "natural" about throwing darts.
Tongue

Just out of curiosity I set up a scale and a thin book of the same height to see what I weigh in at. I weigh at the moment 70kg, and in my throwing stance I have 61kg on the front (right) foot. I also have my left heel raised, but it stays that way during the throw, I don't lift it further.

Awesome answer.  Thanks!  All these answers remind me to try and keep my body still as I throw.
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