Doubles , not landing in middle
(06-12-2019, 02:25 AM)CalixNL Wrote: I can barely hit a double in practice let alone in a game , i shouldn’t be worrying about where it lands in it!
I spent 10-20 minutes after playing a 501 game , was left trying to check out 51 with 19 D16 , I still never hit it. Then I went 11 D20 and hit it. First try. I also tried 1 DB A few times but never got it.

I’ve got a lot Work to do lol , learning checkouts and building, muscle memory

Calix, you might try something like 101 to work on finishing.  Which helps you get used to making adjustments.  Also helps with the counting, and therefore your rhythm.  Which is really elimination of the dreaded 'how much do I have left'.  With some practice, you'll know, and have a target immediately after each dart.  An outchart can help getting started, but eventually you'll develop your own preferred finishing strategies.

You can add to the 'pressure' by giving yourself a certain number of darts to finish, but not a big deal at the beginning.  Once you get into the swing of things, you can increase the exercise to 201.  To work on those setups and bigger finishes.  And so on, all the way up to 501. Smile

Good luck!
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(06-12-2019, 05:03 PM)nixer55 Wrote:
(06-12-2019, 02:25 AM)CalixNL Wrote: I can barely hit a double in practice let alone in a game , i shouldn’t be worrying about where it lands in it!
I spent 10-20 minutes after playing a 501 game , was left trying to check out 51 with 19 D16 , I still never hit it. Then I went 11 D20 and hit it. First try. I also tried 1 DB A few times but never got it.

I’ve got a lot Work to do lol , learning checkouts and building, muscle memory

Calix, you might try something like 101 to work on finishing.  Which helps you get used to making adjustments.  Also helps with the counting, and therefore your rhythm.  Which is really elimination of the dreaded 'how much do I have left'.  With some practice, you'll know, and have a target immediately after each dart.  An outchart can help getting started, but eventually you'll develop your own preferred finishing strategies.

You can add to the 'pressure' by giving yourself a certain number of darts to finish, but not a big deal at the beginning.  Once you get into the swing of things, you can increase the exercise to 201.  To work on those setups and bigger finishes.  And so on, all the way up to 501. Smile

Good luck!

Thanks for the strong direction towards practice regime,  I have been using check out charts , sadly I havent gotten to playing 101 ;201 to focus on checking out as much as I should. I’m getting there though. 


I CAN hit the doubles lol, I was just trying to be as modest as possible  About my skills lol. 



I really am still trying to get My whole natural rhythm ,sightline and form down with a preferred barrel before I go diving into learning all the checkouts. BUT I know there’s no harm in learning  same time....and yes, incorporating the counting and recovering into the rythm of your game play will develop , I’ve noticed it improve just from counting in my head 3very score, and learning little tricks in My mind for certain numbers.....for me, I find the more times I run into a number during  01 game that  is possible to checkout with two darts, I’m finding my self memorize them, all though it’s not in numerical order, more a random pattern of numbers , I’m talking like maybe 5-7 outshots I have learned from repetition
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(06-06-2019, 11:02 AM)elevendarter Wrote:
(06-02-2019, 03:35 AM)nixer55 Wrote: Earlier this year, I guy in our league was having problems doubling in.  I asked him what number he was aiming for.  He replied - "I aim for the side of the board".  I replied - "that's part of your problem."  His strategy was fine, but just hoping for any double on the side is not the best idea.  You need a specific target.

Aiming for the whole double is pretty much the same thing.  A precise aiming point allows for more margin of error than a general spot. 

cheers

Twenty years ago I asked a very good player back then how come he is so accurate on doubles. He told me that he is aiming at one dot (soft tips) at the segment. Not at the whole double. That's pretty much the same like what you wrote above. I think it could be helpfull for someone, even though it didn't work for me. Although, maybe I am that crap at doubles because I didn't fully follow his advise.

Seriously, I think that wanting darts to land right in the middle is too much. I am glad if it lands in the proper double at all.

There's something else what's helped me more. I try to think at what I want to hit. I try not to think about targets that I don't want to hit. Theory was that thinking about D7 is still thinking about D7, no matter what you want to do with that. So, the best way what one can do to not hit that D7 is not to think about D7 at all. Since I stopped thinking about my worries, I hit less D7, T18 etc.

EDIT: I mean not to hit D7 instead of D16, or T18 instead of S18....

This.

I was told exactly the same thing by a pro player.

Dont just aim at the treble, double or single bed, aim at a precise spot within it (A previous dart hole, a board blemish, a little mark etc)

You will be really surprised how often you hit it.

(Hope this helps).
Back playing and having fun!

2018:-   180`s:-6 Shy ,   High Finish:-141 (T20, T19, D12)  Big Grin
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