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So I switched grip...
Yesterday I switched grip - completely. I used to rest my middle finger at the top front of the barrel, while gripping the rear with index finger and thumb. Seems that middle finger made my darts drift to the left instead of stabilising it (at least that's what I always thought). So I moved it, making the barrel rest on top of it - looks like a Phil Taylor'ish grip to me, and much more like I'd hold a pen.

At first I thought "the darts will never land straight, haha" - but to my surprise, they do. A bit of wrist twist does the trick. Even the elbow is straight, and the follow through feels nice. Granted, it's nowhere near perfect, but I manged to hit a few tons, 2 out of 3 doubles/trebles and so on.

I never thought I could throw this way, and yet it feels like I can hammer the dart properly towards my target. Need to throw a few more to get the confidence up. Picture may follow later as I come back from team training.
Thomas - crazed dart player from Italy - fighting his first big slump

Darts in use: Dave "Chizzy" Chisnall's pixel 90% tungsten 18g soft tip, 22g steel tip
Leftie, and proud of it
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A lot of times you change something and there is an immediate improvement, its very strange. Beware tho, a lot of the times this doesnt work on a permanent basis,hope it does for you bud Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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(02-17-2015, 08:51 PM)heppy147 Wrote: A lot of times you change something and there is an immediate improvement, its very strange. Beware tho, a lot of the times this doesnt work on a permanent basis,hope it does for you bud Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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Good enough for the Greatest player ever its good enough for me. We have a thread on Show your Grip btw.
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This new grip didn't quite work at first, it's slowly turning into something. Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
I'm working on it, and I know it might fail. It just doesn't seem to right now.
Thomas - crazed dart player from Italy - fighting his first big slump

Darts in use: Dave "Chizzy" Chisnall's pixel 90% tungsten 18g soft tip, 22g steel tip
Leftie, and proud of it
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I think we have the same grip haha, it is having on and off results for me, but at the moment, this seem most comfortable for me, as the middle finger acts like a support for the dart to rest on, more stable aiming, imo. But at times, back of my mind keep thinking whether the middle finger will interfere the flight of the throw when I release it? It had been a devil at the back of my mind. But if Phil Taylor had no issues with all fingers closed, this should works too! Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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I keep on changing grip lately. Results are highly variable... I'm sure I'll find a good one. While doing this I realized that I have no front loaded darts and that I have to try these!
Fred

DODB: 31/12/14

Have darts, will travel!
(Western Alberta/ Edmonton Area)
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