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What's wrong with my grip?
This is how I naturally hold my darts, half my finger on the shaft and half on the barrel. This is how I held my loaner darts for the first time and I stuck with it. I thought by buying a longer barrel maybe I would be holding more of it, that doesn't seem to be the case however. I honestly don't even know why I bought such an expensive barrel if all I do is hold the shaft.

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Why do you think something with your grip is wrong? You play super bad holding your dart like that? It doesn´t work at all? Or do you just have an issue with holding the shaft and not the barrel?

If the last thing is the case I can calm you and say that even some pros don´t grip the barrel. In interviews top players like Steve Beaton and Micheal Smith confirmed to hold the dart at the shaft alone. Especially Micheal smith plays a long straight barrel so you are not alone and even if you were if things work for you don´t worry. If you want more grip on your dart there are a lot of shaft on the market with grip added to the area where you actually hold your dart. Good throwing mate!
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No grip is wrong imo...go with whatever suits you and feels comfortable...as long as your throwing ok then don't worry....as mentioned above there are shafts with grip available if you feel you need a bit more.
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(02-28-2015, 10:33 PM)LesPaul82 Wrote: Why do you think something with your grip is wrong? You play super bad holding your dart like that? It doesn´t work at all? Or do you just have an issue with holding the shaft and not the barrel?

If the last thing is the case I can calm you and say that even some pros don´t grip the barrel. In interviews top players like Steve Beaton and Micheal Smith confirmed to hold the dart at the shaft alone. Especially Micheal smith plays a long straight barrel so you are not alone and even if you were if things work for you don´t worry. If you want more grip on your dart there are a lot of shaft on the market with grip added to the area where you actually hold your dart. Good throwing mate!

Actually I've been pretty consistent and accurate with my throws but I look at other people and even though everybody seems have different grips they at least all hold it at the barrel so I thought I was doing something wrong. I have no issues as of yet holding the shaft, it feels right for me. I guess I will continue to do what I do! Thanks for your reply!
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(02-28-2015, 10:43 PM)hamo Wrote: No grip is wrong imo...go with whatever suits you and feels comfortable...as long as your throwing ok then don't worry....as mentioned above there are shafts with grip available if you feel you need a bit more.

as above- I never ever tell a person how to hold their dart - whats natural for u is not for me .
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(02-28-2015, 11:10 PM)*Saber* Wrote:
(02-28-2015, 10:43 PM)hamo Wrote: No grip is wrong imo...go with whatever suits you and feels comfortable...as long as your throwing ok then don't worry....as mentioned above there are shafts with grip available if you feel you need a bit more.

as above- I never ever tell a person how to hold their dart - whats natural for u is not for me .
Exactly. If you have up close pictures of the top 20 pro's grips, you'll likely have 20 totally different grips.

If that grip is comfortable and works for you, keep it. 9/10 the supposed "experts" that say your grip is wrong are full of it. Yes, there are certain grips a brand new dart player could be using that could be tweaked to help them become more accurate...but you have a basic pencil grip that's tried and true.

I look at your grip and think, "How in the heck can he throw that accurately while gripping the rear of the dart".....but at the same time people say the exact same thing to me because I hold the very front portion of the dart. There is no "right" way.
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