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Why is my form slumping??
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Hi just wanted to ask u fellow darters have any of you gone thru stage of being able to play really well and then then next and few week after it u can't hit anything??!!? Need help
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(05-05-2015, 08:53 PM)Adam89 Wrote: Hi just wanted to ask u fellow darters have any of you gone thru stage of being able to play really well and then then next and few week after it u can't hit anything??!!? Need help
This is normal my friend. When you start shooting better it will be higher and your next low will not be as low - trust me.
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Welcome to darts. And just think, the better you get, the bigger ups and downs you'll have. Fun ain't it Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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What they said!! I've been playing darts since the mid to late 80's and have had several bouts with ups and downs in my game. Like already mentioned, it is almost inevitable that the down times will pass and your game will usually see an improvement afterwards. Just don't try to force the issue and get frustrated. Get back to basics and it should pass in time.

I've even had a couple bouts with the dreaded dartitis and that will wreck your head as it destroys your game, but it too can pass if you are patient enough and work through it. If you don't know what it is, don't read up about it. I feel it has a life of its own and simply knowing much about it brings it on. LOL
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How long have you been playing fella? I , like Gumbo played in the 80s and have more ups and downs than a yo yo lol. it comes with the game. I just used to change my practice routines,or if really down ,leave it for a day or two Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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I have yet to feel like I have real control, but sometimes I play better. And then it disappears. Usually, I try to throw through it. I just keep throwing until I start feeling it again. Sometimes there are not enough hours in the day. I get on hot streaks and those last a couple of days, and then the slump returns. I do think that I am slowly reaching a consensus on all aspects of equipment and form, but then maybe not.

Fight the good fight adam89. Battle through. You can do it. You have no limits. Overcome with shear tenacity and determination. Focus like a laser and demand consistency. Brilliance is within reach. Just 7' 9 1/4" away. That's what I keep telling myself.
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The line from Day #1 to when you hit the top of it all isn’t a straight line. I’ve already hit dry periods, slumps, gutters, cellars, sewers and I don’t know what all else. I’ve already hit everything I listed and I’m still floundering and I’m still looking forward to when the light of day shines its warm rays on me. That hasn’t happened yet. Hang in there and keep practicing---that’s what I keep telling myself... Good luck!
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(05-05-2015, 08:53 PM)Adam89 Wrote: Hi just wanted to ask u fellow darters have any of you gone thru stage of being able to play really well and then then next and few week after it u can't hit anything??!!? Need help
This is normal my friend. When you start shooting better it will be higher and your next low will not be as low - trust me.

Well said spot on!
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It's happens mate all the time you will never get a up with out a down but as the rest of the fellas said work thought it, practice, practice and practice be patient and you will be back in the game play around the boars 1,2 up to bull then do it backwards then try around the board treble...i snapped out of it after a day and played decent since!!!
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Yeah it happens to us all. Dont dwell on it. I think sometimes it helps to do something else for a while as the more you think about it the worse it gets. So either take a short break or just have some short sessions for a few days and just throw at the board without caring where the darts land then slowly build back up to your normal practice.
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I've found that darts is a confidence game. If you are confident then the darts are more likely to flow where you want them to. If you get on a bit of a downer then it can be a struggle.
I've also found that as you get better your off times / matches will still be as good as what you were throwing in the past. For instance, this time last year I had around a 65 3-dart average. I've upped this by about 10 points over the last year. However, now when I feel like I've had a poor session my average is at worst around 65. So if you take that on board and use it to build your confidence you will regain the form and continue to improve. This is something that I have been using to try continue to improve and up my top average and subsequently my poorer session average
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Aaaaah Darts...

People who know no better, or nothing at all.... think Darts is just throwing Pointy things at a Board from what they determine is not very far away.

They've all said it above... just keep throwing my Man, and keep throwing, and keep throwing.... I guarantee it will Piss you off no end, but keep at it and then you start to find your happy place in terms of rhythm and stance, and then it gets really exciting when they start going straight on a consistent basis....
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Good call on the confidence point and I'd like to add something.
Here's the way I see it.

Focus -->: Confidence -->: Good Form -->: Good results

I find if you are 100% focussed on your target, you will throw with confidence and as long as you throw with confidence you will automatically throw with good form.

The other way around as well. If your focus is lacking (tired, nerves, wondering why you were playing better last week, etc), you won't be as confident which leeds to bad form.

So when on a low streak, clear your head and start focussing on your target again before trying to fix something that isn't broken.
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Try not to think about your mechanics and just think about putting the darts in the hole.

Sometimes it helps me to repeat a little mantra in my head at the start of every throw. Something like "Put in the hole" "Right in the hole", "Stick it in", "Nice and easy"... helps to keep your mind off mechanics and get a rhythm going.

I find when my form is off I need to just focus on the release. Think of it as throwing pebbles at a stop sign. You're just trying to hit it. You don't think about your arm. Trust your mechanics. It should start to flow... and then you can take a mental snapshot of that when it does.
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(05-05-2015, 08:53 PM)Adam89 Wrote: Hi just wanted to ask u fellow darters have any of you gone thru stage of being able to play really well and then then next and few week after it u can't hit anything??!!? Need help

That's something you personally need to solve. And, when you do, you'll be a much better player for it.

Have you done Flight School?
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