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angle of the dart in the board
I've seen countless posts suggesting that the dart ought to land exactly perpendicular to the board.

I do not see *any* of the professionals adhere to this.....

Why?
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There is no real "right" way...it's all preference.

Some people prefer their darts to land flat (Phil Taylor and Raymond Van Barneveld) while most others have a 10-30 degree angle.

There are advantages and disadvantages to both.

My darts land flat but I wasn't purposely trying to do that...the grip/throw that feels most comfortable just happens to lay the darts flat.

I would work on accuracy/comfortable and consistent throw rather than putting too much thought into the right angle. If you look at a list of the dart world champions, it's generally a mix (Taylor/Barney = darts lay flat, Anderson/MVG = tail up).
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(05-25-2015, 06:10 AM)Regulatori Wrote: There is no real "right" way...it's all preference. Some people prefer their darts to land flat (Phil Taylor and Raymond Van Barneveld) while most others have a 10-30 degree angle. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. My darts land flat but I wasn't purposely trying to do that...the grip/throw that feels most comfortable just happens to lay the darts flat. I would work on accuracy/comfortable and consistent throw rather than putting too much thought into the right angle. If you look at a list of the dart world champions, it's generally a mix (Taylor/Barney = darts lay flat, Anderson/MVG = tail up).

Major +1. That not only sums it up---that says it all. I’m with the 10-15 degree tail up philosophy but for every one of us, there’ll be two others who have another philosophy.
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I'm not sure I've seen anyone say a dart has to land a certain way in the board. Everyone's throw is unique and results will vary.
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Well, I've heard it said many times.... use a flight with less lift to get the tail down and the dart to land flat. I've also achieved this by changing stems.

But, the result in the flight of the dart t the board was adversely affected by wobble. There is no wobble when the darts land with the tail slightly up.....not as extreme as Darryl Fitton, more like about 15 degrees.

I am glad to hear that this is unimportant, and will stop worrying about it.

Thanks.
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I think the only reason I started worrying about how my darts landed is because I started out playing soft tip ,,,,and as we all know all darts look the same sticking out of a soft tip board ,,, flat,,,,,,,,and that is why now I think it is important to me to make them hit the board flat ,,,I been doing it so long now I can tell by the sound if my darts are hitting a soft tip board the way I want them to ,,,
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my darts nearly always land tail up, I get the odd few that are flat but I think its not really a huge problem either way other than when the drop below your target and then the flight is covering the target to some degree.
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