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I have labeled this as help because I have come to the point of wanting to be at least better then I am. i have been doing the flight school for 2 years and have done A!, A2, and A3 drills but when push comes to shove I can not hit the double to end the game tonight I hit 95 then 133 and still lost after those two hits with a person hitting 26 and 39.

I am doing Sabers doubles routine along with flight school but after 3 years I can't hit a double when required. Every other time no problem here and there but the last 4 weeks i double in but can't hit the double out.

Call it nerves or no skill but when I have 9 darts and only hit wires and never what counts it drives me crazy! I would like to win at least 1 out of 3 but lately I score well from flight school training but never finish and it is in my head hard to move out.

Tonight they had a wire board and I bent the wire in the double 7 which would have won but didn't because it counted as a 7 the same with double 16 hitting the wire between 8 and 16.

I may be complaining because of one night but recently it has been happening every week. I feel like a player who never picked up a dart but I practice everyday or every other day if life intrudes.

Is there dart coaches in New Jersey USA? I when younger went to clinics with Bowling pros and became better. I could bowl anyone at one point and never chocked even bowled a 300. However, lately I chock at darts!

Flight school has helped me beyond my thoughts but with no one to be physical there to help you it becomes a scream to say help what am I doing wrong! What do you do?

Unless it is all about stress when you get to a certain point. I always get nerves when shooting darts but bowling a 240 average bowler never bothered me with my 208 average and I bowled a 280 against one to get over the pressure and never looked back.

I don't get why I freeze up and get can not throw as normal when this happens with darts. Tonight I had 9 darts to hit an out shot twice I hit the wire and once even bent it into the number I needed but because it was outside the wire I did not get credit.

I know 3 years of every other day practice is not great but what is the next step? Anyone have some help?
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Wow! I sympathize with your frustration. It sounds like you’ve taken practicing to a level where you should have a college degree in it! I haven’t practiced for anywhere near as long as you, but I can hit doubles at least reasonably well. At least at my mediocre level of shooting, hitting doubles isn’t a game-losing disability or any kind of significant deficiency for me.

As for remedies... the only thing I can think of (short of working with a personal coach) would be to set up a video cam on a tripod and record yourself while you’re shooting doubles. There might be some odd thing you’re doing when shooting doubles that’s killing your ordinary stroke and accuracy and the only way you’ll ever find it is by watching what’s going on when you’re actually shooting the doubles.

One other thought is that you referred to the wires on the board and even having dented one of them. If you’re shooting on those old round wire boards, it’s definitely time to move into the new, modern boards with the narrower, beveled and imbedded wires. I shoot on an old round wire board at home and it’s as awful as it was in the 90’s. I’m looking forward to wearing it out so I can replace it with a good one.

BTW---IMO, 3 years of every other day practice is pretty impressive. I don’t think many dart league shooters take it to that level. Good luck with your problem.
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(07-01-2015, 07:15 AM)trekbowl300 Wrote: I have labeled this as help because I have come to the point of wanting to be at least better then I am. i have been doing the flight school for 2 years and have done A!, A2, and A3 drills but when push comes to shove I can not hit the double to end the game tonight I hit 95 then 133 and still lost after those two hits with a person hitting 26 and 39.

From Albert Einstein... The definition of insanity...
"doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"

I suggest you get a webcam and start using online darts. Forget all the hours of practice sessions. you've done it to death in the last 3 years it looks like. You KNOW how to practice so now it's time to put it to use.

Get yourself online and start playing match after match. Put all that practice to good use. There's a new technology out there now that let's dart players practice/play against better players from all around the world. Use it!

This is just MY opinion from experience but endless hours of practice will only make you better at practicing. If you want to get really good at darts start playing online darts. But don't use it as entertainment, use it as a tool to get better. Find the correct opponents to play against and play them a LOT!

My game has improved more then it ever has using online darts. And I'm just a nobody that had a serious bout of dartitis. If I can do it then anybody can. But don't be fooled, you have to put in serious work if you want to improve.
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Thanks for the information. I will try the video because this is something I have available, the webcam will have to wait since I do not have a laptop or anything with that I can use for online games.

Yes, I am somewhat behind the times in that area. Only a desktop computer that is nowhere near a dartboard, and I can't move either one.

I guess I will just visit other places to play more games away from the same board I practice on.
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