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Release problems - what do you do?
Sometimes half way through a game I struggle with my release and I go to throw that dart how ever my hand does not open. So was wondering what do you do if your playing a game and start having release problems?
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make a stronger drink :Saucey:
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Try to concentrate on the target your aiming at, put all your focus into it and you should release the dart naturally.
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My advice would be just the opposite. Clear your mind of everything and just throw it. Turn your brain off and just throw the dart.

Specifically, don't think about.... how to throw the dart, or what you're trying to hit, or what you need to score, or how you look when throwing the dart, or what other people think of you if you miss. Don't think about how to grip it, or how to release it. Don't think about the optimal time to release it or the optimal angle to release it. Don't think about tip up or tip down. Don't think about any of that stuff. Don't think about what you need to do. Don't think about the past dart or the next dart. Don't think about what your opponent has done. Don't think about letting your team down. Don't think about losing. Don't throw with expectations of a certain outcome. Don't pre-judge or self coach. Don't doubt your abilities.

The loss of ability to perform what once was a simple task (i.e. throw a dart), is a function of the mind. Participants in other sports experience similar performance issues.
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I have a similar problem especially with a very grippy dart, or a dart that I used to throw well. But I agree that it's a mental issue more than anything else.
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(06-14-2013, 02:18 AM)habanerojooz Wrote: My advice would be just the opposite. Clear your mind of everything and just throw it. Turn your brain off and just throw the dart.

Specifically, don't think about.... how to throw the dart, or what you're trying to hit, or what you need to score, or how you look when throwing the dart, or what other people think of you if you miss. Don't think about how to grip it, or how to release it. Don't think about the optimal time to release it or the optimal angle to release it. Don't think about tip up or tip down. Don't think about any of that stuff. Don't think about what you need to do. Don't think about the past dart or the next dart. Don't think about what your opponent has done. Don't think about letting your team down. Don't think about losing. Don't throw with expectations of a certain outcome. Don't pre-judge or self coach. Don't doubt your abilities.

The loss of ability to perform what once was a simple task (i.e. throw a dart), is a function of the mind. Participants in other sports experience similar performance issues.

Whoaa.
I don't think I can think to not think about all that.

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open that hand at end of throw buddy - Join flight school - its free.
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Not thinking too much is usually the best advice but not so easy to master. I sometimes have the same problem and I know its caused by me thinking about too many factors involved in the throw, I guess its practice that make it automatic but I always try to relax my arm etc, but hold it just enough so I dont drop the dart. But I have often played my best darts when I have had a few minutes throw at the board and not even thought about what I was doing, just wish I could make that happen all the time.
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Take things back to basics mate. Thats what I do. Set my aim back at that fat 20 and go from there.
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(06-14-2013, 02:18 AM)habanerojooz Wrote: My advice would be just the opposite. Clear your mind of everything and just throw it. Turn your brain off and just throw the dart.

Specifically, don't think about.... how to throw the dart, or what you're trying to hit, or what you need to score, or how you look when throwing the dart, or what other people think of you if you miss. Don't think about how to grip it, or how to release it. Don't think about the optimal time to release it or the optimal angle to release it. Don't think about tip up or tip down. Don't think about any of that stuff. Don't think about what you need to do. Don't think about the past dart or the next dart. Don't think about what your opponent has done. Don't think about letting your team down. Don't think about losing. Don't throw with expectations of a certain outcome. Don't pre-judge or self coach. Don't doubt your abilities.

The loss of ability to perform what once was a simple task (i.e. throw a dart), is a function of the mind. Participants in other sports experience similar performance issues.

This is pretty much the elegant version of the response I was going to give of clear your mind. I have had that problem and have found that the more I tried to correct the worse it got. It wasn't until I cleared my mind that I could regain my bearings
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Agree with all above. Throw through the target...instead of at the target. Sometimes I even imagine I'm dropping the dart into the target.
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I've wondered about throwing through the target but I'm more focused on the pinpoint. I'm just trying to get comfortable making the groupings for now. Using FS has helped my confidence which is huge in terms of my learning curve.
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I was always told that in Thai Boxing, don't kick at the target but through it, sort of imagine that what you were kicking was like a sponge and you were cutting through it, it was amazing how much more power could be generated by thinking that way, I have not tried thinking like that for throwing darts though so will have to give it a go Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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(06-14-2013, 02:18 AM)habanerojooz Wrote: My advice would be just the opposite. Clear your mind of everything and just throw it. Turn your brain off and just throw the dart.

Specifically, don't think about.... how to throw the dart, or what you're trying to hit, or what you need to score, or how you look when throwing the dart, or what other people think of you if you miss. Don't think about how to grip it, or how to release it. Don't think about the optimal time to release it or the optimal angle to release it. Don't think about tip up or tip down. Don't think about any of that stuff. Don't think about what you need to do. Don't think about the past dart or the next dart. Don't think about what your opponent has done. Don't think about letting your team down. Don't think about losing. Don't throw with expectations of a certain outcome. Don't pre-judge or self coach. Don't doubt your abilities.

The loss of ability to perform what once was a simple task (i.e. throw a dart), is a function of the mind. Participants in other sports experience similar performance issues.

wow Donny great advice thanks +2 from me buddy.
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All things are right that more experienced guys told ,but one from me. Dont grip dart too tight
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