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How long it takes to warm up
I'm finding it's taking quite a while to warm up.
I release my dart quite late and, when I'm warming up, I will often be locking out my elbow at about the same time I'm releasing which is a little uncomfortable. It will take at least 10 minutes before I get into a smother action.
Is this a normal amount of time to get into any sort of rhythm?
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Yes it's pretty normal. For some it can be 5, for others up to 20 to really get the flow going.

Did find a nice tip on this forum some time ago:
If you have very little warm up time before a match aim for double 20.
As this is the highest target on the board you basically force yourself to properly complete your throw with a good follow through.

Cheers
Red
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At least a good 10 minutes for me to get comfortable with my stroke, sometimes longer depending on how the arm muscles feel and what I did that day to tire them. I know if I do a lot of physical work using my arms, like turning over the vegetable garden soil, it takes me longer to get warmed up. And when I was working out with weights, tricep days were not going to happen on darts night.

If I head out to a local watering hole and jump right into a game, I usually just consider the first game or two as warm-ups and don't really worry about the outcome.
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Some folks might not like my warm up. I like the idea at throwing for tops to make sure I am following through, but my solution is to warm up with really light darts. 12g darts help promote the wrist-snap and follow-through I need to stay consistent. Any time I find myself snatching or finessing the darts to the board, I get back to practice with some light darts.
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I like the double top idea. I can see the logic in it and a lot of my early throws do fall short when I am aiming at T20 on my usual warm up. I'll give it a try.
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If there are lots of people warming up at once, I've found it helps to "dry-fire" between turns. Gets the arm loose a lot quicker. I may look like a spastic fool, but I don't care.
26's so far this year: I've already lost count. :-)

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If it's a match and I haven't got time then I have a few throws at tops, bull and double 3 so I can least find my 'range'
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At least an hour and 2 cocktails.
-Milky

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Tops is the way to go, also d18 d12 then I will go for those trebles after, along with bull every few turns or so, as I get loose I will do a round of A-2... about 30 minutes I feel good and loose....
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I'm not very flexible. I start off throwing low and gradually move up top. If I can get a good 15-20 minutes I'm ready
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