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The Way I Hold Darts
It's me again, Aaron from the other side. I would like to ask you guys regarding the way I hold a dart. Do you guys think darts with a bulge suits me better? Because everytime when I throw a dart, I need to rearrange and relocate my fingers to hold the next dart because I have no idea where the middle grip is.. I would prefer to throw darts faster one after another especially when I fire a great first dart. Taking time to rearrange my finger position will sort of like slowing things down. . Any advice regarding it?
- Harrows Assassin Expert AX5 (18g)
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It's a good question Aaron, a dart with a scallop would give you a consistent grip point which in theory would make your release more consistent. I have been toying with the same idea myself. Is there anyone you know who uses a dart with a scallop in it that you can try? Otherwise I would find an inexpensive dart with a scallop and try it.
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(02-11-2016, 02:40 PM)Butkus Wrote: It's a good question Aaron, a dart with a scallop would give you a consistent grip point which in theory would make your release more consistent. I have been toying with the same idea myself. Is there anyone you know who uses a dart with a scallop in it that you can try? Otherwise I would find an inexpensive dart with a scallop and try it.

Ouh, you call that scallop? Hahahah.. I'm just a one-month-old baby in the darts world. There are still many fresh terms for me.. Unfortunately, my friends mostly use the same type as me, the "straight" one.. Apologies, I've no idea what you call it.. hah!
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Sorry Aaron. Here is a link to a dart with a scallop. The indent is called a scallop.
https://www.reddragondarts.com/det/13971...a-20-gram/
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(02-11-2016, 02:51 PM)Butkus Wrote: Sorry Aaron. Here is a link to a dart with a scallop. The indent is called a scallop.
https://www.reddragondarts.com/det/13971...a-20-gram/

Yea, I would give those a try .. I just need it to position my fingers without looking at it. With the current set, I've to look at it sometimes to rearrange my fingers..
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If the scallop does not work for you, you could try consistent spacing/positioning using your third finger. My grip is moving a bit towards the front (from being a rear gripper) and I find by putting my second (middle) finger where the point meets the barrel and having a slight gap between my first and second finger, I am in the same position every time. I did the same thing when I was a rear gripper and used my third (ring) finger at the place where the point meets the barrel. I had the same problem as you for quite a while, but this solved it.

I tried using Winmau Snipers which have the scallop towards the rear. Nice darts but just couldn't make them work for me.
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Try the McCoy/Marksman No 10, 11 and 16. Also, the Dynasty Katana Asa Arashi, Burning or the Maroune Predator. In some of those darts mentioned, there may not be a scallop, but the difference in the slope and change of cuts helps you get assertive finger positioning. Also, try a shorter barrel - might be better with your finger under the tip instead of the barrel. 

https://www.puredarts.co.uk/mccoy-soft-t...darts.html
https://www.puredarts.co.uk/mccoy-soft-t...darts.html

https://www.puredarts.co.uk/mccoy-soft-t...darts.html
https://w-darts.com/dynasty-katana-asaar...ory_id=132
https://www.dynastyjapan.com/english/platinum_line.html
https://www.maru1darts.com/

If you want slightly longer darts, try the Winmau Sniper: https://www.dartscorner.co.uk/product_in...s_id=39358

For a really quick and cheap fix, put a very thin O-ring (3.5 or 4mm dia/0.5mm thickness) just in front of where you grip for a reference point.

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(02-11-2016, 03:15 PM)Ancient Darter Wrote: Try the McCoy/Marksman No 10, 11 and 16. Also, the Dynasty Katana Asa Arashi, Burning or the Maroune Predator. In some of those darts mentioned, there may not be a scallop, but the difference in the slope and change of cuts helps you get assertive finger positioning. Also, try a shorter barrel - might be better with your finger under the tip instead of the barrel. 

https://www.puredarts.co.uk/mccoy-soft-t...darts.html
https://www.puredarts.co.uk/mccoy-soft-t...darts.html

https://www.puredarts.co.uk/mccoy-soft-t...darts.html
https://w-darts.com/dynasty-katana-asaar...ory_id=132
https://www.dynastyjapan.com/english/platinum_line.html
https://www.maru1darts.com/

If you want slightly longer darts, try the Winmau Sniper: https://www.dartscorner.co.uk/product_in...s_id=39358

For a really quick and cheap fix, put a very thin O-ring (3.5 or 4mm dia/0.5mm thickness) just in front of where you grip for a reference point.

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Darts from UK are way cheaper than those from Japan even after conversion.. I wish it's available here so I can buy a few and test.. I'll try to readjust my positioning like what Ranger86 suggested first.. Darts from Japan are so expensiveeeee!
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(02-11-2016, 03:09 PM)ranger86 Wrote: If the scallop does not work for you, you could try consistent spacing/positioning using your third finger.  My grip is moving a bit towards the front (from being a rear gripper) and I find by putting my second (middle) finger where the point meets the barrel and having a slight gap between my first and second finger, I am in the same position every time.  I did the same thing when I was a rear gripper and used my third (ring) finger at the place where the point meets the barrel.  I had the same problem as you for quite a while, but this solved it.

I tried using Winmau Snipers which have the scallop towards the rear.  Nice darts but just couldn't make them work for me.

Ahh, I'll try the method you suggested and see how it goes.. Thanks!
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(02-11-2016, 03:52 PM)Aaron Chan Wrote:
(02-11-2016, 03:09 PM)ranger86 Wrote: If the scallop does not work for you, you could try consistent spacing/positioning using your third finger.  My grip is moving a bit towards the front (from being a rear gripper) and I find by putting my second (middle) finger where the point meets the barrel and having a slight gap between my first and second finger, I am in the same position every time.  I did the same thing when I was a rear gripper and used my third (ring) finger at the place where the point meets the barrel.  I had the same problem as you for quite a while, but this solved it.

I tried using Winmau Snipers which have the scallop towards the rear.  Nice darts but just couldn't make them work for me.

Ahh, I'll try the method you suggested and see how it goes.. Thanks!
Same as ranger86 said. I used to grip towards the rear with my middle finger under the barrel as you do in the picture. One day I tried moving my middle fingertip to the point where point meets barrel and gripping further forward. It felt so natural, I never went back. The problem I have with scallops is they never seem to be where I want them. I inevitably end up gripping in front or behind them.
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(02-11-2016, 04:34 PM)Dartbuggy Wrote:
(02-11-2016, 03:52 PM)Aaron Chan Wrote:
(02-11-2016, 03:09 PM)ranger86 Wrote: If the scallop does not work for you, you could try consistent spacing/positioning using your third finger.  My grip is moving a bit towards the front (from being a rear gripper) and I find by putting my second (middle) finger where the point meets the barrel and having a slight gap between my first and second finger, I am in the same position every time.  I did the same thing when I was a rear gripper and used my third (ring) finger at the place where the point meets the barrel.  I had the same problem as you for quite a while, but this solved it.

I tried using Winmau Snipers which have the scallop towards the rear.  Nice darts but just couldn't make them work for me.

Ahh, I'll try the method you suggested and see how it goes.. Thanks!
Same as ranger86 said. I used to grip towards the rear with my middle finger under the barrel as you do in the picture. One day I tried moving my middle fingertip to the point where point meets barrel and gripping further forward. It felt so natural, I never went back. The problem I have with scallops is they never seem to be where I want them. I inevitably end up gripping in front or behind them.

Man, this looks like a great way to solve them problem! I'll try it out real soon and update it here! HAHA! Cheers..
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A dart with a scallop or a noticeable grip in a certain place will definitely help you to locate the grip and ensure your fingers are in the same place each time. However, as you play the game more and more, it will become more and more natural to just pick up the dart in the same spot each time without looking, no matter what dart it is, your fingers will naturally gravitate to your holding position. This will come with time so just stick at it and enjoy the ride
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I have a set of customs with a 0.5 mm scallop and the Rasta's I use have a different grip where I place my thumb. Both work great.
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