I am looking to improve my ability to make doubles. I know practice is the main avenue to this end, no question about that, and yes I know the saying when you think you have practiced enough practice some more. However, after reading many articles, posts, routines and games about practicing doubles I am somewhat left wondering, which method is the one to follow.

The various different practice suggestions either have you shooting 3 darts at a double once then moving on to a different double (like in flight school routines or either of Sabers doubles routines) or have you shoot at the double until you hit it X number of times and then move on to the next double, throw X number of darts at one specific double then move on, or Games like 27 which are not something I like because if you get to zero quickly the game is over or onto the minus numbers which does not help my want to practice.

There is also deliberate practice which seems to break down each movement and also have someone watch or video yourself to see if what you are doing is correct. I could be open to this but do not know enough about the procedures for doing it correctly.

There are many more such suggested ways to improve the ability for hitting the double you want: but they all seem to be either one round and move on to the next double: or X number of darts or rounds to hit the target X number of times. Not sure which method is the one to stick with for quality practice time.

My question is simple I have been doing routines like Sabers and flight school for over a year and yes I have improved but at a very very slow pace and seem to have not made much improvement over the last 4 to 5 months which seems like a reasonable amount of time to get better at one of the doubles anyway.

In case you are wondering I have no physical disability except that I am over 60 years old unless that is something I should consider as a factor in my slow progress. Is there any generally accepted method that seems to work better for the just below average shooter? I am wondering about this because I would like to either change a routine to get me over this non-productive hump which I seemed to have hit.

I don’t know if I should just start throwing at the same double until I hit it once or twice in a row before moving on to the next number or just keep going around and around hitting maybe one double each round out of the 8 doubles I shoot at.

I have been thinking about this much more because I tried the Saber doubles/bulls routine and to my surprise the bulls have improve lots more than the doubles, and maybe because I shot lots more times at that one target. I was just thinking of setting up a practice routine with doubles and one specific double in place of the bulls so I could get more practice on that double but then thought no bull practice not a good idea.

I have given thought to many ways of changing the routine I do but I do not have the experience to know if something will actually be worst then what I am presently doing.

If you have read through this long and boring post thank you and hopefully you will have suggestions on how to setup an individual method to practice doubles too breakup the roadblock I have hit and start improving again?

The various different practice suggestions either have you shooting 3 darts at a double once then moving on to a different double (like in flight school routines or either of Sabers doubles routines) or have you shoot at the double until you hit it X number of times and then move on to the next double, throw X number of darts at one specific double then move on, or Games like 27 which are not something I like because if you get to zero quickly the game is over or onto the minus numbers which does not help my want to practice.

There is also deliberate practice which seems to break down each movement and also have someone watch or video yourself to see if what you are doing is correct. I could be open to this but do not know enough about the procedures for doing it correctly.

There are many more such suggested ways to improve the ability for hitting the double you want: but they all seem to be either one round and move on to the next double: or X number of darts or rounds to hit the target X number of times. Not sure which method is the one to stick with for quality practice time.

My question is simple I have been doing routines like Sabers and flight school for over a year and yes I have improved but at a very very slow pace and seem to have not made much improvement over the last 4 to 5 months which seems like a reasonable amount of time to get better at one of the doubles anyway.

In case you are wondering I have no physical disability except that I am over 60 years old unless that is something I should consider as a factor in my slow progress. Is there any generally accepted method that seems to work better for the just below average shooter? I am wondering about this because I would like to either change a routine to get me over this non-productive hump which I seemed to have hit.

I don’t know if I should just start throwing at the same double until I hit it once or twice in a row before moving on to the next number or just keep going around and around hitting maybe one double each round out of the 8 doubles I shoot at.

I have been thinking about this much more because I tried the Saber doubles/bulls routine and to my surprise the bulls have improve lots more than the doubles, and maybe because I shot lots more times at that one target. I was just thinking of setting up a practice routine with doubles and one specific double in place of the bulls so I could get more practice on that double but then thought no bull practice not a good idea.

I have given thought to many ways of changing the routine I do but I do not have the experience to know if something will actually be worst then what I am presently doing.

If you have read through this long and boring post thank you and hopefully you will have suggestions on how to setup an individual method to practice doubles too breakup the roadblock I have hit and start improving again?