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Doubles Practice
Hadn't seen this routine on the forum, so I thought I would post.

Added a book to my Kindle the other day as I am always looking for darts related material.  The book is "Darts Finishing Mastery" by Jim Chatterton (who incidentally has three books in the series).  He goes through all of the possible finishes for 2-40, then 41-80, etc. and has drills for each section.  The one I am doing now is from the first chapter and consists of only doubles and goes as follows:

20, 10, 5 x 2, 10, 20
19 x 2
18, 9 x 2, 18
17 x 2
16, 8, 4, 2, 1 x 2, 2, 4, 8, 16
15 x 2
14, 7 x 2, 14
13 x 2
12, 6, 3 x 2, 6, 12
11 x 2

So, you hit a double and then go to its half and so on.  Hit the lowest number twice, then work your way back up.  If it is an odd number, you cannot halve it so you hit its double twice.  At the completion of this drill you will have hit every double twice. 

Simple drill but nice to have another bit of variety when I practice so I thought I would share.
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Interesting drill

I don't know if it's possible to simulate having to hit a double to win a game of 501 but hitting the "half of" double is definitely a good idea.

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Similar to the split double routine posted not long ago. Both good practice routines. Good stuff!

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I like this drill
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The book has several others, one of which has you practicing every possible combination for a given number. Helpful to me because I have been playing a year or so now but still working on the math of the game.
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Nice routine
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@Ranger86, I picked that book up also. I also got the free one that concentrates on the bull, and the "The 7 Pillars of Darts", free from his website. I'm going to start working through the first book and that first exercise does seem helpful. Oddly? it seems I have more of an issue doubling in than out. In either case, I need to practice doubles and this is a nice alternative to simply going 'round the board.
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Hi all, I only just saw this thread. I am the author of the book, and I am glad it is proving helpful to you. The routine you mention is one I developed myself, although I am sure other people do similar routines elsewhere. 

If there are any questions regarding the book I am more than happy to answer them on this forum.

Thanks

JimC
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(10-13-2016, 05:58 PM)Getagrip Wrote: Hi Jim, I just got the free book today also! Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

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Thank you!! I hope it proves of use to you...
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Tried this yesterday; it is probably above my skill but I stuck with it and finished.
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Personally I don't practice doubles much. The way I see it is if I can hit my treble I can hit my double. Not practiced on doubles in a while and I'm still hitting  them enough  Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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(10-13-2016, 05:17 PM)jchatt30 Wrote: Hi all, I only just saw this thread. I am the author of the book, and I am glad it is proving helpful to you. The routine you mention is one I developed myself, although I am sure other people do similar routines elsewhere. 

If there are any questions regarding the book I am more than happy to answer them on this forum.

Thanks

JimC

I am just looking for the material and way to practice how to finish the darts game, and accidentally know about books from this thread too, thanks for your free book and I am going to buy the Kindle version for another one ^_^
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I can verify that all 3 books are top notch, I think Jims writing style is to the point. It's best used as a work through, so read a chapter, learn and pratice. .. Then repeat...
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