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More Than Three Darts at The Board
I have a question, I read somewhere on the internet that you shouldn't shoot more than three darts at a time at the board. The other night while I was at the American Legion I saw a friend of mine throw nine darts at the American dartboard, since I didn't know the answer why you shouldn't I said nothing, is it because you can damage the board?
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I never heard that rumour, when you say American dartboard do you mean the wooden widdy boards?
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Getagrip,
Widdy makes two kind of boards, the wooden one and a coiled paper board which cost more, it was the Widdy paper one.
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(08-08-2013, 06:13 PM)Mac Aindriú Wrote: Getagrip,
Widdy makes two kind of boards, the wooden one and a coiled paper board which cost more, it was the Widdy paper one.

I see, well you could be right on your assumption that it may cause damage. I never would have thought the paper coiled version would cost more though.

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(08-08-2013, 06:01 PM)Mac Aindriú Wrote: I have a question, I read somewhere on the internet that you shouldn't shoot more than three darts at a time at the board...

I think it's a safety issue, for one thing -- at the pub I play at most, for example, they keep the stacks of British Weekly and Union Jack near the board. Too near, I guess. You see three darts hit the board and you assume it's safe to dash across and grab a paper. Surprise!

That said, there's a guy who comes in with a zillion sets of darts in a fishing tackle box. if nobody else is waiting to throw, in his warmup he'll chuck 5 or 6 sets into the board all at once and nobody seems to mind.
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(08-08-2013, 08:15 PM)Mac Aindriú Wrote:
(08-08-2013, 06:20 PM)Getagrip Wrote:
(08-08-2013, 06:13 PM)Mac Aindriú Wrote: Getagrip,
Widdy makes two kind of boards, the wooden one and a coiled paper board which cost more, it was the Widdy paper one.

I see, well you could be right on your assumption that it may cause damage. I never would have thought the paper coiled version would cost more though.

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Getagrip,
The wood boards are made from bass wood something like lime or linden wood. They use blocks of the end grain compressed together, with time little pieces of wood will fall out eating away at the board, Widdy stopped making these boards in 2011.

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The paper boards were tightly wound and could last a very long time with proper care, on both boards the darts should be twisted out instead just pulled, in case of hooks on the dart points.
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Ah thats interesting, I think Mark has been to the place where they make those boards in Philly.
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I practice with 6 darts quite often to be honest and as long as you turn your bristle board regular i do mine once a week you should be fine an get a good 12 months out of it. I can see the H&S point though in the pub as free ear piercing was not probably on the agenda.
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I do it here and there but only with same type of darts and weight.
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(10-18-2013, 05:07 PM)Big Gun Wrote: I practice with 6 darts quite often to be honest and as long as you turn your bristle board regular i do mine once a week you should be fine an get a good 12 months out of it. I can see the H&S point though in the pub as free ear piercing was not probably on the agenda.

(10-18-2013, 05:11 PM)*Saber* Wrote: I do it here and there but only with same type of darts and weight.

With you two on that, When I first got the bug I bought two identical sets and use to throw 5 or 6 depending when my arm got tired, and I think it helps to develop good muscle memory and a smooth stroke, almost had six in the T20 at one stage, the last dart sat on top of another barell touching the wire, Must start doing that again.

Back on topic: sorry Mac Iv never heard of it, cant see it wreaking a board though, and it could only help to loosen up a paper coil board I would have thought, Maybe its a crowdy safety thing.
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Whenever I get a new set of darts i always buy 2 sets the same I did this from an early age as the 4th dart was never around then and re-pointing was unheard of in my town so it just kept me playing if I ever broke a point or a stem in the barrel. Still do it today and still practice with 6 half the time rarely all at the T20 though I normally start at 150 and do the finishes upwards from there in 3 if possible but in 6 if not. Go up 3 numbers if you hit it and down 1 if you don't it's good practice routine.
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I'm guilty of that to Big - In fact until I got the customs I was throwing grippers and have 3 sets - guess I'm OCD or something. When ordering shafts , flights I always order at least 2 of the same. Glad to hear I'm not the only Nutz around lol.
I sell bits and bobs to friends and I alway recommend they buy 2 sets and I give them a discount so to speak - most don't so when they come for second set " oh well"
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Some would say your rythym would be off when you play a match after practicing with 6.
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Good point Mento's but it's like anything in life you have to get your Match head on when playing a match or your practice head on when practicing. When i practice I try lots of things i wouldn't necessarily do in a match and vice versa. It shouldn't really affect your matches after practicing with 6 but l understand that not everything suggested will suit every player. i have done it all my life and have played to a good standard without it affecting my rhythm but others may not be able to adapt it to their play. It's like playing against a fast or slow thrower I suppose some can handle it others cant. I just play the board no matter what my opponent is doing.
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I shoot 12 darts at time. All 23g. I shoot a random kind of practice usually not mor than three to any number... mostly just not to get disinterested. Twelve darts at a time makes me think of how archers would practice. More muscle memory efficiency and a way to "imprint" the habit of a good stroke. Definatley more expensive getting four of everything. I too have been advised that more than three is not good. Seems to work for me though.
As an aside: I shoot tournaments with a 26g set. Any comments about that?
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