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Queues for Throwing
Hi guys,

Just wondering if anybody uses any verbal/mental queues whilst throwing?

I have started using some myself "feet, back and follow through". These queues aid my throw and have seemed to help. 

Anybody have other queues/routines?

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"Trust your throw", is something I mentally say to myself when at the oche at times. Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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@GWN - I do like "Trust your throw"

I also try to separate the result from the process so I say to myself "Three good darts" especially when going for doubles. I found that focusing on the result "Hit the double" was counter-productive for me so now I just want to produce (relative to my own throw, I'm not Barney) my nice smooth throw with the full follow through. If the darts hit the target then that's obviously very nice but if I throw them well and they're on the wire then so be it.

I get more frustrated with badly thrown darts (snatches, unfocused, etc) than well thrown darts that miss.

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(08-29-2016, 03:32 AM)Banz Wrote: @GWN - I do like "Trust your throw"

I also try to separate the result from the process so I say to myself "Three good darts" especially when going for doubles.  I found that focusing on the result "Hit the double" was counter-productive for me so now I just want to produce (relative to my own throw, I'm not Barney) my nice smooth throw with the full follow through.  If the darts hit the target then that's obviously very nice but if I throw them well and they're on the wire then so be it.

I get more frustrated with badly thrown darts (snatches, unfocused, etc) than well thrown darts that miss.

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I don't usually. One game against Pro Darter I remember I was losing concentration and lost some legs and my game dropped off. I managed to regroup by going "aim, pull back, fire" in my head and I got it back and won the game.

@Banz I like the sound of "three good darts", encourages repetition over where they go. I know when I think too much about the target or tell myself what to hit, it can be counter productive. Might also help with the infamous "3rd-dart-syndrome" where the last is miles away from the others. I get that with my second or even first dart sometimes too. Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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"Relax" would be it for me. My biggest downfall at the oche seems to be tensing up, even during practice at times.
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"I'm gonna miss, I'm gonna miss...oh sh*t I'm gonna miss" :p
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When I had dartitis or something similar I said to my self ,Backward while doing backward movement and forward to release dart
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My silent mantra is "pebbles in the pond" as when my throw is calm and smooth it feels like I'm throwing like that. Starts forward at pebbles all the way back at "the" and pond on the way forward to release.
Bit like having my own inbuilt metronome, OK so I'm weird but it stops me overthinking stance, feet, grip etc and keeps my pulse down.
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Usually i try to keep my head clear but often i tend to say to myself "come on tae #*$@ John!" That tends to help lol
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(08-29-2016, 08:09 PM)ChrisTheFish Wrote: My silent mantra is "pebbles in the pond" as when my throw is calm and smooth it feels like I'm throwing like that. Starts forward at pebbles all the way back at "the" and pond on the way forward to release.
Bit like having my own inbuilt metronome, OK so I'm weird but it stops me overthinking stance, feet, grip etc and keeps my pulse down.

"Pebbles in the Pond" remind me that the Pond/My Throw needs to be STILL ... body, head and shoulder. A pebble also creates small ripples which reminds me to be inwardly calm & peaceful. Resulting in ripples that hit triples Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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"You've done this hundreds of times before"

Especially when shooting for that last double.

I just find it helps to remind myself of past successes
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I tend to use relax and smooth as I tend to tense up which can lead to a jerk / snatch. Although I do like trust your throw
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I need to come up with one of these - i like the idea
sort of have it be the kickoff to your entire turn
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