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Doubling in practice
In my league, our doubles matches play 501 SIDO, but our singles play DIDO.

If I get in on the first round, even second, I win the majority of my games.  Here's my dilemma:  It sometimes takes me in excess of 3 rounds to get in.  Meanwhile, my opponent goes in on 100+, hits say 85 and 60.  That's a lot of points to make up especially if I don't get a good in, if at all.

Last night I was throwing around the board in doubles, then started working on doubling in.  A game of sorts occurred to me that I will start using:

The game is 5 rounds.  Each time you double in, add the score to your total.

If you don't hit a double within 3 darts, halve your score.

If you miss the first round, game over.  Start again.  If during the 5 rounds your score hits zero/negative, game over.

Maximum score is 850 (5 x 170) but I don't think that will happen.

Thoughts??
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"Maintain a solid 60.  What you do with your other two darts is up to you" -Unknown

My match darts:  22gm Bulls White Pegasus, intermediate nylon/Target Carbon Ti Pro stems, Rhino standard flights.
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Doesn't sound bad - good combination of both doubling in and scoring -

Really any routine you put together that can keep you focused during practice is a good one.
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My goal would be to consistently 'get in' on the first round.

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- If it don't fit, force it.  If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway.
- If it ain't broke, you might still be able to fix it.

"Maintain a solid 60.  What you do with your other two darts is up to you" -Unknown

My match darts:  22gm Bulls White Pegasus, intermediate nylon/Target Carbon Ti Pro stems, Rhino standard flights.
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I don't know if you use an stat tracking tools but I definitely think they are a good idea.   I used to use a program called Rusys that would track your percentage on each double during around the world doubles.  The information is very useful and can be a boon to your confidence in a given shot for going in or out -

In double in games I usually go for double 20 to get in as this is the highest scoring double (outside of bull which is a tough shot), however if I struggle on the first throw I know to fall back on the 2 / 15 wedge as these numbers I know I have a statistically high percentage on -

The folks on my old team would always tease me if four was left because they knew double 2 was the number I hit best -

Psychologically it give you an advantage shooting at something you know you hit best -

hope this makes sense -
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In my opinion doubling practice needs to somehow mimic the game situation. It's much easier to hit a double when it means nothing and if this routine of yours works for you then it's a good one!

Doubling in should be easier than doubling out as a miss inside doesn't mean a change of target. As Lurker says it would be a good idea to find statistically which doubles you are best at and go for that. A low in is better than a score of zero!

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Sounds like a short version of Bobs 27. You start with 27 so you get at least 5 rounds for free anyway. I have yet to score on Bobs 27. I made it to the bull once but then busted. Maybe this version would be easier on my ego.
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Double top is my preferred 'in', but if I miss I will go 36, 32 or 28/22/16 wedge, depending on what I'm feeling.

I think I mentioned that I feel like I have a better hit percentage going out than in. Going out, if my first dart misses inside, I still have two darts to clean up. When doubling in, a miss inside or outside is a wasted dart. Depending on who you are playing, it might not matter.

I just love when I win the 'diddle' on a bull (double for us Americans) and not get in. What a waste.
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- If it don't fit, force it.  If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway.
- If it ain't broke, you might still be able to fix it.

"Maintain a solid 60.  What you do with your other two darts is up to you" -Unknown

My match darts:  22gm Bulls White Pegasus, intermediate nylon/Target Carbon Ti Pro stems, Rhino standard flights.
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