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Angle that dart enters board ??
I recently changed from standard to pear flights, so my darts land much flatter.

But a lot of the time (not always) they land leaning to the right - i.e. towards "3 o'clock".

I'm guessing its either my grip or release that causes that .... Any ideas?

thanks
BT
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Also could be the firmness you throw at. From my own experience with smaller flights if I throw too firm they'll land very similar to what you're experiencing.
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I have the same with smaller flights, they land sideways on a lot of darts. Only with some lighter sets I don't have that problem.
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I'd say it's something to do with the release of the dart, as the smaller flights don't correct themselves in the air as much as bigger flights so any minor release issues are more noticeable with the pears than they might be with standards
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What are your darts called? (a pic may help if they're not by a brand name). Maybe also a pic of your typical grip would be useful.

It could be to do with the release as Walker says. As you release the dart you may be catching it on the right hand side slightly.
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Thanks everyone - I do think its probably related to my grip or release, at least partially.
The same thing happened with standard flights, although then it would lean up & to the right, like towards 1:30.

Sometimes it just 'feels different' as the dart leaves my hand, & I know immediately that it's going to lean to the right.



regards
BT
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(01-31-2017, 05:58 PM)Jefferz Wrote: What are your darts called? (a pic may help if they're not by a brand name). Maybe also a pic of your typical grip would be useful.

It could be to do with the release as Walker says. As you release the dart you may be catching it on the right hand side slightly.

Adrian Lewis 25 gr phase 2.   
But I get the same results with other darts - other straight barrel ring grip, like 22 gr Tony O'shea P2.
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I had a similar tilt to my throws and realized I was actually holding the dart a little off vertical when bringing it up and then forward until releasing it. I also tried slightly smaller flights from the standard and I was all over the place. My darts looked like a failed missile launch. Promptly back to the standard flights for me.
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(01-31-2017, 06:05 PM)BruT Wrote:
(01-31-2017, 05:58 PM)Jefferz Wrote: What are your darts called? (a pic may help if they're not by a brand name). Maybe also a pic of your typical grip would be useful.

It could be to do with the release as Walker says. As you release the dart you may be catching it on the right hand side slightly.

Adrian Lewis 25 gr phase 2.   
But I get the same results with other darts - other straight barrel ring grip, like 22 gr Tony O'shea P2.
Have you tried other barrel shapes, or maybe shorter straight barrels?
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(02-01-2017, 05:18 AM)Jefferz Wrote:
(01-31-2017, 06:05 PM)BruT Wrote:
(01-31-2017, 05:58 PM)Jefferz Wrote: What are your darts called? (a pic may help if they're not by a brand name). Maybe also a pic of your typical grip would be useful.

It could be to do with the release as Walker says. As you release the dart you may be catching it on the right hand side slightly.

Adrian Lewis 25 gr phase 2.   
But I get the same results with other darts - other straight barrel ring grip, like 22 gr Tony O'shea P2.
Have you tried other barrel shapes, or maybe shorter straight barrels?

I have a couple sets that aren't straight barrels, Harrows Aero's 25gr and some 26 gr bullets (Designas I think).
I haven't thrown either of them in a while because I couldn't get consistent with them.

I also have a set of Bristow's that are a little shorter than the Adrian Lewis;  I also haven't thrown them for a while either.

I"ll dig all of them out & 'give them a throw & see how they go'.
Thanks
BT
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Another possible issue that I figured out was where you are standing on the oche. If you are to far one way or the other your natural throw will compensate for being "off line" in regards to your target. You arm or wrist will move subconsciously to get the dart where you want it, thus causing the wobble. The larger flights would stabilize the dart better than the smaller ones and make it less noticeable. It doesn't take much either. Give it a try, maybe help you outGuests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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(01-31-2017, 06:04 PM)BruT Wrote: Thanks everyone - I do think its probably related to my grip or release, at least partially.
The same thing happened with standard flights, although then it would lean up & to the right, like towards 1:30.

Sometimes it just 'feels different' as the dart leaves my hand, & I know immediately that it's going to lean to the right.



regards
BT


I get darts pointing left-to-right and it's usually because I catch it on release (I'm a lefty so I catch the dart on the left).  Like you I know what it doing to happen as soon as the dart leaves my hand.

It usually happens more for me towards the end of a long session, when my fingers don't release as "crisply" as they should.
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wongerchi

< It usually happens more for me towards the end of a long session, when my fingers don't release as "crisply" as they should.>

Same here -- my middle finger can drag down the side of the dart.  Standard flights do a better job of correcting that, than smaller flights do.  Usually I'm gripping too tight when that happens, which can creep up on me in the middle of a match.
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