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Stance at the oche?
I did a search of the site and came up blank. I thought I remember a thread on this but could not find it. How do you all stand at the oche? I seen a lot of players both in our tuesday dart night and at the league match last thursday, that stand facing the board with one foot slightly forward.

Now I stand 90 degrees to the board and lean on my front foot (right). My back foot (left) I am standing on the ball/toes to keep my balance. I haven't really seen anyone else with the 90 degree stance.

Am I doing something wrong? I know everyone stands and throws different. But could I be hurting my game and progress by standing the way I do? My stance is comfortable for me where I feel like I force my arm to be in position when I face the board.

So what is your stance? And does stance matter with how well a player can play?
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Keep your feet flat on the ground
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(12-10-2013, 09:49 PM)Tormentor Wrote: Keep your feet flat on the ground

as much as possible I would say - my back foot is elevated a bit.
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Through out the years I have been playing, I have stood almost every way possible.

I have now been standing with my front foot running parallel with the oche. I find it relatively comfortable plus like you, my arm lines up better with my target.

Its like most things with darts, personal choice. Even the pro's have different stances.
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(12-10-2013, 10:33 PM)Jimbo21 Wrote: Through out the years I have been playing, I have stood almost every way possible.

I have now been standing with my front foot running parallel with the oche. I find it relatively comfortable plus like you, my arm lines up better with my target.

Its like most things with darts, personal choice. Even the pro's have different stances.
yep agree- lining up the same is important.
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I figured my stance would not matter but being lined up properly would. I think I stand a little right of the center I may need to try and move and be aware of where I stand.
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there was a thread somewhere, Troll ate it I think?
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Stop thinking to much about every Thing.
If you walk to the ocke, look at the target, and Focus only on were you want the dart to hit.
Your feet will find there way.
If you are relaxed and comfortable,then start to hit the target. Over and over.
, It will come. Listen to George.
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From what I have read on this topic I would say that you should stand whatever way feels comfortable to you, whatever way you can replicate each and every time you step on the oche and a way in which the pressure on your front standing leg won't lead to injury.
As Kev said, don't think about it too much. The stance will come natural as you progress in your game
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comfort is a key thing, no sense in contorting your body if it feels awkward. But it may take some trial and error to find the best position.
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Grip I hear will at times :headspin:
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Right foot - outside flush to the oche, 95% of my weight on my right leg - leaning out (slightly), left leg straight but only the toes of my foot on the ground.
When I chuck - I am very planted the toes of my left foot never moves off the ground. And I don't wobble about and never "rush forward" during my last throw.

Left hand holds darts and is "stuck" to my floating rib at my wrist and I just move my right arm to transfer darts into throwing position.

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After struggling with tendonitis for years my shoulder has a bit restricted movement, so I'm unable to stand 90 degrees sideways to the board. But my stance is very similar to how Ryk stands, just slightly more open.
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