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I have always been an avid reader and I have been going through George Silberzahn's Darts; beginning to end. There is some good stuff there and I will definitely be working with the book for a while. I was wondering though, if some others around here have found some other instructional books on darts that are worthwhile. John Lowe's book looks good but I suspect is out of print except on ebooks. Fundartmentals has it's good points but is not that strong on the instructional parts.

What books on darts are you fond of?
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John Lowes Art of darts is worth getting.
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(12-23-2013, 03:42 PM)Getagrip Wrote: John Lowes Art of darts is worth getting.
Very good book. Believe it or not, I found it in the public library! I'd love to have my own, but $50 used is a bit steep for me.
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There is a Kindle Version.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?...t+of+darts
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IMO Darts Beginning to End is the Ultimate dart book that actually tells you how to improve.
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(12-23-2013, 05:54 PM)*Saber* Wrote: IMO Darts Beginning to End is the Ultimate dart book that actually tells you how to improve.

I am about half way through it and you may be right.


Quote:There is a Kindle Version.
…that costs about $7.00 and a Kindle costs as much as a set of Laserdarts Black Widows. Probably cheaper to buy a used copy for just under $50 USD.

Interesting that the Lowe book has a publishing date of 2009 and not much earlier in Lowe's carrier.
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(12-23-2013, 09:50 PM)Mort Canard Wrote:
(12-23-2013, 05:54 PM)*Saber* Wrote: IMO Darts Beginning to End is the Ultimate dart book that actually tells you how to improve.

I am about half way through it and you may be right.


Quote:There is a Kindle Version.
…that costs about $7.00 and a Kindle costs as much as a set of Laserdarts Black Widows. Probably cheaper to buy a used copy for just under $50 USD.

Interesting that the Lowe book has a publishing date of 2009 and not much earlier in Lowe's carrier.

True.... unless you already own a kindle. Actually you can download the Kindle App and read it on your phone or computer.:Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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(12-23-2013, 09:55 PM)redhedkev Wrote:
(12-23-2013, 09:50 PM)Mort Canard Wrote:
(12-23-2013, 05:54 PM)*Saber* Wrote: IMO Darts Beginning to End is the Ultimate dart book that actually tells you how to improve.

I am about half way through it and you may be right.


Quote:There is a Kindle Version.
…that costs about $7.00 and a Kindle costs as much as a set of Laserdarts Black Widows. Probably cheaper to buy a used copy for just under $50 USD.

Interesting that the Lowe book has a publishing date of 2009 and not much earlier in Lowe's carrier.

True.... unless you already own a kindle. Actually you can download the Kindle App and read it on your phone or computer.:Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

That might be an idea.
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Reading John Lowes The Art of Darts (on my Kindle) 1/2 way through. Interesting, he does the mechanics of the throw pretty quickly in the begining, interesting idea that you use the standard/classic grip at all times and just move that grip up or down the barrel depending on the dart you are throwing. An awful lot of the middle book so far is about what you need to do to become a pro-darter... getting a sponsorship, figuring your expenses, dressing presentably and professionally. Mental toughness, bring along an identical set of darts that are 2 grams heavier if the AC draught is blowing straight down the board at the venue. Nice, but if you are just a Pub player trying to improve...hmmmm. idaknow.....:dodgy:

He was also touting another book (within this book) called: "Who will Cry when You Die?"

I am not kidding.

**Update** 3/4 through. John L. Gives some pretty good advice on dealing with Jetlag between events, relationships if you become a traveling pro, how to handle offers for exhibitions.... actually pretty sound advice for anyone who does ANY kind of work that has you living out of a suitcase and being "your own boss".

I'll give a final update when I finish it. So far I'd say a good sparely written (unlike the rambling prose of Fundartsmentals by the late Pratt which is great but oh-so-chatty) that is more of a how to be a Pro rather than how to be a better darter generally.
He made an interesting comment that what he had missed about the brass darts was the texture and feel of the brass that was somewhat returned by the Unicorn line of Gold Titanium coatings.

Finished the book. If you plan to be a Dart Pro, this is the book. In depth technique look elsewhere.
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I agree, Silberzahn has written the definitive book on playing and practise. When I started back in 1983 someone gave me a copy of the original book (before he added on and republished) and my game improved 3 fold just using his practise methods.

(12-23-2013, 05:54 PM)*Saber* Wrote: IMO Darts Beginning to End is the Ultimate dart book that actually tells you how to improve.
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Yep! So far I have noticed a definite improvement in my darts working through Silberzahn's book. I am still keeping an eye out on eBay for Lowe's book.
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No one has mention David Kirbys books yet.

David is publishing 5 coaching books on darts.

The first 3 have been released: The Definitive Darts Coaching Manual, Darting Essays: A Coaching Critique, & Darts Kata - Martial Art Routines for Darts

The last 2 are to follow during the course of the year.

They are priced at no more than £7.00 & are available to purchase through www.infinitidarts.com

Don't forget you get 15% discount & FREE postage!!!

I think they are really good & I have seen some improvement.

Thanks
Mike
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(01-11-2014, 12:54 PM)Infiniti Darts Wrote: No one has mention David Kirbys books yet.

David is publishing 5 coaching books on darts.

The first 3 have been released: The Definitive Darts Coaching Manual, Darting Essays: A Coaching Critique, & Darts Kata - Martial Art Routines for Darts

The last 2 are to follow during the course of the year.

They are priced at no more than £7.00 & are available to purchase through www.infinitidarts.com

Don't forget you get 15% discount & FREE postage!!!

I think they are really good & I have seen some improvement.

Thanks
Mike

Yes good point Mike, I have only read the first one but its a good book to have if your playing in comps. I might pick up the Darts Kata one too, that sounds good Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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Ya see Grip, Mixed Martial Arts Darts is coming to fruition.
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LOL yeah the evolution is starting!
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