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Local, or maybe Loco darting?
Not near ready for this yet, but working on the game plan. Bear in mind, just a beginner here. Have checked out the local site info, found out some likely darts pubs. However, with this forum thing, could there be a way of having a local connection for beginning darters and old hands to hook up in a mentoring situation that would also assist when the newbie finally goes public? Could members here be sorted by location so local to local electronic mentoring could happen and local old hand could at least fine tune the location for beginner to "step out" at. This electronic darts forum thingy works for me now, but sooner or later, will need to step up to the plate (er, that,s oche?) :-). Plus know, just know, my form is all over the map...would help to have a local running buddy....could lay a trail of beer to my doorstep...every darter in town would be there...somehow that thought scares me.
Comments? Suggestions?
Thanks, in advance, for your patience with me.
Cat
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You can hook up through the Dartman app, there are posts about on this forum. Finally got my first matches in this morning. All you need is a webcam, the app and someone to connect to. Have you checked out the howtodarts.com website? Look through the flight school section of the forums. It is a great learning tool for beginners and veterans a like.

It doesn't matter how close someone is to you unless you want face to face instruction. The interent and a webcam can connect you to the whole world. Heck I played Dirty G this morning, he's in Australia and I am in the States.
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Don't have a webcam....bit of an electronic troglodyte here....still trying to hook up my home theater system.....been in my new digs (bought a house) over a year ago. Will look at the site though....up for anything that is a good direction.
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And thanks for your courtesy in responding. Kinda nervous about posting - you made it feel OK to do at least once in a while.
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Cat, my advice would be to find a local pub that has dartboards and a range in players from beginner to old hat and seek that option out.

You will likely be a bit intimidated the first time you attempt this and your darts may suffer from nerves, but trust me, in time things will get better as you get more familiar with the environment.

Most dart players I know are more than willing to help a new player with advice on stance, throw, release and dart set-up to fit your particular throw. You will, in time, develop your own style the more you throw, but having someone to help get you on the right path early on is a good thing.

If you want some good instructional videos, u-tube is full of helpful advice by some of the finest pros in the game, all at the stroke of a few keys on the keyboard.

Good luck and keep us posted on the progress.
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P.S. I checked your profile and see you're from the Dallas/Fort Worth area. There is a huge dart following in that area and one of the better players is a guy named Davis Snider out of Dallas. At one time he was ranked in the top 5 U.S. players and held the #1 position for a while. He's played in New Orleans quite a bit when here on extended stays due to his work.
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Good "points"- wish my darts flew the same way your advice did....kudos to you.
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Figure out what night the men are throwing, find a practice board, wear a short skirt and drop a lot of darts, you should have lots of guys willing to give you a hand, men are stupid, they will actually help you not to drop darts????

jokes aside A location finder on the forum would be good, much like the search box
A good idea
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I'd highly recommend George's flight school for working on your consistency and game at home. As for public play, as others mentioned, a lot of dart players will be willing to offer advice to newbies, as everyone was new once.
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(02-22-2014, 08:24 PM)DIRTY G Wrote: Figure out what night the men are throwing, find a practice board, wear a short skirt and drop a lot of darts, you should have lots of guys willing to give you a hand, men are stupid, they will actually help you not to drop darts????

jokes aside A location finder on the forum would be good, much like the search box
A good idea

G....for most occaisions due to practicality, skirts are for sissy girls...or barbie dolls.....sooooo not a barbie doll. :-) LOL. I have in my time, known which end of a 16 oz to swing - built around half a dozen shops all around the country for Renfairs to code from below the ground up - rebuilt the engine on my old dodge dart, did hands on martial arts (no...never got good, but was persistent as all get out) when i was the only female in the bunch (ya shoulda seen some of the guys looks when i got lucky and took em down to the mat----don,t go there G!!!) and still keep my seat in an upright position.....so deal ya Aussie punster cause, in Texas vernacular, this ain,t my first rodeo bubba.

And yes, a sort thing on the list would be nice...several months away from stepping out but wish there was some way of knowing the local "flavor" by chatting up a local before I walk in and get a verbal or social "dart" planted between my eyes....like most real darters as opposed to neophytes like me, just want to play darts not dart around silly etiquette issues.
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I think I am in love did you say a Dodge Dart? I had a '71 as my first car. Still kicking myself for what happened to mine, damn evil step mother!
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(02-22-2014, 07:31 PM)Cat Wrote: Don't have a webcam....bit of an electronic troglodyte here....still trying to hook up my home theater system.....been in my new digs (bought a house) over a year ago. Will look at the site though....up for anything that is a good direction.

Cat you can play Dartman without a webcam.
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(02-23-2014, 12:43 AM)uncle poop Wrote: I think I am in love did you say a Dodge Dart? I had a '71 as my first car. Still kicking myself for what happened to mine, damn evil step mother!

Yes..just a little old ordinary one....in fact real easy to tear down...if you haven't guessed am a bit of a car nut. Had an old fastback 'Cuda (286 with 4b carb) I scared my boyfriend in-had gold with a black racing stripe from nose to tail, had a mustang from the first year they came out in fastback also with a racing stripe and those cute little vented side windows -fun to drive, a little mg midget-loved that car, also 75 Ford Thunderbird with a 351 modified Windsor in it). My running buddy girlfriend had a cougar in college....I used to ride shotgun while the silly guys in county would race her for pink slips...she always won..used to tick them off, especially as she never cared to get the pink slips. Her brother kept that thing purring. But I am a nice girl :-)....and much more sedate very dignified for a person of my advanced age...right....age yes, dignified? Not.
I DID warn you people about burning out the clutch on my mouth...gotta go...there's a comedy show happening I want to go to...I also said I loved humor right? Any questions?
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(02-23-2014, 01:28 AM)NylonRaider Wrote:
(02-22-2014, 07:31 PM)Cat Wrote: Don't have a webcam....bit of an electronic troglodyte here....still trying to hook up my home theater system.....been in my new digs (bought a house) over a year ago. Will look at the site though....up for anything that is a good direction.

Cat you can play Dartman without a webcam.

Super...now give me a few months of practice and I am good to go. My issue is right now, do not want to practice bad habits while I learn this dart thing that I will have to work twice as hard to unlearn-thats what my current worry wart is. Not even close to giving the average Joe a good game much less the level of competence on this forum site...gotta go now, comedy is calling my name. And thank you for taking the time to respond..us newbies need all the help we can get....gotta really go now.
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(02-22-2014, 08:40 PM)Beacon_Darts Wrote: I'd highly recommend George's flight school for working on your consistency and game at home. As for public play, as others mentioned, a lot of dart players will be willing to offer advice to newbies, as everyone was new once.

Good about the questions....getting his book this weekend, working up to the flight school thingy..,all this is new to me so kinda feeling my way....but the questions will start inundating all you people just as soon as I figure out which ones I want to ask and which ones will just get answered normally from playing- don't want to waste any of you guys time...gotta go, running a tad late now. Thank you for responding to a newbie.
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