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your doing well by the looks of that Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

Most of the holes are nice and central.
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A few wanderers but we all get that, ok most of us get that. Soon you'll be banging 180's like the big guys.
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I think this is great showing motivation but............why not shoot for the 20/3 on the board to get a feel for the board not just dots on the paper?
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One important factor is to ensure that your stance is consistent and how you align with the board. Experiment until you feel comfortable and you are regularly throwing in line etc. A useful tip would be to get a large sheet of thick paper tape it to the floor and mark your feet positions, then adjust etc. I did this for a while whilst I fine tuned the rest.
In time you will know by looking down at your feet where to stand. (Mark the centre line from the bull on to the oche too but I suspect you've already done this).
As I written on this forum previously, aim to get your action as smoooooth as possible and you'll need to relax your style to do this. Study the greats action especially John Lowe and Ray Barneveld they show great style. You cannot rush this process it will all flow and make sense soon enough.

As others have mentioned your throwing pattern is quite good for a newbie, when I began, I started out with a clean sheet and usually finished with one too (if you know what I mean LOL).

Good Luck

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Dorian
Dorian
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I do appreciate the encouragement and kind words. I haven’t figure out how to reply to more than one quote at a time so I will try to do that here without the qoutes. I runneth off at the fingers so fare forward if ya gots ya muck waders on.

Cankles- I’m with ya buddy. I got sk8rz shins. I think this is a good practice aid. I was just playing at this point. Many of these were rather haphazard with low focus. I had already thrown a bunch more darts on two other sheets. The first had a circle (size of outer bull) tacked up over the T20. The next I just traced the T20 Bed under the paper. Target without distraction. I was appalled at the groupings of both charts.

Then I got an idea from something I believe Bristow said, where he talked about using a sheet of paper with a line drawn down it. He tried to get as close as he could to the line. I figured a target would be easier, so I drew a box.

See, I had been wondering about something I can see in vids of Phil Taylor. I noticed he sights with his left eye. But at the apex of his backswing his right eye widens. I think what happens is his one eye focus on the vertical line switches to two eyes where he instantly asseses the feel or velocity/angle aspects.

So I am thinking about basketball free throwing. I am old enough to remember how fundamentals were everything. And so, there is never any excuse to miss the basket left or right. One eye can clearly discern the line. But you can clearly excuse a shot that bounces long or short on the iron. Because, as humans, our depth perception is dictated by the width of our eyes. If my eyes were three feet apart, MVG lookout!

Fortunately (for many reasons), my eyes aren’t three feet apart. So I think the verticle line is where our mechanics come into play. The horizontal line, (meaning- how high up or down on the board-20 high-3 low) is related to depth perception. This requires calculation of velocity and angle. Because of our cursed narrow eyes, we must rely on what we refer to as feel.

So this is obviously not intensive fine tuning. This is more broad, meant as a tune up and a regime for me, a beginner. My thinking is to work on the two aspects seperately. Shoot a ton of darts at a verticle line. Move the line left or right every 20 throws. Then throw a ton at a horizontal line and work it up and down.

Slingblade. I have only been at this for a few months, but you can throw a lot of darts in a few months. I got started in this because I happened on to vids of PDC matches. Naturally, my first focus was to try to bang T20s. But I started playing cricket against a scorer and that forced me to start practicing bulls. I hope to start practicing doubles more soon. My favorite game is around the clock and I keep track of marks. So I have been shooting the whole board with this game the whole time.

I don’t have any problems with any stance. They all feel fine to me. I stand parallel because it gets me closer to the board. I keep my back foot close (12-14”) as to make me taller. I widen my stance for the lower half of the board. I am a 41 year sk8ter, now longboarder, so I have no balance issues at the oche. I made my own out of some boards. It is only 2” high but is functional and correctly placed. I hold it in place with hand weights. I move around depending on the shot and plan to continue this practice.
I’m just having fun. Have attempted throwing left hand and hope to work on that more since my left arm hasn’t been broken as many times as my right.

I think my darts got married, because my last three shots were Mrs.
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I guess this is all too much. I imagine folks are saying, why are you going on about the width of your eyes and other such nonsense? You stand at the line and throw the damn thing. Any thinking can be reserved for finding the best out shots.

Ok, I agree. But I can't turn my brain off. I just need to not wear others out with it. I will attempt to exercise restraint and brevity in my posting. I don't want to put people off with my rambling. There is so much experience and knowledge from all that come here. I hope to get on WDA soon and bring at least a little competition, since my work schedule prevents me from participating in actual live leagues. Have a nice day and good darting.
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(06-09-2014, 05:39 PM)Dartbuggy Wrote: I guess this is all too much. I imagine folks are saying, why are you going on about the width of your eyes and other such nonsense? You stand at the line and throw the damn thing. Any thinking can be reserved for finding the best out shots.

Ok, I agree. But I can't turn my brain off. I just need to not wear others out with it. I will attempt to exercise restraint and brevity in my posting. I don't want to put people off with my rambling. There is so much experience and knowledge from all that come here. I hope to get on WDA soon and bring at least a little competition, since my work schedule prevents me from participating in actual live leagues. Have a nice day and good darting.

I for one love a good, well thought out post. Keep on the 'rambling'! My brain is much the same way, it's hard to turn off everything when i am shooting so i make little notes like you do.

Hop on WDA whenever, my biggest darting regret is not doing it sooner!
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(06-09-2014, 05:45 PM)Cankles of Fury Wrote:
(06-09-2014, 05:39 PM)Dartbuggy Wrote: I guess this is all too much. I imagine folks are saying, why are you going on about the width of your eyes and other such nonsense? You stand at the line and throw the damn thing. Any thinking can be reserved for finding the best out shots.

Ok, I agree. But I can't turn my brain off. I just need to not wear others out with it. I will attempt to exercise restraint and brevity in my posting. I don't want to put people off with my rambling. There is so much experience and knowledge from all that come here. I hope to get on WDA soon and bring at least a little competition, since my work schedule prevents me from participating in actual live leagues. Have a nice day and good darting.

I for one love a good, well thought out post. Keep on the 'rambling'! My brain is much the same way, it's hard to turn off everything when i am shooting so i make little notes like you do.

Hop on WDA whenever, my biggest darting regret is not doing it sooner!

Thanks, as a motivating factor I always respond to encouragement. Still plan on backing off on excessive verbiage. I just discovered the weekly challenges. I had been shooting at 20s all day when I found the 100 dart challenge. I realize this challenge is over, but think it would be cool to compare my darts in this game. I wanted to keep accurate records so I made this scorecard. Set your printer to landscape and scale to fit if you want to use this. I look forward to filling out many of them.    
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Keep thinking and posting, what makes this place great is all the different perspectives.

And +1 for the scorecard.
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I did not really start to get serious until my nephew hit a 180 and then thats when I thought I want to hit one too!

So it was only then after about a year or more of just casually throwing at 20's or having the odd game of round the clock that I decided I needed to practice properly.

I then upped my practice from a casual 10 -30 mins a day to 2.5 hours. I would just start by throwing at the 20's to warm up then I played round the clock as part of my warm up then I played round the clock again but would record how many darts it took, then I would play round the clock on doubles and include the T20 too finishing with 25 then bull. Then I played 180 round the clock which is where you throw your 3 darts at each segment in turn and score 1 for single, 2 for double and 3 for treble so the highest you can score is 180. Then I would play 100 @ 20 then I would finish with 3 legs of 501 and record how many darts it took each leg.

I did this for a few weeks and improved a lot then I got some tips from another user on a forum and I think it was the next day when I hit my first 180, then a few more followed quickly and then I hit a triple bullseye and my scoring and accuracy just kept improving for a few weeks until I had to stop from wrist pain.

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I have been filling out a bunch of these and I was always scribbling in additional info, so I spiffed it up to the way I use it.

   
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Wow you are nutz!!! Great!!

BTW the 100@20's and the 100@bull challenges are permanently open.
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(06-20-2014, 01:03 AM)DIRTY G Wrote: Wow you are nutz!!! Great!!

BTW the 100@20's and the 100@bull challenges are permanently open.

I have filled out about a dozen @20s. My highest score so far is posted and updated. I throw a lot without keeping score, but if I start a sheet I commit to finishing. I am too scared to keep score on the bulls yet.
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