Harrows Darts.

An Old Darts' Tale
Once upon a time I picked up an old set of darts; you know; the darts that were "the ones" many weeks, even days ago, only to be supplanted by the next fickle dart that would work magic with your fingers and find the T20.
So, I picked up my darts and for the heck of it threw them at the board; T20, T20 T5, hmm; T19, T19 19; 50, 25, 20 and so on.
Just like a honeymoon period.
Perplexed I put them away. Picked up another set, different weight, different profile - boom - just where I wanted them.
Tried this with another couple of sets, same result.
Put them away; took up my "go to" set and promptly hit 20, 5, 1 as it should be.
Dangerous game this Darts.
You don't mess with The Voice of Reason. You have the right to be wrong.

Reply
I am almost tempted to use a different set of darts every time I play a match. Seems like people hit big with a new set. If I was Milky I could play the next 10 years and have a really high average, lol.
Reply
LOL its a curse!
Subscribe to Darts Review Channel here: Darts Review Channel on Youtube

Click to visit Darts Review Channel website

My darts collection:
Flickr Album

Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
Reply
I agree.
Reply
I've come to believe that darts is a very dangerous thing for the curious. More often than not I will buy a set just because I wonder how'd they'd be like to throw even though I'm completely happy with my current set up.
Match Darts: 23g MasterDarts Gold MVG's or Gary Anderson phase 3
Highest out 155 (T-19 T-20 D-19) Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
2015 180's Goal Progress: 108/180

Reply
Its ancient mythology - the word curiosity is thought to be derived from middlesboroughian tales................ Lol
Reply
How did you know that? are you a secret Smoggie?
Subscribe to Darts Review Channel here: Darts Review Channel on Youtube

Click to visit Darts Review Channel website

My darts collection:
Flickr Album

Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
Reply
Nope..... Larry told me Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images. Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
Reply
bloody pops!
Subscribe to Darts Review Channel here: Darts Review Channel on Youtube

Click to visit Darts Review Channel website

My darts collection:
Flickr Album

Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
Reply
(06-16-2014, 09:08 PM)The DArtist Wrote: Put them away; took up my "go to" set and promptly hit 20, 5, 1 as it should be.
Dangerous game this Darts.

I think your "go to" set is such because it is the set that tells you where your game really is. It doesn't lie. Kind of like some old school golfers shunning cavity back irons for blade irons, which are difficult to hit with a smaller sweet spot, but give more feedback allowing the golfer to make adjustments.

I have 8 dart sets and am thinking of a 9th that will completely satisfy my dart curiousness. My goal is to have a love affair with every set. I want to play them enough that I have extended times of good play with them. This way I will never lose confidence in them. I will always know that it is me and not the dart.

I WILL switch darts for a turn or two. If I am having trouble and can't find my stroke, I will switch to a dart that will help me remember a fluid stroke. But then I switch back to the dart I started with. I think it is important to commit for the match.

I have an eclectic array of darts and I think they each teach me different things. I'm trying to take it all in. I ain't gonna let it bug me. They are never a distraction. Each and every one is a potential source of joy and glory. I root for them all and give my best effort for their sakes.
Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

Thunk, thunk, thunk, walk, chalk, pull, turn, walk, turn, repeat...

Reply
Well said! Switching from my 23gm to the 10gm seems to regroove my throw and reset me.
And vice versa.
You don't mess with The Voice of Reason. You have the right to be wrong.

Reply
(06-16-2014, 10:28 PM)uncle poop Wrote: I am almost tempted to use a different set of darts every time I play a match. Seems like people hit big with a new set. If I was Milky I could play the next 10 years and have a really high average, lol.

It's so frustrating that the 1st few throws with new darts always seem to go so well. You're thinking 'this is it, i've finally found the ones!'. Then normal service is resumedGuests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
Reply
I had that many times I use to throw 22g thinking they where the business then I found my other set of darts which where 26g and ran a few matches with them then business as usual poor scores and couldn't find the spot...i just kept with my 26gs they felt comfortable and I learnt how to use then properly and the right set up and bang high numbers are now achievable Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

Target Adrian Lewis 23g Generation 2 with 150 micron white union jack Target flights.
Gary Anderson Limited Edition phase 3 23G

Professional's met: I played Stephen 'Bullet' bunting...highest score 120
Terry 'bully' Jenkins.... highest score 100 using Gary Anderson Darts
Dennis 'The Menace' Priestley...yet to play though
James Wade...Yet to play though

180's: 26
140's: 95
120's+: 74
100's: lost count!!!!
Highest score out in 3 darts: 156
Reply
Fortunately I'm so happy with the Hammy's that I invested in a an additional 2 sets the other day as spares...Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images. (not really I was given such a great deal locally Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.)

Cheers
Dorian
Son of Merlin

Caerleon - Wales

(Mission "KURO" M4 rear taper design- 23GmYellow Kite Shape Flights 100 micron & Solid Brass Stems)

Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

My father Merlin, once told me that "You should end up pointing to what you were aiming at when you've released the Dart."




Reply
Exactly right! Recently got a set of Leo Newsteads (complete with cane shafts & paper flights) & within a few throws I'd hit a 180 ...then nowt!
I've got about a dozen sets of darts & intend setting out to play 1,000,001 up over the next few weeks (months!), using each set in rotation & see how the averages pan out. (You can tell I don't get out much!). Just a bit of fun but I like playing with all my darts & they all deserve an airing now & again.Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
Reply


Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  A Tale of Tremendous, Titanic, Tungsten Tragedy PecosJoe 4 367 07-21-2019, 05:19 PM
Last Post: LPPK
  Whats your preferred fairy tale? The Nomad 29 3,292 12-31-2017, 05:45 PM
Last Post: Cosmo



Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
Loxley Darts.