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Shoulder Dropping
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Time for my first post, I have been playing darts now for around 7 years, I know I need to improve my throw as there is not a lot of consistency, One thing I really need to stop is when I feel under pressure (usually high out shots or chance of a 180) 99% of the time the last dart I drop my shoulder into the throw forcing the dart all over the place, Is there any way to combat this problem, I have entered a few opens for the experience but it was noticeably worse with simple scoring compared to a normal league night so I'm convinced its a mental/stress problem, Any tips appreciated
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Sounds like it's just nerves mate. I'd take a step back on your third arra when your feeling tight, breathe and pump your throwing fist a few times to get the blood moving. Approach the oche again and then bang it in there pal...
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Good question asked there, my reply would be sign up to Flight School info can be found around the site. Very Good practice routines and mind setters.
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Well you need to calm down and don't rush at that point, take a deep breath and make sure you don't drop you hand holding the darts, your feeder hand, keep it in the same place. Sounds like your rushing through and its likely nerves, try practising with 4 darts so you get used to not rushing after the third. Good Luck.
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Make sure you are physically ok so visit your doctor. Then go to a Thai Massage parlor for some refreshing therapeutic session.

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(08-21-2014, 04:08 PM)majeek Wrote: Make sure you are physically ok so visit your doctor. Then go to a Thai Massage parlor for some refreshing therapeutic session.

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Tried that one lol didnt help
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(08-21-2014, 03:55 PM)The Big Dogg Wrote: Sounds like it's just nerves mate. I'd take a step back on your third arra when your feeling tight, breathe and pump your throwing fist a few times to get the blood moving. Approach the oche again and then bang it in there pal...

Thanks been trying that but i seem to lose my aim then and still drop my shoulder
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(08-21-2014, 04:06 PM)Getagrip Wrote: Well you need to calm down and don't rush at that point, take a deep breath and make sure you don't drop you hand holding the darts, your feeder hand, keep it in the same place. Sounds like your rushing through and its likely nerves, try practising with 4 darts so you get used to not rushing after the third. Good Luck.

Thanks, never really thought about the feeder hand dropping, I have been making more of a concious effort of keeping it in the same place for normal throwing, will have to check next time where it ends up, Also think i will give the 4th dart ago while in the house, only problem is in the calmness of the house i dont drop the shoulder but still should help
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(08-21-2014, 03:58 PM)Hoppy Wrote: Hi DJ welcome to the site Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

Good question asked there, my reply would be sign up to Flight School info can be found around the site. Very Good practice routines and mind setters.

Yeah seen something about flight school in Bristol, just feel a bit to old to be entering lol, Any ideas on cost for entering it
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(08-21-2014, 04:26 PM)Getagrip Wrote: no its a free course online Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

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I've been dropping my shoulder for years due to an old case of dartitis. Don't worry about it much. You could try to fix the problem or just get on with it.

I also notice Deta Hedman does it with every dart thrown. So who's to say it's a bad thing? We all have our own style. Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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and to piggy back off what cyanide said, while taking a step back when faced with a big last dart works for some people, it absolutely destroys my chances of hitting it. When I have hit pressure shots is ALWAYS when i don't think about them and just throw. So to each his own Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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