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Here is a little practice routine I use a lot.
It is the simplest routine but varies your finishing practice.

Checking out 50 with 3 darts, but your first dart has to be at the bull.
You cannot go for the same double two turns in a row.
So if you hit 25 first dart, 9, D8.
If you hit 25 next go, 5, D10.

Great practice because invariably you'll have 1 dart at a double and it also varies the doubles you're left with, depending on how good you are at the bull.

Scoring is if you checkout with any of 3 darts is a win, don't checkout is a loss.
Trying to catch up your losses or just stay in front is quite addictive.
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sounds good thanks
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And if you're left with 50 in a game, you start thinking...

... should I play what I trained, but which is non-optimal?
... should I be smart and throw at 10, which should be better but I have not much experience with?

No matter what answer you give to yourself, you just started thinking instead of just taking it out. ;-)

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(11-12-2014, 11:42 PM)ico Wrote: And if you're left with 50 in a game, you start thinking...

... should I play what I trained, but which is non-optimal?
... should I be smart and throw at 10, which should be better but I have not much experience with?

No matter what answer you give to yourself, you just started thinking instead of just taking it out. ;-)

Good point. I often wonder if many of these practice games actually help or hurt. Like Bob's 27 for example. Let's say you're on double 4 for example. With Bob's if you miss inside and hit a single 4 you're supposed to stay on it. Try and hit it again. But in a real match you'd switch and go for double 2. Does practicing wrong effect real match scenario's? I tend to think it would. Just my opinion though.
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I get what you're saying Ico but the aim of the training isn't taking 50 out in 3 darts.
Most of us would go 18 D16 or 10 D20, every time, wouldn't we.

The aim of it is practising doubles and also setting a double up with 1 dart and taking it out with the next.
The bull, or not hitting bull puts a random element in there that pushes you onto a double that you may not normally leave for yourself.
So in a game you won't be stressing because you've got 1 dart for D7, D13 or whatever.
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well the purpose of most practice routines is developing accuracy and learning out shots, but its also fun to have variety to keep things interesting so I dont see anything wrong with it for that purpose
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(11-13-2014, 10:12 AM)Getagrip Wrote: well the purpose of most practice routines is developing accuracy and learning out shots, but its also fun to have variety to keep things interesting so I dont see anything wrong with it for that purpose

Yes ...That's what I found the variety and accuracy training was good.

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Sure, variety is good - and if you have fun playing that, by all means go for it. Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images. And there are dozens of training games out there so that everyone can find one which suits him.

It's just... you throw at the bull, but the better you hit it, the worse your experience, i.e. you get less variety. Getting punished for doing well basically.

What I say is: if you like to train "unusual" doubles, maybe with a combo shot, why not set up a realistic way?

A typical way to get to D7 for example is hitting T18 before - think 68 left with two darts. I'd just throw one or two darts at T18 and the next one or two at D7. This also builds confidence for higher finishes like 122 or 88.

What I frequently do: I pick some number (i.e. 110) and check that out with three darts. Maybe multiple times, maybe different ways, until I'm sick of it.

But with 8 hours of training each day, we need a couple of games to chose from anyway. LOL

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yeah I understand what your saying, its nice to have some variety though, keeps the mind fresh Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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