I find the most intriguing and enticing part of playing darts is that a fairly decent player can do everything the very best can do, just not as often. That cannot be said for many other sports. String's 9 Darter saw him complete the perfect 501 game. An exceptional, extraordinary achievement, nine perfect darts 'strung' together in order. What are the components of that feat? For the 'standard' 9 darter, they are seven T20s, a single T19 and a final D12. Haven't got any confidence of being able to hit those targets in a row yourself? Need a bit of a boost? How about encouraging your game, bolstering your mental attitude, and adding hope by compiling your own 9 Darter Starter Kit? During your practice, or as a set exercise, keep track of how many darts it takes you to hit all the pieces of the 9 Darter. Don't worry about 180s. Just T20s. Don't worry about the order - hit the D12 whenever. Some of us need to crawl before we can walk before we can run before we can fly. Post here how many darts it takes you to collect the pieces of your own personal 9 Darter Starter Kit: Seven T20s One T19 One D12 Who knows - once you concentrate on knowing you can assemble all those components in some fashion, perhaps your confidence level will allow you to make the perfect game possible! At the very least, I believe your game will improve. In much of my own personal evolution, I recognize stages at which points I changed my attitude after I realized I could in fact hit certain targets, or combinations. Like so many people here write, if you don't attempt something you will never hit it. How many darts does it take you to collect all of the Kit?