Darts Terminology and Abbreviations

Discussion in 'Practice, Strategy & Technique' started by John_Part, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. KopRalph11

    KopRalph11 Administrator Staff Member Site Admin

    This one is kinda funny. I may have mentioned this a while back. It’s a tradition at the watering hole I go to. When you hit a trip in cricket you aren’t aiming for. It’s called a Rick dart. Named as you already figured for a guy whom would do it all the time. I caught a couple players I didn’t know doing it. ( It is traditionally marked with circle with an R in it ). They didn’t even know why they we doing it lol. How fabulous is that. I explained it to them. And it was a good amount of laughter.
    Another is Hamster named after Hammy on Sewa. Is a accidental double 20.
     
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  2. VanO

    VanO Moderator Site Moderator

    I hope that I never get one named after me. I guess you’re on the honor system for chalking the Rick?!
     
  3. KopRalph11

    KopRalph11 Administrator Staff Member Site Admin

    Yes completely an ode
     
  4. Squiggle

    Squiggle Active Member

    If I throw a dart and it falls short of the target as if I didn't give it enough effort to get it there, I will say "I Sally'd that dart". Around 15 years or so ago (before I moved to Nashville), I lived in a small town and had a nice dart setup in one of the rooms in my house. I have 3 cousins who live out of town but also like playing darts. It became a tradition for several years that all the guys would meet at my house when they were in town for the holidays and we would play darts for hours. One Christmas, my 85 year old grandmother, Sally, happened to be at my house as well while a heavy dart session was going on, so we got her to try to throw some darts. Every one she threw started off great but just fell to the floor just before reaching the board like a wounded duck. After that, every time one of us would throw a dart that seemed to drop short of the target, we'd say we "Sally'd it". The tradition of playing together ended when I moved out of town but I found myself saying it out loud this weekend at the state championship when one of my darts fell short on a shot. I forget that no one else has any idea what that term means.
     
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  5. VanO

    VanO Moderator Site Moderator

    I have to think if there was anything we used in darts years ago. Hopefully some will come to me! Had one I golf that could apply to a that goes way high! In golf when you skyed one off the tee it was an “Elephant A$$”. High and stinky! :D
     
  6. Squiggle

    Squiggle Active Member

    That term is PERFECT for missing the double 20 way high.
     
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  7. VanO

    VanO Moderator Site Moderator

    We also had a term for a putt that was dead in the cup but cane up like 2 inches short....no disrespect...a Mexican putt cause it needed another revolution!
     
  8. Erik

    Erik Site Owner Staff Member Site Admin Site Moderator

    A friend and member here, Biggy, used to often hit a trip he was not throwing at (say the T18 when tossing at the 20's) and we started calling that a 'Biggy Dart'...we often laughed about it but it stuck and I might still be found saying it from time to time.
     
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