Graduate to Black Belt

Discussion in 'Practice, Strategy & Technique' started by John_Part, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. John_Part

    John_Part New Member

    Reality check!

    After almost an hour at this on the Eclipse Pro Trainer I had my best effort. I managed 7 a couple of times, 8 three times, but the best game I got the 16, missing 3 darts for 17. I'm really glad I didn't miss the 16. :D

    To cheer myself up, I put the normal Eclipse Pro up and succeeded after a few attempts. :wink:
     
  2. Drac0

    Drac0 New Member

    This game is hell. All I can say is I'm getting a lot of practice at D1.
     
  3. Ophidian

    Ophidian New Member

    If it matters I tried 3 times and got to 2 and gave up. Maybe I will try again when I get better
     
  4. Cyber_Ninja

    Cyber_Ninja New Member

    Arrrgghghhhghghg JP you've ruined my life... my wife has left me, my dog ran away... and its all because of YOU! :p

    This game is murder. I wont let it beat me!
     
  5. thecat

    thecat New Member

    Just zeroed my score - did it wrong so back to square 1. :evil:
     
  6. Chitown599

    Chitown599 Administrator Staff Member Site Admin Site Moderator

    Ninja,
    Just turn that country song off, they will both come back. :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  7. Cyber_Ninja

    Cyber_Ninja New Member

    Well what do you know... it worked!
    :p
     
  8. Bigjohnl

    Bigjohnl New Member

    Just started this last night as a change from Bob's 27.

    Got to 5 and then it went pear shaped. I can see a lot of time being spent on this :D

    Cheers, it's a bit different knowing that you have to hit to stay in.

    John
     
  9. Taechon

    Taechon New Member

    While my scores are fairly good in most of the practice games, I have been seriously avoiding this one. My darts, in the past, have been really streaky. It seems that recent changes have given me a boost in control over my darts, at least it feels that way. While my basic scores have not yet jumped, I am expecting them to do so quite soon. I just have a better feel for my darts on the oche than I have had in the past. That brings me to this thread....

    I'm finally ready to tackle this one. I will be giving it a go on a regular basis. I actually think there are times when I can get around the board successfully. I will probably give myself 10 tries and after that move on to something else. Over a few weeks that should give me a reasonable average.

    Here I come!
     
  10. CraigB

    CraigB Best looking Craig B in the forum! $:-{P> Staff Member Site Admin

    After only getting up to eight a few times, I had one game above the rest and made it to 12. That's as far as I've gotten but, considering how streaky I am, that's pretty good for me (so far!).
     
  11. Barry_French

    Barry_French New Member

    Looks like I'm gonna have to crack this game again...forgot about t for a while. Someone bump up Lunacy for the newbies here too! You will never want to play darts again after that :D
     
  12. CannonFodder

    CannonFodder New Member

    Don't think I ever cracked 7. Blackbelt is just a freakishly tough task for most of us.

    I have currently started a game of doubles that is similar, but instead of game over, when I miss a desired double with all 3 darts, I only get pegged back a number. I'm having a problem finishing even that (you must have a 20% + checkout rate in order to finish it if I calculated that correct).
    Maybe I will never beat Blackbelt, but I am going to primarily practice doubles the next 6 months. If I ever feel I am getting close to be able to beat Blackbelt then I'll switch to the real thing :)

    Congrats on beating it Doug.
     
  13. ducks

    ducks Active Member

    The black belt game is an interesting thing. I've never gotten past 6, but I've hit the 1 to 3 in one turn maybe 5 times in the last month. I'll get to 4 or 5 and then kind of lose my concentration, or my nerve, or both. This game is really tough, mentally tough. I really like the do or die aspect of the game.

    Because there is no scorekeeping involved, it moves along briskly and once I get focused, 20 to 25 minutes can fly by. It's a great brisk workout.

    I think this game would be good for those who tend to dwell on past bad shots, or get too wound up if they don't hit their shots. This is a game of keeping your cool, and concentration up at a high level. You can't get rattled playing it. If you get rattled or upset, that's it. You'll never play it well.

    In the beginning, I thought that the game was really difficult. I still see it as difficult, but now I say, "Why shouldn't I be able to finish it?"

    The three consecutive marks I've hit have been real confidence builders. They have shown me that the game is not unwinnable. I've just got to keep plugging away at it.

    And I'm getting darn good at double 1 and double 2! :D
     
  14. ducks

    ducks Active Member

    Hit a personal best of D11 tonight. I'm getting there. :)
     
  15. CraigB

    CraigB Best looking Craig B in the forum! $:-{P> Staff Member Site Admin

    Well, you can't go all the way around until you've gone at least half-way, right? :wink:
     
  16. ducks

    ducks Active Member

    I love this game!
    Today I decided to do something different. I used the Black belt rules and shot doubles from D16 to D1, D20 to D5, and D12 to D3.

    No problem. I managed to finish these progressions in less than 15 minutes using the Black belt rules.

    After plugging away at the Black belt game for so many times and not getting very far, changing it up to a short format made things seem so much easier. I had tons of confidence feeling I could shoot through the above doubles using the black belt rules.

    In addition, after shooting the black belt game for 20 or 25 minutes in my practice sessions, I find my concentration and intensity level really high. This game really does get get me going!

    Thanks General Part for showing us a game that really does help focus, intensity, and confidence!
     
  17. SOUPR

    SOUPR New Member

    With the twist of a double in every round, This will take some time to finish.

    I have tried this many times now, I got soo close 1 time.............but could not hit a double bull with my last 3darts.......................start all over, but not even close after that. Just got too frustraiting.

    I will do it, just gotta play more of this silly game.
     
  18. BlackHorse

    BlackHorse Moderator Site Moderator

    I am bumping this thread for a few reasons:

    1) I miss John Part

    2) there are a lot of new great shooters on SEWA who might not know about the Black Belt achievement.

    3) there are a lot of new people on SEWA who don't know how much John did for us, taught us, and posted in times gone by - instruction, encouragement and humour.

    4) there are other people in this thread that I like reminiscing about, seeing their old posts, like Ramses and String, who I would like to have back posting regularly, and John of course, and Bob Anderson most definitely - notice Grey Owl is on back then, he took a leave of absence for a long while... Drac0, CyberNinja... I could go on for a while....
     
  19. ErikErikson

    ErikErikson New Member

    First John, my better half just loves you and can't wait to see you back on the main stage at the TV tourneys. Congrats on your qualifying for the UK Open.
    I have been trying that doubles practice routine and I had to alter it slightly. When I miss I go down one number. I keep a practice journal and I've noticed my misses (%-age wise) at certain numbers and areas of the board. To me the key is not necessarily to complete the board but observe weaknesses on the board and correct them through practice. I try to get that through my mates when I'm practicing that I'm not trying to win. That will come in a match. In practice, I'm trying to get better.
     
  20. PinPoint

    PinPoint New Member

    It may be an old thread but I had to post.

    Got all the way to 19, one of my best doubles, and I dropped the ball :evil:

    Gahhhh, I was so close!!!
     

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