Hit any 180's today?

Discussion in 'Practice, Strategy & Technique' started by Erik, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. zeeple

    zeeple Member

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  2. VanO

    VanO Moderator Site Moderator

    I had a near 25 year hiatus really and I don’t recall any ton80s prior to joining Dartplayer. Thanks to everyone here past and present for making that happen for me!
     
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  3. bulldozer

    bulldozer Member

    I practice a lot and I hit 180s every day now but some days I hit more than others, I am currently using some Simon Whitlock 22gram darts that I put Winmau 41 mm points in and I am really enjoying throwing them. I bought the soft tip version too and today for the soft tip set I got some Cosmo stems and super kite flights in the post and they were made for each other and they are flying great, so happy times, lol..
     
  4. VanO

    VanO Moderator Site Moderator

    Hey Dozer! Seems like we hadn’t heard from you for a while. Fully mended from your rib and lung problems?! Glad you’re back and glad to hear that your stroke is good too! For me the ton80s seem to come about twice a week or so. But the ton, ton20 and ton40 are happening much more frequently. I, like Rod Harrington, think that’s the best indicator of a strong game. If I can be at an out in 12 to 15 darts consistently I would be over the moon. Just a couple good clicks against another dart and your getting close to a perfect game! I remember watching video of Ted ”the Count” Hankey throwing back to back identical 11 dart games. He still looked grumpy after though! :D
     
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  5. Erik

    Erik Site Owner Staff Member Site Admin Site Moderator

    Time on the board is the key Van :) I literally put hundreds of hours on the board before I began to hit several 180's a day. Hell I think one year I hit the board at least 1500 hours! That's 5+ hours per day, most days of the year. When I was at my best back in '05='06 I was tossing darts 2-3 hours per evening when not at the pub and shooting 100@20's over and over again (sometimes at least 10 times in a row).....I got to the point I could hit 6 or 8 180's in a practice session and that wasn't enough! Not at least enough to break into the upper ranks of US players (meaning top 25 or so)....but I did make the Top 80 (76th at one point).
     
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  6. VanO

    VanO Moderator Site Moderator

    Yeah Erik! When Ben Hogan beat the guys on tour regularly there was talk of his “secret.” When asked about it he replied saying “it’s in the dirt go dig it up.” Using your golf clubs of course! I think darters probably think the same of Phil Taylor!
     
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  7. Ed Metzler

    Ed Metzler New Member

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    How about my first-ever 171? Made my day!
     
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  8. VanO

    VanO Moderator Site Moderator

    There’s no emoji for clapping hands but I’m doing it! Good job!
     
  9. kennyg

    kennyg Member

    First 180 on Blade 5 board and first ever steel tip
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  10. VanO

    VanO Moderator Site Moderator

    Nice darts Ken. Looks like I’ll have work cut out for me!
     
  11. KopRalph11

    KopRalph11 Administrator Staff Member Site Admin

    Cheers!!!
     
  12. kennyg

    kennyg Member

    I don't think so lots of 26's 45's etc not many big scores
     
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  13. VanO

    VanO Moderator Site Moderator

    Getting a little quiet on the forum these days!? I hope all my friends here are doing well and just have the normal rigors of life getting in the way of posting about darts! Some of you are probably getting ready for or are playing in your league season. So good luck and do good work!
     
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  14. Erik

    Erik Site Owner Staff Member Site Admin Site Moderator

    :) I'm always checking in but as I can't play right now (and haven't for some time) I've not go much to share ;)

    But sadly, FB is killing the forum world.
     
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  15. bulldozer

    bulldozer Member

    Hi Guys our league season starts in a few days on Wednesday evening 23rd October, my practice is going well, I hope I can take it to the oche on match nights, I am hitting plenty 180s and I have only 2 sets of darts my 28 Gram steel tips and my 20 Gram Soft tips.
    Soft tip season starts in a couple of weeks too, Good luck to everyone.
     
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