Revisit -- 100@20's

Discussion in 'Practice, Strategy & Technique' started by Erik, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. VanO

    VanO Moderator Site Moderator

    I haven’t done it either so you reminded me to do so. I’ve been spending time on doubles practice and getting discouraged. It’s good your stroke is settling again. I wish I could say the same.
     
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  2. Erik

    Erik Site Owner Staff Member Site Admin Site Moderator

    We will see ;) but it felt good and my follow through was such that I felt my wrist snapping (pretty much anyway) which is what I want it to do :D
     
  3. VanO

    VanO Moderator Site Moderator

    I hope it works for you. I am going to try a different hold. I always think my darts are pointing left of the target at setup and the usually are when I check, so I am experimenting with some ideas for a more natural hold the points the dart in the same direction as my elbow. I’ll let ya know how it comes out. I won’t settle on one until I try the new darts!
     
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  4. Erik

    Erik Site Owner Staff Member Site Admin Site Moderator

    Sorry, didn't get them off yet but you will like them ;)
     
  5. VanO

    VanO Moderator Site Moderator

    No worries and certainly no rush. Sometimes I’m better getting tumor a slump when I spend some time in thought about it. I’ve realized that when I played many years ago I played around some pretty bad habits/mechanics. Now since I’m not competing there is no downside to trying to break them and make my stroke more simple and mechanically sound. After all I hope to become the first PDC world champion from the USA!
     
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  6. Erik

    Erik Site Owner Staff Member Site Admin Site Moderator

    IN my battle to overcome dartitis etc I decided to try 'indifference' as VanO suggested. Last night, while playing online (since our opponents in soft tips had to reschedule) I sat back at one point and just tossed T17, T17, T17 for points in a match. It was kind of funny in that I just didn't care, was indifferent, and the darts flew. Darci said "there is the Erik of old!" and I soon lost it LOL but I did once in a while succeed and hit some decent games but all in all I fought it all the way.

    So today I pulled out the old '100@20's' and gave it a whirl. Not much of a warm up but enough that I was ready to toss them.
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    My first attempt was OK in that I did not fight dartitis and just tossed the darts. No where near the 140 I know I could do a few years back but at least no dartitis....I hit the 180 and thought "you can do this, just stop giving a crap!" LOL

    I went at it again:
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    The inconsistency is glaring but for a while there I almost remembered how to throw :D

    Perhaps I can keep this going again, after all it is the single most important practice for me when I made my run back in 04-05 as I always felt that you can be the best outshooter in the world but if you never get to an out it won't matter. It might be points for show, doubles for dough, but you won't get the dough by hitting 45's to your opponents 140's :D Just saying
     
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  7. VanO

    VanO Moderator Site Moderator

    It’s frustrating to think that if you just kept hitting the fat single the score would be so much better. The 0s and 1s get ya every time. Keep at it!
     
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  8. Erik

    Erik Site Owner Staff Member Site Admin Site Moderator

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    And while those are nice, they do not help if you hit the darn 0's and 1's LOL but they, I can still hit a couple here and there :D
     

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