It was pointed out to me by a competitor that I have a distinctive attribute to my stroke. If he said it just to get in my head, he was quite successful. Right at the start of my motion, I straighten my arm bit, raising my elbow, moving my hand forward a bit before starting the pull back motion of the stroke. It's always been part of my timing and it is awful hard for me not to do it. But now since this guy said something its been bugging me. Can this beginning motion be detrimental to my stroke? Should I work to eliminate it? I should say I've been playing in league for about 3 years now and skill level is at about a 29 dart 501 average with steady (but slow) improvement.