Throw development

Discussion in 'Practice, Strategy & Technique' started by Erik, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Erik

    Erik Site Owner Staff Member Site Admin Site Moderator

    OK, so I've fought with my darts and throw for a while now since hurting my neck last year but I think I've found the key to improving again. I'm just throwing off the front of my face now which seems to be straightening things out for me. It's a little different for me, but not much difference. I'll try to get some shots of it and show what I mean but suffice today I'm feeling good about it though I haven't seen any big improvements yet.
     
  2. Erik

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    Maybe this is working ;) Shot a 31 in 50@bulls today :D Getting better I think
     
  3. VanO

    VanO Moderator Site Moderator

    I may be doing the same sort of thing. I used to play from an RvB kinda set up jut now I’m finding something more like Ando is much more comfortable and consistent too.
     
  4. Erik

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    Well after a poor practice and a desire to figure it out I put some cash in the machine (soft) and struck up some games. 1st game was about normal at 2.67mpr but I was feeling like I was starting to hit. Next was 3.77mpr, ok something is working! Then 4.20mpr! Yas! It's feeling better and the darts are going in. Next was about 3.7 (can't) remember and I finished the last with 3.0mpr. Overall, It wasn't too bad. Just too bad I didn't have my hot button and didn't log in (pain in the rear) but I'm feeling better about this change of throw.
     
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  5. Erik

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    Went down and played 11 games on the G3 (Electronic) and after a rough start picked it up and finished better than I've thrown in a while now:
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    Overall average for the day was 2.97MPR but the last 5 games averaged 3.34MPR. I was finally starting to hit the right holes then ;) Still hit a LOT of next door trips right on the line but it was feeling a lot better after the first 6 games :)
     
  6. Erik

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    For most of those games I played a guy who always shot the 17 first and pounded it like crazy. Was frustrating at first as I was missing too much, then when I started to hit well I'd close it on him early. Two games I opened S20, T20, T17 :) Shut him down fast that way ;) The last game he had enough, that was the 3.78mpr game and I was averaging over 4mpr until the bull on that one :D I went from 2.60mpr in the last 50 games to 2.76mpr today so I know it was an improvement :) Now to get back over 3.2!
     
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  7. VanO

    VanO Moderator Site Moderator

    He thinks you hustled him! Nice shooting! When I competed in league play I would go in reverse on certain guys in Cricket. Really sets some players off!
     
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  8. Erik

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    LOL Maybe but I think it was just enough for him at that point and I was obviously picking it up. He started out as a 2.67mpr to my 2.6 and I think at the end he finished around 2.71 to my 2.76. Might have figured it was time to move on.

    Last guy I played I started out slow with just a couple marks each round, then turned it up and shot back to back 7's and finished strong :D Felt good.
     
  9. VanO

    VanO Moderator Site Moderator

    So...I am thinking of making a change in my setup and grip. Obviously mist players have to weigh the cons of the effect in their competitive performance but, I don’t have that worry. I just have to deal with the frustration with myself. My rationale is this... I have always fought with my darts veering left because I tend to point that direction at set up. I have always corrected by turning my body and shoulders to the right which increases offset from dart to eye. So without being long winded I want to hold the dart with thumb plus 2 in sort of an “O.” It seems to allow the dart to point in the direction of my sight line and is also in vertical alignment with the inside of my wrist and elbow. Anyone want to chime in?
     

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