Vertical Frustration

Discussion in 'Practice, Strategy & Technique' started by Hooked, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. Hooked

    Hooked New Member

    After watching the pros and semi-pros shoot, it became obvious that they seldom miss hitting at least a single twenty. Resulting in their low scores of 60.

    I practice 2 hours a day and I have figured out how to hit the triples 20% of the time but I typically push it over into the 5's. Therefore my current precision has caused an unwanted plateau.

    Over the last week I have tried changing my stance, grip and spot on the line but nothing has worked as I think my muscle memory has years of bad DNA. Feeling defeated at the moment and have come here for your help.

    Although I wish for a quick fix, I am willing to dedicate many hours to resolve this.

    Any advice to become the accurate vertical phenom I want to be?
     
  2. Erik

    Erik Site Owner Staff Member Site Admin Site Moderator

    As a right handed shooter (not sure that matters) I find that keeping my elbow tucked in helps to keep the darts on the right vertical plane.

    Something to think about.
     
  3. Hooked

    Hooked New Member

    Erik you are right. I often feel my elbow flare out to the left. Usually when I begin my thrust forward.
     
  4. KopRalph11

    KopRalph11 Administrator Staff Member Site Admin

    I am struggling with that now. Its irritating. I am officially the King of wrong Trips LOL. I am not too worried about it. Its a small adjustment somewhere. Right now I am blaming the changing seasons LOL.
     
  5. Hooked

    Hooked New Member

    KING of Wrong Trips! Too funny.

    Believe me, I can relate.
     
  6. Hooked

    Hooked New Member

    Update:

    My partner noticed that my usual steady at the line form was being replaced with my lifting the heel of my leading foot and thereby leaning more towards the 5's.

    I paid attention to his advice and it helped last nite ... but my challenging for the 'King of the Wrong Trips' crown has been occurring for a very long time.
     
  7. Erik

    Erik Site Owner Staff Member Site Admin Site Moderator

    Tuck that elbow in and work on it ;) It should help.
     

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