Warm up and practice using 6 darts in hand?

Discussion in 'Practice, Strategy & Technique' started by ducks, Dec 21, 2019.

  1. ducks

    ducks Active Member

    I stumbled upon this idea several years ago. I would stop by places without my darts, grab a beer, then pick up 5 or 6 bar darts and then toss them a bit, just for something to do. It was fun, especially when I hit good groups.

    I have been warming up and practicing with 6 darts in hand (my own darts, not bar darts) for the last month or so. I don't play near as much as I used to, so I decided to try this out. It definitely warms up the arm a lot faster. I can see my groups and tendencies much clearer. When I miss, I see the miss pattern. The patterns can be quite beautiful. Crappy darts, but beautiful miss patterns. I think this makes it much easier for me to make an adjustment with darts in hand, or with the next throw. A bad group is ugly, while a good group is darn impressive looking.

    One real positive I have noticed is that my third dart feels smoother, since it is not last, but rather just the next one. If you know what I mean.

    Six darts in hand is actually quite fun and makes practice much more interesting. You can do fun things like go D16, D8, D4, D2, D1, B. I started thinking about the arguments for and against 6 darts in hand and I think 6 makes sense for practicing your stroke.

    One final thought. It's much more satisfying to use 6 darts in hand on a real board, not electronic.
     
  2. Erik

    Erik Site Owner Staff Member Site Admin Site Moderator

    Done that many times...used to play a game in the pub too where you took all your buddies darts and tried to stick them all in the bull! Gets tough when your up to 12 or 15 darts!
     
  3. CraigB

    CraigB Best looking Craig B in the forum! $:-{P> Staff Member Site Admin

    I tried this a couple of times back when I could throw well, but found I was just destroying flights like crazy.
     

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