Why learn your outs? So you can visualize your shots.

Discussion in 'Practice, Strategy & Technique' started by ducks, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. ducks

    ducks Active Member

    There's a lot of talk in sports about visualization. Russell Wilson, the Seahawks quarterback says that he does it.

    This is how it worked out for me last night playing with the neighborhood guys last night at the cell phone shop. Yup, the guy who runs a little cell phone shop installed a Dartslive board so he and his team mates and friends can play. I had 140 left. Looked at the score, and then rehearsed the shot in my head. B, B, D20. In my mind, it was just one, two, three game over. Stepped up to the oche and did it. Then in a cricket match my team was ahead by points and we needed two 18s and three bulls to close out and win. I looked at the board, thought to myself, ok, D18, and three bulls. I stepped up and wham, wham wham. D20, SB, DB. Easy peasy. In each instance, I visualized what I had to do, then I just stepped up and shot what I'd just rehearsed in my mind.

    I only wish that it was that easy every time.
     
  2. Erik

    Erik Site Owner Staff Member Site Admin Site Moderator

    Agree except you wrote: "I looked at the board, thought to myself, ok, D18, and three bulls. I stepped up and wham, wham wham. D20, SB, DB. Easy peasy."

    I'm sure you mean D20.

    I always tell people that you must know no only the outs but what to do if you miss that first dart. Shooting for 80 is an easy example. If you shoot for the T20 and miss to the S20 it's easy right? S20, D40 game over. However so many dart players simply don't know what to do. They aren't keeping score in their heads, they're waiting for someone to tell them what to do, or a machine to advise them on their remaining score. Meanwhile they've lost momentum and their throw.

    Gotta keep track and know what to hit.
     
  3. ducks

    ducks Active Member

    Darn typo. Yup I meant needed two 18s, and then I hit the D18.
     

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