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    PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I think that having a couple or a few takes the edge off and in the end makes you more relaxed and comfortable. I like being stoned when I show up, having a shot of Patron, few beers, more patron, more beer, and a shot a patron to celebrate or sulk after the last match.
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    PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I used to drink for social reasons and to take the edge off, but I no longer drink for health reasons. So now I do a little relaxation drills during practice and matches. It seems to have helped.
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    PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I'm a drinker, plan and simple. I like to drink beer! I have a few warming up at home on the practise board, and then I have a few before the match down at the bar. It helps get my pre-game jitters out of my system, which I am still shocked I get. I guess its because I am competative. I drink till I get that good buzz, and then pase myslef through the rest of the match. Afterwards, make sure its a stubble home.

    At tourney's I drink to be social, and try not to drink too much there as well. Maybe 12 throughout the course of the whole day, so I still have my edge, but I feel loose at the same time.
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    PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Only when a drink is put in front of me. For some reason, everytime I walk by the bar, the bartender is handing me a beer????? Laughing Laughing
    Seriously, if you are sponsored by a bar, there is a business reason behind it. It's not because the owner likes to see you're smiling faces every week.
    It's to hopefully bring in more "PAYING" cutomers. I am not saying you should pick up drinking, but it is a slap in the face if all you do is sip on a coffee all night. Buy a side plate, or plan you're dart night, where you eat dinner there before the match.
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    PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I do drink the 2 times the wife and I go out a week. I shouldn't, I know it. And thats all I have to say about that.
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    PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I didn't say get stumbling drunk Laughing Laughing Laughing you could buy soda's or like I have done on occassion, mix 1/2 grapefruit, and 1/2 cranberry juice together. It makes for a tastey little drink. Now I don't do this very often, but I have been known to do it once in a while. Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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    PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I don't drink at all, cause I can't drink socially at all. The cops seem to show up everytime I drink, so towards the end of my boozing career I just took a case of beer and a bottle of rum to the cop shop and drank there.

    Cop would come out and ask me what I thought I was doing? I told him I was saving everybody time, gas, money, wear and tear on vehicles and personal property. Plus I didn't need to do any field sobriety test.
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    PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Used to drink, not anymore -
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    PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    This is a real good one. I started out not drinking and have played this way for almost 20 years. For me the choice is to drink when I want not that I need. Seems there are many that I know that can't hit the board with out several drinks down. I think it goes as to how you started your playing, sober or with .
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    PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    This is a good one. I started only playing socially at the pub. Then I started playing a bit at the office with co-workers (and I was mostly sober at work). The past six months or so I felt really drawn towards darts and when I started going out 5 nights a week to play darts, and every dart night meant I'd get drunk, it caught up with me pretty quick. Now I mostly have a few lagers throughout a dart night rather than the 6-7 IPAs I used to. It helps my wallet and allows me to go out more, but not sure that it really helps my game one way or another. I guess I remember the good games more, but also remember the bad games better...
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    PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    well everyone in the dart team i play in drinks lol i think im the only one that stays on coke i never drink cose i believe it would inhibit my game the same as evaluation aprehention does
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    PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Danny Pace seems to only get better with more and more alcohol in his system. I do better with 3 or 4 beers in me in the course of a couple of hrs... then try to just maintain that over a long day. Calms my nerves. There is a line for me... I cross it and I start really stinking.
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    PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    i usually buy between 4-5 beers plus my free house round and i occassionaly get a few handed to me from teammates thats when we play at home but unlike the rest of my team i can see my house from out the bars window...ie. 2 blocks away plus i somtimes eat dinner there too just to try and support the bar that supports us....away games are hit or miss most bars we play at are 5-10 minutes away but one bar is 45 minutes each way not super far but when your leaving the bar at 12:45 on a tuesday nite you tend to attract unwanted attention so when we are there 2 beers at most ...plus i aint much of a beer guy but im not gunna start to tip a bottle on a tuesday either....
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    PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I dont drink when I play in league or tournament play. The rationale is that I dont want to be in a state that I cannot control or duplicate on my own. Theory being that when I get to a place in my game where I am at my best I want to be able to understand it and recreate it ... just like my throw when I group the darts tightly.

    Now .. here is the odd note ... when I practice at home ... I drink ... not too lose my nerves but because I enjoy a nice dark rum or Gibson's Finest 12 year old rye. It keeps me not thirsty, not hungry and rewarded for doing my daily practice regime.
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    PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    The last time I lived down here in 'ol Cowtown both the wife and I played on a team and if the bar offered it, we would eat, I would usually drink to get a buzz and she would have one or maybe two before she would switch to water or a Pop.

    This time around, I work the Mid-Shift (Third or 11pm to 8am or so) so there is no legal way to drink before work. Heck, I cannot even stay for a whole night of Darts, I have to make sure I am out the door around 9:30 so I can get home to change to go to work! The home bar that this team throws out of sells the Monster Energy drinks and has a menu, so I at least have a Monster, maybe some food and make sure I tip well and when I settle up my tab, I remind the barkeep and waitress that I gotta get running to go to work.

    If I attend the Friday night Blind Draw, I start the night with a beer, maybe some food and then my Monster before I switch to the iced tea. When people offer to buy me a beer, I politely refuse and tell them that I have to drive onto base housing (I'm in the USAF) so it is a face to face encounter with a Cop to get to my house.

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    PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I don't drink for social reasons or to help my game. I just drink cause I love drinkin'! Laughing
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    PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    YoungDrtr wrote:
    I don't drink for social reasons or to help my game. I just drink cause I love drinkin'! Laughing


    Well put. I couldn't have said it better myself.
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    PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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    I don't drink for social reasons or to help my game. I just drink cause I love drinkin'! Laughing


    I usually start with a pitcher of yuengling while warming up and have one or two pints during each of the matches, I call it my liquid aim. I would have to say that if I was not shooting in my league I would be drinking at the bar so it all works out except the hangover in the morning .
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    PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I have a slight case of social anxiety so I drink to calm myself and kinda make the other people disappear. Very Happy
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    YoungDrtr wrote:
    I don't drink for social reasons or to help my game. I just drink cause I love drinkin'! Laughing


    I usually start with a pitcher of yuengling while warming up and have one or two pints during each of the matches, I call it my liquid aim. I would have to say that if I was not shooting in my league I would be drinking at the bar so it all works out except the hangover in the morning .


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    PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Interesting topic of discussion. Yes, my wife and I drink when we play darts and its more a social and appreciation thing than we need to. Also, where can you go these days and spend 20 bucks for a good time with friends. We never drink more than 3 beers each and most the time only 1 each. The appreciation part is the bar owner who makes his living selling libations. In our case we have several owners who supply us a place to play, give us new boards , prize money and support for tournaments. If they can do this for us then I can surely buy a few beers.
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    PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Joker78 wrote:
    I have a slight case of social anxiety so I drink to calm myself and kinda make the other people disappear. Very Happy



    Now I know what I have, and why I drink, lol.
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    PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I think it should be personal choice either way. Nobody should be shocked if a dart player likes to have a couple of pints, nor think less of them if they dont.

    Now as for me, I have been finding a few pints between games, but drinking water during games works nicely.

    That being said, I have started as of tonight not drinking at all on league nights as I want to save up some money to buy my Wife a set of Jeff Pickup customs.

    I am very glad to do that for her, but for the love of ... what a horrible night of darts!!

    Plan B might to have a tipple at home before setting out and then drink pop once at the game.

    People will of course say i shouldn't 'need' a beer and well maybe once Im a lot better and a lot more confident, but until then....
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    PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I'll be honest, I'm having a tough time with this anymore.

    On one hand I want to give something to the bar for having me there, on the other hand I don't want to drink pop or for that matter anything else when at darts now.

    The last two league nights I've ordered a Jack and Diet Coke and then milked it all night and left without finishing it.

    I feel it's important to support the bar, that's why they let us play there, but on the other hand I feel the bar ought to offer something for everyone too -- so the non drinkers ought to have some options.

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    There was a comment on Fb the othr day and all i posyed was " why do u Need to.drink.to play"

    Man did that stirr up the crap!
    persinal.choice i guess realy

    i dont drink while playing...but that may also be attributed to me teachung youth payers and having any there..and just sicking with that!
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