There are many techniques for throwing darts. The following information is intended to be the most useful of these, but will not suit everyone’s style. It is also important that you know how your dartboard is constructed before practicing any technique. Some boards have a wire surrounding the outer edge which can cause serious injury if hit and others have an outer plastic ring that can also cause injury if hit. A dartboard with neither of these is best for practicing any technique as there will be nothing to interfere with your throws, but this type of board is not as widely available as those with wire and plastic linings.
People must choose their own favorite throwing techniques; however, it is suggested that only darts which have no spin be used for this particular technique. The reason for this is that those darts which do not spin will remain in whatever position they hit the board (rather than rotating as they drop down) and thus stand a better chance of hitting the desired section of numbers.
Disregarding all other advice, choose one dart to be your “pointer” dart and practice throwing this one first. It is usually best to stick with the same dart when practicing the technique so that you don’t become confused by which dart will land in what position.
The technique itself is quite simple – stand about two arm-lengths away from your target, feet positioned sideways so they are about a shoulder’s width apart. Extend your arm and keep it straight, pointing directly at the target, then slowly raise your arm upwards until your hand is level with the top of your head (or higher if you are attempting to hit a double). Then, without twisting or snapping your wrist in any way, simply allow the dart to slide out of your fingers. Keep your arm raised until the dart hits the target, then move on to the next dart and repeat the process.
How to properly throw a dart
The best way to throw a dart is with your arm straight and your elbow locked.
To throw a dart, use three simple steps:
1. Stand about a foot or two away from the board, facing it. Extend your throwing arm and point at the bull’s-eye (or whatever you’re aiming for).
2. Keep your arm straight and at eye level, then raise your elbow to shoulder height. When you’re ready to release, point the tip of the dart toward the board instead of flinging it.
3. Release the dart after you’ve exhaled all your air completely
Your throwing hand should be in a fist shape with your thumb tucked in.
There should be a small space between your thumb and pointer finger, which will allow you to release the dart from the point where you originally hold it.
Start by holding the dart with your thumb on one end and your pinky on the other end. Your palm should face in towards your chest so that when you throw it, your hand won’t “wind up” and the dart will go straight.
Holding the dart like this is called a pencil grip.
Another way to hold the dart is like you would hold a fork when eating spaghetti. Hold one end in each of your fingers with your palm facing outwards. This is called a knife grip.
The dart should be held firmly with your thumb and index finger, but not tightly enough to crush it – this will make it more difficult to release when you’re ready to throw it.
If you have trouble releasing the dart from certain grips, try holding it between your middle finger and ring finger or between your pinky and ring finger.
Never throw a dart with your thumb on the end of it, as this is an amateur mistake that makes for poor accuracy.
If you are unable to hold the dart between two fingers, then you can try holding it between one or three fingers. However, if you still have trouble throwing accurately this way, use a pencil grip instead.
Try to release the dart so it travels upwards at a slight angle rather than straight across to the board. This will allow you to hit higher numbers farther from the bull’s eye.
If you have trouble figuring out which way the dart is going to drop after being released, then try imagining there’s a straight line from the dart to your hand. When you release it, imagine that the dart is going in a straight line above and in front of you. This will ensure that when it’s in flight, it won’t be dropping down onto the board or into someone else’s dart space.
What is the best dart throwing technique?
The best dart throwing technique is one that you can replicate with consistency.
There are many different dart-throwing techniques, but most of them will not be useful for your game if you cannot do them consistently.
Here’s a simple way to tell what is the best dart throwing technique: try each technique and see how it affects the accuracy of your throws.
The dart-throwing technique that yields the greatest accuracy is the best one for you to use in your game.
What is the trick to darts?
The trick to darts is mental acuity. The dartboard consists of twenty-one sections, each with a number ranging from one to twenty-one, along with the word “double” on the inner ring and the word “bullseye” on the outer ring. When you play darts, you have three attempts to throw your first dart so that it lands in the double ring, which is worth twice as many points as the single rings. If your first dart lands on a number, then you can choose to either use that number and throw again or move to another number. The trick is to think about each of these three options before throwing your darts and commit to picking one before you let go of your dart. You will have to do this quickly or you will be forced to use the number on your first dart. If none of the numbers are worth twice as many points, then you can choose any number along the outer ring that is closest to the center of the board without falling into another ring.
The key here is to be decisive. If you quickly pick a number before throwing your dart, then it will be easier to release the dart with confidence and avoid standing around for too long.
How to stand when throwing darts?
When throwing darts, you should have your legs slightly apart with one foot slightly in front of the other. The non-dominant foot will be back to provide for better balance. If you find that standing this way makes it difficult to throw darts accurately, then try switching feet so that your dominant foot is back. When throwing darts, you should be balanced, but relaxed. Your arms should hang at your sides and not be too far out to the side. Try throwing darts while standing in front of a mirror so that you can see what needs improvement.
Here are some other tips:
You should ALWAYS aim for the center of the board. Putting an opponent’s dart in your space or missing is NOT worth it!
If you are practicing with a friend, try dividing up the numbers between you. For example, if there are 20 remaining darts and two people playing then one person can take five while the other takes fifteen.
Remember that darts are very small, so it’s easy to over-stretch your arm and throw off your aim. Be sure not to jerk your arm too quickly before releasing the dart.
If you’re playing with friends or siblings who can distract you, then try imagining that they’re not there!
A common mistake that people make is tilting their head back when they throw. This can make it difficult to aim, especially for shorter people. Try throwing without tilting your head back, and you might be surprised at how accurate you are!
And remember: don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it!
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