Hey guys. I’m having serious problems with my dart grip…I need your help for a change.
For the last 3 months, I’ve been struggling with getting my grip right. For some reason, I can’t settle into a consistent grip and pressure. Now I usually help others with this but I can’t seem to help myself.
My stance is locked in and my release feels about right, so I’m ok there. My groups are good when I have the right grip but I seem to keep shifting between a tight grip up where the point meets the shaft, and a looser grip where I cradle the darts at threee fingertips and launch the dart.
That may not make much sense but they are pretty similar other than pressure, and I’ve used both grips successfully at times in the past.
Anyone else experience this inability to lock down a part of their game? I’m getting frustrated…..and I should know this stuff!
On the positive side, having problems with my dart grip is keeping me from worrying about my stance. Maybe it’s time to re-read some of my own darts articles.
I love this post on the mechanics of throwing darts.
While I think he approaches Darts like German auto mechanic, he makes excellent points on the best darts grip, stance and throw.
“Whoa. Hang on Davey…aren’t you always telling us that there’s NO “right” way of doing anything?”
Yes. I say that all the time and I mean it. What this guy shows are the correct principles to throwing better darts.
Understanding the mechanics will help you make the most out of however you throw darts. You should know this stuff…then you can apply it as you see fit.
IF I were taking a brand new player under my wing, so to speak, then these tips are how I would “create” his dart form.
As someone who has played for over 20 years, I’ve moved from a full side stance to a nearly full face-forward stance to something in between enough times to know how my body reacts, but new players should take this stuff to heart.
(fyi: this is a newer version of my earlier post on how to stand and throw darts – the old one is now retired.)
This is a pointer to one of my favorite darts technique articles.
While there’s something terribly German about his attention to detail (not always a bad thing) he covers the 3 main physical aspects of the game.
The only thing I disagree with is that I don’t believe there is only one correct stance. His other stance comments are all good but I think you can throw well with anything from a “both toes on the line” stance to a full-sideways one.
Of course I have to say that since I’m not far short of a full face forward stance myself. But it’s still true. I do agree that if I was taking an absolute beginner to his first trip to the oche I’d have him stand pretty much like the author says, but I wouldn’t waste any time “correcting” the stance of someone who’s thrown for a few years in any position.