Fundamental Dart Techniques:
There are a number of bad habits in dart throwing techniques that should be avoided while playing the game. These don’t only reduce efficiency; they also bring body pains and long run posture defects:
•Dart Throwing Techniques-1. Slight leaning can be good but it is wrong to believe that leaning way over the throw line to get closer to the board creates an advantage. This bad habit only reduces the stability of a player.A good throwing posture involves the feet and legs positioned in a solid, comfortable, and relaxed stance. Weight should be distributed to both feet. In the case of leaning, most of the body’s weight is distributed to only one of the foot. In long matches, the player tires out. Hence, the accuracy and efficiency of throws are affected. Moreover, testimonies from long-time dart players have proven the ill effects of this bad habit. Standing on one foot while playing has been causing them back, knee, ankle, and foot pain.
• Dart Throwing Techniques-2.Do not hold the dart sideways or in any other position other than level and pointed to the board. Years of studies in sports have proven that good skill means being able to do the same move at exactly the same way. This is why it is recommended to avoid any non-essential movement.
• Dart Throwing Techniques-3.Darts are not baseballs. Therefore, they should not be thrown the way baseballs are thrown. Doing so is not only unnecessary, it is also dangerous. The excessive power of the throw would only damage the wires on the board. It may also cause the throw to go out of control. Throwing darts like baseballs uses the major strength muscles.Whereas, what is needed for the game are the fine control muscles in the arms and the hand.
• Dart Throwing Techniques-4.Lunging is another bad habit to avoid. It is the lifting of the back foot off the floor during a throw. hose who commit this bad habit likely believe that they can make harder throws by so doing. Lunging negatively affects the entire body and the throw. This causes imbalance during the crucial moment of follow throw. The strength that moves the darts onto the board is ideally provided only by the fingers, wrist, and forearms. It is rarely true that missing the board or hitting it too low can be remedied by increased throw power. Accuracy and the follow through are more important.
• Dart Throwing Techniques-5.Spinning darts are a natural occurrence. Players don’t necessarily induce the spinning. It is hence advised that players don’t make this useless effort of spinning the darts upon throw. The dart should leave the hand nearly simultaneously to ensure level flight. Causing it to spin only contradicts this guideline.