A Guide To Darts Practice Routines
A Guide To Darts Practice Routines
Learn how to play darts from a world champion. In this video, you will learn two practice games which will enhance your skills for the game.
When practicing this fantastic game of darts, I always maintain you should have a purpose to your practice. To just stand there aimlessly throwing dart after dart after dart at the troubled twenty is okay. It exercises your arm pretty well, doesn't exercise much else.
The game is between the ears, very, very important. I, therefore, recommend when you practice you practice with a purpose in mind. The practice games I've developed over the years and utilized over the years all are orientated towards finishing because that is quite simply the most important part of the game.
You cannot win a game unless you hit a finish. So, the practice games I've recommended all involve hitting a double and there's quite a few of those I can talk to you about. One of which is called box 27.
A game I devised way back in the early eighties, in fact, early seventies. It involves throwing every section of the dart board from 1 to 20 and the bulls eye. You start off with a score of 27 which actually gives you 5 clear visits before you're out.
You aim at double 1 with your first 3 darts, and if you hit double one you add it on to the 27. So, hit it once you go to 29, hit it twice you go to 31, or three 33. Move onto twos exactly the same, but if you miss with all 3 darts, you deduct the value of the double.
So, on ones you would go from 27 to 25, then you miss twos you go from 25 to 21, you move onto threes. If you miss double three all three times or three darts, you deduct 6 and you go down to 15. But if you miss the double two with all 3 darts, you deduct the value of the double.
Same with threes, fours, all the way around. But if you've miss everything, you miss fives you're out. You get to zero and the game is over.
You have to start again. The object of the exercise is to get right around the bull which means you would have hit many of your targets and not missed many. Tremendous practice game.
It can be played by any number of players for a few shillings if you want to play, or half of pint of beer if your partly inclined. One of the other great practice games is half it where you're given a series of different targets of the dart board that be it a single number, or a double, a particular trouble, or a combination shot to produce a certain number. You have 3 darts to achieve each target.
If you hit those targets, you add on your score. If you miss, you half the score you already got. And it's not uncommon to end up with a pretty low score in that game.
It's a very, very good precise practice game where you've got to hit what you're looking at or you're punished which is exactly what happens in the 5 at 1 game. If you're on the road away from home and you're missing your practice sessions, then we've got a pizza kit here which answers the question. It's a simple strap that goes around a hotel door and you can adjust the dart board to the correct height.
It comes with a carrying case, very convenient and easy-to-use kit as the unicorn on tour. I thoroughly recommend it. Now when you want to practice at home, you may not want to mount a dart board on the wall.
You may want to consider a very, very good piece of equipment. The Unicorn dart mate which is a free standing structure with a darts cabinet, score boards, everything you need to play the game. It's built in such a way that the dart will be at exactly the right height so you can measure down and get your right throw.
Doesn't leave any holes in the wall. So, I hope the routines I've been able to show you and the equipment I've been able to show you will help you in your darts practice. So, that's how to practice darts. .