The word angle has many definitions, but my favourite and the most important classification in Darts and all other sports is; ” The alternation required to superimpose either of two such lines or planes on the other, or alternatively a third”.
In the scenario of darts the two lines equate to te prominent finger or fingers, the third is the dart, thus promoting inertia in at least two simulational, but opposite directions. When I state opposite I mean everything is opposite and I do mean everything!
The above terminology is an extremely descriptive clarification, it’s quite eloquent in fact. However the interpretation fails quite miserably to explicate what truly happens’ solely because the English language,”which I classify as a bastard language as it has purloined words from every other language in the world, and makes them fit so naturally”. English does not contain any word that can adequately describe what actually happens.
In fact it’s not just the English language, I haven’t found a word in any language that describes what unfolds.
There probably was at one time, but then again we mustn’t forget about the studious friar or monk diligently binning a massive amount of the languages by order of the pontiff!.
Who needed the tower a Babel when you had a few dozen clergy of this ilk turning up a couple of centuries later?
Angles with their subsequently differing inertia’s and contradictory directions are the finest way of delivering a dart.
Unfortunately the natural ability of achieving this belies just about every sense we appear to possess. However, the heights of natural ability can be obtained with unremitting practice and belief in a false synopsis.This second option will and does furnish the vast majority of top throwers with the correct action. It’s known as natural ability
However, both these options unsheathe the double edged sword of mistaken adaptability and self-assurance, known as cockiness! For which, if we [and I do in all cinserity include myself in this menagerie!] get good enough.
If you’re good at something, your confidence abounds, talented almost to the point of arrogance, you will, if you attain these dizzy heights be accused of superciliousness and the like, and this is just your own team mates, however when it comes down to getting that match winning double you will be the Bee’s knees and treated like a king. but forget all the back slapping when you’ve done the deed, as soon as the feats done, very quickly it’s going to change in to backstabbing. Out of earshot of course!
The green monster is a powerful beast.
As with the flick, ‘often but erroneously used to describe the correct delivery method for a dart’.
It’s done rapidly and in a lot of cases it packs quite a wallop so logic dictates that it must be the same correct way of deliring the dart?
I will not dispute this, as it is true!
Everyone that throws correctly throws the same, only styles and how they get to the correct gantry position alters!
The only difference with the flick action is the speed that the thrower acquaints when manipulating his fingers to work the dart when attaining the correct opposite, but equal angles required.
Thus accurately propelling the dart into the board. Correct, but undervalued and completely misread!
There is no difference whatsoever between the above application to the procedure used by a thrower who looks as if all his movements are languid, smooth and almost lethargic. Only the speed of the action will differ, the flick thrower will appear to be delivering a faster dart, however the lethargic thrower will deliver a consistently far more accurate missile with much greater velocity and will be able to do it for hours upon end.
They exert an almost negligible amount of effort!
These are full pullers, they are almost as rare as frogs fur or hens teeth.
The word poetic leaps to mind when you observe these thraggers!
These are also the ones that are frowned upon; those who are so good they have trouble getting into a team, something unjustifiably pre warns the big cheese’s of a team that they are not going to be top dog anymore and so everything is done to keep the interloper out. The sadly mistaken hesd honcho assumes they are soon to be deposed, they see a threat to their power basis, they are the captains of their ships and it really doesn’t matter if the ship’s sinking. All that matters is their status on a Friday night,
It’s quite inane really as the thragger couldn’t give a toss. All they ever think about is throwing darts, nothing else matters!
Incidentally having a thragger in the team will raise the throwing standard of the whole side, conversely a Dartitis sufferer will be detrimental to the side. It is a frailty of human nature!
It’s unfortunate but true! The sufferer has to go, Dartitis is as contagious as yawning, once somebody starts, well you know what happens?
Which brings us to the part when thraggers must be honest to themselves and the other players in the team. It is an absolute fact, that thraggers are more susceptible to Dartitis than any other thrower, if and when they are hit by the bug, nobody else will notice at first, nobody except the Thragger, it is not yips, that is a warming that came ages earlier.
Here the Thragger has to make a decision of whether to try and play through it, (an extremely rare outcome) or give up the arrows for a short or long length of time.
Actually, it’s usually for ever!
But they will be doing the correct thing. The throwing yourself on your sword is the way to go!
The sport is far more important than anyone?
Very few get that lucky to rekindle their original throw, usually those that do come back have an adapted throw, which will suffice! You see a lot of these players in the professional ranks.
They are still very good, but they yearn for their original throw to re-emerge.
The first dart player I saw with a true modified throw was Tony Brown of Kent and England.
Likewise A batsman was Peter Willey, in golf it was Lee Trevino.
Modified throwing is acceptable to the indiidual concerned, they still have Dartitis, but they are usually hitting what they are attempting and with velocity by their use of a linear aproach. The only problem which is massive and in the end debilitating unless good fortune shines on you, is the immense effort to achieve it. Although these throwers look extremely awkward, they do without doubt utilise the area where Dartitis stems from.
The suffering parabola thrower on the other hand has even less chance of reattaining their original throw, as they hae settled for a safe approach, arching the dart in a line of the segment required and reducing the power used, basically hoping for dropins! They have no real compunction to find out what the problem is, as long as they don’t look foolish in the meantime.
Parabola players usually settle on a heavier dart than their original arrow, their thinking is that a heavier dart will fly higher and drop to penetrate the bristles lower.
Which in fact gives them away as the throw of true dartist using a heavier dart would attain a higher flatter tragectory.
Don’t forget though the word was angles not angle!
When you have eliminated the impossible
No matter how improbable
Must be the answer