It really doesn’t matter which darts you prefer, one shape or weight, “within reason” is very much the same as any other.
If he has done nothing else, Phil Taylor has proved this time and time again courtesy of Unicorn of course?
Which obviously has nothing to do with promotion and marketing!
Also it also has nothing whatsoever to do with the gullibility of the punter?
As time goes on and also with the denial of the slow onset of Dartitis, players will tend to favour a heavier dart as they will experience difficulty in achieving areas at the top of the board.
This may seem strange as most people would willingly accept that a heavier dart, (if the same effort is applied) is more inclined to drop quite alarmingly.
You too will probably think and accept this, but contrary to belief, when a correctly thrown heavier dart is released it will go higher than a lighter dart.
This as with everything in darts, is consummate proof that everything is done in reverse, including your thinking!
Darts in antiquity
The original darts fashioned so many millennia ago, actually had a point at both ends.
Anyone that throws a dart correctly has from time to time accidentally penetrated the bristle with the stem end of the dart assembly, when the flight has disengaged due entirely to the velocity employed.
Which in itself is a bit of an insight on how a dart is thrown correctly.
How not to throw darts, or basis for mis mechanics and miscomprehension of throwing a dart!
A reality slant on a article imparted by Karlheinz Zöchling in 1998.
Apparently he had received mail from individuals enquiring on the technicalities of throwing a dart.
He later ventures into the realms of the grip and the stance?
However, firstly he delves into how a dart flies.
You must realise that at first, I looked at and read the article and with accepted naivety, I recognised myself in this and his portrayal.
My doubts were raised when I thought about the number of top players that do not use a Parabola arc? As this, the accepted way of delivering a dart is portrayed below!
Curves as stated, can be higher or lower, dependent solely on how powerful the dart is thrown. However all the parabola arc is, is the effect of gravity! We cannot do anything about gravity it is a form of attraction or pulling. However we don’t have to adhere to its principle!
If gravity didn’t exist the dart would and should probably carry on into eternity!
He then states that a decent throwing technique must guide the dart exactly along this parabolic curve when accelerating the dart to guarantee that the dart can continue this curve when it has left the hand.
He states on how the dart has to be moved to keep it in the correct position. Here we have one of the biggest catastrophes of dart throwing, it also leads onto his following nominated points, of,
The attaching joints.
Firstly and to go over a prior omission, there is no such word as parabolic as he incessantly states, the actual definition is parabola, maybe our smarter than thou chaldeans across the pond again?
There are actually at least five levers but more likely six and they are not levers they are cantilevers!
The attaching joints especially the thumb which isn’t even given a mention, the wrist, elbow and shoulder which he gets wrong completely.
In want of other proofs, the thumb would convince me of the existence of god; Sir Isaac Newton.
The main point omitted is that these joints are not aligned to the dartboard rather acting more as active tangents in fact!
These all move to accommodate the entire action.
Being asked how much the dart must be moved in the hand to keep it in the correct position he gets completely wrong.
The fact is that the dart does not move in the hand (or as little as is in your ability to deter it) rather the hand and fingers move around the dart to furnish the dart the function of gripping you. You do not grip the dart.
Just as a golfer does not grip the club, or batsmen don’t grip the bat also bowlers in cricket do not grip the ball. Baseball pitchers do not grip the ball and sluggers in baseball do not grip the bat. This thinking is relevant in tennis, cue sport, even the artisans, polo come under this umbrella. It is also especially present in real archery with real bows, the archer’s paradox paradox is conspicuous by its absence when the correct procedure is applied.
The list is basically endless.
It’s correct application is also extremely prevalent in foot pastimes such as rugby and football, although not one of them, or their coaches realise it.
Isnt it a shame that a certain group of people cannot pronounce association, having to abridge football that once great spectator sport to soccer!
Another thing that is completely overlooked are the use of pivot points, two of the main p-p’s which are basically on both sides of the main bones in the arm, on the humerus and one on the radius there are others on other bones including the ulna. The great thing about pivot points is that they can appear in many places on what is seemingly a straight pieces of bone!
There is absolutely no point going on with this correcting exercise as there is so much in error that the whole process is tedious and time consuming.
Suffice to say
Finally the hand does not follow through, the hand leads through, the object being wielded or thrown always follows through.
When you have eliminated the impossible
must be the truth!