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Techniques In Dart For A Better Game -
5 Tips on throwing Darts

The basic requirements for the grip:

1. Aim and direct! The chief objective or purpose of your grip should able be to retain the end of the dart pointing or facing up in each throwing stage.

2. Solid and relaxed. The grip should be stable, firm and should not put tension to the muscles of your fingers. When your fingers become white due to force exerted, this is an indication that your grip overly excessive. If also you feel that your muscles are strained resulting in difficulty in releasing the dart, this too, is not good. Keep in mind that Dart is a not a game of force, but rather touch. To keep your touch, just grasp the dart loosely just so it will not slide, and hold it firmly so as to maintain control when speeding up. Usual error that most do is gripping the dart too firmly than loosely.

3. Use at least three fingers. More fingers will provide more regulation and control in gathering speed or acceleration and more feel, but makes releasing difficult as there are more fingers that has to be well coordinated. Finger coordination is an important point for release in your grip.

4. Shape of barrel. Not all types of grips will be suitable or functional on different barrel types. Longer barrels compel a grip using more fingers, while a grip with not much fingers for short barrels. Not only that you need to discover the right grip for you, but you need to discover the barrel that’s right for you as well.

5. No to a fist. Spread your fingers that are not included in your grip away; if you are using your four fingers when you are holding the dart, and the smallest finger joins the other four making a fist, it will cause the other four fingers muscle strain and will result to a fist than to an open hand that is necessary for an effective release.

The stance

“Right foot forward” stance. We achieve and understand this when we examine the position of a player while aiming. When aiming, players set the eye, the dart and the target in a line. When a player makes a throw he must try to place the three control routine of his arm in a plain of two dimensions. This decreases error by disregarding sideward actions of the arm.

The throw

Distribution of your weight. The weight chiefly rests on the forwarded foot while your foot behind will hold adequate weight to thoroughly balance your posture. Keep in mind that regardless which distribution of weight you will use, your posture should be very firm and unshakable. The forward foot, should constantly remain on the ground or floor.

Leaning. The more that you lean your body forward, the closer you reach the board however the more it will be demanding physically and unbalanced your throw or hurl will become. If you bend forward excessively, this will result to back strains in the long run. Practice and try to find a better position for throwing.

Balance. Lifting your balance leg when throwing is discouraged, keep your balance foot on the floor always.

Torso. Your posture must assure that during a throw, your body should be kept still.


Dart is a game of skill and would require constant practice on your part. You have to discover your own individual grip, stance and style of throw. Everything that measure up to the standards that you can handle will benefit your game. Put in mind not to merely imitate the style of play of other dart players. You have to solve it on by yourself.

You can very well try grips and throwing styles of different individuals for the main purpose of comparing and finding out which part of it is appropriate for you, or in order for you to learn the connections technically and enhance your skill, but you should be able to find your own style, the one wherein you feel very comfortable with and that results to a better play each time. Achieve this through constant practice and thorough and keen observation on other good dart players or on professionals; look into their style of play and if you can very well do it with ease and comfort, then implement or incorporate it on your style.

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