Thursday, August 11, 2005

New Digs

So these are my new digs. Once again in the new house I have arrange the darting area in the same room as my office which works out nicely because it is long and narrow. I like the new setup a hell of a lot better than the old place though even though it is smaller. There is nothing new here, just a different environment, although I think I am going to by an oche if I can find one that doesn't have the name of a beer on it. Otherwise I'll just put black electrical tape on the floor again. I don't have an oche now but I still dart because I have measured it and the 7'9.25" corresponds to a line in the hardwood floor.



One of my favorite things about the new dart room is that I can attach the backboard to the wall with screws (which you can see if you zoom in on the picture). In the old place I had it hanging by a chain and so the board would wobble shift and move from time to time. Now the board is solid and I can just yank the darts out with little worry. I think I brought the number ring with me but I am not sure. I never use it anyway.



Another difference is that I never really had a place to keep all my dart crap before, whereas now I have a shelf. Zoom in and you can see the contents: my plastic jars of flights, the only dart trophy I ever earned in league, a wooden box with shafts and othe miscellaneous, a gram scale (I actually use that for backpacking more than darts) . My books will go in here too, when I find them.



One of the nice features of this setup is the glass-block window right by the board. Makes for terrific natural lighting during the day and the sill is the perfect length for my dart holder.



When there is no daylight to guide my arrows I rely on this fifties-looking psuedo tracklight. The room originally had one of those funky Japanese lantern type globes hanging from the ceiling but it gave off no light and got in the way of the dart line of sight. So I replaced it with lights I could aim at the dartboard. Works extremely well.


As always, click the image for a larger picture.

8 comments:

Tommo said...

Well done! Looks like you're well and truly back in business again. Nice set-up.

Zeeple said...

Thanks! And I haven't even filled in the text yet... But I am glad you like it based on the pics.

mcvickj said...

Looks nice.

Zeeple said...

Thanks mcvickj. Once I get all the boxes of miscellaneous crap out of here as well as find a real oche it will look nicer.

Tommo said...

Saw your comments re the oche ; I've got laminate (fake wood) flooring, and a permanent black marker pen with a square tip has made a really neat throwing line.

Zeeple said...

Hmm.. I have nice hardwood floors and I don't wanna put magic marker on them. The residue from tape or a sticker oche I think would come up with 409. But there is also a line in the floor exactly where the front of the oche would be so I might not put anything at all!!

Anonymous said...

Dartdwarf here. My teammate came in to league tonight and said he knows who has the darts I want to see and have I been chatting with a guy in Pittsburgh. Hopefully I will see first hand your dart design soon. Tossed a ton-80 in league tonight to no avail. We were soundly beaten 19 - 6.

Zeeple said...

How ya doing Dartdwarf. Congrats on the max. The only time I have seen a max thrown in league play, my teammate threw it and I was chalking. He got a nice round of applause, but then couldn't hit his double. That was a special night. That was the finals match and we won, giving us the plaque you commented on earlier. Cheers.