Thursday, October 20, 2005

Seventh Lifetime Ton-80

It has been since July 15 since I have last hit a "max". So this was just the shot I needed to bring myself out of a rut in dart playing. But in all fairness I haven't been in a slump necessarily, just a rut. I have been doing decently in league but not spectacular. I have hit several Ton-40's and Hat Tricks, several other low tons, etc. but not consistently. So I have been shooting above average, just not at the level I desire.



My accuracy with the darts pictured above surprised me a little. I have been in the mindset lately that 24 grams is pretty much the perfect weight for a dart. Depending on the dart of course. Front loaded darts have a wider range of acceptable weights. For example I have been throwing my 27 gram GT3's lately with pretty good accuracy and not suffering due to the extra grammage. So when I picked up the 16 gram darts (in the picture) and started hitting things I was surprised. I put a slightly smaller flight on them (pears) and found they flew pretty much straight and with a good flat trajectory. I did notice that I throw these darts harder. I think this is in response to their lighter weight, and according to a book I am reading (How to Master the Sport of Darts) throwing harder is a more accurate style than lobbing high-arced trajectories. Time will tell.

7 comments:

Dax said...

Well done.

Bravo!

Just one advise, stick to the same darts set.

Dax

Zeeple said...

Thanks Dax! But sticking to one dart set... I don't know. That's like asking a dog not to bark!

169 check said...

Congratulations,

I would go with dax, keep using this set of darts.

Cheers from Germany

Tommo said...

Whoah! Look at that grouping - you could've stuck another 9 in there :o)

Zeeple said...

Thanks 169 Check, thanks Tommo. I have been in a darts rut and this is just what I needed to snap out of it. I think I use this set of darts at league this week.

jsobo119 said...

NICE... hey I fixed the bug in the CricketScorer...let me know if you get it to work...

Zeeple said...

Cool, I'll download the newest version of the cricket scorer and use it as soon as I can. I have been waiting for someone to make such a tool for quite a while. Thanks a million for doing so!