Monday, November 21, 2005

Tonight's Feel Good Out

Well when is 5 a good score? The answer is that it is a good score when you aim for a triple, and hit it, and then aim for a double, and hit it, and not need to throw your third dart at all. That will make 5 a good score any day of the week. This is what happened to me in practice and it left me feeling pretty good. The odd thing is this. If I had performed this same feat just one wedge to the left, it would be a 100 out and thus note worthy. Doing the same thing in the ones doesn't get the glory even though it is no less difficult.

5 comments:

Juergen said...

For what the hell do you need a triple 5 ???

Tommo said...

It may not be spectacular, but these small finishes are so important to winning games, and I practice a lot on them myself. I'm not using DartPro so much this month, and I'm concentrating on target shots like yours.

Zeeple said...

Juergen: I was not aiming at the trip 5, I had five remaining in a practice game and I decided to go for the trip 1, knowing if I hit the single 1 I could finish on double 2. But I hit it. So I needed bones and then hit that too. I am not sure what the triple five would be needed for.

Tommo: you are so right. The tiny finishes are supremely important. Last night I missed several opportunities at the double 1 and lost a match.

juergen said...

I don't practise on the small numbers a lot. I do practise on D20 and D16 most because these are the most important numbers. If you're good enough on them you don't need the small ones. OK, round the clock from time to time is fine, but D20 and D16 is the key. Cheers Juergen

Zeeple said...

You are right. Not all double share the same importance. And as it happens my opinion on which are the most important have changed drastically in the last couple of years. When I first started I swore up and down the double 1 was the most important to practice because ALL 01 games eventually came down to that. In those days it was closer to true for me than now.