JoskibobPosted by geodie
Joskibob Kandahar, Afghanistan Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:52 am K soooo I’ve done 2 sessions today.. The first one was very frustrating. I was just trying to group darts and work on my drawback. Trying to get it in a straight line… then I sent an email to George and at the very end of it he put “Everything good comes from the forward motion of your stroke. Everything done before that has no effect and isn’t worth worrying over.”
After reading his email I did another half hour or so and was drawing it back the same every time. And all of a sudden things started clicking and somehow someway (I have no idea how) I’m actually making descent groups. Even hitting 2 triples in one series of 3 darts (is there a name for that?) Not to mention that once I relaxed and focused on the target and not my drawback I was doing it in a straight line fashion.
I think my mind was relaxed but, my body was stiff. I kept trying to shoot in unnatural positions. My elbow was to high and my shoulder was to stiff… which was causing it to jerk real hard at the end of the throw.
Any who that is awesome. Darts just got even more fun and relaxing for me. WOOOOO thanks dude!
Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:10 pm Well I finally got my groupings tight like a proper shot group. I finally started doing the accuracy drill. I picked 4 numbers T20, D16,T15,T18. It took me very long to finish up 5 hits… 1 hour and 15 minutes. But I finished and I finished strong. Around 1hour and 10 min in my concentration and focus basically shattered. I realized I through 6 darts at the board and was hardly focusing on what I needed to throw at. Soon after I re-grouped acknowledged that I was not going to hit my last 20′s without focusing (not to mention it was Sunday and everyone was watching football in the common area right next to my room) I really dialed in on the 20. I mean like more focus than I have ever had on one single number. Drew back shot a dart at the trip 20 and HIT! WOW, IMAGINE THAT. Picked up another Dart and said “good shot just like that one more time” Drew back focus – focus – focus… shot and another trip 20!!! I’ve hit two darts in the triples before but not the 20. So I did the same thing and just – JUST slightly above the last 2 darts but was more than satisfied that I was able to regroup, re-focus and acknowledge the fact that my brain was tired.
George is very correct. That the real training is when your going for those ones that you’ve been chasing down the whole practice session. I didn’t realize until last night how important “focus” is. To me it’s become more important than anything else. It seems like everything else pretty much comes naturally already.
Thanks again George. Your practice sessions have already provided me with hours and hours of enjoyment.