Draw PardnerPosted by geodie
I don’t make a very big deal out of this in the book or routines all I say is “everything good comes from the forward push of your stroke.” I leave this alone because it seems most people have a “draw” as part of the “way they do it” and if they really study what they do they’ll see what you have seen. In my “draw, pause, launch and reach” suggestion the “pause” is there to do exactly what you’ve mentioned: the stroke starts at that point. All the different antics that go on prior to that pause add nothing to the accuracy and control over delivery of the dart. What with all the rhythms, meters, timings, etc. different people use I think it best to just leave the subject alone until someone discovers it themselves. So long as you know about it you can use it, then forget it, so it’s not a distraction. It’s a more heat than light kind of thing I figure. I’ve seen many a shooter without a draw at all but I’m not so sure trying to eliminate one will help either. If that is the “way you do it,” that is the way you do it. Thanks for the topic and chance to talk about this. As for me? I use that pause to focus on the hole I want the dart in and can dredge up a short burst of very high level concentration on each individual dart. The pause is where I start the thrust of my dart into the hole I see and it’s clean, simple and effective.