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Dartitis- Your views, comments, cures and suggestions
January 15, 2015 - 11:13 AM chris
dont know if this will help anyone but have just had a fascinating conversation with an osteopath who is treating me for a seized lower back and the conversation naturally got onto darts as i have played for quite a few years and it really has bugered me up he seems to think that dartitis is more a muscle problem caused by repetition and over doing the arms and shoulder area kind of makes sense really if things dont work right cause of straining and over use the brain is trying to operate the same but with different restrictions hense you dont let go right my back and shoulders are doing the same thing i aim straight but end up veering violently to the left just a thought if any one wants a different view point
December 20, 2014 - 10:48 AM Adam Crawley
On the subject of dartitis I can help. Played darts for 30 years seen many cases. Studied NLP and learnt how the brain can be tricked into re-focusing on other things during the game and therefore elevating the issue of letting go of the dart. My advice is to see an NLP CONSULTANT who will sort this out.
November 13, 2014 - 12:38 PM John Mac
I've had it for over 10 years now. Don't think there is a sure fire way to get rid of it, i' ve tried a host of different things but the only thing that seems to work for me is to stop worrying about what others are thinking about what i am doing.
November 05, 2014 - 11:05 AM Glen Berry
Some years ago, our dart league brought in Paul Lim and Bob Sinnaeve for a demo. Once the "competition" aspect was over, a question and answer period followed. I asked Lim if he had ever suffered from Dartitis, and if so - how did he counter it? He admitted he at one time did suffer from it - and the only thing that brought him out of it was to throw in the confines of his own home, with the board illuminated by candle light only. For what it's worth.. Glen Berry
October 18, 2014 - 05:47 PM Robert Shearer
I have had the dreaded d for years now, I used to be a decent player until I joined a team and that's where it happened. I can let go off the dart but I jurk around and sometimes struggle to take it back. Any suggetions to help would be much appreciated
September 07, 2014 - 10:29 AM Graham
A few pints always does the trick!
June 25, 2014 - 01:42 PM Derry
Thought I'd share my thoughts/experience for what it is worth. Been suffering dartitis for the last 12 months. Like others I'm a decent player when I've not got it (no world beater but can often hold my own against the best in our area). It got to the stage where I would lock up completely and be unable to throw at all. As a grown man in a pub full of players, being on the oche almost in tears ain't good for the soul! Anyway, read a snippet on here (can't find it now which is odd) about changing your throw and what worked for me was simply shortening my pull back. So, instead of going all the way back, I only (seem) to come back about half way and the buggers go! Played last night and lost in 28 (not good - was still getting used to it) and 15, but in the 15 leg I was down to 45 and my opponent hit a magnificent 141 finish. So, not convinced I'm "cured" yet but things seem to have taken an upturn. Whoever posted the original tip about shortening your pull back, I owe several pints :)) Good luck everyone.
June 19, 2014 - 08:09 AM Don
What worked for me was pause a second and decide what needs to be hit before you approach the board so you aren't standing there thinking about it. As soon as you get up throw. Don't think about aiming let the rhythm flow. Keep doing that and after a while it will become natural.