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Dartitis- Your views, comments, cures and suggestions
February 13, 2014 - 03:18 AM Duque
Hi, I suffered dartitis this year for the first time, actually I did not even know it was dartitis until now. For the last 6 months I had been trying so hard to perferct my technique that my game starting getting worse and when I tried to get back to my old technique, dartitis apeared. I can confirm that in my case it is only a mental problem. I solved in a desperate move to start releasing my dart again by imitating another players swing, this person throws with both legs together and bends his knees slightly while bringing the dart back, and releases at the same time he straightens his legs. He does not pull up his arm to aim, simply from a low arm position he brings back the dart toward his chest while bending his knees slightly and pulls his arm forward at the same time as he straightens his knees. This works because the full movement is one fluid flow, and you automatically release the dart as you start straightening your legs. It worked for me, and a week later I was able to throw again from a fixed position.
January 07, 2014 - 06:58 PM Cole
I've had 'dartitis' now for about 2 years, I got to the point where I accually fell over trying to throw a dart. This was only on my 1st dart tho, once that was gone the 2nd and 3rd released quite good considering. I was told from someone who had suffered with it years ago, I was told to throw an imaginary dart before my accual dart, this worked for a little bit before I started practicing with matchsticks which really did work. I throw fast now and I mean fast, every now and then it comes back to annoy me for 10 minutes then fades away. I'm starting to get my average up to about 70 and no longer feel embarrassed while playing
November 09, 2013 - 09:18 AM graham kitching
Had this misarable infliction for 3 years, my cure is this,stand infront of the dart board, make sure if you miss the dart board you do not smash anything and close your eyes. if you can relese the darts without dartitis kicking in then all is not lost,next with your eyes open take the stand and cock your arm until you can feel your flight touch your shoulder keep it there until your shoulder is fully relaxed and then release,you my have to wait a while but keep going, it does not mtter where your dart goes scores are not important you need to adjust your brain patterns try not to care about what you score,only the release, this must be done every night for a month, you will have to build up the scoreing as a nother journey do not try to develope both at once this will not work.good luck ps how bad do you want this?
April 18, 2013 - 12:13 PM stewart carlisle
ive had dartitis 15 years.now trying eft[emotional freedom technique] its tapping on different points on body.im getting slightly better.pleasee any sufferer of this awful disorder try eft
March 28, 2013 - 08:50 PM HP Lim
I had numerous dartitis, recover within few days but not fully as it returns especially during match play. Am going towards full recover now (Only time will tell). To do: Go back to basic throw, change darts if needed, practice it more and less match/ game play (in terms of proportion, stop game even little sign of dartitis). Continue to practice and test with match conditions. Forcing the throw is one of the causes. Forcing is the result of a poor throw (no feel of the dart weight, no fluid motion, no follow throw, excessive aiming, etc). Counter by using the dart's weight and blend the throw with the behavior of the dart setup. This will enable you to command the darts as you improve your execution. Once I had dartitis 2 days before a tournament, I changed my darts, go back to basic and played well to reach the team final. Unfortunately, it came back after a year. After a few recoveries, I understand better. Not all case are the same. But basic is the best.
February 25, 2013 - 11:38 AM Don Block
I have been suffering from Dartitis since the start of 2013. I cannot shake it. I've lost so many matches because of Dartitis. I wish there was a cure! I may be retiring soon. I haven't won a major tournament since the 1984 Great Lakes Invitaional
February 06, 2013 - 12:42 PM stewart
ive had dartitis 15 years.tried everything.i was county player,now very poor pub player,no cure
August 21, 2012 - 12:46 AM Bob Cresswell
As a CNHC Registered Hypnotherapist I have helped many sportsmen & women to overcome the Yips and Dartitis. It is a very simple solution using hypno-psychotherapy that usually takes just 2 sessions but sometimes more. To contact me to find out more just Google Bob Cresswell Hypnotherapy