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Dartitis- Your views, comments, cures and suggestions
September 07, 2011 - 01:58 AM Jenny
I have had dartitis now for 12 years on and off. I hadnt played for about four years. My first season went ok, needed to home them together a bit better but no sight of the dreaded problem. Just finished this season. It has become so bad now that I nearly launch myself instead of the dart. Somebody in our team finds this most amusing so they entered me into a competition. (Havent played competition for 15 years). Played last night, ended up giving the game to my opponent, my dartitis is worse than ever. Dont think I will play anymore. After 12 years and trying so many things, nothing seems to work. BTW I have no stress problems and didnt when this started. The only thing that stresses me out is this condition.
August 23, 2011 - 02:13 PM dave
dartitis is one of the most embarasing things that can happen to any dart player.I have had it on and of for a few years now and have finally decided to stop playing for a while it feels as if when i am throwing its not really me but i do belive that stress in your normal life has a massive part to play in it.
July 07, 2011 - 05:39 AM nick
i keep on rolling the dart on to the back of my hand before i release the dart.is this dartitus?i was a very good player a few months back and now i can barely hit the board.its so frustrating!!
June 06, 2011 - 03:19 PM aidan
have tried everything guys and just out of blue an idea came up.think this sounds daft but by throwing 2 darts (1 in each hand)at the same time actualy gets ur arm to throw in line with your weak arm.i did this for days just to get the feeling of relaxing my arm.one arm will do as the other arm does.kept at it and then mixed it up with throwing with my good arm then back to 2 rms.now when i hesitate with my throw i will lift my weaker arm (left) to the side and as im throwing i will move my left arm out to the side instead of throwing it forward with my dart arm.just moving both arms symiltaniously.1 arm does wat the other arm does.lol this may sound daft guys and it may be hard to understand wat im actually trying to explain.its not a cure but when my arm goes into deadlock and just will not go forward i just lift my left arm up and throw out to the side along with my throwing arm.try it lol
June 05, 2011 - 10:14 AM Maggie
I have had dartitis for a couple of years now and I do believe that it is a stress related problem. I concur with the feeling of wanting to cry - it's so awful and embarrasing. Whatsmore it doesn't make any sense that one day you play perfectly well and the next you're absolutely useless! I hope one day somebody comes up with a simple solution to this problem!
May 01, 2011 - 12:43 AM Josh
This dartitis thing has been literally driving me insane for the last two years. I have been playing for 15 years and I come down with dartitis for the first time in 2005, a few games later I changed the way I held my dart and it went away immediately. Then in 2009, I'm at the top of my game and highest point in my entire life. I had a great job, making the perfect amount of money. Bought a REALLY nice house and two months later I get laid off. Dartitis began rearing it's ugly head slowly but surely until it was full force and I was lunging at the dartboard before I could release. All the while being laughed at and being chastized for my dart not hitting the board before my foot hit the floor!!! I played like this for a year hoping I would figure out the magic button to make this horrifying experience go away but it just kept getting worse. I finally hit my breaking point and lost it, through my darts in the trash and gave my second place cash prize to my partner for carrying me the entire time and left. Didn't pick up another dart for 8 months. Tried another tournament and it was GONE, or so I would have liked!! I played the entire tournament without a hitch and was playing surprisingly well seeing as how I hadn't played in so long. Made it to the finals in my first tournament back and I'll be damned if it didn't come back!!! I have wanted to cry so many times over this!! I decided to try a hypnotist and it just wouldn't stick. I seen him today and played tonight and it's still there!! I'm at my breaking point again and I love this game so much, but I need to figure this out! If anyone can help please do!! I'm going to try the throwing in the dark thing and if I find something that works I will definitely get back on here and let everyone know. I feel for you guys that have this...it is truely a nightmare!! Please hang in there and hopefully the love we have for the sport will get us through it!!
April 05, 2011 - 08:06 AM Tom
I started getting the dreaded dartitis about two years ago. I've always been a very good shot, humbley speaking, but one night, bang, I couldn't release the dart. At times, I'd actually not even release it, after a few embarrassing attempts. I believe whole-heartedly that stress from home life caused this. I went from hitting ton-eighties to barely 26's. I was devastating. Am in a better place now stress-wise and am practicing more. Gradually getting over it but am still nervous it will return. This is for real, this dartitis, not some bologna as some may believe. If you do have this ailment, don't give up, and TRY to relax your mind at the line. Concentrate on your target, but RELAX. You'll get over it but it may take a while...and that sucks I must say.
March 21, 2011 - 06:33 PM the dude
I have it now, but I did get rid of it for awhile. Now its back. Im here to get rid of it for good. I agree that STRESS plays a major part in it. Its a vicious circle. When I do find a cure, I will be back to tell everyone what I did. This is the most demoralizing thing I have ever been through, even brought me to tears at one point the frustration was so great hence the stress and the vicious circle. For now work on stress management, even if you have the perfect fairy tale life, work on it.