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Dartitis- Your views, comments, cures and suggestions
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.
March 19, 2011 - 06:41 PM aidan
playing darts for 2 years now and gradually became a decent player.out of the blue arm goes back and wont go forward,i just seize.tried everything to help and its just getting worse.played the other night for a group of mates and we played first in fronyt of a dozen other teams watchn.just like 1 of the other guys writng here i was so embarressed i came home and nearly cried.im throwing crayons about 30 at a time in to a carboard box to try and get arm to move .even thats hard.love my darts and is the only thingi look forward to during the week.feel now like im lost.people can laugh and thinks im talking bullshit in the pub but this is real and so embarrasing .good luck to all of you who have is,hope all goes well
January 19, 2011 - 03:40 AM Terita
Is this Dartitis for real? Or is it a joke? I get this weird sense of sarcasism and my husband lead me to this site because he has been terrible at darts lately and now just discovered that his issue has a name. (I think he is just irritable that I have been shooting better than him, hence my trediptation.)His dart throw is now comparable to Charles Barkley swinging a golf club, it's painful to watch. And recently he has taken to throwing with his eyes closed, his form is better but his aim is to be desired. I just want to know if this is "for real" or not so I can quit harassing him.
November 02, 2010 - 04:42 AM wayne
got the dreaded (d) its been happening about a month now.but played last nite and i just couldent relise it ive got a real bad pause.i ant saying iam the best but lost 2 games all season.but it was very imbarrssing last nite.iam good at doubles 1 of my strong points i went from double top down to double 1.but it took me about 5 thows to finish and the darts was out the board and everywere iam going to try a few things that ive read but i was nearly in tears when i got home from the pub last nite tried to thow this morn and the darts are all over the place.
August 09, 2010 - 11:31 AM mike henderson
i was suffering from dartitis for over a year and i am slowly getting over it by throwing the dart like a caveman from over my shoulder really hard it was a nightmare but by doin this for a couple of months i have now got a different throw from what i used to have but i am playin some really good darts again this condition for any dart player is a bloody killer and i also believe it is about confidents just keep telling your self that u are good and dartitis will slowly go good luck fellow darters
June 03, 2010 - 01:26 PM steve smith
hi there ive been playing darts for 28 yrs, ive played for many teams and enjoyed the sport. one day in my local pub i got my darts out and from the very first dart struggled to let go, all my team mates laughed and said just let go, wish it was that easy i tell you. i got all sweaty and stiff in the arm then my legs locked. ive had dartitus for 5 yrs now and still got it, it has improved slightly now only pause on doubles for some reason. this is how i did it, before a match i listen to a favourite song on my mp3 and chill, ive changed my weight 3 gms heavier also i dont grip them as hard only resting the dart on my hand and dont pull your arm so far back before release. im hitting my 180's again but still have slight pauses on finishing but who cares about winning for me its taking part in a game i love and have become to respect. hope this helps you dart players who are struggling, im there with you. take care and good game.
May 13, 2010 - 03:44 PM seamus murphy
i have been havin trouble throwing over the past couple of months as i throw i completely lose balance and am litrally falling forward as i throw and my darts going everywhere anyone else suffer this? i have been playin 20 years an never suffered b4.
March 16, 2010 - 04:47 AM Dartwannabe
Well the dreaded dartitis has now affected me, got it about 3 weeks ago and now I cant throw a dart. I just cant seem to let go of the darts. Played a league game last night, so wish I hadnt, made things worse I started shaking almost unconrolably. Only been playing 6 months but I got to a fairly decent standard. I really enjoy my darts, one of the few things I look forward to doing but now I dont even want to take my darts out. I've never been a nervous person, competitions and stage has been a part of my life since I can remember. As for what triggered this I have absolutly no idea. Im going to leave my darts for a couple of weeks and not play at all, see what happens.
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