Quite simply, if you are an excitable type you can run into some problems in darts, and here in my second season (and first as captain) I have developed a slight habit of flying off the handle a bit. Granted, usually in some manifestation of righteous indignation, but still getting worked up more than I should.
The question is what to do about it? It isn't good for my game and must throw the team off!
The answer? Well, I am taking Taijiquan lessons so maybe that will help, but really I think the best thing for me to do is nothing. I think a lot of the issues I am having stem from my overall lack of experience beyond anything else, and that worrying about my worries.
I also just have to simply accept that I will not finish in the top 10 like i did in my first year and take things one game, one leg, one throw at a time and remember the value of growth and development over simple statistical plateaus.
Having had been on a down-slide and perhaps ever so slightly prone to them I am now moving into a good patch and admonishing myself to cling to and abide by the mantra that darts is fun and that success in the game is rooted in enjoyment of the game.
A look at the Elkadart Neptune 21 gram dart
21 gram Elkadart Neptune Review
It's a more subjective as opposed to facts and figures but hopefully will give you a bit of a sense as to what the dart is all about.
Singles Show Down
Needless to say a win or even a good outing here would do wonders for my confidence!
I'm putting the practice time in (as always) so that should help as well.
Stay loose and just throw will be the name of the game! Wish me luck!
First Dart Board Chat
The first interview will be with hypnotherapist Kate Gardiner of the Morpheus Clinic here in Toronto.
The topic of hypnosis is something that I have seen come up quite often in darting circles so I think this will be a good first chat! The other guest I am making arrangements for is equally exciting but in a completely different field!
Very excited to see Dart Board Chats getting off the ground!
More on the Tai Chi.
It is good for you physically and emotionally, teaches you self defense methods (all those super slow moves have full speed defense applications) and is weirdly fun to do. It also helps me divert my obsessing so it is divided between this and the darts.
There is also a weird feeling with Taijiquan of being a part of something really intelligently designed and special. I am not sure I would call it a spiritual connection, but not too far off!
best of all, is in the end it could very likely help my darts game!
Well that is all for now! Thank you all for taking the time to stop and read, it is appreciated!
-Dave 'The Abominable Throw Man' Sproull