Anyone into darts?

Discussion in 'The Chatterbox' started by McGrande, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. McGrande

    McGrande Well-Known Member

    Long story short...

    Everytime we visit my son and the grandkids in Tampa, my wife and I get skunked at darts. Understandable as I hadn't a dart board to practice on for decades. My son however, has a nice man cave and can play year 'round.

    That has now changed! My wife asked said son for a dartboard for Christmas and he came through. Got it mounted correctly to the right height and set the official throw distance on the floor. We've been playing Cricket every night the past week or so. In fact I already felt compelled to rotate the board as I read that's a good way to extend the board's life.

    As a side note, he also included a set of six CC-Exquisite darts (Molecular series). When I registered the warranty for the darts, CC-Exquisite emailed me and sent me free of charge another set of their darts (Precision series). So I can now try different barrel weights, shaft lengths and flights. I'm still a novice at all this and in watching youtube videos of the various championship tournaments, I doubt I'll go pro! Those guys and gals can smoke 3 triple 20's at will!

    Anyway, we are having a blast playing and improving our game.

    Anyone else obsessed with darts? Any pointers appreciated.
    Here is a pic of my set up.
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  2. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Nice set up but I have not played in years.
     
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  3. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    I played a lot in college but haven't in many years. It was always fun!
     
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  4. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I use to play years ago with ultra stubby darts ... I use to call them Bubble bees. It's been over 30 years, I may have to get back in to them.
     
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  5. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I used to do darts, but after developing a topspin forehand in tennis, I'd probably "flick" the dart away from my intended aim. Be fun to test this "theory" the next time I give it a go.
     
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  6. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Perry, this has nothing to do with darts, but I believe I have located my Jeeves sender!!. Go to the 30 DC thread :).
     
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  7. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Played for many years, both regular and electronic. Haven't in a while due to purloined equipment.
     
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  8. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    Cricket is fun, so is 301 up and down. I need to get a board to go along with my pool table.
     
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  9. Paul76

    Paul76 Well-Known Member

    I used to play in leagues, but haven’t had the time to dedicate to it anymore. I get sent out of town too often to commit to a weekly team. I do take my set with me when I travel, there’s normally somewhere near the hotel to play. I always stood with my lead foot almost parallel to the line and shoulders almost perpendicular to it.
     
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  10. brit

    brit in a box

    big time ,was a league player in the 90s,still dable, want to get back in at some point. my uncle was a super league player in the 70s in england..huge bristow and taylor fan...
     
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  11. brit

    brit in a box

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    nice set up sir..
     
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  12. vittocia

    vittocia Active Member

    no mate
     
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  13. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    I have a cheap board, my youngest and I throw them around every now and then.
     
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