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Creating a pace to your dart throw.
Dart throwers of all skill levels can benefit from a steady throwing pace. By focusing on your natural throwing process you can make sure your pace is the same every time you face the dartboard.
What is a steady pace? A steady pace to throwing darts is a conscious effort to make the throwing process the same each time you face the dartboard. The actual pace is different for every dart player and is achieved by approaching the dartboard and throwing your darts in a calm and deliberate motion that feels natural.
Use timing to create a steady pace. A steady and consistent pace is an often overlooked but critical part of the game of darts. Some dart throwers synchronize their approach and their throw by counting to themselves, like dance steps. A naturally relaxed pace can often give you an advantage over an opponent who is erratic and emotional in a tight spot.
Concentrate on your approach. Take note where you approach the dart line, how you address the dartboard and what your follow through looks like. Make a mental picture of this process and try to re-create it every time you throw a dart. Your natural pace will emerge after a few hours of playing darts.
Never change your pace. Whether your opponent is a fast or slow dart thrower, do not change your pace. Stay focused and throw the game at your natural speed. If you catch yourself rushing, step off the throwing line, take a deep breath, and get back into your natural rhythm.