An easy way to memorize your out numbers in '01 dart games.
Everyone has problems with calculating a dart out sequence, even the pros can get stumped once and a while. The last thing you want is to be distracted by having to do math while on the line. It will take away your focus and that’s a bad thing. Here‘s an easy way to memorize your outs and never get distracted again.
Let’s say you’re on a hot streak in a 501 match and you’re facing a 103 out. Odd number, a typical triple 20 first dart doesn’t make much sense because that leaves you with a 43 out. For most darters a single three, double twenty is a tough combination because you are traveling a long distance on the board to close it out. So what do you do? You can start thinking outs and do the math backwards but that gets complicated real fast. A great trick is to subtract 89, 97 and 100 from your out number. Whatever you out happens to be, subtract a ton (one hundred points) and see if the number that’s left is a one dart out that you like. If that doesn’t work chances are good that you can subtract 97 (triple 19 and double 20) or 89 (triple 19 plus double 16) from the number and you’ll have a workable middle number.
So, back to your hot streak and the 103 out. Subtract 100 and you get the 3 middle number that’s not ideal. Subtract 97 and you have 6 left. Subtract 89 and you get a 14. Now you have a combination of numbers with a higher success rate in triple 19, single 14 and a double 16.
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