A Beginner's Guide To Playing Bar Darts
As bar darts gets more and more popular each day through bar leagues and casual playing, I thought I'd put up an informational blog for those of you not as familiar with darts. Below are two great videos and some diagrams to help you start your game right!
How To Throw A Dart
Darts will fly on a parabolic curve when you throw them and the arc of the curve is determined by the force of the throw.
The position of your wrist, hand, forearm, and elbow play a pivotal role in dart throwing. Take a look at the diagram below.
Below is how your arm should look in motion when you are throwing the dart. Notice how in the picture the shouder doesn't move? When you are throwing darts, the only part of your body that should be moving is your arm. Many players use their wrist for accelerating the dart, but beginners should let the arm do the work, because it will help you get used to the motions involved. Once you are familiar, then you can play with snappig the wrist for more acceleration.