Throwing steel tip darts can be extremely dangerous, but exciting and fun. When it comes to playing in competitions, you will be solely focused on winning the game. The key to winning is hitting the bullseye, but how do you manage to do this?
There are a variety of techniques utilized by some of the top dart throwers in the world. These techniques have been perfected to ensure an on-target hit. However, you can also perfect your own throwing technique from scratch.
The choice is yours, so take the time to see which technique work best for you and which will earn you the highest score.
This is how to hit a bullseye in darts:
Step 1: Hold the dart properly
One of the most important parts of the throwing technique is how the dart is held. The ideal is to gain and maintain total control of the dart.
By placing your first finger and thumb on the back of the dart, while resting your middle finger on the precise point, you will be able to maintain complete control.
Some professional dart players recommend utilizing fewer fingers to prevent mishaps.
Step 2: Point your toes in the right direction
Not only is control extremely important for darts, but also where your toe is pointed (aka your dart stance).
Make sure your hand follows a straight line, from your toe to eye, while your forearm is perpendicular and your biceps are horizontal.
When leaning over the throwing line, you need to make sure your body is completely stable.
Step 3: Use a powerful follow-through
During the actual throw, your arm must remain straight and accelerate until you are ready to throw the dart.
The dart is released about two-thirds of the way into the throw, as recommended by professionals. In order to hit the target, your hand must finish pointing directly at the target.
This technique will ensure a bullseye every single time.
Consider The Type Of Board
Most professional competitions utilize a premium-grade dartboard with thin wires to prevent bounce outs. When you are playing for fun in taverns and bars, you may come across a cheap board with thick, round wires.
For throwers who are trying to perfect their throwing techniques, a dartboard with thin wires will be imperative. Of course, it never hurts to practice with dartboards that have thick, round wires.
However, such boards are rarely utilized in professional competitions.
Practice, Practice, Practice
Practice is the only way to improve and perfect your dart throwing skills. You can read all of the tutorials and guides online, but they will not do you any good unless you are willing to put those tactics into action.
I can tell you from first-hand experience, play darts regularly and your skills will improve significantly before you know it. You’ll be throwing bullseye after bullseye in no time.
Which Steel Tip Darts Work Better For Competitions?
If you ask any professional dart thrower which steel tip dart they prefer, they will immediately say tungsten darts. A tungsten dart with knurled bands and a slim barrel will provide you with consistent balance flight paths and excellent grip.
Tungsten materials are designed to offer a longer service life than other materials. If you want to get the most out of your money, while ensuring accuracy you will choose a steel tip dart made of tungsten.