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(@webleyalecto22)
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I am holding the dart tip ends with my left hand to prevent fumbling. When I retrieve the dart with my right thumb/index finger I notice that my elbow flares out and the dart tip is pointed down.

 

Any suggestions on how to obtain the proper setup in terms of getting the tip to point up?

 

 


   
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I'm sorry you don't have a reply. I, for one, am unclear on what the problem is you are describing. Are you simply saying you don't like how you are gripping the dart? The fix would be to grip it differently. Not sure what you are asking. 

Here is a thought. Put your hand down by your side in a relaxed position. Just as if you were walking down the street.  Now place the dart in your fingers. It will rest comfortably across all four fingers. Place your thumb on the dart over your index finger. Now, keep your hand down and take your throwing stance. Your shoulder should be pointing at the board. Next, you are not going to change your finger position. In a relaxed motion with your arm fully extended, bring it up towards the board. As your hand points to the board, the dart tip will naturally point directly at the floor. Once your arm is extended towards the board and the dart tip points at the floor, bend your elbow and bring the dart back towards your aiming eye. You will notice that the dart points down until you reach the 90-degree point. When your arm is in a perfect 'L' position, your dart is parallel to the floor. This is the only point in which it is parallel to the floor. 

Now, in your stroke, if you release your dart beyond this point, you will be throwing your dart down. If you release your dart at this point, it will go straight. If you release it before this point, it will go up.

So, your arm is in the 'L' position and the dart is perfectly parallel to the floor. Now, move it back towards your aiming eye. The tip goes up. The further back you pull, the more towards the ceiling the tip goes. This is natural mechanics. 

Most players have a wrist-cock but this has nothing to do with the dart's position in the stroke. I hope this helps. It's the basic mechanics of a throw. 

 


   
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Use a mirror to practice your setup. Focus on keeping your elbow in line with your shoulder and wrist, and adjust your grip pressure to find a balance that allows the dart tip to naturally point up.

This post was modified 1 week ago by DartHelp.com

   
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Posted by: @webleyalecto22

I am holding the dart tip ends with my left hand to prevent fumbling. When I retrieve the dart with my right thumb/index finger I notice that my elbow flares out and the dart tip is pointed down.

 

Any suggestions on how to obtain the proper setup in terms of getting the tip to point up?

 

 

 


   
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Are you talking about your right elbow flaring out? Imo you are better having the darts in the palm of your left hand with your hand in a relaxed position against your side is a better option than holding by the points. 
need a better description of your elbow issue. Video is a better option than trying to look in a mirror imo 


   
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