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I am back and I must confess I am not getting these out as quickly as I might have in the past. Sometimes life simply gets in the way, other times I'm just waiting for things to arrive in the mail so I can take pictures of them!
I am back and the news is mostly all good! I have won 7 of my last eight league games and as you might have guessed from the pictures this time around I actually managed to win a set of the new SEWA darts designed by Erik McVay. I just got them today, but for first impressions they fit very nicely in my big abominable throw man hands and managed a few scores in 120-130 range, which is actually quite rare for me. More telling for me though is the feel in the hand as it really is tough to find comfortable darts. The scoring is just a bonus! Let's see if it keeps up...!!
To be honest they are maybe a nicer dart than I was expecting. Certainly for the price they are selling at.
You can learn a bit more about them as at the SEWA darts site or heck just go direct to RedDragon and order yourself a set!
I am also learning that maybe there is a confidence that you develop in relation to how you externally play the game and of course there is also an inner confidence, not just the 'I can do it' confidence, but a sense or connection with yourself and to develop and trust an innate sense of what is right for you. I am and always will be open to learning from the wisdom, experiences and success of others but at the end of the day it is me that has to throw the dart and not me. if I get on a wrong track I'll figure it out, and it might take me a bit but I'll get back on track. What I wont do is second guess myself.
I think I am able to get to this point because the Flight School drills have allowed me to get in touch with my stroke.
Speaking of Flight School there is some exciting news there as the courses creator and mentor extraordinaire George Silberzahn is currently reorganizing and revamping Flight School and making it better than ever!
Ok now Im going to see if i have time for a few more throws before work. See you all next time!
The SEWA dart is such a nice looking dart. What could possibly make it look better? Think my new Jeff Smith Fit Flights look quite smart indeed!
Well I have gone with 'plan B' for my not buying beer on league nights, and so far so good! Not as much savings as no drink at all, but still better to get part of something than all of nothing right?
Last night was the dart league's annual singles tournament, and so I went out and decided to compete against the 'B' players a tier above me. The results were abysmal, with only one leg won, but not as embarrassing as one might think as with the exception of one leg I either could have (or possibly should have) won. I'm behind on experience, but I can throw at their level. Not too shabby for a guy with less than a year of darts under his belt!
I have also been feeling a swing back upwards in terms of confidence. I think that is something that will ebb and flow, but have been seeing some positive results to an adjustment I have made in my grip, not the least of which is the fourth 180 of my life you see pictured here. Sadly, no not done in a game, but still happy to throw one!!
I have a feeling there are more to come! If I have learned anything though is that I naturally play up or down to the level of competition and that playing against good and focused players does good things for me..
Also, last time around i mentioned a contest that was running on the SEWA forums, and well believe it or not it looks like I am actually in the running to win a set of Erik McVay darts. I'll post an update if i win!
OK, and now off to Valentine's day lunch with my amazing wife! See you all next time!
Dave 'The Abominable Throw Man' Sproull
Im not sure if i had mentioned any of this before but a while back I got my wife a used set of Black Widow darts and she loves them, except for the fact that they are the movable point variety and the person before had been using them with metal stems, which of course ruined the threads. Not to be undaunted I crazy glued a set of Cosmo Fit Flight stems in place on them, and so far they have held up. It just seems a shame for her to have a set of darts that are both very nice for her, but also a little sadly flawed. She already puts up with sadly flawed in a husband, but well a woman should expect more of her darts than of her husband!!
The long and short of it is that I have come up with a scheme to save up money to buy her a new set of darts (either new widows or a set of Jeff Pickup customs) by not drinking any more beer at league games.
How did that go?
Well on the cash side of things I am both proud and slightly ashamed to say we saved a goodly sum over what we would normally spend. it just also happened to be the stiffest, most stressful most wretched few games I have played in a long time. At home in practice (which i always do stone cold sober) i was shooting well, beautifully even. Once the game starts for real though...
I suspect as i grow and mature as a player I wont get so easily unnerved, but until then it's going to be a tough haul!
I am a good sport, but I hate losing. I really do, but I would also really like to get my wife a nice new set of darts. A plan B might be in the works where I'll have a tipple before a game but then stick to kinder and gentler libations once I'm there.
OK and I have maybe mentioned doing a new dart review for my new McCoy Copper Tungsten's that I got from pure darts? Well very sorry to disappoint but I still haven't fully formed an opinion of them.
In any event the picture with today's post is indeed them. I used the McCoy Stealth most of the night but pulled the Copper Tungsten's out for maybe my best game of the night. (which was sadly still a loss).
I'm still feeling the sting of a bad night, but there is some satisfaction is sharing my misery with all of you!
See you all next time! Shoot well!!
Dave The Abominable Throw Man Sproull
Oh and almost forgot, but speaking of grabbing a great set of new darts as you may already have heard the folks at SEWA darts has their own dart as designed by the legendary Erik McVay. Erik is currently running a contest to give away a set. They are a fine looking dart and the SEWA forums are a wealth of information on darts so go check it out here: Win a Set of SEWA Darts Contest!!
Good luck!! :-)