Dart can be flat body, round body, triangle or hexagonal, with rough texture to avoid slippery. It can be copper, copper mixed with zinc, cost about $ 5- $ 15 / piece; silver mixed zinc (hard, clenched), price from $ 10- $ 30 / piece; Tungsten, a very hard alloy for the filament of a round bulb, gives the launcher a high precision, average price $ 50 / piece.
Normally, each player is launched 9 times to warm up. In the test launch, the launcher closest to the bull’s eye will gain the right to go first, then alternately launch each of them 3 shots. The darts must stay on the board for at least 5 seconds to count. In case of launching the darts behind the back darts, they are considered discarded, no points will be counted.
There are two commonly used competition genres, “301” and “Cricket”. “301” is the starting score, after each launch, the score is deducted until the first 0 points wins. The interesting thing is that the player must calculate which square or round to get the subtracted score must be exactly 0.
The “Cricket” genre requires players to be more technical, with only 15-20 points allowed, especially the rules of bull’s eyes.
Some of the techniques revealed by the professional secret weapons include:
- Aim for the tail of the dart to align itself with the destination.
- Relax, not too tense, loose hands, don’t hold darts too tightly.
- Use at least 3 fingers to hold the darts, the more contact with more fingers, the more sensitive the sense of darts.
- The longer the dart body, the more accurate.
- Stretch fingers loose for flexibility in holding and launching. The tighter the finger muscle, the lower the accuracy.