What stance should you use when throwing darts?
The dart stance is often overlooked; however a proper stance sets up your whole dart game. No matter what game you are playing make sure it starts off on the right foot by following these simple guidelines.
Firm footing. Accuracy begins with firm footing. Feet should be shoulder's width apart with a flat front foot that carries more weight than the back foot. The front foot provides a steady base that reduces fatigue, and the back foot maintains balance and helps with accuracy. Leaning too far forward can lead to possible back injuries over time so make sure your stance isn’t too far forward to cause strain or pain after throwing.
Shoulder position. Your shoulders should be parallel to the ground – but personal style can vary from 50 to 90 degrees based on throwing comfort. The shoulder stays fixed as does the rest of the body. Try to keep your spine as straight and still as possible while keeping your arm relaxed and in control. Avoid lunging towards the board. Only your arm and hand should follow-through to the board.
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