Sunday, June 9, 2013

Darts Tip From Billiards

Clark McConachy was a New Zealander who was World professional Billiards Champion from 1951 to 1968. Once when interviewed he said that earlier in his career he had tried to find a way to deal with nerves when it occurred to him that when people are at there most relaxed they fall asleep and the last place for tension to leave the body was the jaw and face. So when playing  he would relax his lower jaw to combat any nerves he might feel.
I have never tried it but I could see how it might be helpful if you were nervous. I have noticed a few of the top dart players on TV sometimes play with their mouth partly open which indicates their jaw is relaxed. It is probably done unconsciously on their part but reflects their focus and relaxed state. It could be worth a try but of course it is still no good if your concentration and technique are not there.

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