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14-11-2017, 17:07   #1
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Berry van Peer has been suffering with dartitis on stage and I must say he's handled it incredibly well. Massive credit to himself and to the sport!
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14-11-2017, 17:54   #2
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Berry van Peer has been suffering with dartitis on stage and I must say he's handled it incredibly well. Massive credit to himself and to the sport!
Is "Dartitis" really a thing or a **** take? Sure people can get disorders that cause them to lose some motor skills, but for it to happen to a darts player and it be referred to as "dartitis", really??. If it happened to Rory Mcllroy would it be called golfitis?
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In Golf it is called " The Yips "
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Yes, this malady raises its ugly head in my ex sport of clay shooting. Clay comes out of the trap, and the trigger may as well be welded solid, you just cannot pull the trigger. It ended my participation in the sport after more than thirty years. No clay pigeons were hurt during this time.

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Is "Dartitis" really a thing or a **** take? Sure people can get disorders that cause them to lose some motor skills, but for it to happen to a darts player and it be referred to as "dartitis", really??. If it happened to Rory Mcllroy would it be called golfitis?
Yep, it really is a thing

Used to play pub league darts throughout the 80s & early 90s until it became more and more difficult to let go of the dart. Probably hard to relate to if you haven't experienced it but no matter how much I practiced (no pressure), and how much I told myself that it could only be in my head, I couldn't get back to the smooth, easy throwing motion that I'd taken for granted.
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Happens in snooker too.
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I've heard of some players using a matchstick to throw before the first dart, just to get over the psychological issue.

I think Eric Bristow suffered with it later in his career and had to re-think his way of approaching the throw - an action he'd done naturally for years.
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