Darts tuning is meant to
determine a setup for your darts that fits your throw. When I am talking
about setup I mean the flight/shaft system of the dart. This system is
responsible for the aerodynamic behavior of your darts. It must meet the
requirements of darts physics. The main parameter for determining the
correct flight/shaft system for you is the angle at which the dart sticks
in the board. Unfortunately you can only see this angle when you are
playing on a steel tip board. If you are playing only soft tip then you
should switch to a steel board for darts tuning.
The correct angle is within 10
to 60 degrees. Just like in the picture above. The more consistent this
angle is, the better. For instance, if every dart of your 3 dart series
sticks in a different angle then something is wrong. Most likely does your
dart wobble considerably, which can only be reduced by serious practicing.
However, using a bigger flight shape will also help here as it adds
Generally, bigger flights
("standard" shape or bigger) will give a greater angle, while
smaller flights (such as "pear" shape) will give smaller angles.
Note that when you are doing darts tuning always use the same shaft for
comparison between flight shapes. Shaft length and shaft material have a
strong effect on the flight/shaft system.
Also note that shaft weight
(or even flight weight!) also have influence on this angle. The heavier
the shaft or flight is, the smaller the angle will be. This is important
when you decide whether you will use nylon or the heavier aluminum or
titan shafts. The shaft rings can also influence this, as they make the
Darts tuning needs work and
patience. It should be done over a couple of days to eliminate possible
daily variances in your throw. A good starting setup for darts tuning is
middle length nylon shafts with "standard" size flights. From
this initial setup you can continue working, depending on whether your
angle is too big or too small.
or Non-spinning Throw
Spinning means that your dart
rotates (spins) when you throw it. Some players that have noticed this
spin are concerned whether this is okay or a bad thing.
I don't think that spin is a bad thing. It is an additional source
for errors, as it is an additional movement, but on the other hand spin
also adds stability. In my point of view these two things eliminate each
other, so there is no use worrying about it. In no case should you try to
consciously make your darts spin or consciously try to eliminate spin. Spinning has nothing to do with darts tuning. It is not
determined or influenced by the flight/shaft system. It is determined by
your personal throw.
You would have thought I’d copied that from a book?