Can Darts be Taught ?
By John Lowe, Jul 3 2013 09:00AM
A question I have been asked over the last month or so, can darts be taught ? the reason for the question, a few of the top professional players in the sport, have voiced their opinion that darts is something you teach yourself, well, I am very surprised at this reasoning, if there is one, and find it very selfish of these players who have earned a very good living from the sport. Darts is in the coordination list of sports, it requires the arm to release the dart at the target the eye is seeing, and to do this the brain has to link all the actions to make it work. Is there a correct way to start playing ? again, Yes, you can start playing in your own chosen style, but you may find yourself in the wilderness for years, wondering, if only you had started with a style that is recognised basic, fundamental, stuck with it until you had changed from a proficient player to an efficient one. If you start right, you can fine tune all aspects of your style, if you start wrong, you may succeed for a few years, but then inevitably your game will break down and you will be left wondering why. The players who have achieved longevity in the sport, have done so because they have a reliable all round game, they stand comfortable, not a lot of pressure on their back, they have their dart held at eyesight, or underneath level, and their throwing action is smooth and extended in release, all basic prinicples that can be taught. There will always be an exception, a player that has a part of his or her game that no one else seems to have, but for the majority who are willing to work on their game, there must be a starting point, and it is always better to start right.
The Art of Darts App, for iphone and ipad, illustrate the basic principle of dart throwing, 45 mins of coaching, advice, and much more.
John Lowe. three times champion of the world in three seperate decades, the 70's, the 80's and the 90's, the first player in the history of the sport to achieve the perfect game of 501 on Television, in 1984, winning £102,000, winner of over 1000 titles world wide, simply: The Legend of Darts.
About John Lowe
Mr Maximums: Cliff Thorburn the first player to do a 147 Snooker clearance on TV and myself the first person to do the 9 dart 501 on TV
John appeared on ITV's Amazing Greys in 2014 he had to hit as many targets as possible in 30 seconds, all the targets where different heights and lengths, if the competitor beat John he would win £10,000, John won by a margin of 9.
One of John's favourite charity's is The Variety Club of Great Britain who raise many thousands of pounds by organising golf days around the country, the aim is to buy Mini Coaches for Children, in the picture John is at St Piere Chepstow and the Coach in view is about to be present to a School in Birmingham.
John talks to Matthew Rankin Unicorns Player Liaison Manager about his current darts set up and how important it is to have balanced darts, click the button above to see the whole interview
Royal Palm is John's favourite resort in Tenerife situated in Los Cristianos, it has everything you could ask for to make your stay enjoyable, immaculate in every way, all English TV and Satelite channels, quite, secure, close to excellent restaurants and friendly Bars, for a full tour of Royal Palm click the photograph above. Make sure you inform the Manager Neil I sent you, it makes a difference.
Unicorns YouTube Channel and all the interviews with John, click the buttons to view.
John talks to Tungsten Tales and explains his practise routine before a match and why he does it his way.
More Unicorn YouTube inveriews to follow, to view recent interviews click the buttons above, to visit the Unicorn main page for all product news and product viewing click the Unicorn logo at the top of the page.
The next generation of players begins now.
Beware of imitations, this is the John Lowe
World Champion Darts in Tungsten Titanium
also available in Tungsten, note the 21 grm
model has 7 grove rings.
A quick fire 30 seconds of John Lowe
John talks about his sporting heros
John talks to Unicorn about his amazing career
The moment in history that changed the sport and
the life of John Lowe forever: 13/10/1984
The Dart designed by John Lowe developed and produced by Unicorn to win over 1000 titles world wide - copied and used by others to win countless major titles - this is where the Evolution started.
John was Unicorns first World champion
The Throw of a World Champion
John is credited by many professionals in the sport including
Phil Taylor to have the perfect throwing action, this video shows John's action from 1978 through 2008, the only thing that changes is the speed of throw and John decides that when knowing who his opponent will be, for full detail record on your mobile and slow down to see all movements.