Youth in Abundance
By John Lowe, Mar 3 2013 03:17PM
I am never amazed when I see the youngsters playing our sport of darts, after all TV does attract the youth, be it One Direction, or Phil Taylor, the attraction is the thought, that they can emulate their favourite's, darts is a simple, and quite cheap sport to try, putting the application in needed to enjoy playing well is another thought, with practise, and patience, it is possible to reach a level of perfection, I have been in Ireland for almost two weeks, sightseeing around Galway, and of course finding out the dart bars, and their throws, O Dwyers in Castlebar, Racey Byrnes in Carlow, Carthy's in Leitrim, The Corner House in Dumdrum, just a few, probably the biggest impression I will leave with, is the number of youngsters who are playing, many of then not tall enough to retrive their own darts, but nevertheless they throw over and over, I am a big believer, when teaching a youngster to throw, you should fix the dart board at a height where the bull is level with the nose of the player, as he or she grows taller, the board should be highered until the day it is the regulation height of 5' 8" from the floor to the centre of the Bullseye, this is not possible in many bars, but if more than one board is available, it is always a good idea to have one at a lower height for the youngsters, their own area, and I am sure bar owners, landlords and managers, will see a increase in trade, I must add, darts is an adult sport, and youngsters should be supervised at all times by an adult.
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.
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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.