Darts: a game where participants compete with one another by throwing small arrow like devices at a target that is round and has numbers and sections and an inner bull with an outer bull and so on. Darts now refer to the standard game with a specific bristle board design and a set of rules. Rules that are general to the game and rules that govern games like, “501,” “301,” and “Cricket.”

Darts is a traditional pub game that was and is commonly played in the United Kingdom as well as other places in Europe and across the pond here in the America’s.

Wikipedia tells hits history in a terse form, i.e., “The dartboard may have its origins in the cross-section of a tree. An old name for a dartboard is "butt"; the word comes from the French word but, meaning "target". In particular, the Yorkshire and Manchester Log End boards differ from the standard board in that they have no treble, only double and bullseye, the Manchester board being of a smaller diameter, with a playing area of only 25 cm across with double and bull areas measuring just 4 mm. The London Fives board is another variation. This has only 12 equal segments numbered 20, 5, 15, 10, 20, 5, 15, 10, 20, 5, 15, 10 with the doubles and triples being a quarter of an inch wide.”

There have been a variety of darts created over the years but the most common today is the tungsten dart. There are electronic darts but for this blog and for my efforts in tossing darts I remain a steel dart fan and enthusiast. I am recommending a book for novice darters but only because it appealed to me and my studies and rest assured most of the dart books out there are outstanding. In short, find one if this one does not fit your needs and get it. I can tell you when I started to play over twenty years ago, before I laid down my darts in 96, I tossed darts for several years without knowing some very important and critical mechanics, etc., of the dart game. As I take up once again my steel darts I have found a fountain of information to help make the game both enjoyable and competitive. Enjoy, diddle for the middle and let the darts fly!

Friday, January 27, 2017

It’s All About the SEX

Dart Arts Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link)

Yes, that’s right, it is about sex not survival, its about our rights to propagation of our species, our tribe, and our family - in short, its about SEX. We all want it, we all crave it and we all do just about anything within socially accepted reasons to get it so what is all the fuss. Well, it begins with competition, we have to compete with others for the best of the best sex we can get. So, we are driven by our very nature to seek out and get as much sex as we can. Then suddenly, when you finished that last sex encounter you had and before five minutes pass when your drive will kick back in and take over your brain to look for more sex you will realize that our drive, need and desire for sex comes from a much deeper drive and need - SURVIVAL. Then as expected to survive you have to be the strongest, most capable and perceive benefit to the family and the tribe so your status will achieve greater heights making you the strongest and the best to better propagate the tribes membership (oh, that is why you want sex so bad and often go outside the tribe to get it, that keeps the genetic mix of the tribe safe and viable for the future - in short, the tribal survival. 

Everything talked about in this article although driven from the dart arts roller coaster ride of ups and downs, twists and turns but most of all game on and game off effects while tossing those arrows at the board. It is about what triggers those things that adversely effect our abilities to throw the perfect set of darts, each time and every time with consistency. Listen (in the case read carefully) and learn guys - SEX GAME ON!

A minor adrenal stress trigger is about the group dynamic of status where we are pulled toward the need to hold a high status in the face of other competitors. As a species with the survival drive we have deep instincts toward that goal that get triggered in a group setting of competitiveness, a trait where we strive to a higher status in the eyes of those around you.

In a group for survival, your value is determined by the groups respect for you, the higher your value to the group determines your status and that increases the groups survival goals.

So, when competing in the dart arts even if a group of strangers you and the group having like minded connections still see one another as competitors for status where your abilities and level as to dart 🎯 hierarchal achievements is seen by the group as a higher status and that equals group survival.

Just having this instinctual trigger of group competitiveness sets the trigger on our need to survive, thus our need to belong to a group for survival and our need to establish our status by how well we apply dart skills in play as if in combat, etc.

In this way we inadvertently place stress on ourselves thereby triggering adrenal stress-conditions that our lizard brain interprets as facing death so the chemicals of the adrenal system is dumped in our bodies and mind. This, in turn, degrades any dart'ist abilities that have not been conditioned properly into our primal conditioned response systems of the lizard 🦎 brain.

How to combat and settle the effects so that our primal dart'ist conditioned responses, the dart art perfect throw to perfect game tapes, get triggered - click, whirr- and "Game ON!"

Oh, and let's not forget, the higher your status, the greater respect received and the higher the group sees you as valued for the propagation of the group. In short, the greater the chance for sex so the group propagates the best gene pool of the strongest, best dart'ist, member fit for group propagation - SEX!

Now that you know this, now that you feel deep inside down to your DNA that this is true and NOW that you can accept the fact you can move on to achieve the training and practice along with ongoing experience playing in dart’ist competitions you can condition your primal response system to achieve great dart arts while suppressing those adrenal stress-conditioned chemical effects that make you angry and cause you concern along with the resentment when you KNOW you can do better but that something just makes things go BAD regardless. 

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