Friday, January 03, 2003

r/Darts Weekly Challenge #3

This week's challenge is as follows:

Easy Challenge: Hit each of 3, 6, and 9 in the skinny single segment.
Medium Challenge: Score at least 125 points in Bulls only.
Hard Challenge:  Hit each of 7, 11, and 13 in the double segment.

The easy one was quickly gotten:

The medium not so much.  In fact the closest I came to getting it was a few four-count in the bulls.  Below is one of the earlier ones.  I have gotten a 6 Count in the bulls twice in 16 years of darting, and 5 Count in the bulls probably a dozen or more times, but alas, not during this week.

The hard was arguably easier than the medium, though not by too much.  This is the closest I came for the first several days worth of trying for it.  The third dart plopping into the corner of the Double 4 was a bit painful, but I was at least happy for the Doubles Trick, even if it did not satisfy the conditions of this week's challenge!

However, a few minutes ago I finally hit the hard one for this weeks challenge:

All of these shots were taken during the course of a multi-session Rotational Modified Doubles practice routine so I happened to cycle through many darts during the effort.  The easy challenge was gotten using the vintage hex brass darts that originally had a hairpin flight holder (which I replaced with a Voks stem). The other (unsuccessful) two shots feature my vintage Unicorn chrome-plated brass darts wearing short duraluminum Fit Stems and standard Fit Flights.  The darts I was using when I hit the D7, D11, D13 were the Dart World Scoundrels.

Hopefully I'll be able to update this post reporting success on the medium challenge, but given the short time remaining it is not likely.

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