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Throwing Belgian piks - The Proper Release
The release is an important aspect of throwing piks and is often overlooked when new players learn the sport. If you have ever played another sport that requires a full swing such as baseball or golf, you will understand how what you do after making contact with the ball is just as important as what you do before you hit it. This is because you still have control over the filght trajectory and direction as you are performing the release and when you are following through the shot.
Flick Your Wrist
A strong flick of the wrist is important in piks because it will speed up your arrow. In the aiming piks article, we spoke about how important a straight flight trajectory is and flicking your wrist is one way to ensure your pik will have enough power to flight from your hand to the board without dropping in flight.
The follow through requires your hand to continue to move forward after the shot is taken. When focusing too heavily on flicking your wrist, some players tend to reel their wrist backwards at the end of their throw which will cause your dart to take a slightly different path towards the board. Try to limit this by combining a solid follow through with your wrist flick for ultimate control.