The purpose of the study was to explore whether dart players produce different lower limb control strategies when throwing darts at spatially separated targets in the vertical direction. Eight experienced darts players (height 1.75±0.04 m, mass 83.4±19.3 kg) participated in this research. Two Multi-Axis Force Plates were used to collect GRF data on both legs and synchronized with a Motion Capture System. The participants threw darts at three targets at different heights, which were the upper section of the 20 point area, bullseye and lower section of the 3 point area. The results showed that the amplitude of anterior-posterior GRF of their front legs were significantly different when darts was thrown at the 20 zone, bullseye and 3 zone respectively. Our study found that the braking forces of the front legs were greater when a dart was being thrown at the highest target (20 points) than when it was being thrown at the lowest target (3 points).
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Kao, Chiehwen; Kao, Chiehyin; Huang, Tsung-Yu; and Tang, Wen-Tzu
"Ground Reaction Forces of Dart-Throwing at Different Target Heights,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 41:
1, Article 58.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol41/iss1/58