Aussie William -AKA- AW

The forum name says it all. You're new to the game of craps and don't have a clue where to begin. Pass Line. Don't Pass. Come. Don't Come. Hardways. Big Six. Big Eight. The Horn. Good Grief! Sounds like back when you were trying to make a decision about what to do in the back seat on that first car date. Well never fear! There are a few folks around here who have spent enough time at the tables to be able to answer just about any question you may have. So step right up and get a clue!

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Aussie William
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Aussie William -AKA- AW

Post by Aussie William » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:05 am

hello joined today, HH got me a spot thanks mate,
i have like most newbies i guess major struggle with consistency.
i can roll 15-20 befor 7 out or 2-3 only
what i am noticing is that my delivery is all over the place.
any tips on
1 checking my grip, i like a 3 finger grip
2 checking my angle of delivery , how do i figure out if its anywhere near 45 Degrees
3 why my dice seem to hit and split 50% of the time?
4 i know dice is a game of random, but is it possible to achive a better end result.

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Re: Aussie William -AKA- AW

Post by Irukanji » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:01 am

Hello and welcome! What I did to get a 45 degree angle was use a protractor on my landing spot and run an imaginary 45 degree line back towards the shooting spot. I then put up an obstacle about two feet or so from the landing spot whose top was roughly at the 45 degree height behind the landing spot and started lobbing the dice over it to get the 'feel' of coming in at the proper angle.

But as you gain more experience, you will learn that different table bounces will require different angles of approach. So keep practicing. Good luck!
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Re: Aussie William -AKA- AW

Post by 22Inside » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:50 am

Welcome AW!

My first thought is that you're trying to perfect too much at once. All of those things can be corrected, but if you try to tackle them all at once, you'll quickly become frustrated. One of the first things I focused on in my DI journey was consistency in my landing zone. This part of your toss has very little to do with your grip, dice splitting, etc. It is all in delivery and it takes lots of practice to develop the muscle memory to make the process repeatable with little thought involved.

In terms of your delivery, I've found that making it as simple as possible is where you want to start. Reduce as much motion as you can. You don't describe the actual toss you are using, but do you shoot from the deck or with your hand off of it? What sort of backswing do you have? How about your stance? Feet should be square to the table and your shoulders perpendicular to your target.

Let's start there and see where it goes.

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Re: Aussie William -AKA- AW

Post by crapsjourney » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:39 am

Welcome. Nice to meet another craps player from Australia
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