Peter Wright - I'll Change My Darts When I Like
Peter Wright answered critics who questioned his use of new darts so soon on the opening Premier League night and said: “I’ll always take what seems like risks to the outside world, but nobody knows how my throw feels at this exact point in time”.
Whilst Snakebite led his clash with Gerwyn Price 5-1 before being pegged back for a draw in a thrilling head-to-head in Dublin, Peter The World No 2 seemed to struggle in patches which led to criticism of him changing his darts.
Snakebite said: “People can have their say but I’m always tweaking what darts and set up works best for me to get the very best out of myself. Sure I've tried more darts and set-ups than any other top player on tour because there is always improvement to be made at the extreme edges".
“My process, tweaking and trailing is who I am and with Jo my wife’s total support its helped me get to World No 2. With so much talent on tour I never take this for granted and it drives me on".
“It’s got nothing to do with keeping people guessing, it’s based on how my throw feels at that exact moment in time, like when I changed my darts in the Grand Slam semi-final against Gary Anderson and came back to win against the odds.
“Anyone can criticise, but I see my process as a major strength because so many top guys on tour use darts so old it would be like them losing an arm if they broke or got stolen, that’s not a worry for me I just open up another packet and crack on".
“I’ll never give up on searching for the perfect set, and I know I’m close as I’ve stuck with the same darts for over 6 months a few times and in that respect Red Dragon’s engineers are simply outstanding”.
Wright faces Michael van Gerwen in a clash of the world’s top two in at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on Thursday night.
The multi-coloured Mohican ace knows he’ll have to be on top form against MVG who suffered his first defeat of the year at the weekend in the UK Open Qualifiers.
Wright added: “Michael is on fire at the moment but I’ll give him a tough time, and who knows it may just be with the perfect set for me”.