Also see the related issue tension.
Hi there, My name is Carl and I have a few questions for you. Do you suggest a beer or two during matches to release tension? What length shaft do you recomend? Shorter or longer? What type of flight do you recomend? Thanks again CarlTo your question - if it is one or two beers during a whole tournament day and you think this can help you, then it is okay.
I've always preferred the "mental way" of releasing tension. I used small amounts of alcohol for a different reason - when I felt bad at practicing before the tournament because of muscle-bound, then I used to have a drink, and this usually worked well.
For your question about shafts and flights this is not that easy. Tuning darts is a very personal thing and depends mostly on your particular throwing technique. For beginners or not that experienced players I suggest middle-length shafts and "standard" form flights.