The answer that Yuki Yamada arrived at...
The arrival of the 20g version of the Gomez 9.
The 20g version that Yuki Yamada used as part of his warm up routine and for adjustment purpose when he felt his darts were dipping is now available to the public.
Of the main gripping area that makes up the back part of the barrel, the 4 rear ring cuts consists of stairlike grooves that yields a strong grip when held.
However, of the 3 ring cuts in front, the cut is more mild.
The intention for the milder cut is to allow for a smooth transition of energy onto the dart and at the same time not be in the way of the index finger when releasing the dart cleanly.
The ring cuts at the front of the barrel appears to be rather simple at first glance, but even here, it includes Yuki Yamada’s specific preference that was influenced by his experience in the U.K.
By alternating regular ring cuts with ring cuts with tapered angle, this allows for increased stacking ability as the darts makes contact with each other.
In addition, the gripping position where the middle finger is placed also assists in stabilizing the grip.
For those that have trouble throwing the heavier version of the Gomez 9, we strongly suggest giving the 20g version a try by throwing lightly, we are sure that you will be able to experience a totally different Gomez.