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This week’s move is an easy one – BUT it’s also a nice little flashy way to finish pouring nearly any drink. The Around the Head Grip Change I use in the video is simply the easiest method to get into the actual Inverse Pour From Tin but feel free to play around with it and find whatever lead-in works best for you.
Make sure you have your glass set up and iced.
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This week’s flair lesson is a twist to the ending of last week’s flair lesson. We’re essentially adding a smooth little double behind the back to add some flash to the pour.
This move makes a nice combo of some previous lessons and is a great little exhibition sequence. As I explain in the video, you can finish with the Pour/Cut that we recently learned or finish with a number of different ways. Play around with it until you find a method you like and make it your own.
Wow, that is a mouthful of a name for this move. If you’ve been following along with the lessons so far, we are synthesizing a few previous moves and adding one new one to create a nice little mini-routine. Make sure you know the Arm Roll Down and the Pour Cut already.
To put this sequence together, the new move we are learning involves throwing the bottle in a double spin across your body and catching the bottle right side up. The slightly tricky part is that the grip we are doing it with is the grip you have on the bottle/tin at the end of the Arm Roll Down. Practice just this double throw a bunch of times, then see if you can put the whole routine together.
Also, as with all moves – especially exhibition flair moves – be sure to learn the move with an empty bottle or a FlairCo bottle. Once you are comfortable with the move, then add a few ounces of water and practice it again until you can do it without spilling.
Get on it, cuz we’re going to add a new ending on to this to make another routine very soon.
I’m out of town this week working on a project for a client that I’ll be excited to talk about once it’s done. Unfortunately, I did not get time to edit and upload a new lesson for this week. Poop. My bad. I apologize but I’m going to be busy working very hard right here (for real):
I’m looking forward to checking out the flair bartenders at Hard Rock Mallorca while I’m there (thanks Attila for the tip.) We’ll see if I can come back with some new footage.
Stay hungry. New videos will be back next week and even bigger announcements coming by the end of November.