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.
Make sure you are already able to rock the Repeating Circle Swipe Thru – this move is a variation on the ending. If you’ve got the Repeating Circle Swipe Thru down, this move should be pretty simple. The only difference is that instead of catching the tin in front of your body, you catch it behind your back.
Go through the steps of the Repeating Circle Swipe Thru. On the last step, throw the tin from your left hand up in the air like you normally would but a bit more straight up in the air – you don’t want it to cross your body. Instead of reaching out to catch it, step forward with your right foot and turn your right shoulder down and in for a left-hand catch behind the back. The catch should be Continue Reading » Flair Lesson #35: Repeating Circle Swipe Thru with Behind Back Catch
This move can be a bit tricky, as it’s actually the first move we have that involves the 2 items in the air at the same time – which is technically considered juggling. Congratulations. Make sure you are comfortable with the Circle Swipe Thru before attempting this addition.
The difference between this flair move and the Circle Swipe Thru is the addition of the bottle toss and follow through of the tin toss at the end of the move. Easier said than done. In theory, the move is simple: at the end of the Circle Swipe Thru, just continue the momentum of the bottle and lift/toss it up and across your body, catching it in your left hand as you toss the tin in a similar trajectory and catch it in your right hand. As the bottle starts to descend towards your left (tin) hand, toss the tin up underneath the bottle letting it roll off your fingers. That’s it in theory – and truthfully, in practice – however, the reality of learning this move can be much more difficult.
The best advice I have for learning this move is Continue Reading » Flair Lesson #34: Repeating Circle Swipe Thru