Entries in Flair Videos (2)

Friday
May212010

Final Round in Omaha Flair Competition

This video is my 5-minute Final Round of the Zero Gravity Flair Bartending Competition in Omaha, NE. After qualifying for the finals with my 3-minute routine the first night, I had to expand to fill an extra two minutes here. If you watch the video of my first round, you'll see they are pretty similar, with a few extra moves added to increase the level of difficulty. 
 
Overall, I was pretty happy with the round. As opposed to the first night, where my first 2 minutes were near-perfect and my last minute fell apart, my drops in this round were scattered throughout. I was a little annoyed that I had a drop or two so early and on such easy moves, but I made up for it by hitting nearly all of my big-ticket moves that I wanted. I forgot to throw in my 4-bottle flash at the end, but I was really happy that I landed my chin stack. I ended up taking 10th place, which I was completely happy with. There was some pretty awesome competitors.
 
Friday
May212010

Zero Gravity Flair Competition in Omaha, NE

I've been so focused on working as a bartender and teaching flair bartending that I haven't competed in a flair bartending competition in almost two years. So when my old friend and coach Martin Janica invited me to the Zero Gravity Flair Competition in Omaha, NE, I knew it was time to dust of my competition bottles and enter the ring.
 
This is a video of the first night, the 3-minute qualifying round. All I really wanted was a clean routine and to advance to the finals. Overall, I was pretty happy with my showcase. The first two minutes are nearly flawless - I missed maybe two moves I wanted to land, but no spills or drops. The last minute, unfortunately, wasn't quite as smooth. After the first drop, I couldn't get my groove back. My juggling just fell apart. According to the judge's score sheet, I had 7 drops and 4 spills, all of them apparently in the last 45 seconds. Bummer. Either way, I took 12th place, which was enough to advance me to the finals the next night.