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mech
BRONZE Member since Jun 2003

mech

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Posted:i did a search (results)



and have found nothing on thsi topic, or nothing of help!



does anyone on here do this, any tips , im looking to buy maybe three bottles, and was wondingthe pros and cons of teh most commons bottles



does anyone have agood site to buy from?



any other info would be helpfulcheers ppl hug


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mech
BRONZE Member since Jun 2003

mech

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Posted:oh and rouge, i normally find flat bottomed squash (cordial) bottles to be good, they are about the same height as a bar bottle, and fill it with water and away you go smile

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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

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Posted:MY personal advice would be get a hard flair bottle, because as i've learnt from flairing the thing you need most is weight, the light plastic (even when filled with water) is a much different feel and cannot be manipulated in the same way, maybe im wrong and it worked for you mech but personally i wouldn't.

If you can't afford/access a Flaior bottle I'd advise going for glass and as Majeestik said wrap it in gaffa tape and cover the top. Again in my opinion the best glass bottle to use if you want to flair with is a Malibu bottle, it is made out of thickened glass and also has a plastic sheet around it which means it can take a hell of a lot of drops even on hard flooring without breaking, whereas a regular rum/vodka bottle would be lucky to survive 2 drops.

If you can i'd say practise on grass however this can be very crap if its been raining because flairing is almost impossible if your hands are wet.

Best advice, get a Flair bottle and shaker smile


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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

Mr Majestik

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Posted:yayness, am currently in sydney and am happy to inform all that last week i did a flair-tending course with Loy Catada, who was the world champ in 2000/2001. it was so much fun and he had practice bottles to sell (i bought three) so now i can become an awesome cocktail-flairtender and conquer the known world! smile

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Mr Majestik
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Posted:...hasnt happened yet....i'll update in another year ubblol

although a month ago i started to get inside the elbow stalls, they're pretty pro smile


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Yakumo
SILVER Member since May 2006

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Posted:/me wonders what exactly marked Flaior bottle's apart, the site is long dead now..

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splinterific
GOLD Member since Mar 2007

splinterific

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Posted:hooray for flair! smile just picked it up over the weekend, got a vodka style bottle and a malibu style smile loads of fun...

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ElectricBlue
SILVER Member since Feb 2002

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Posted:i was driving past an oval near where i live the other day and i saw the weirdest thing. There was a guy practicing bar flairing stuff in the middle of the oval while at the same time walking his dog.
Definatly made my day.


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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

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Posted: Written by: Blueberry


i was driving past an oval near where i live the other day and i saw the weirdest thing. There was a guy practicing bar flairing stuff in the middle of the oval while at the same time walking his dog.
Definatly made my day.



haha, thats awesome, last year i saw a guy practicing in hyde park, he looked a little to serious to approach though. some flairers can be a bit pedantic i think


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Point_Blank
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

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Posted:Whaddya mean pedantic? We flairtenders are jugglers like the rest of you, come up and say wavehello

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ElectricBlue
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ElectricBlue

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Posted:I would not say pedantic but i have meet a large portion of bar flairers that are quite snobby? if that makes sense.

Not that i haven't met some really cool and nice ones though


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splinterific
GOLD Member since Mar 2007

splinterific

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Posted:aye, thats due to the fact that a good barflairer can make a huge amount of money i imagine... well thats what iv been led to believe...

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ElectricBlue
SILVER Member since Feb 2002

ElectricBlue

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Posted:Yup thats the feeling i got too.

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Mr Majestik
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Posted:snobby, perfect word. smile

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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

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Posted:Does anybody on this board still play with le bottles?

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Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

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willworkforfoodjnr
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

willworkforfoodjnr

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Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

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Posted:I've been known to dabble a couple of times a week. I mostly end up doing club-style body throws with a bottle + shaker, not played much with balances yet.

Working hard to be a wandering hippie layabout. Ten years down, five to go!

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splinterific
GOLD Member since Mar 2007

splinterific

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Posted:ye i still give it a blast smile plenty of fun to be hand with it:)

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Mr Majestik
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Mr Majestik

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Posted:no practice, just like to throw empties about when i'm bored. last year i lived in student accommodation, person under me got a little ticked when i played and this year i dont have them with me frown

i aim to fix that next time i go home though biggrin

p.s. this reminds me that a friend still has one of my practice bottles, must get that back off her.


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DFLAIR

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Posted:i teach flair ..look up dflair..teaching through workforce development

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