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Scott,

Hey, what's up, man. Thanks for the reply, and sorry to hear about your back. Hope everything's alright with you now.
I'm not sure where I was the last time I wrote you, so here's a quick recap. This all started with your bartending videos.

I did my first flair bartender competition after six months of training (Best in the West). I had no routine -- just got up there and flopped -- but I guess it wasn't as bad as I thought; I got 6th out of 9 in my heat (which for my level was pretty cool, I thought). Well, I was taking the Flair Devil's working flair course at the time, and the next day, while at the class Steve Pacheco said he heard about my "performance" and ended up offering me a barback job at Carnaval Court. He says, "Would you be opposed to being a barback again?" I'm like, "At Carnaval Court?!! I'll be the guy who takes the trash out!!" So anyway, Steve got me a barback job at Carnaval Court, and it's pretty much the greatest place in the world.

I've been working there for almost three months now, and it's awesome. My second competition was King of the Ring II (semi-pro). I didn't do as well as I would have liked (I missed going to the Finals by one place -- I came in 6th overall)
-- had a lot of drops and butchered my juggle -- but oh well. My practice is hovering around four hours a day, so I'm gonna have to kick it up a couple notches.

That's pretty much where I stand. I'm not doing another competition for a while (probably Flips for Tips in October), 'cause I just wanna practice and not worry about competing for now. I have a Level Test at work in one week (speed, accuracy, working, and exhibition rounds to think about), so I'm getting ready for that, but after that I can relax and try to make some progress. These guys are so good out there, and I'm kinda starting a little late (I'm 26 now!). I will say that flair guys will see me sometimes and they go "Hey, you're that guy that's always at the park!" (that's the designated practice spot in town), and that's pretty cool.

Yeah, so, it's not a TOTAL success story yet (if I become a bartender at Carnaval, THEN my story will be complete!), but it's still farther than I thought I would come in a fairly short amount of time.

And it started with your video series, brother! That's funny, huh? I remember watching the first video thinking, "If I could just learn that stuff, I'd be set!"

Then I got the next video and I remember being blown away. I was pretty sure that I'd never be able to do all that stuff. But it pushed me, so I gotta say thanks. Scott, you da man, and maybe in a couple years you'll be able to say, "Hey, I remember when that guy bought my first video series!"
Thanks again.

Shaun Plummer

      -- Shaun Plummer
Hey Scott,
Thanks a lot for sticking around to watch my routine at the flair bartender contest. My girlfriend told me you spoke to her afterwards, thanks! I have to say that I'm very honored that you stayed, and am very happy you enjoyed my show. I took your advise and was "having more fun then anyone". My philosophy is "What I lacked in talent I made-up for in entertainment".

This whole flair thing seems like a bit of a dream to me. I never thought that I would be able to get up there and perform like that, having that much fun and enjoying it THAT much. I remember sitting in my basement watching the original working flair video's and thinking, "Man one-day I'd like to try that (compete that is) but it's way to hard... " Now look at me.. I owe it all to you.. You gave me the skills, the knowledge, and the confidence to try... all I gave was a little dedication and perspiration.

I've been bitten by the flair bug.. and I'm infected bad..
Thanks man, if there is anything I can do you, just ask!
Sincerely,

      -- Trevor Roald ( Vancouver, Canada )
Hi Scott,
I want say a quick thank you on a business side and a personal side! I want to say that I personally learned alot about the business (as I feel we all know some but never enough of everything) from the discussions in the seminar, but I also learned alot personally about how I need to be in order to remain in the industry as an owner/manager.

If I didn't tell you, I have never really ever bartended at any of the clubs I've worked at or owned, but after taking your seminar, I realized it's something I want to learn as an owner, plus I figured I would learn it to best way a person can with your serving it style and the flair bartender aspect. Rather than just knowing how to pour a drink or get a beer.

I think that anyone ever starting out bartending should attend one of your seminars, or that absolute very least purchase a dvd to teach them the right attitude most importantly from the start! and the style of flair bartending too!

I have will take not only the "flair bartender" knowledge but the business knowledge you have given us as a blessing! I will be dedicating daily practice time and I want to learn a routine to perform by our 1 year anniversary next month and really shine at it with either of the girls or Todd!

I really started to feel just how exciting this industry can be for me again, and for that no amount of money could pay for that! So know that I already can't wait to practice tomorrow for at least an hour with the working flair dvd's and notes that I took in the manual. Hopefully by the Nightclub show, me and Todd will have a full routine for you that we could show you! as that is my next goal after the first. From there I only look forward to bringing this new found rejuvenation to the club and my life personally.

So again, thank you so much for your time and effort, but mostly for a truly unique and for me personally a life (well business at the very least) changing approach to running and "acting" at the club from now on! Have an excellent couple months, and we'll see you in Vegas, Mix Nightclub.
      -- Darwin Tchir ( Vernon, B.c. )
Whats up guys. So the flair bartender videos have definately helped me progress along with a bunch of practice. You offer a great product and I recommend it to anyone attempting to flair. Thanks and keep em comin!


      -- Eric Highfield ( Sanjose, California )
Hi guys! My name is Josh Despaux and I am from New Orleans, but because the hurricane destroyed my house and bar I haved moved to New York. I was
probably one of the best bartenders in New Orleans thanks to your videos and now that I am in manhattan, I am a small fish in a very large pond!!
I was wondering if you could please call me or send me some info about some private classes because I figure your company could give me that edge that I'm looking for.

      -- Josh Despaux ( Manhattan, New York )

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