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Extreme Bartending gave me the confidence and knowledge to make the giant leap from an ordinary bartender to an exceptional bartender!

Scott Young, a world-class flair bartender/trainer, has drastically increased my
level of performance and fulfillment bartending through his flair training DVDs,
seminar collection DVDs and live seminars.

Scott's devotion to excellence and undying passion for bartending have set the
ideal example for myself and thousands of other bartenders to follow.

Thank you Scott!

      -- Jeremy Sherk ( Author Of The E-book : Bartending Secrets Exposed ) See The E-book Store
hi,thank you for the lovely words you sent me.
my experience with vancouver was GREAT.i got to meet a lot of nice people at the seminar and the roxy.(i just love the roxy).

last saturday night i got four customers that said i was the best bartender they ever meet,one of them has worked with service for 20 years.(cool hah).this kind of things makes me soooo happy,and all of it thanks to you guys.(thank you)
my flaring is improving as well i am training every day,now i am starting with to bottels.

Say hi to everyone and thank you one more time for the BEST training program in the world!!!!!!
(cant wait to the next videos) cheers
      -- Johnny Bal ( Norway )
Let me tell you I had a great time at the seminar, and I really loved Vancouver and it s people. They are really friendly and outgoing. I m definately going back some day. I ll give you a call and get in touch with you when I go back someday I promise.

I would like to thank you and Scott for the attention and great time at the seminar. I really learned a lot.
You know, all the things that Scott said about service is very true and I started applying those fundamental things even at my actual job that has nothing to do with the bartending industry and it really works. The secret is to enjoy making other people happy, and enjoy what you do, that s where you are compensated and satisfied.

Iv e been watching all the videos and they re great. I hope I reach that level one day, and I stongly believe I will, or at least I ll be able to do many of the things they do cause as I watched I saw Scott in his early years, and specially the part where he s training at the backyard and he doesn t seem so awesome back then, actually he s as bad as I am right now, but that gave me some hope cause it made me realize that everyone starts off without skill, it s the practice and determination that gives you skill. You can see some difference after six weeks of practice when he participated in the contest.

Well Mom, please send my message to Scott and thank you again for everything and for letting me be part of the extreme bartending family. it s inspiring to watch how a kid with dreams and determination got to be the man he is today.
Your friend from far far away.
      -- Mike Jimenez ( Ecuador )
I just wanted to thank you for a great weekend, great getaway, and phenominal seminar, plus a reason to come to Vancouver. I had a wonderful time and learned a great deal.

I just wanted to let you know how much your company and flair training dvd's has helped me so far. I was in Vegas in August and got my first real live exposure to this style of bartending at the Carnival Court, when I got back I got on the web and got some flair bottles and tins, and Dean Serneels video, Although everytime I looked up Flairco or anything close to it I kept getting something called Extreme Bartending, so I cheked it out, liked the demos I saw and got the Working Flair series.

It has been Phenominal, especially the Flair 101. Since then I have been working very very hard and been putting in very very long hours into trying to get moves down so I could get them up and behind the bar as soon as I could master them. The more time I put into it, the sooner I could bring them on the bar, simple. So I found a secluded field and went to work,(started with a tennis bar) and when winter came I bought bar mats for my basement so I could take it under ground for the winter. I really try to focus on the simple stuff for a couple of reasons, it simple, you can do them when your really really busy, and they have a greater effect. The response I ve gotten is more that bottle tricks look the same to customers(roughly) and they ve probably seen them before. Straw, garnish, glass, and stainless tricks are freash, better reactions.

You really hit the nail on the head with these Scott. I only say it to let you know that I ve realized these things on my own as well.
I take a lot of bottle moves and do them with shakers or glasses while I m Moving. I mostly do one object moves with the exception of a few simple glass of shaker sequences that I know.

Anyway I can do everthing on the 1st tape behind the bar comfortably, and most of the 2nd. On the 3rd I focused on the stuff I could put into my flow and working situations first, mostly the full glass stuff(water). I have not really done much with the Competition level tapes yet except for the easier working flair moves from the 1st tape.

It really helped this weekend, you pointed out that my lines weren t always straight and I think that was the cause of some of my inconsistances. I have already noticed a difference. For me the key to getting any move down pat has been getting and practicing it small medium and large, from garnish tricks to bottle tricks I also practice sometimes with poor lighting, a black straw dissapears in a dark room very quickly if you do not know where it is going, same thing with the outlines of a shaker tin or a glass, and most bars I know have poor lighting. I practice also with plastic cups because a lot of clubs and bars around me are going plastic so you never know. Plus roomates don t want to hear flair bottles when you get home from a shift in the early AM.
A little on me, I have been bartending for about four and a half years, and barbacked for about six moonths before that, all at the same bar called Big City, a high volume pool hall and bar. About a year ago I started doing a one or two shifts a week as well at another bar called Becketts Pub, a high volume college bar.
I already knew how to have fun behind the bar because I have always looked at it like a stage.( I m a musician as well, drums singing and a litte guitar, which by the way Marc and Marcin play very stiff air guitar.)

But because of your company I was able to really take it to a new level. Boston has vey few flair bartenders, even fewer working flair bartenders, and even fewer that can entertain and that really have fun with it. I can (and do) garentee that if somebody comes to my bar that they will have a great time. Because of you after six months I have the confidence right now to be able to walk into any bar and say lets have some fun,(Carnival Court exempt,) Even the Roxy in Vancouver, I m not comparing myself skill wise to anybody there don t get me wrong, but I know that I m fast enough and can have a good enough time to turn a head or two. Hey, I had a good teacher.
I have actually already done a couple of demonstrations for a T.V. station that comes in the bar from time to time. Just some simple working flair moves(X.Y. T.V. a new station, I ll send you a copy when I get one, I haven t seen them yet.)

Plus I m definatley making more money and more of an impact. I would like to leave Big City and move to more of a night club or someplace with more pounding music and now I can walk into anyplace and know in my head that I m the bartender they want, With Confidence, not Additude). I Just need to do a better job of putting that across in an interview.( What is your advice to combating a city with a club scene that is mainly interested in highering good looking girls that can t bartend very well?) While I m asking questions what is your opinion on the flair devils training program, I have The Christian Delpech video and it doesn t seen as focused on fundamentals as much as the moves themselves, same thing with the flairco video. Don t worry I ve made my decision about which company I like best, but I was curious about the others.
Any way sorry for the long e-mail, I m sure you get them all the time, but I just wanted to let you know how much you have helped me and how far I ve come.

If you had bought these videos from a company in Boston and put in the time that it take to master these moves. sooner or later you would want to fly out and meet these guys and have them check up on your progress and to let you know of the good and the bad. If you had the Michael Jordan basket ball tape, you would want to meet him.
Anyway I had a great time, Marc and Marcin were great, Micah was great as well(gave me a ride back to the hotel from the Roxy) and so were you and your mom, She had me set up with guest passes before I even stepped off the plane.
Scott, Thankyou so much,

      -- Raji Pine ( Boston )
After only the First Day of His seminar, Scott and the BarSmart staff taught me an entire new way of approaching my job. That night I went to work thinking of different ways I could make my customers happy. I made almost $100 more in tips that night than ever before, and to this day have not had a night go anything but smooth.
Thanks Alot Guys


      -- Ron Bate

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