Flair Bartending Lesson #51: Same Hand Shadow Pass

This move – an advanced version of the Shadow Pass – is one of those moves that just feels awesome when you land it. Get comfortable with the Shadow Pass, practice the technique here, and you’ll have this move in no time.

Things to keep in mind:

1) Watch your throw, not your catching hand.

2) Turn your torso and pivot your right knee in and towards the ground. Continue Reading » Flair Bartending Lesson #51: Same Hand Shadow Pass

Flair Lesson #33: Shadow Pass

A Shadow Pass is a move in which you toss any bar item behind your head and catch it with a no-look catch. You can do this with glassware, tins, beer bottles, etc. It can also be performed with a ton of variations on both the throw and the catch. Get good with the basic Shadow Pass because we’re going to add some awesomeness to it later.

I wish someone would’ve given me these tips when I was learning this move, as I likely wouldn’t have hit myself in the head as much. I learned the Shadow Pass by repeatedly trying┬áthe full distance throw behind my head and experimenting with where to hold my catching hand until I finally caught one (100s of attempts later.)

Don’t do what I did. Try this instead: Continue Reading » Flair Lesson #33: Shadow Pass