Tom Dyer’s Top 5 Moves of 2017

So 2017 has nearly come to a close, Christmas is upon us and the new year is just around the corner. 2017 has been another great year for the WFA and we would like to thank each and every one of you for helping this great community grow and prosper.

In light of the end of the year, we thought it would be cool to reflect on what we have seen in 2017 and more importantly our very own Head of Gradings and Grand Slam Coordinator, Tom Dyer’s top moves of the year:

At number 5 we have Giorgio Chiarello with the Shoulder Spin:

“This is a cool stylish move.  It really suits Giorgio and it’s nice to see him coming up with moves he can really call his own.  More of this please.”

At number 4 we have the crazy big ass move from Sergey Bulakhtin at Flairmania:

“The throws are quite similar throughout the move, but I love the way he sells it and nails it with confidence.  It is an all round crowd pleaser that I could watch over and over again.  And have done!”

Following on from this at number 3 is this 3 bottle and 2 tin move from Deniss Trifanovs from the Roadhouse World Finals:

“Deniss is all about difficulty and pushing his moves to the next level and this move is all about difficulty. There are so many different throws going on, snatches and multiplies! It is relentless and so impressive to watch.” Find it at 4:32 in the below video.

Coming in at number 2 is this year’s champion Marek Posluszney with the 4 bottle move at the Roadhouse:

“Doing anything on your head can have mixed opinions.  Some people look at it as a little bit clown like.  This move is far from that.  Not only does the bottle spin on his head, but also he controls the roll off, directing it down his arm while incorporating many different elements into one move. Awesome!” Find this move at 8:01 in the video below:

And finally, the number 1 spot goes to Flavius Lupu with his skilful one armed icing of the martini glass, also at the Roadhouse:

“I love the concept of this move.  Being able to add ice to a glass using just one arm/hand without placing the glass on the bar top.  Try and come up with the same concept of move and see what you can create.  It’s harder than you think.  Flair is about setting a challenge for yourself to be able to create new moves, this is a great example.” 8:03 in the video below.