The Traditional Method
This is, I find, the easiest method and most of the time the quickest, especially if you can hold 3 bottles in one hand, the tops come off very quickly. Just put the blade on as shown in the picture and lift as quickly as you like. Speed will come with practice.
The Hook Method
This method is similar to the traditional method just in reverse. It is done in the same way and can be done at the same speed when mastered. It is slightly harder, but it offers another way of doing things, which is always good for flair.
The Flick Method
This method is one of the harder ones to get right. It is done in one swift motion, the blade has to go on in the position shown only holding with as shown, with your thumb on one side and two fingers on the other. You can reduce this to just one finger when you master it. The blade should come straight off as soon as it touches the bottle bringing the top with it. This looks particularly good when put on the bar and done in front of customers.
The Pop Method
This is the most impressive of the methods. Holding the bottle very firmly with one hand, hit the bottle with the blade, as shown in the picture, straight up and the top will ‘pop’ off. This noise varies between bottles but always gets a good reaction from the customers. It works best with a baby tonic bottle or similar.
The Reverse Pop Method
This is the pop method but backwards. This is a lot more difficult than the regular popping method, but it is done in the same way just on the other side of the bottle. This is always a good way to get a response from your customers.
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