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TableTennisDaily
12-23-2012, 02:37 PM
---Christmas Special Edition---

What a year it has been in the world of table tennis!

Over the last few weeks TableTennisDaily members have been submitting their favorite shots of the year (2012) to us. Below is a video compilation (XMAS Edition) of the Top Ten best shots voted by you guys. Last year, this Christmas compilation went viral to 1.7 million viewers around the world, lets see if we can get these epic table tennis athletes viral again by liking and sharing this page!

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Photo by: Sang Tan, AP

Now we can narrow down to the ultimate best shot of 2012. Which player hit the best shot? Voting poll ends on 31/12/2012 at 23:59 GMT. Take part today! Watch the video then vote in the TTD poll above.

Merry Christmas everyone and have a fantastic new year on behalf of the TableTennisDaily Staff and Members!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEcXR5b8HyY&feature=youtu.be

https://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/images/top10shots2012xmas.jpg

So many epic points, who did you vote for?

Satori
12-23-2012, 02:55 PM
number 2, 4, 7, 10!^^

T!Christian
12-23-2012, 02:59 PM
All points are amazing :D

Especially 3,4,5,6!

Jefftanjs
12-23-2012, 03:14 PM
Wertherills shot is the hardest one i think..

jmillsy2
12-23-2012, 04:31 PM
such a choice...wetherill, boll or ma long....

wetherill :P

MaXim
12-23-2012, 04:41 PM
That guy in red shirt :D BackShot :D

GECA
12-23-2012, 05:11 PM
I was waiting for this video mate,great work! ;-)
I've voted for David Wertherill,my favourite shot of 2012!But I also really love the epic match point Timo vs Gacina ;)

Dave Cochrane
12-23-2012, 05:23 PM
I think the shot of the year has to be Dave Wetherill Team GB at the London 2012 Paralympics, the moment it went onto youtube it went viral (probably seen in outer space by now ha ha) and millions have seen it.
That determination showed passion, heart, skill and a bit of crazy thrown in which is what we all love about the sport.
The looks on everyone's faces it just says it all.

jaynryan
12-23-2012, 06:06 PM
The level of real time innovation captures my attention the most

TTHopeful
12-23-2012, 06:07 PM
Amazing!! Wetherill's point for me is the best! However I also love Amin Tayan (No look back shot)!

T!Christian
12-23-2012, 06:32 PM
I think the shot of the year has to be Dave Wetherill Team GB at the London 2012 Paralympics, the moment it went onto youtube it went viral (probably seen in outer space by now ha ha) and millions have seen it.
That determination showed passion, heart, skill and a bit of crazy thrown in which is what we all love about the sport.
The looks on everyone's faces it just says it all.

Very nice said! Unfortunately i don't even know who won the match finally?

iNERDxi
12-23-2012, 06:59 PM
9,8 it it omg

Michal_Z
12-23-2012, 08:56 PM
The Kreanga, Lorentz and Boll exchanges were more like.. Rally oriented ...
But when I have to look at this poll as of a SHOT of the year, well..
Okay, the paralympic shot is amazing, but I dont think it deserves a title of a shot of the year.
We have seen shots like that before (at least I did)..
I also saw excellent touch rolling balls after net..
I also saw many around the net shots..
I also saw some behind the back shots..
But what I have never seen is what mr. Amin Tayan did!!!
Because I had to rewind it and watch it like 4 times again and again till I really understood what happened there!
That was like completely insane!
I believe that he couldnt repeat that one if he tryed hundred times, hehe.. But this was simply.. for me..
THE SHOT OF THE YEAR!
So my vote is 6 ;)
Second place is no. 5 ;)

ttunreal
12-23-2012, 09:01 PM
All these 'best shots' were magnificent, but quite similar, but Wetherill's shot stood out the most in my opinion! Voted for number 4!

StealthAsassin
12-23-2012, 10:55 PM
Οh my god a lot of amazing points !! I will go with Kreanga's power and the best backhand in the world Epic rally !!

Halima Mohammed
12-24-2012, 05:11 AM
I think, GBR Vs GER (2) has to be the best shot of 2012.

Halima

Matt Hetherington
12-24-2012, 07:22 AM
I think Wetherill's shot has to be the best, it's inspirational, it's amazing and he took the fall to win the point. Everyone else loved it too, well worth a standing ovation.

Rally of the year has to go to Kreanga and Tokic on a sidenote ;)

johndol
12-24-2012, 07:27 AM
i will go for wetherill, not because of the amazing shot but the effort he puts on just to get and return the ball. i definitely think that the determination and such amazing effort is what makes the shot incredible, not just the shot itself.

wetherill89
12-24-2012, 12:56 PM
Hi guys, cheers for the votes of confidence! I haven't done many posts on here but that doesn't mean I'm not well aware of how phenomenal this site is, great stuff!

I'm not gonna say who I voted for ;) but what I will say is that I'm honoured to be included in this poll, such a privilege! Its the stuff of dreams as a table tennis fan growing up.

Dunno whether I can honestly say I think my shot is the best, or whether it even deserves to be there at all...I'm sure you've all done plenty more amazing shots in your time (as have I)! These just happen to have been lucky enough to be caught on camera :) They're all incredible!!

wetherill89
12-24-2012, 12:57 PM
Also, cheers for spelling my name wrong in the poll!

TableTennisDaily
12-24-2012, 01:13 PM
Hi guys, cheers for the votes of confidence! I haven't done many posts on here but that doesn't mean I'm not well aware of how phenomenal this site is, great stuff!

I'm not gonna say who I voted for ;) but what I will say is that I'm honoured to be included in this poll, such a privilege! Its the stuff of dreams as a table tennis fan growing up.

Dunno whether I can honestly say I think my shot is the best, or whether it even deserves to be there at all...I'm sure you've all done plenty more amazing shots in your time (as have I)! These just happen to have been lucky enough to be caught on camera :) They're all incredible!!

Thanks for the post Dave! Great to have you here! A famous table tennis player! :) I remember our shot we did in the training hall where you dived and hit the ball around the net, and I then dived to retrieve it on and won the point! ;) I personally think this shot was better! Haha, joking, loving your diving shot at the paralympics, it went viral I had many people asking me if i new who David Wetherill was? I was like hell yeah I know him! The hero!

Good luck in the poll buddy, there may even be some sort of prize for the winner! :)

Hope you had a fantastic birthday yesterday. Have a great Christmas and new years!

UpSideDownCarl
12-24-2012, 01:19 PM
There are a lot of great shots and a lot of great rallies. I would say, Kreanga's rally and Timo Boll's rally are two of the most amazing rallies of the year. But there are so many great shots in each rally and none stand out as THE shot of the rally. Great rallies though. I love the Wetherill (how do you spell the name) shot, but I don't think it is the best shot in that lineup. I think there are several great shots that are highly technical. But I do think, for the inspirational aspect the Wetherill shot belongs in the video.

Waldner's shot, Ma Long's 2 around the net shots, the patience to wait on that Ovchtarov serve till it is lower and outside of the net so he can go around it, and those amazing shots from the floor by Lorenz, I believe are all as good as it gets. I also think two of those shots by Gacina while he is on the run against Timo are some of the most amazingly athletic shots out there. Against most people that running loop by Gacina would have ended the rally. But that is an amazing rally all around.

Great video Dan.

wetherill89
12-24-2012, 01:27 PM
Yeah that rally was great! You're the hero; on behalf of the table tennis world I'd just like to thank you and the rest of TTD for your incredible work...you're absolute mavericks saving the world with this social revolution. More and more people are starting to realise how brilliant this sport is so keep it up and your videos will for sure go viral again! Legacy 2012

UpSideDownCarl
12-24-2012, 01:56 PM
Yeah that rally was great! You're the hero; on behalf of the table tennis world I'd just like to thank you and the rest of TTD for your incredible work...you're absolute mavericks saving the world with this social revolution. More and more people are starting to realise how brilliant this sport is so keep it up and your videos will for sure go viral again! Legacy 2012

So how do you spell your name? Or has Dan corrected the spelling in the poll?

TableTennisDaily
12-24-2012, 01:58 PM
There are a lot of great shots and a lot of great rallies. I would say, Kreanga's rally and Timo Boll's rally are two of the most amazing rallies of the year. But there are so many great shots in each rally and none stand out as THE shot of the rally. Great rallies though. I love the Wetherill (how do you spell the name) shot, but I don't think it is the best shot in that lineup. I think there are several great shots that are highly technical. But I do think, for the inspirational aspect the Wetherill shot belongs in the video.

Waldner's shot, Ma Long's 2 around the net shots, the patience to wait on that Ovchtarov serve till it is lower and outside of the net so he can go around it, and those amazing shots from the floor by Lorenz, I believe are all as good as it gets. I also think two of those shots by Gacina while he is on the run against Timo are some of the most amazingly athletic shots out there. Against most people that running loop by Gacina would have ended the rally. But that is an amazing rally all around.

Great video Dan.

I agree with you here Carl, nice review. This is a very tough one so many shots. I have yet to vote. The reason why I put two big rallies in there (kreanga & Boll) is that I thought it would look better to the public eye if the video was to go viral again. Those two rallies are outstanding!


So how do you spell your name? Or has Dan corrected the spelling in the poll?

Name is corrected Carl :) David Wetherill

Daniel.
12-24-2012, 07:16 PM
I Voted for shot number 8 because ist ist amazing how the ball goes around the net :D

TableTennisDaily
12-26-2012, 02:02 AM
5 days left, with Timo just edging the votes.

TableTennisDaily
12-26-2012, 02:03 AM
Yeah that rally was great! You're the hero; on behalf of the table tennis world I'd just like to thank you and the rest of TTD for your incredible work...you're absolute mavericks saving the world with this social revolution. More and more people are starting to realise how brilliant this sport is so keep it up and your videos will for sure go viral again! Legacy 2012

Amazing comment, thank you Dave! It's a pleasure to know you. Keep up the fight, bring on Rio 2016!

m_abba
12-26-2012, 01:49 PM
OMG! Mr. Amin Tayan's "no look back shot" was tremendous!!! It was like so astonishing that I had to rewind and watch it again.. Mehn it was superb!

TableTennisDaily
12-26-2012, 02:42 PM
OMG! Mr. Amin Tayan's "no look back shot" was tremendous!!! It was like so astonishing that I had to rewind and watch it again.. Mehn it was superb!

So true! When I first saw it I think I watched it 100 times! It's out of this world! No look, behind the back! Exceptional!

MaXim
12-26-2012, 03:18 PM
So true! When I first saw it I think I watched it 100 times! It's out of this world! No look, behind the back! Exceptional!
:D i too :D , first time when i saw this :D , i tryed that shot to that moment when i did this :D

TableTennisDaily
12-26-2012, 03:25 PM
:D i too :D , first time when i saw this :D , i tryed that shot to that moment when i did this :D

Aha did the ball go on the table? :D

MaXim
12-26-2012, 03:32 PM
Aha did the ball go on the table? :D
this was last surprising shot ,i dont saw the ball but training parter do :D that wa amazing :D

MundoTT
12-27-2012, 03:13 AM
wooow amazing shots XD ñ_ñ happy holidays !!!!!!!!!!!!

XIII
12-27-2012, 03:40 AM
The no-look back shot made by a fat man takes skills to do man!

T!Christian
12-27-2012, 11:42 AM
The no-look back shot made by a fat man takes skills to do man!

or luck ^^

Steven
12-27-2012, 01:29 PM
Vid started to go viral again. :D 20k views in just 1,5 day.

XIII
12-27-2012, 10:22 PM
or luck ^^
LOL, yea but it's still a shot.

olvarox
12-28-2012, 08:17 AM
I voted Timo Boll (10). His determination and finesse was all over this rally. It's also a very difficult ball to play. The amount of spin on that ball was monstrous!

Happy New Year to all of you...

UpSideDownCarl
12-28-2012, 03:24 PM
I agree with you here Carl, nice review. This is a very tough one so many shots. I have yet to vote. The reason why I put two big rallies in there (kreanga & Boll) is that I thought it would look better to the public eye if the video was to go viral again. Those two rallies are outstanding!

The video does look great and I understand. It is worth having those outstanding rallies in there. :)


Name is corrected Carl :) David Wetherill

Ah, thanks. I was thinking I was spelling it wrong.

UpSideDownCarl
12-28-2012, 03:27 PM
Looks like there are over 100,000 views already. Lets see if it can go over 1,000,000. :)

ttmonster
12-28-2012, 05:13 PM
Number 2 and 10 are definitely rallies and for me the best rally has to be number 10 and not because of Timo but because of his opponent who really made the rally happen. It was stupendous .
To pick the best shot, personally its a neck-to-neck between 1 and numbers 4,5,6 and 7. Even though we know the amount of spin Obtcharov has in his serve, Ma Long's around the net really looks like something he would have done a thousand times in practice. For me the best shot has to be something that is a moment of inspiration.
#6 falls short because the speed of the game is slower compared to others or may be its video or my perception :) ( I don't want to spark a debate )
#7 is really awesome but the opponent kind of ruined it by keeping on hitting to him with the same power to make all those shots really possible . Who on earth won't try to change the direction of the rally , really !!

So we are left with numbers 1 , 4 and 5. Now #1 has to be great touch from the greatest of all time !! But he has done such and so many more during his reign in table tennis , we will just ask him to kindly retire from this competition and let others win :) .

Between 4 and 5 , my heart says wetherill but my brain says Kenta . Wetherill was really awesome. It reminded me of Boris Becker diving at the nets in Wimbledon.
I also remember , later in an interview when Becker was asked on why he made those dives , he said it kind of sends a message to your opponent that you are going to do whatever it takes.
I am sure that Wetherill was able to send that message across lound and clear to his competition.

However, I will go with #5 and really Kenta should share this with Koki Niwa. Not just because of this shot, because of the numerous moments of inspiration in that particular match. It was almost like watching artists playing against blacksmiths ( not that I have anything against blacksmiths ) . But like my coach said Zhou Yu looked completely out of place in that match with his manly grunts, it was pure artistry.
So here you go , for me the winner is and has to be # 5 , for the consistent amount of incredible spunk displayed :D :D

TTTT
12-29-2012, 12:16 AM
Now the Huffington Post has picked this up too. But they really don't like the music ;)

"(Seriously, the score for this highlights reel is like the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vNcGlM8O3I#t=2m10s) meets that time your friend's aspiring DJ ex-husband showed you his "bangers.")"

TableTennisDaily
12-29-2012, 12:36 AM
Now the Huffington Post has picked this up too. But they really don't like the music ;)

"(Seriously, the score for this highlights reel is like the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vNcGlM8O3I#t=2m10s) meets that time your friend's aspiring DJ ex-husband showed you his "bangers.")"

Haha really do you have the link to this?

The sun featured this video to it was on there homepage today! :)

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TableTennisDaily
12-29-2012, 12:39 AM
Now the Huffington Post has picked this up too. But they really don't like the music <img src="images/smilies/wink.png" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" smilieid="4" class="inlineimg"><br>
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"(Seriously, the score for this highlights reel is like the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vNcGlM8O3I#t=2m10s" target="_blank">Trans-Siberian Orchestra</a> meets that time your friend's aspiring DJ ex-husband showed you his "bangers.")"<br>
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Haha really do you have the link to this?<br><br>
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TableTennisDaily
12-29-2012, 12:40 AM
Now the Huffington Post has picked this up too. But they really don't like the music <img src="images/smilies/wink.png" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" smilieid="4" class="inlineimg"><br>
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"(Seriously, the score for this highlights reel is like the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vNcGlM8O3I#t=2m10s" target="_blank">Trans-Siberian Orchestra</a> meets that time your friend's aspiring DJ ex-husband showed you his "bangers.")"<br>
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Haha really do you have the link to this?<br><br>
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TableTennisDaily
12-29-2012, 12:43 AM
Haha I just seen that @TTTT they don't like the music one bit lol

The Sun featured the video on their website homepage today to :)

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XIII
12-29-2012, 01:54 AM
Haha I just seen that @TTTT they don't like the music one bit lol

The Sun featured the video on their website homepage today to :)

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HOLY WERE REALLY VIRAL O_O
Does it mention anything about TTD?

firdausnazeri
12-29-2012, 02:11 AM
number 2 and 10...totally awesome rally

Dan
12-29-2012, 02:21 AM
HOLY WERE REALLY VIRAL O_O
Does it mention anything about TTD?

Not the sun but many other major sites have posted the video and mentioned TTD :)

Ill make a discussion in the morning of all the sites thats posted the video :)

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XIII
12-29-2012, 02:37 AM
Not the sun but many other major sites have posted the video and mentioned TTD :)

Ill make a discussion in the morning of all the sites thats posted the video :)

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Does this mean that we might get a swarm of new TTDers coming in?

Dan
12-29-2012, 02:44 AM
Does this mean that we might get a swarm of new TTDers coming in?

Yeah it's possible.. There will be a lot more guests thats for sure :)

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UpSideDownCarl
12-29-2012, 04:11 AM
Yeah it's possible.. There will be a lot more guests thats for sure :)

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Good Job Mate. The video is doing great hitting the press. A nice yearly event to have and look forward to. Add another 40,000 views since this morning and the video is almost at 160,000 views as of now. :)

I sent it out to the New York Table Tennis email list. :)

TableTennisDaily
12-29-2012, 11:58 PM
This poll is so close between the top 2! Just 2 days left to vote everyone

wilfred888
12-30-2012, 12:09 AM
Hmm felt like yesterday when I was watching the 2011 shots.. :O so hard to decide..

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Michal_Z
12-30-2012, 10:26 AM
I really think, this SHOT contest is spoiled by including 2 really awesome rallyes and trying to convince us that it is still a shot contest :)
And I still dont understand why you so much go for the paralympic shot, I bet that the guy does that quite regularly because of his condition.
I dont know, I am just not that much amazed by that.. sorry..

YosuaYosan
12-30-2012, 04:53 PM
David has done a shot never done before in table tennis history..
Totally deserves the title :)

Michal_Z
12-30-2012, 06:54 PM
Hmm.. Well I saw shots like that before, so I do not agree with you.

YosuaYosan
12-31-2012, 03:20 AM
Well I'm not sure I will do that if I am having the same condition as him..
I am not sure if David is trained to do that kind of shot either..

This time you have no idea, Sir Michal..
This time the shot is done in the level of Olympics (Paralympic), which is the highest level of sport in the world..

Doing the Waldner's no-look shot is not that uncommon, but doing that in the Olympics (in this case the Athens 2004) is different..

XIII
12-31-2012, 05:26 AM
Well I'm not sure I will do that if I am having the same condition as him..
I am not sure if David is trained to do that kind of shot either..

This time you have no idea, Sir Michal..
This time the shot is done in the level of Olympics (Paralympic), which is the highest level of sport in the world..

Doing the Waldner's no-look shot is not that uncommon, but doing that in the Olympics (in this case the Athens 2004) is different..
What about the no-look backwards by the fat guy?

silvershamaa
12-31-2012, 05:50 AM
bad sign! 666 voters currently!

UpSideDownCarl
01-01-2013, 06:47 PM
This video has over 600,000 views right now. It is almost two thirds of the way to 1,000,000.

TableTennisDaily
01-01-2013, 06:51 PM
This video has over 600,000 views right now. It is almost two thirds of the way to 1,000,000.

Just crazy isn't it! Last years video is now close to 2 million! I wonder if it will overtake it?

UpSideDownCarl
01-01-2013, 06:52 PM
Lets get this one all the way to 1,000,000 first. :)

T!Christian
01-02-2013, 01:01 AM
It will easily get over the million mark ;)

Dan
01-02-2013, 02:08 AM
Lets get this one all the way to 1,000,000 first. :)

Haha one step at a time a :) 1 million come on!!

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UpSideDownCarl
01-02-2013, 03:42 AM
Haha one step at a time a :) 1 million come on!!

One Million coming up.

Dan
01-02-2013, 10:27 AM
One Million coming up.

650,000 currently. My preditions are end January it will reach a million :)

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XIII
01-03-2013, 06:40 AM
650,000 currently. My preditions are end January it will reach a million :)

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Your this viral and we can't get more members? or do we have them on this forum already?

T!Christian
01-03-2013, 01:47 PM
Your this viral and we can't get more members? or do we have them on this forum already?

Not every viewer will be a member of this forum (what's a pitty though ^^ )

Dan
01-03-2013, 05:25 PM
Not every viewer will be a member of this forum (what's a pitty though ^^ )

Very true, members are building fast tho!

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XIII
01-04-2013, 04:16 AM
Not every viewer will be a member of this forum (what's a pitty though ^^ )
It's always like this:
15 members and 65 guests
Majority users are guests.

Dan you may want to consider that only members are able to read posts, that way there would be more members.
Right now they just want to read and learn, logging in is not needed even do that.
The only reason you might become a member is because you want to contribute to the forum or joining a competition.

T!Christian
01-04-2013, 11:19 AM
That would have a negative effect .. Many people wouldn't even care if this would be the case.
No good idea, you have to think about the people not strict to increasing members

XIII
01-05-2013, 10:55 AM
That would have a negative effect .. Many people wouldn't even care if this would be the case.
No good idea, you have to think about the people not strict to increasing members
If they don't read they don't read, if they really care about table tennis they would become a member.
Many also read just to get information and -poof- gone.

T!Christian
01-05-2013, 11:05 AM
Better then nothing ;)

XIII
01-05-2013, 11:08 AM
Better then nothing ;)
Nothing? What do you mean? There's getting a new member.

T!Christian
01-05-2013, 11:13 AM
Let's say you get with your system 10 out of 100 guests as member, the rest vanishes because they can't do a thing.
My way would be something like this. From 100 people your 10 anyways joins the forum. The other 90 still have the chance to read and get a inside look of the forum. When they finally see that the forum is that great more people will register. Why registering if i don't know the forum better?

nuff said

WiWa
01-05-2013, 02:09 PM
Let's say you get with your system 10 out of 100 guests as member, the rest vanishes because they can't do a thing.
My way would be something like this. From 100 people your 10 anyways joins the forum. The other 90 still have the chance to read and get a inside look of the forum. When they finally see that the forum is that great more people will register. Why registering if i don't know the forum better?

nuff said

I agree, when people can't see what they're missing out on, there's no incentive to join either ;)

T!Christian
01-05-2013, 02:32 PM
Thank you wiwa :)

Tryvonn
01-05-2013, 03:03 PM
Ma long!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MaXim
01-05-2013, 09:33 PM
this video is everywhere where is something about table tennis. :)

T!Christian
01-06-2013, 12:40 AM
This is Dan's plan to overtake the world! :D

Dan
01-06-2013, 01:29 PM
This is Dan's plan to overtake the world! :D

Haha! :) I am still in shock it has gone viral and repeated last years viral xmas video! I think the million mark will be hit by February :)

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the_M
02-11-2013, 07:02 AM
Wetherill! Nice dedication behind the shot i think!

UpSideDownCarl
10-25-2013, 04:09 PM
Bump. Time is coming up for this year's version. What shots are people thinking should be on the best shot of the year video this year?

Alborz
10-26-2013, 12:08 PM
Bump. Time is coming up for this year's version. What shots are people thinking should be on the best shot of the year video this year?
In my opinion, the number 1 shot of this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLA76V-e2TM