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Pizza-tossing Visa Ad

SulaBlue's picture

Pizza-tossing Visa Ad

Yeah, I know it's a VISA ad - but HOLY SMOKES! Has anyone seen the pizza tossing this guy's doing? I'm good to manage to get it up in the air - I have learned that like scoring you just can't be timid or you won't get enough lift to allow you to react, but WHOA!

ClimbHi's picture

Years ago, I went to a pizza shop in suburban Chicago where the guys performed like that. One guy would form the crust with various similar acrobatic moves then, without so much as a glance towards his target, he'd frizbee it clear across the shop onto a shelf above the pizza maker who would reach up and grab it for topping and baking.

Worth the trip just to watch, but the pizza was outstanding as well.

I always wonder how many crusts those guys ruin while learning those tricks. ;-)

Pittsburgh, PA

ejm's picture

Pretty cool, alright. I don't even have the nerve to toss pizza dough in the air. I'm way too much of a clutz.

Did you see this related YouTube video? Has anyone here juggled pizzas?!!


P.S. I saw a pizza spinning competition on TV a while back - some of the contestants looked like they were break dancing! The largest dough stretching part of the competition was amazing as well:

Flour's picture

I love this commercial! I sing along everytime it comes on my television.

Who cares about VISA, it's all about the pizza:) lol

(Sing-song) Hey Mambo, Mambo Italiano!

ETA: The dough tossing is amazing!


BTW, I'm new to the forum! Hi everyone:)

photojess's picture

HI flour and welcome!  That was pretty amazing.  Love the wheel across the shoulders.

AlexFromOmaha's picture

If you really want to see the guy go to work, you can see him here.

Missy Green's picture
Missy Green

I have had the great pleasure of meeting Juan and he is truly an amazing person.  Beautiful inside and out.  You can find more info about him here:

If anyone has any questions about Juan feel free to let me know at  I am writing a story about him for PMQ Magazine and working closely with his agent.