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Trick shots to world records: how Dude Perfect inspires hope

I came across Dude Perfect when I discovered a trick shots video on YouTube that blown my mind back in 2018. We typically search YouTube with the keyword ‘cool videos,’ and that Dude Perfect video popped up in the search. 

I’ve attempted a bottle flip maybe once, but since watching this video, I had a whole new appreciation for how cool bottle flipping can be. We were impressed with these tricks and it boggled our minds with how easy the group of 5 guys made everything look. We began exploring their YouTube channel and spent hours watching them perform basketball tricks, dart tricks, and so much more. Clearly, these guys were professionals. 

Flashback to present day and now we are avid Dude Perfect followers. We watched their documentary the day it was released and cheered them on each time one of them attempted to break a world record. Their videos are always entertaining and even their memes on Instagram give us a good laugh.

Some critics claim that Dude Perfect uses special effects and video editing. But I believe these guys are the real deal. I never once doubted that they have skills better than the average Joe. And to top it all off, they have bloopers reel, which I find rather inspiring. Watching them struggle and then come out on top is quite motivating, and I love how they teaching kids (although indirectly) to keep at things even if they fail. I am at awe with this group’s dedication in what they do. They really hold pride in their platform and fans, continually creating more challenging trick shots to keep everyone entertained. No matter how difficult the challenge may be, if they want to master, they will keep at it. They will practice and practice until they are successful. I love that attitude! That mentality is what makes champions.

Out of the five, do I have a favourite? Absolutely. My son loves Tyler (and the Rage Monster from the Stereotypes series). I’m a fan of the twins, especially Cory Cotton because he’s so quoteworthy. If you ever get a chance to watch their documentary, I would highly suggest it. Tyler has his way with words too, but Cory’s words resonated with me the most when it came to motivational pep talk. 

After watching their documentary, I guarantee that you will be inspired by their story and will begin to believe that anything is possible if you give it a try (duplicate it if it’s unsuccessful on the first attempt).

I really love Dude Perfect and am a huge fan of what they represent: persistence, hope, and creativity (the same three themes that define my author’s platform). To add to everything, they’ve recently gotten into song creation and are surprisingly quite musically talented. About 3 months ago, they released their first single called ‘Pet Peeves.’ You can watch their official music video here. Wishful thinking here: if I ever had a chance to hang out with them for a day, that day would be the epitome of awesome.

As an author, I enjoy developing characters who have hobbies that I enjoy myself. Mainly because I’ll have enough background knowledge to talk about it, but also because I find it super cool and want everybody to know about it. Dude Perfect is something that fits in this elite category. When I referenced Dude Perfect in Chapter 18 in my novel, ‘Hold on please, Emily,’ I mentioned them because I wanted my readers to know how inspiring they are. 

Here’s the excerpt from my novel below:

Max’s buddies discovered Dude Perfect’s YouTube channel, and we became fans ever since. Max enjoyed the trick shot videos the most, but the blooper reels were my favourite. Often, I would find myself watching them whenever I needed an excuse for a good laugh. Today we decided to watch their documentary, ‘Dude Perfect: Backstage Pass,’ which summarized their ten years together of making the impossible possible. Cory Cotton’s words resonated with me when he spoke about how his support system gave them “the power to try anything.” To me, Dude Perfect specialized in the impossible, and their story inspired me to believe that my “impossible” wasn’t that far out of reach.

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