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Disc Review



PDGA
2000 World Disc Golf Championship

Posted: 01-06-02
By Blake Takkunen - the Webmaster - <blake@discgolfreview.com>
My Review:

Running Time: 97 Minutes
Tape Speed: SP
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Featured Golfers:
  • Pro Open Men: Ken Climo, Jesper Lundmark, Rick Voakes, Barry Schultz
  • Pro Open Women: Juliana Bower, Elaine King, Anni Kreml, Deb Renner
  • Pro Masters Men: Javier Kowalski, Jim Myers, Glenn Triemstra, Bob Vanderboss
  • Am Advanced Men: Curtis Gatlin, Chris Meyer, Lee Rossbach, Mike Sommerfeld
  • Am Advanced Women: Leslie Harris, Jennifer Ketz, Des Reading, Barett White
  • Am Masters Men: Roy Carey, Mike Coker, Hershel Jones, Dave Nesbitt
    Commentators:: John Houck, Dan Roddick

    Picture Quality: A
    Sound Quality: A
    Final Round Coverage: A
    Extra Footage: B+
    Commenatry: A
    Educational Value: A
    Overall Rating: A

    The finals footage of this video begins with the Am Worlds and is followed by the finals from the Pro Worlds. Although the footage of the ams is abridged, it is nice to get a chance to see more golfers as well as those that are probably closer in ability level to the majority of players. The finals coverage is very complete including graphics that include hole layouts and distances. The camera work is simple, yet very complete capturing both the disc flight in reference to the course and angles that give a good view of the throwers' motion. The slow motion breakdowns of the throwing motions of the Pro Open Men is nice, unfortunately they were of less than perfect throws. The commentary is similar to the 1999 Worlds video and is accessible to players of all ability levels. I feel that this video is probably the best learning tool of all of the tournament videos with many shots condusive to slowing down the VCR and studying throws frame by frame. Overall, this is in my opinion one of the best videos to date. It offers everything you could ask for: clean camera work, insightful commentary, and a good representation of the game.
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