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Disc Review



2006 Skylands Classic DVD
Posted 05-09-07
Submitted by Blake Takkunen The Webmaster blake@discgolfreview.com

With newcomer to the disc golf video market dgflicks' first release, the 2006 Skylands Classic DVD, viewers are treated with over three hours of disc golf footage by some of the game's top pros. Successfully avoiding some of the more drab aspects of many older disc golf videos, the Skylands DVD delivers a constant barrage of action at a very rapid pace. While the camera work is at times a bit amateurish (which is bound to happen with any video where the camera operators are not highly-paid professionals), the Skylands video makes up for this with well-placed angles allowing you to see most of the disc's flight without a lot of distracting cuts between cameras. The footage includes three full rounds of footage of the top cards from the men's and women's divisions as well as a large chunk of footage from the second card in the men's division.

One interesting aspect of the Skylands DVD is the commentary. While ranging from informative to humorous, the commentary progresses along with the video. If rounds are watched sequentially as they are presented, the commentary begins with some introductory level disc golf information and slowly progresses towards more advanced topics. The commentary reveals many aspects of the upper level game such as pro thought processes and expectations, risk vs. reward, shot selection, and course management. The commentary is quite informal so viewers will have to pay fairly close attention to absorb most of these gems of info.

I can say that unless you are a hardcore student of the game, the Skylands DVD will likely be too long to take in with one sitting, but there are plenty of great techniques displayed to learn from which gives the video a lot of replay value. If you enjoyed the Marshall Street videos, the 2006 Skylands Classic DVD definitely has a place in your video library, especially with its player-friendly MSRP of around $17.

You can find out more info on the DVD at www.dgflicks.com
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