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Ocean Flow and drive DVD

00:00 1st July 2007 by Boardseeker
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DVD Review:

Ocean Flow Book & Drive DVD

     

What is it?

An action DVD accompanied by a photographic book of windsurfing life.

Length

Just short of an hour.

Who edited it?

Scott McKercher & Margareta Engstrom.

What we liked about it

DVD: Firstly lots to choose from which is always a good thing and quality action to boot! It was nice to see windsurfing from Japan and Indonesia as well as the usual haunts in Maui and Australia . The Cape Verde section is also outstanding but then you can’t really mess up the footage from that recent PWA event – it was awesome from any angle!

BOOK: We loved the book! It is unusual to see a windsurfing book with action and lifestyle shots and clearly having a woman behind the lense made a difference. You really get a feel for the windsurfing lifestyle even if you are a touch jealous as you browse through the book in your office break!

What we didn’t like

DVD: Looks a little home made in places, for example, they mis-spell the names of pro sailors and some of the footage is clearly taken by shaky hand man with his handy cam.

BOOK: We would have liked to see the great photos in a larger book but we guess packaging & postage would have been an issue.

Some of the text is dubious! Perhaps we have to stay at Gnarloo for three weeks before we can understand what they are saying. In particular the opening paragraph in the book:

 

“The whole lot of nothing that is really something, allowing the mind to drift and wander on it’s own accord, sometimes to a mindlessness where you can’t remember the last few turns you’ve taken, for being lost in a moment

 

But we had fun interpreting it though!

Chick action .v. Bloke action

Majority of action is from the male variety of windsurfer but the Morenos and Anne Marie Reichmann also feature.

Best bits

Cape Verde section and Laird Hamilton getting wiped out on a stand-up paddle in the BONUS section.

Bonus Section

This includes footage from previous events at Hookipa Beach Park circa 2005 as well as the customary wipe-out section.

What is missing?

Maybe a bit more explanation of where the sailing is and what is actually happening in the competition sections.

Music

Lots of mainstream tracks, must have cost them a fortune! However, worth every penny as they really complement the action.

Cost: 45 euros

Available at:

www.oceanflows.com

 

 

“You really get a feel for the windsurfing lifestyle even if you are a touch jealous as you browse through the book in your office break!”

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