That's really great footage. You might even want to contact Avery's website http://www.averyjenkins7495.com
to see if they want that video for their own demo purposes.
That was the premise of the whole shoot in the planning stages. And hopefully getting Avery on TV. These videos were intentioned as a showcase and a calling card for TV producers and to tickle their interest.
It's great that Avery got to let off some steam by crushing a few because the courses that he competed on here are too short. I didn't witness it but was told that he threw an all the way anny to about 560'. Mafa can tell more. Apparently that's not opening up for him.
The field we filmed at was limited in size especially with respect to width tightening at 500'. With little more available if he hit the gap. That's why Val and Nate were spotting at the tight spot. FH and BH were thrown into that tight spot 360 was thrown into a wider spot off the driving field after day three at Tali Open 2009 at Tali in Helsinki, Finland. We were filming at sundown and the ground needed for run up for the 360 mandated a different position so I couldn't get as steep an angle. And had to contend with the sun shining into the camera. BH had the fastest exposure times at 1/5000 s and 360 shot last was down to 1/2000 IIRC.
The first throw was with my worn Star Xcaliber that flipped on him. The color bar was there for this shot to determine the spin. I had little height available and wanted to get the run up for form analysis so the disc exited the stage left before completing a full revolution. Judging where half revolution was completed and assuming the spin rate does not slow significantly I estimate 20 revolutions per second. One week prior to this session Avery threw 72 MPH at the Vibram Open.
I don't know how good the throw was for him form wise. Who am I to critique such a long thrower?
We've got more videos so they may come up later for comparison. Too bad not all of the BHs were that great on my part swinging atop a ladder on top of a table that wasn't stable with winds pushing me. Filming without support for the camera after tiring shooting an entire round. Filming with the gear I had is more taxing physically than playing. I was stiff for a week after the two weeks of filming the Tali Open and the European Open. I've seen so much good footage and good action from three amateur videographers on top of the pros present at the EO that it'd be a shame not to get DVDs. If only somebody wanted to make them. There was a guy taking 3D video at the EO as well. Even a Bluray is possible with most of the stuff filmed at 720P or 1080P. That would be a lot of disc golf firsts. If not sports firsts. If only somebody would take the trouble of doing the project.
For more goodies we've got lesser video quality from a lot more players from the European Open distance showcase the warm up for that and people going crazy afterward coming up at 300 FPS playedback at 29.97 FPS. The same as the top down view on Avery's videos. So the throws aren't perfectly synced but good enough. Kenny, Feldy, Doss, Kajiyama, Åström, Heinonen and a lot more. It was dusk already so there was very little light for shooting and the exposure time was 1/160 which doesn't produce unblurred still images all the time. Interestingly some were unblurred. The video is dark with a lot of noise.
Too bad there's editing to be done on the after showcase fun because there are minors in there whose parents I don't know and can't ask for permission. So the video can't be published as is without risk of legal action.
Physics experts: Any takers on measuring different body parts in action, angular speeds of body parts, specifying onset of acceleration for each part, generated power and so on?
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.