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Slow Motion Flyball
December 17, 2012 9:02 AM   Subscribe

Slow motion video from the 2011 Czech Flyball Championship: Athleticism, speed, caught balls, missed balls, clean passes, misjudged passes, and really astonishing streamers of drool. If you're wondering "What is flyball?", the short documentary What Is Flyball? might address that question.

(If you're wondering why the Czech video was set to the music of HIM, I have nothing that would address that question). The Czech boxes seem to work a little differently than the ones in use in North America. Here's a short full-speed clip of a dog executing a beautiful "swimmer's turn" at the box.
posted by Wolfdog (11 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
great video. It is great to see the total concentration and sheer joy in the dogs faces, and sometimes the holy crap when they miss the ball.
posted by bartonlong at 9:19 AM on December 17, 2012


At 0:42, after the collision, the returning dog (the merle) looks back over his shoulder with a "WATCH IT, JERKFACE" expression.
posted by Wolfdog at 9:25 AM on December 17, 2012 [5 favorites]


Yeah, that look of "WTF was that dude?" is awesome.
posted by Windopaene at 9:26 AM on December 17, 2012


Okay, during the first song i just figured they'd picked a song totally at random, but then the second came on, and I realized that whoever made this video must possess an almost supernatural ability to choose the least appropriate music for any given situation.
posted by cmoj at 9:27 AM on December 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


They should really put the ball release trigger further from the actual ball release thingy. Less nose-smashing, more ball-catching. (Like this.)
posted by Sys Rq at 9:42 AM on December 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Watch as these amazing animals compete for victory! Be awestruck by their agility and speed! Marvel as the dog slobber stretches in slow motion to near-infinite lengths!
posted by vytae at 9:42 AM on December 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


Ok, I want to see this done with Cheetahs now. Who's with me? (You'd have to make the tracks longer, it would be awesome.)
posted by Hactar at 9:58 AM on December 17, 2012


I've never seen such majestic slobber.
posted by Shutter at 9:59 AM on December 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Czech boxes seem to work a little differently than the ones in use in North America.

Indeed. I had a lot of trouble filling out the customs forms earlier this year when I flew to Prague. Stupid Czech boxes.
posted by googly at 10:14 AM on December 17, 2012 [4 favorites]


i swear to GOD i don't have the ball
posted by facetious at 11:24 AM on December 17, 2012


Dogs are the best thing ever.
posted by the sobsister at 2:24 PM on December 17, 2012


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