Disclaimer: I am a bit biased here as Tony is a good friend of mine and I'm seen gratuitously throughout a couple chapters of the video.
I finally got a chance to watch Tony Laubach'sLubacca 2009 Ridonkulous tonight. If you like tornadoes, you will like this DVD! Tony seems to have a bloodhound's nose when it comes to rooting out a tube. In the chapters where you don't find a tornado, the action is usually filled with fun chaser antics or ridiculous (ridonkulous, if you will) amounts of hail.
The DVD covers the following dates:
February 8 – New Mexico Severe Storms March 7 – Kansas Severe Storms March 21 – Colorado LP Supercell April 26 – Oklahoma Tornadoes April 29 – Texas Tornadoes June 5 – Amazing Wyoming Tornado June 10 – Surprise Kansas Tornad June 13 – Colorado Mega Hailstorm June 17 – Nebraska Tornado Outbreak July 17 – Destructive Colorado Hailstorm
If you follow Tony, you also know that he was featured along with the TWISTEX crew on Discovery Channel'sStorm Chasers. Several of the the chapters cover additional footage that makes a fine aside for the series. Other chapters (chases not covered through the show) tend to show the lighter side of chasing the High Plains of Colorado. It was a pleasure for me to be along with Tony on a couple of these chases and this exemplifies the sociel nature of the good ol' Colorado storm chasing community.
Technically, the editing is impressive and keeps the viewer interested. The music is subtle and adds to the drama of the scenes without going over the top. It is very obvious that Tony put a lot of effort into making this DVD and his efforts were worth it.
So what are you waiting for? Order yourself a copy here:
"Always Chasing" describes my desire to never stop pursuing my goals and dreams (pardon the cliché). There are always storms to chase and trails to explore. This blog is a repository of those adventures... pursuing severe/adverse weather, visiting new places and exploring the natural topography of my surroundings. It is an outlet for my amateur pursuit of photography with my point-and-shoot camera as well as a forum for discussing meteorological events. The name "Big Sky Convection" will remain, but I feel that "Always Chasing" more accurately describes my direction.