I really wanted to watch the Marianas Open this past weekend, but was out in the country with no internet, and was having trouble finding results as they happened on Twitter or wherever else. I've heard a bunch of people online complain about Flo being too expensive, and about the search function being wonky so I never really thought about signing up. I looked it up, and saw that it is either 20/month to month or 12.50/month if you sign up for a year. And if you sign up for the year, you get ALL the Flo content, which I will probably never use, but for the price of Netflix, I figured why not?
I've been at work watching Lepri and Najmi matches all morning. The presentation is incredibly professional and the video is high quality. The matches are insanely easy to search, so I don't now what everyone's deal is whining about that. The upcoming schedule is great, and I would pay the 12.50 just to watch the upcoming Frazatto/Rader at F2W in a couple weeks. They seem to be covering everything, so when Worlds and Abu Dhabi come around, I'm all set which is cool, and will probably end up throwing a little viewing party at my gym.
As for the price, I think even 20/month to month is pretty damn fair considering most people probably sign up just to stream Pans and then cancel, then Worlds and cancel, then Abu Dhabi and cancel. Remember how much those event DVD's used to cost from Budo, and they were basically just a highlight reel, with very few matches? I think 20 bucks.. 5 bucks a day... for four days of the World Championships in a sport that there's no real money in and that no one really cares about is actually cheap considering the work that probably goes into recording and streaming the event.
So yeah, for no reason at all, I'm telling you all publically that I am very happy with my Flo subscription thus far. I'm catching up on all the matches I didn't see from Worlds 2016 currently, but what under the radar matches shoudl I be sure to seek out while I see what else is on the site? Anything particualrly cool/memorable?