I seem to be in synch with Kino, she brought out her second series while I was working on second series and her third series DVD around the time I was venturing more seriously into 3rd. I never got around to buying David Garrigues' Primary when it came but always liked the look of it, couldn't really justify another Primary series, when as a good home Ashtangi I already had all the others. Same goes for this his Intermediate, I already have my wrist bind in pasasana and my Kapo ( heel/ankle grab comes and goes), Dwi pada sirsasana, karandavasana.... I don't really NEED another 2nd series DVD do I? And yet I love David's Asana Kitchen's, love how he works with actual students, Kino does that to some extent in her Youtube Videos of course but not on her DVD's. David Garrigues' approach may well be the ultimate in Home Ashtanga DVD's.
That said I do have a soft spot for Richard Freeman, every time I practice along with one of his discs, whether Primary or Second series I discover things that I had missed the first time around, or the tenth for that matter, there is new awareness and delight, always delight with Richard.
If your new to Second series, David may well be the way to go but if you already have your second then pick up Richard's and as Paul Ricour might have said had he practiced Ashtanga '...rediscover it anew'.
Talking of 2nd, last day of my one month to chakrabhandasana challenge, I'm on the bottom step of the 'yoga block stairs' and might have a go at reaching for the ankle/leg today and see what happens. plan is just to do an extended first half of second ( extra backbends prep from VK plus some extensions) then move on to Urdhva Dhanurasana drop backs before moving on to finishing sequence. Post to come later today (master plan is to practice a little later, go for a walk, nice warm bath then practice, stack the odds in my favour), most likely though I'll change the title on all the previous posts to 3 months to Chakrabandhasana and hope nobody notices , Shhhhhhh.