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Old 07-31-2011, 11:20 PM
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Latitude 64 River

River throwers, how do u like it? Also how much different are the Opto and Gold lines as far as flight characteristics? I've heard that Lat64 discs vary ALOT in-between plastic types.
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:37 PM
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I have a opto and GL river both about the same weight. Maybe a gram or two difference. I feel no difference in them. It is one of my favorite discs in my bag and I can throw them very straight. If you put muscle into them, they will flip over. I feel like my river is a much straighter teebird.
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:45 PM
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slightly understable, has the best glide out of any driver i've thrown. I've had a 165 GL and a 172 Opto. The GL one is easy for me to turn over (at about 360 of power with fairways) but doesn't turn and burn, unless I really OAT it. If I give it enough height, it will fade back, for really good distance. I usually release it on a slight hyzer. My Opto one (which I dont have anymore) flew pretty much the same as the GL, exept it was a bit more stable. I didn't like it as much because it just didn't feel quite the same in my hand as the GL one (which is odd, no noticable difference in dome or PLH) and Opto isn't as grippy as GL.

I've read that rivers can vary a lot in between weights, lighter ones can be like faster leopards, where heavier ones can be more like teebirds.
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:51 PM
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:14 AM
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The River can be a bit finicky when you first start using it, but once you recognize how it wants to fly, it is a fantastic disc. I love it for long annys, tailwind drives, and slight right or even dead straight holes. I have a fairly domey Opto 170 if that helps.

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Old 08-01-2011, 12:24 AM
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^^ Yeah, totally.

I like light Rivers, some of my longest throws ever have been with them.
I found the plastics to be pretty similar, but I was only throwing them one at a time (not using the Opto while I was throwing the GL).
I also don't have any right now because I have a bad habit of over-torquing them and OATing them into impassable undergrowth and murky water.

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Old 08-01-2011, 01:10 AM
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amazing glide, but a little finicky compared to teebird/tl. i find that sometimes i'll take a little off out of turn&burn fear, then light arm it well short and left of the desired target.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:24 AM
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amazing glide, but a little finicky compared to teebird/tl. i find that sometimes i'll take a little off out of turn&burn fear, then light arm it well short and left of the desired target.
I seemed to have a similar experience, but I'm starting to think there was something I was doing now that I got rid of mine. lol

No matter though. I enjoyed the River but I really do not like not having a baseline plastic option for something that will be my goto control driver.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:36 AM
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I just got a red color shift GL river 172 in the mail saturday.

Havent had time to throw it yet...im hoping to season it into a turnover driver to replace my avenger ss that has become way too flippy.

I only have 2 lat 64 discs, 1 in GL the other in opto...and so far, my opto actually seems to feel more grippy. The GL one is very slick...which seems to be the oposite of what I hear about them.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:46 AM
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Yeah. My Opto Fuses are more grippy than my GL one. Think the misconception is that Opto is to Champ/Z what GL is to Star/ESP but GL is really glossy compared to star/ESP.
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