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Old 09-18-2017, 07:22 PM
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Just sort of a dumpy glideless disc.

Not over-stable enough to compete with a Banshee and is well short of a Teebird.

I spent quite a bit of time with mine and in the end just said, what's the point of this disc? Might be good in another plastic, but I'm not going to try and find out when it's available. Now it sits in my to be traded box.
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:19 PM
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I must have gotten a relatively good one (emphasis on relatively.) After 3 rounds of using just the River Pro for drives and ~250' or greater fairway shots, mine is flying almost like a Teebird but still with less glide. On both FH and BH throws it has been almost laser straight to about 250'. It has shown a gentle fade, not dumpy. I was throwing it in the rain today, so standstill throws on the teepads, and even at the lower power it was a straight flyer. The only way it even came close to flying like a Firebird was when I gave it some height and more hyzer to force it to fade out more. For context, I throw about 300', 330' max with fairway drivers and throw FH and BH about an equal amount of the time.

Another explanation is that I have just beaten it in with enough tree hits; the TC I played in was on a very wooded course (some players even skipped a hole or two) and my first time playing that course. I hit a ton of trees that day and the disc was definitely closer to a FB then. Not so much now.
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Old 09-19-2017, 03:27 AM
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I think a lot of people were hoping for a Teebird competitor, but with the added glide associated with the original River. This is more like a Banshee competitor (at least that's my first impression so far). That's a good thing if you're looking for that, but it's not a slot very many people are looking to fill in their bag. Maybe the production run will be more usable.
To be fair, I've thrown Teebirds more OS than the River Pro.

But out of the box I agree, it's OS enough to be semi utility. The key is however to beat it in. Just like the Saint Pro the idea is to create a disc that once really beat in flies like the River, and not just for 2 months, like a River.

I've replaced my Saint and I have no doubt I'll be able to replace my River.

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Old 09-19-2017, 11:50 AM
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The key is however to beat it in.
This is what I have found; after beating it up in the woods, I am liking this disc more. Thinking of picking up a River to compare. Still not a Teebird though.
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Old 10-01-2017, 12:00 AM
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Picked up a stock stamp River Pro today...interesting flight numbers from Latitude 64: 9(!?),6,-1,2

I didn’t throw it much today; I’ll need a few more throws, plus smooth out a bit of flashing. I’ll figure out then what to really think of it.
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Old 10-01-2017, 09:22 AM
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It's a misprint. They know the numbers are wrong on the stamp.

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Old 10-01-2017, 12:54 PM
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Have we reached a verdict on how the colors fly? My white one feels like a driver but flies just like a Gator. TeeBird Rival? More like Viper/Whippet/Moab rival.

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Old 10-01-2017, 08:55 PM
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I have a yellow one that after some heavy testing flies close to a fresh current Champ Teebird. Actually pretty happy with it considering all the other mostly negative feedback I've heard and read.
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Old 10-04-2017, 02:58 PM
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Have we reached a verdict on how the colors fly? My white one feels like a driver but flies just like a Gator. TeeBird Rival? More like Viper/Whippet/Moab rival.
Mine flew like that until I got that horrible flashing off. Now Champ Teebird comparison fits.

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Old 11-22-2017, 07:35 PM
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Grabbed one of those gorgeous Gold Line Bursts tonite. Hoping with GL it will get to that beat in sweet spot some of you mention a bit sooner.
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