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Old 08-22-2017, 08:56 AM
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I have been a River fan for a long time, but the ones I've always trusted have become unreliably under-stable. I started throwing a Moonshine in preparation for an event this week, and have rediscovered the love. I might need to try an slightly heavier Opto, or maybe try the Frost that I have sitting around. I might have to rethink my love affair with GL plastic.....
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Old 08-22-2017, 12:24 PM
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My old GL is well seasoned and one of my favorite discs. I do have to be careful how much snap I put on it though but it shines at 80% or less and I can put it on many lines.

I also picked up a moonshine that compliments it well allowing more power with a stronger fade.

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Old 08-22-2017, 02:41 PM
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I have been a River fan for a long time, but the ones I've always trusted have become unreliably under-stable. I started throwing a Moonshine in preparation for an event this week, and have rediscovered the love. I might need to try an slightly heavier Opto, or maybe try the Frost that I have sitting around. I might have to rethink my love affair with GL plastic.....
Agreed. All my GL Rivers became flippy understable with use. In fairness, same thing happened to my GL Furys. Moonshine seems to be holding serve a little better and for a longer time.

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My old GL is well seasoned and one of my favorite discs. I do have to be careful how much snap I put on it though but it shines at 80% or less and I can put it on many lines.

I also picked up a moonshine that compliments it well allowing more power with a stronger fade.

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Old 10-06-2017, 10:57 PM
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This is going to be my next fairway driver so should I go with the Gold Line or the Opto plastic for a heavily wooded home course? Also, any suggestions on the weight (wanting to stay between 164g and 174g)?

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Old 10-06-2017, 11:02 PM
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This is going to be my next fairway driver so should I go with the Gold Line or the Opto plastic for a heavily wooded home course? Also, any suggestions on the weight (wanting to stay between 164g and 174g)?

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Opto will last a bit longer. And weight is somewhat personal, but a 168-170g is a good weight range for me.
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:25 PM
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Opto will last a bit longer. And weight is somewhat personal, but a 168-170g is a good weight range for me.
Either one more 'gripy' than the other?

I like my Pure (Zero Med) which seems to be a bit softer and more gripy than my other discs (mostly DX). Ordering another Pure in the Opto plastic.

Thanks for the weight recommendation...I was looking in the 165g to 169g range.

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Old 10-07-2017, 12:45 AM
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Either one more 'gripy' than the other?

I like my Pure (Zero Med) which seems to be a bit softer and more gripy than my other discs (mostly DX). Ordering another Pure in the Opto plastic.

Thanks for the weight recommendation...I was looking in the 165g to 169g range.

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Gold Line is like Star, but feels even better, IMHO. Opto is like Champ, but a bit gummier. Gold Line feels great, but seasons in pretty quickly (especially relative to Star). And since you said you're playing in the woods, I recommended Opto, which will last longer (but not forever like Champion plastic does).

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Old 10-07-2017, 05:32 PM
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I would recommend you to go 170ish, the River gets quite US once beat in. However, if you keep throwing that Pure and hence keep your form clean, you'll be able to push the River out quite fast without it crashing.
Reminds me, I gotta take that beat in Gold 178g River i took out since it was too flippy, I bet it was my form and that it's actually money.
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Old 10-08-2017, 11:53 AM
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A 168 Opto River would be great. Gold line is great too. It beats in a little bit faster but for you, I doubt you would even see the difference between the two. The gold line will have slightly more glide or more turn potential. Moonshine Rivers all also fantastic. Frost is the most stable of all the plastics. My 165g Frost River is my most stable River. It comes down to feel and which plastic you prefer in your hand. The only way to know that is to become familiar with both the Opto and Gold line plastics and then you will tend to gravitate towards one or the other. I didn't think you can go wrong with any River you get until your power level increases significantly. Then there are differences in Rivers and plastic types that DO matter. It may sound cliche, but the best way to figure it out is to get one of each and learn it for yourself. Once you really start to understand disc flight and power and spin and angles it will become easier to figure out what specific disc flight you are chasing and you'll have a better idea of what to get to achieve your desired result.

Having a dozen discs or so is not a bad thing. You would do very well to spend time in a field learning what your discs do. Repetition is KEY. What actually works best is to find a disc you like, such as the Pure and get 3 or 4 of them in the same weight and same plastic and throw them back and forth in a field. Over and over. The River is another disc you can do that with. Say you get a 168 River and you like it. It feels good in your hand. It's fun to throw. Get two more and throw them over and over in a field. Playing on the course is fun but throwing repetition in the field is where the improvement can be accelerated.
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So did anyone order or throw Owens new epic sounding Opto-x River? I assume it will be very close to the Frosts but in a stiff plastic? Sounds like a workhorse ready to glide of the shelf...
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