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Old 02-22-2019, 06:50 PM
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In case you do lose it for good, maybe it's time to throw an FD in the bag to start working in as a replacement.
FD took over my River slot. It's not as "wow" and the flight is a bit different...not as insanely over the top glidey and more neutral overall, but it just doesn't mess with me. River is so fun to throw but it can do things on its own whim. FD reacts to power, angle, and mild to moderate wind much more predictably and linearly for me. And I can throw it as far as I reasonably need to throw a fairway. Yes the River can absolutely go as far or farther than any other speed 7 fairway, but I'm not trying to match my speed 12 drivers with it in a round.

Basically my point is they are not a 1:1 replacement in terms of throwing them on the same line and angle, but I learned the differences and my game is more consistent.

For someone who has speed 7ish discs as their sweet spot, I totally understand bagging the River and having a great time throwing it.
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Old 02-22-2019, 09:22 PM
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I have an FD, TB in all plastics, Eagle, Jls, Star TL,.....something about Rivers. I dont get it I just throw it haha
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Old 02-22-2019, 09:25 PM
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FD took over my River slot. It's not as "wow" and the flight is a bit different...not as insanely over the top glidey and more neutral overall, but it just doesn't mess with me. River is so fun to throw but it can do things on its own whim. FD reacts to power, angle, and mild to moderate wind much more predictably and linearly for me. And I can throw it as far as I reasonably need to throw a fairway. Yes the River can absolutely go as far or farther than any other speed 7 fairway, but I'm not trying to match my speed 12 drivers with it in a round.

Basically my point is they are not a 1:1 replacement in terms of throwing them on the same line and angle, but I learned the differences and my game is more consistent.

For someone who has speed 7ish discs as their sweet spot, I totally understand bagging the River and having a great time throwing it.
Rivers are amazing but in winds, I go low or I go with a TB/Eagle
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Old 02-22-2019, 09:29 PM
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Btw a River and a fresh dx TB is the go to. I can reach 300 but sometimes inconsistent. I'm a 2 year player and I'd suggest a River for beginners over any driver

It mostly is for placement for a par or a bird.

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Old 02-22-2019, 09:35 PM
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Perhaps time to retire it to the wall and break in a new disc?
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Old 02-22-2019, 09:39 PM
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Perhaps time to retire it to the wall and break in a new disc?
I ordered a Champ Eagle L. It should be in between the River and TB. Nothing annys or turns over for me like the River. I can put it on any line.
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Old 02-22-2019, 09:48 PM
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I ordered a Champ Eagle L. It should be in between the River and TB. Nothing annys or turns over for me like the River. I can put it on any line.
Agreed. A gold line River becomes a great turnover disc. I went through a few of them, and still will bag one if the baskets on my home course are in certain positions.
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Old 04-12-2019, 11:20 AM
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Anyone know why every seller is out of stock with these?
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Old 04-24-2019, 10:29 AM
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Got my bro-in-law throwing my GL River the other day during a round. He is still pretty new and maxs out his drives at around 200 (mainly uses a compass now that I gave him that has been more consistent for him than his leopard). Got him throwing a little better on a hyzer line to get the nose angle down.

He smoothed one with my River and put it out on a beautiful slight hyzer that rode right slightly and just cruised. Put it out there past 300. Easily the longest drive ever for him.
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Old 04-24-2019, 10:44 AM
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Anyone know why every seller is out of stock with these?
DGC just got a load of GL Burst Rivers in.
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