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Old 06-15-2010, 12:04 AM
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Well the Lat 64 River has hit the shelves. Let's get the first impressions rolling.

I picked mine up today from Gotta Go Gotta Throw. I got a Pink 169g Opto River.

First off pre-flight inspection:
Optos were domier than the Goldlines yet not to an extreme. The dome on the one I got is a poppy top. Also this run of Opto seems much grippier than other runs I've felt, very yummy. I was divided on whether to get a goldline or opto, but the brighter pink available to opto sealed the deal. I love that latitude is actually making opto in easier to spot colors. Also for those wondering, the rim isn't as slanted as say the Halo or Riot, it is closer to a striker.

Testing in the field:
Holy glide machine Batman! You know the crazy glide we've been talking about on the Fuse? Slap that on a fairway driver and get ready for some really nice flights. I was testing it head to head with my 170g TP Cyclone (what I thought it may fly similarly to) and the River out performed every time. Thrown back to back I constantly out drove the Cyclone and it held better lines. I actually was kinda worried that some of my throws may go onto the side walk by the field I practice in with how long the disc was staying in the air. This disc isn't near as fast as my other distance drivers...but I am getting comparable distance just due to the glide.

I would have spent some more time with it...but it was getting dark and it was drizzling out. I will do some more heavy testing with it, but as of now I would say that it is similar in flight to the TP cyclones I've thrown but with a softer fade and more glide.

I wanna hear how the heavier Optos fly and how the gold line Rivers turned out.





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Old 06-15-2010, 12:06 AM
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Hasn't hit the shelves everywhere yet...
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:09 AM
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Nice! Just want to confirm... the GLs that you eyeballed did not have the popped top?


PS... love that stamp.
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:12 AM
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Great minds think alike Waddly, 170g I bagged on saturday
Played sat afternoon and sunday with it. 99% of the optos they got were not opaque and I liked the bazooka gum look. BTW: your sticker says it's a 166g?


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Old 06-15-2010, 12:18 AM
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I posted a short review on DGR..same result as you. It's almost comical how long this thing floats on a line at low speed.
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:20 AM
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WOW! I guess you are right El-Kabong. I meant to pick up a heavier one...I thought I had a 169...I must have had that one in my other hand when I put it back. DOH!

I had no idea it was a 166 until you pointed it out to me.... I seriously thought you were messing with me. I guess that gives me all the more reason to go buy a heavier one...
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:23 AM
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JRawk, I didn't play around with all the gold lines like I did the opto. From what I saw though...they didn't have as high of domes...they may have still been poppy...but again, I didn't play with them as much.
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:28 AM
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WOW! I guess you are right El-Kabong. I meant to pick up a heavier one...I thought I had a 169...I must have had that one in my other hand when I put it back. DOH!

I had no idea it was a 166 until you pointed it out to me.... I seriously thought you were messing with me. I guess that gives me all the more reason to go buy a heavier one...
3 grams ain't gonna bungle it for ya. Now when you get a max weight gold line you'll have the entire riparian watershed covered. For the record, the GL's out west were slightly less domey as well.
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:35 AM
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I actually was thinking of getting a max weight gold line...you mentioning it is making it just that much harder not to....
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Hasn't hit the shelves everywhere yet...
I will believe it's not at your local store when you post no picture of it.
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