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Re: Latitude 64°

Postby keltik » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:42 pm

Well I played a lunchtime quicky with just my GL Core and I have to say that it may go back in the bag. I got some really good FH shots out of it and I was able to range it better than a Buzzz (BH). But like others have said it can be just weird.

Have we come to any consensus about the Saint yet?
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Re: Latitude 64°

Postby BrotherDave » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:36 am

I just plain don't like the Core. It's got such a thin feeling rim to me and I swear if it's not flying close to flat it just drops like lead. I've even got an ace with one and I still don't like it.

I would like a consensus about the Saint too. I threw Sloppy Disc's 168 GL at Cedarock the other weekend and was pleasantly surprised by the glide. I really liked how it S-curved easily, a nice tight one like a Viking except it had actual glide. I even overthrew hole #4 from the whites quite a bit w/o putting much effort into it.
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Re: Latitude 64°

Postby slowarm » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:54 am

BrotherDave wrote:I would like a consensus about the Saint too. I threw Sloppy Disc's 168 GL at Cedarock the other weekend and was pleasantly surprised by the glide. I really liked how it S-curved easily, a nice tight one like a Viking except it had actual glide.


More talk about the Saint is needed, yes! Here or in the Saint thread?

I'm glad you mentioned the Viking. Bought two Opto Saints (172/175g). They're pretty identical in flight. They kinda reminded me of my good old Champ Valkyrie (very stable for a Valk) that I threw in a pond a while ago. I was hitting them somewhere at 100 meters, thrown flat or a gently hyzer, low lines. The flightpath was straight or a tiny S-curve, always a dependable fade in the end. Glided well if I was able to keep the nose down.

My form is pretty shitty at the moment. If I had the time to do some field practice, I'm pretty sure I could push them 10 meters further (that would be like 360ft, right?).

I think the Saint gives controlled distance for us maxing @ 350'-375', just like Latitude promises. Turso wrote that they become very flippy if you push them much over 400'. Well, not my problem. :(

I have tried one (just one!) GL Saint. It was noticeably more understable than the Optos I have. Still a nice disc, probably a bit longer too.
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Re: Latitude 64°

Postby turso » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:58 am

Not very flippy, you can get them over 400' and still get a fade, but the risk starts there for low ceiling throws turning over and never coming back. I like the disc, just didn't fit the bill I wanted it to.
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Re: Latitude 64°

Postby gknmnstr » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:01 am

Opto air. This is whats up.
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Re: Latitude 64°

Postby jubuttib » Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:06 am

Oh dear lord, as if their discs aren't inconsistent enough already...
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Re: Latitude 64°

Postby turso » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:29 am

maybe they'll magically come out super consistent! Yeah right...
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Re: Latitude 64°

Postby keltik » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:34 am

I think I like the Core because it is weird. It is a more neutral mid but it can take power. It is shapeable but more like a buzzz/md2 rather than a Roc. It also has a much lower power requirement than the Buzzz/MD2. and it does FH just fine. and I think I would like to see it in EZE. but that's just me.

I need to get off my brains and check out more Lat drivers. any recommendations?
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Re: Latitude 64°

Postby turso » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:43 pm

Most of their drivers are very nice, only one I wouldn't recommend is the Striker because of its notorious inconsistency, but the good ones are pretty great.
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Re: Latitude 64°

Postby keltik » Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:24 pm

I already own 3 strikers of 3 different stabilities. Well my first run Opto and Eagle Stamp GL are close (the FR Opto being the nicest/straightest) but I also have one of the FB stable Optos. I think they are getting there in consistency. I think.
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Re: Latitude 64°

Postby turso » Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:26 pm

Yeah, Tompa mentioned that they honed the manufacturing over the winter, but I've been burned for good on Striker front.
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Re: Latitude 64°

Postby keltik » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:07 pm

oh man I just saw the Opto Air thing on their site. Didn't they just do the whole Diamond/Ruby/Pearl set as a lightweight exclusive??
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Re: Latitude 64°

Postby turso » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:50 pm

keltik wrote:oh man I just saw the Opto Air thing on their site. Didn't they just do the whole Diamond/Ruby/Pearl set as a lightweight exclusive??


Not as much an exclusive as a line-up for younger and weaker throwers.
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Re: Latitude 64°

Postby keltik » Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:48 pm

true. but isn't the whole super light disc phenomena about the "weaker" crowd?
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Re: Latitude 64°

Postby gknmnstr » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:15 pm

Not really... Small rimmed understable discs in light weight are for beginners, but wide overstable discs in light weight is all about throwing big annys into left to right tail cross wind just for the sake of throwing far. Much harder to actually use on the course but tremendous distance, that is the goal.
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