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The River

Postby Ryan C » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:41 pm

So, seeing as how they are available to buy a bunch of places now, I've been surprised to see no one give them their own topic. For those that have them, how do they fly? Is it a keeper?
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Re: The River

Postby Tossin' in Memphis » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:49 pm

Still testing the opto and the GL....Favoring the GL as it is a tad more overstable. I was throwing them against my strikers and I was having beter shot placement with the strikers.....definitely still in test mode. Want to put more time into trying to work big annies w them...I have been flipping them up or throwing them flat for the most part so far...Its so hot down here in the delta that your energy is zapped in about 20 minutes!
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Re: The River

Postby JimW » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:53 pm

I'm waiting for discspeed to get back from vacation and test them so I can get a few throws in without having to buy one myself. :lol:
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Re: The River

Postby DPJ88 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:59 pm

mine should arrive on thursday.

Gah, I work on thursday...

I should be able to test them out on friday.
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Re: The River

Postby Tossin' in Memphis » Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:03 pm

I've written elsewhere that they really do fit in between the Striker and the Vision......In terms of just throwing them flat, letting them turn and finally come back they are fine. I was getting some bombs with them but I want a disc that is going to be controllable in tunnels and in the open. I like the fact that you don't have to put quite as much pepper on them..they are similar to the fuse in that sense
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Re: The River

Postby Jeronimo » Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:50 pm

Best control fairway driver I've ever thrown.
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Re: The River

Postby discspeed » Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:08 pm

Jeronimo wrote:Best control fairway driver I've ever thrown 10 times.


fixed.
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Re: The River

Postby Ryan C » Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:40 pm

Okay, more specifically, how fast are they? How stable? Is the rim comfortable? Any other discs you'd compare it to?
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Re: The River

Postby adamschneider » Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:47 am

It looks to me like an XS for some reason.
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Re: The River

Postby mzuleger » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:00 am

it sounds like an XL to me
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Re: The River

Postby Jeronimo » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:40 am

discspeed wrote:
Jeronimo wrote:Best control fairway driver I've ever thrown 10 times.


fixed.



Oh come on now, give me some credit. It was more like 12 times.
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Re: The River

Postby discspeed » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:54 am

JimW wrote:I'm waiting for discspeed to get back from vacation and test them so I can get a few throws in without having to buy one myself. :lol:



I'll be back around 7/9 or 7/10...Too long a vacation if you ask me, but families like babies. I look forward to trying the River. I really want to hear more about how it flies on anhyzers and turnovers and how it compares to a Stalker.
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Re: The River

Postby adamschneider » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:20 am

I plan to take my River to a park today and throw it alongside a Z Xpress and a Z Stalker.
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Re: The River

Postby Jeronimo » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:30 am

discspeed wrote:
Jeronimo wrote:Best control fairway driver I've ever thrown 10 times.


fixed.


Obviously I understand your point in this comment Mike but the thing is, this isn't a totally new, ground breaking disc. It's (in my opinion) a substitute for the Leopard or the JLS, it's just a latitude option for that range of disc selection. I suppose I shouldn't say its the "best" control driver I've ever thrown because everything it can do I can also do with my CE JLS's (which I also ADORE), but it's in Opto/Gold plastic! So it feels great in the hand too!

Of the 40-50 shots I made with it yesterday evening, a new Opto River seriously flew like a new CE JLS. I'd give the River an edge in glide but the flight path is very similar. I'm going to use it tonight for my Random Dubz league on the course that made me want this disc in the first place. 350' alley's and tunnels, through the trees, where I need to stay in the fairway at the end of the flight to have a putt. I'm psyched about this disc, I really don't care if no one else likes them because I'm going to buy at least a dozen more and sit on them. I'd be happy to see this thing get a lot of love though so that Latitude reaps the fruits of their labor.
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Re: The River

Postby EL-KABONG! » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:42 am

I have reached/birdied 4 holes I have not reached before with the River. The glide is redonkulous.
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