discspeed wrote:BTW, anyone still throwing these?
JimW wrote:If the answer isn't PD you asked the wrong question.
Frank Delicious wrote:Every groove is a unique snowflake of suck.
discspeed wrote:I'm finally getting to resume my River testing. Here's a little history...I originally tested a 173 Opto that had a little too much turn and fade for my tastes, making it tough for me to control. I then tested a 175 white GL that was TB stable. At the time we did not have any heavier Optos or other heavier GL runs for me to test, so I kind of forgot about the River.
A couple months ago I lost my seasoned QJLS...unfortunately all my backups were too stable to work lines. I've gone without a fwy driver since, trying to push my mids and power down my PDs. I'm getting to the point where I miss a slower driver again...Here's the thing though...I don't want to add multiple discs. I just want one disc that I can work on multiple lines. This brought the River back to mind. We've been restocked at CDGS, and I had many different Rivers to choose from. In particular that had some orange GLs that looked exactly like my Fuse, which has become one of my most beloved (and $$ earning) discs. I grabbed an orange 175g and started to deflash it immediately.
I played a few holes with the River and then I took it to the field. This disc has the potential to be the disc I'm looking for. It was much straighter all around than the Opto I've tested. Any turning was very gradual. It also seemed slower in the air, which I liked a lot. It is still just a touch more stable than I want it to be, but I'm sure that will change shortly. It does fly strangely like my Fuse of the same plastic did when it was new in terms of flightpath and glide. This orange GL is domey, but not crazy like some of the Optos. It feels really great in the hand, especially deflashed. I'll be giving it a thorough testing over the coming weeks.
Jeronimo wrote:turso wrote:Rivers foreva man, FOREVA!
Exactly. They made this disc for us guys... FOR US. We whined and we received, and I for one was not let down.
discspeed wrote:The GL I have now seems slow and methodical, much more midrange-like than the Opto.
bill wrote:discspeed wrote:The GL I have now seems slow and methodical, much more midrange-like than the Opto.
wait until you hit some stuff. my opto is bulletproof compared to the gl. the gl rim chunks and cuts a lot easier and soon the gl was quite a bit more understable than the opto. it really reminds me of a valk now.
i do like rivers. i just think they're a little long for a fairway driver.
Jeronimo wrote:My way of compensating for the Rivers desire to "glide long" is just to throw lower to the ground.
weedjj wrote:I am glad there are some other River throwers still having success with them. I absolutely love this disc. You really can throw any shot with it. Big anny turnovers or hyzerflip right to left bomb glide shots are no problem. I have only been playing a little over a year and a half, but from my experience the "slow and methodical" flight of the gl seems accurate. Sometimes its funny when you realize how far its gone. I myself throw low lines as well playing in Maine, and my GL handles them like a champ. My only issue is trying to find backups, haha. I have a 162 Orange one that I would really love to find a bunch of 163-165 orange ones to back it up since its the only one I Have atm, but Lat keeps shipping over heavier stuff from what I have seen.
Side question, does anybody have experience with the orange ones and what colors might also fly similarly in case I can find the lighter weights in another color? Thanks!
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