Latitude 64's Description:
River is one of our most popular discs. And this thing has GLIDE. It is easy to throw and fits most player’s power and skill levels. River is a fairway control driver and while it is not the fastest disc we have made, and does not have the widest wing ever made, it is a disc for accurate driving and good control. With small fade and amazing glide, you can really let it fly on those big anhyzer curves.
When I first got my River I was a little upset. I threw it and it would hyzer out. The fade was like a 3 instead of 1. I decided to stick with it and depend on that hyzer finish then all of the sudden the disc broke in and became a perfect straight shot for 200-250ft. If I really crank this it can hit close to 300 but I really prefer the Saint for that distance. Thanks to the River I'm able to birdie holes I would rarely get otherwise. So glad I kept throwing it because now I know what all the fuss was about.
After my buddy threw his river in the river beyond the basket with no effort, I had to get one.
Latitude 64 River - Opto
The River fit my hand like butter fits in a biscuit! The Opto stays grippy enough whether taking it fresh out of the bag or sweaty from the midday Texas Summer heat. This is now my go-to 300 ft fairway driver that I have been able to keep in a straight line and have reliable release. This disc made it to the top 3 favorite discs in my bag and recommend for everyone to try and see how it fits in the game. It has a very slight turn and still has enough stability to fight against crosswinds. It doesn’t just dump over like a typical under stable disc. I also have a Retro plastic which is much more rubbery, flies exactly the same and will die out reliably about 20-50 shorter than the Opto plastic. Both awesome discs!
I'm a beginner that's just starting to throw fairway drivers. I got the River in opto Air plastic (159g). At that weight the disc is very easy to throw. To me the opto Air plastic is also more grippy than the regular opto plastic.
The River flies very similar to my 172g opto Diamond. It is very straight (with my arm speed) and has very little fade. I find that for beginners a disc with very little fade can be helpful. If you are throwing a 250' tunnel shot in the woods and only have 200' of power, you will still be in the fairway rather than in the woods after a hard fade.
I would recommend this disc to any beginner if you get the opto Air plastic in a light weight. Every beginner should have a River and a Diamond in their bag.