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I am loving Lat 64 since I got my River in the mail, love the Gold plastic, the predisctabilty, how true it is to it's flight ratings.
I'm going to get another Lat 64 driver, I want something flippy, with 2 fade. I'd like around 9-10 speed. My River is in Gold plastic but if you guys can tell me a bit more about the differences between Gold and Opto I'd appreciated, I'm guessing it's probably close to the difference between star and champion (except you don't have to break in Gold at all, which is very nice).
Appreciate any advice you have, thanks in advance.
OK, found it, hope I can find one on ebay because the numbers on it are perfect, thanks guys.
Have you checked their flight ratings chart? This will answer your questions for what you're looking for...
Discraft Surge ss
If your new to the game, id stick to the discs that are most common because you can find out more info. on them. JMO
Its cool you like LAt. 64, but nothing flies quite like these three discs mentioned.
What is your golf D and max D Josh?
Those ratings are relative to the person throwing them as designed as discs have different cruising speeds. If you exceed the cruising speed the disc will act more understable and if you don't meet the cruising speed, then the disc will fly overstable. True overstable discs are a different thing entirely.
What ratings would you apply to the Katana?
vision is flippy. about 9-10 speed, but only has a chance of coming back if it's hyzer flipped. sidewinder on the other hand says speed 9, and it is for the most part, but because of its understability and glide, it can go much deeper than the vision.
sorry to suggest an innova disc when you're looking for a lat 64. i agree with the plastic decision. i bought a vision to replace my sidewinder that i lost... it hasn't done the job. i also use a fuse and am looking to get more of the discs mentioned in this post.
the star sidewinder in low 170's is money though. it flips enough and still has a straight to quite a bit of fade depending on how high the throw is and the angle of release. the vision doesn't have the reliability of fading that the sidewinder does and that is why i mention it. perhaps the flow could fill this gap nicely, but i cannot tell from experience. my friend has a striker that he turns over but comes back every time if the throw is high enough.
hope this helps a little. i'd say stay away from the vision if you're looking for something to come back, but maybe look into the striker if the response on the difference between opto and gl plastic in the river isn't what you're looking for. who knows, maybe the opto vision is a bit more stable than the gl and could be just what you're looking for. also, the vision might have a better tendency of coming back if you're not throwing more than 350 feet.
just saying, the combination of spin, arm speed, and angle of release is what determines the disc's flight path and not necessarily the ratings