Latitude 64° Royal Grand Rive
The Rive is a crusher, the perfect distance driver for top disc golfers. The combination of superior speed, great glide and predictable overstable flight is what makes the Rive great.
GRAND – the new premium plastic: Grand is the durable premium plastic in our Royal Line. Grand has great grip that will not fail you, no matter the outside circumstances. It features a soft feel and a rigid rim with perfect flex.
THE ROYAL LINEL: The Latitude 64° Royal Line takes disc golf quality one step further with the innovative NexEdge and NexFeel technologies. The days of sharp flashing are gone as the NexEdge process provides a buttery smooth feel to the bottom and outer parts of the rim. NexFeel is our new polishing technology enhancing the grip and feel of the whole disc surface. Want the best? The Royal discs are made for you.
NexEdge: The days of sharp flashing are gone. The Royal discs will have a smooth feel on the outer and bottom part of the rim thanks to our NexEdge trimming process.
NexFeel: Latitudes’ new mold polish technology in our Royal discs enhances the grip ability of the plastic surface. They’re adjusting the plastic to achieve the optimal feel and flex of each mold in the Royal line-up.
I don't have the arm for a 13-speed that beefy but that has served me well in flat ground holes with very strong headwinds where I needed a guaranteed fade (same goes for downhill holes with enough headwind that a stable distance driver like the Grace would burn right). It's also fantastic for skip shots where you need a strong left turn and one where you want the disc to roll (which is easily achieved by throwing the Rive on a low hyzer with enough power).
Throwable 13 speeds don't come around that often, and a flippy Star plastic Boss has been in my bag for a while now because it is a classic OS max distance driver for a reason. I was lucky to grab a couple of First Run Rives and after just a couple of months of beating in, they have pushed the Boss out of the bag, except for when it is a very windy day. The hand feel of the disc is everything that is advertised, smooth-edged and grippy even when damp. Where it really shines is its workability. I can hyzerflip it at max power, or I can anhyzer bomb it into the sky, and it eats up the distance properly, fading hard every time. On control lines I can hit 125m with accuracy, and I have maxed it out at 140m on a distance line. I have also been trying it out as a skip approach disc, but haven't cracked that move yet! :-/
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