Disc Review – Latitude 64 Compass

opto_compass_red-800x800When Latitude 64 released the Compass in the beginning of 2016, it immediately got a lot of attention. Developed with one of the best players in the game, the 2016 World Champ Ricky Wysocki, this stabel midrange have become one of the main discs in their lineup and a regular in many players bags. And it is easy to understand as it provides great controllable distance, covering most needs of both pro and am players.

First feel

Compass have a moderate sized rim and feels comfortable in the hand, with a hint of dome and a smaller profile to it. Tested in Opto plastic, which is really durable with a good grip especially in a little warmer temperatures.
compass

The specs

  • Speed: 5
  • Glide: 5
  • Turn:  0
  • Fade: 1

Navigate your way on the fairway with this midrange from Latitude 64º. This straight flyer will go wherever you want. It holds any line in the most predictable way. Not thin, not deep so this disc will fit in any hand.

First flight

This is a straight disc when thrown at medium power, with a late fade to it. Holds up surprisingly well in some wind, and it holds lines well.

Summary

Upon release this disc got a lot of attention, and after testing it for some time it is easy to understand why. It flies very straight with a predictable late fade, and that goes both for backhand and forehand. In wind it will hold all right, but if it gets truly windy it will turn on you. What I really like about it is how easy it is to get to know it, know what lines to put it on to hold hyzers, anhyzers and straight shots. I am not 100% agreeing with the glide 5 on it, especially not when released low, but it has a good amount of distance to it when you put some power behind it. The way it feels and act makes it a really trustworthy disc, one of those you pick up from the bag when you really need to get the job done. This is a disc that have gotten in many players bag this season, and for sure will stay in even more bags as time goes. It has already helped winning a World Championship, and I bet it will be more in the years to come. The Compass will find its place among the other great mids in the game, like Roc and Buzz, given some time.

 

 

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