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May 3, 2018

Disc Golf

Fairway Drivers

Fairway Drivers deliver confidence in both driving and approach situations. For many players, our Fairway Drivers provide nearly the same distance as our Distance Drivers, but with added control and accuracy. Newer players will find these discs easy to control. Many World Championships were won using Innova Fairway Drivers. These discs can inspire a new level of confidence in your game.

  • Dependable distance control for consistent fairway driving
  • Valuable discs for shorter controlled drives and long approaches
  • Easier for beginners to use than distance drivers
  • Help to increase confidence through added control and consistency
  • Offered in several distinct models, weights and plastic types

 

Mid-Range Discs

Mid-Range Discs are designed to provide accuracy and control for a wide variety of shots. These versatile discs are effective in many situations, from drives and mid-range shots, to approaches and even putting. Innova offers an assortment of Mid-Range Discs to match the needs of a wide range of players using a variety of throwing techniques.

  • Designed to provide accuracy and control for mid-range shots, approaches and short drives
  • Dependability from fairway to chains
  • Versatile discs that can perform a wide variety of shots
  • Available in a wide range of models, weights and a selection of plastics

Putt and Approach

Putt and Approach discs are designed specifically for putting and making short controlled upshots. Putt and Approach discs come in a variety of models and plastics to accommodate each player’s unique putting style and grip preference. These discs offer players of all skill levels predictability and performance around the target. Innova Putt and Approach discs also provide an exceptional amount of control for professional level players performing short drives and mid-range shots. The Innova Aviar has been used by more World Champions than all other disc models combined.

  • Designed for dependable, accurate, and confidence inspiring putts
  • Ideal for executing controlled upshots, short drives and “go for it” shots
  • Available in a variety of different models to match unique putting styles

What do the numbers mean?

The Flight Ratings System was designed as a way to describe a discs intended flight. Flight Ratings are broken into four main categories: SpeedGlideTurn, & Fade. These characteristics can be used to rate various aspects of each disc’s flight. Each disc has a distinct “personality”; the flight path that makes that disc unique. Flight Ratings can be used to compare Innova golf discs to each other. Other companies have adopted a similar system, but it’s important to note that flight ratings shouldn’t be used to compare discs between brands since each company rates discs differently. Innova has over 90 disc models to satisfy a wide range of players and throwing techniques. To learn more about what each of these characteristics mean, refer to the descriptions below. Flight Ratings are based on right hand backhand (RHBH) throws.

SPEED 1 TO 14

Speed is the rate at which a disc can travel through the air. Speed 14 Distance Drivers are the fastest, having the PDGA maximum legal wing width. Faster discs cut into the wind with less effort and are best when throwing up wind. Slower discs take more power to throw upwind, but they’re easier to throw more accurately and may actually go farther downwind. High speed discs are not recommended for beginners as they require more power to fly properly.

GLIDE 1 TO 7

Glide describes the discs ability to maintain loft during flight. Discs with more glide are best for new players, and for producing maximum distance. Beginners wanting more distance should choose discs with more glide. Discs with less glide are more accurate in high wind situations.

TURN +1 TO -5

High Speed Turn is the tendency of a disc to turn over or bank to the right (for RHBH throws) during the initial part of the flight. A disc with a +1 rating is most resistant to turning over, while a -5 rating will turn the most. Discs rated -3 to -5 make good roller discs. Discs with less turn are more accurate in the wind. Discs with more turn are easier to throw for beginners.

FADE 0 TO 5

Low Speed Fade is the discs tendency to hook left (for RHBH throws) at the end of the flight. Fade is rated from 0 to 5. A disc rated 0 will finish straightest, while a disc rated 5 will hook hard at the end of the flight. High fade discs are usually used for Spike and Skip shots.

Brief Description of Terms

  • Stability is a description of the disc’s flight path.
  • Understable means a flight that turns right (RHBH throw).
  • Stable is a flight that doesn’t turn.
  • Overstable refers to a flight that turns left (RHBH throw).
  • Spike/Spike Hyzer is a shot that lands almost vertically and doesn’t skip.
  • Skip is a shot that is meant to fly after it hits the ground.

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