INNOVA GOLF DISCS
What's the difference between
a Distance Driver, Fairway Driver, Mid-Range and
Putt and Approach?
you have a selection of clubs in golf for driving, chipping,
and putting in golf, you have different discs for different shots
in disc golf. Distance drivers provide maximum
distance to get the most out of your drives. Fairway drivers
are drivers which are made for long accurate shots. Mid-Range discs provide
a range of discs for all sorts of long to medium range shots.
Putt & Approach discs give you the accuracy to
get the disc to and in the target. Most players use a selection
of different types of discs to play disc golf.
About Innova Plastics
We offer discs in four main plastic types, each with its own unique properties. Innova DX Plastic offers great grip at a great price. Pro Plastic provides
added durability and unique feel. Champion Plastic offers the highest durability and comes in cool pearl and clear colors. Star Plastic offers the durability of Innova's Champion line plus the enhanced grip of Innova's Pro Line.
each of the disc pages, you will be presented
with a graph of 4 numbers, like the one to the right. These
are the disc's flight ratings. Each disc has a unique flight
About Innova Designs
Innova patented golf disc technology in 1983 with the design of the
first bevel edged disc. Since then, we've been at the forefront of disc
design. Innova discs are responsible for more World Records and more World
Champions than all other companies combined.
A quick lesson on flight characteristics: (for more terminology click here)
Stable - The tendency of a
disc to remain straight through most of the flight.
Understable/Turnover - The tendency
of a disc to turn to the right during the high speed portion of the flight
for a Right Hand Back Hand (RHBH) thrower.
Overstable - The tendency of a disc
to turn to the left at high or low speeds for a RHBH thrower.
Hyzer - Is an angle of
release where the outside edge or left edge of the disc is tilted downward
for a RHBH thrower.
Anhyzer - Is an angle of release where
the outside edge or left edge of the disc is tilted upward for a RHBH thrower
INNOVA DISC FLIGHT GUIDE
Speed, Glide, Turn, and Fade can be used to rate various aspects of Innova's
disc's flight characteristics. These Flight Ratings can be used to compare
Innova's different disc models. Once you have thrown one of Innova's disc models,
you can use the flight rating numbers to compare it to any of their other
disc models. Flight ratings are based on a right handed backhand throw (RHBH).
INNOVA Disc Flight Ratings are broken into four categories: Speed,
Glide, High Speed Turn and Low
Each of Innova's discs has a distinct "personality" - the flight
characteristics that make the disc unique. We have over 50 models to
suit a wide range of players and their throwing techniques. Flight characteristics
have been broken down into 4 general categories: Speed, Glide, Turn,
each of the disc pages, you will be presented with a graph of 4 numbers,
like the one to the right. These are the disc's flight ratings. Each
model has a unique set of ratings, but each can be compared relative
The disc ratings are an average for the three different types
of plastics, although the ratings most closely resemble the flight
characteristics of the Champion plastic.
Discs Made With:
plastic will retain their flight ratings characteristics
for a longer period of time.
plastic will start slightly less overstable
and the driver models will have more glide.
plastic will start more overstable and with
use will match the ratings. With continued use, the DX plastic
will eventually become more understable than the ratings.
Stability is a description of the
Understable means a flight that turns right (for
a RHBH thrower). Stable is a flight that doesn’t
turn. Overstable refers
to a flight that turns left (RHBH thrower). Understable discs
are much more speed sensitive than stable or overstable discs.
An understable disc will often fly stable to overstable at low
speed. Beginners tend to throw discs at lower speeds.
Drivers are more pitch sensitive than Multi-purpose or Putt & Approach
discs. Pitch refers to the nose up angle a disc is released with. Drivers
thrown “nose up” or with an upward pitch will appear to fly
more stable to overstable than they are actually rated. Beginning disc golfers
tend to throw “nose up” shots.