Innova Star Firebird Disc Golf Distance Driver

Innova Star Firebird Disc Golf Distance Driver

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  • Speedi 9

    The first number is the speed of the disc. It can range from 1-14. Putters are rated 1-3 and are designed to function at low speeds any player can use. Mid range discs are 4-5 and require more speed when thrown to achieve their desired results. A fairway driver will be speed 6-8, these discs fly mostly straight. Discs that are speed 9 and above are classified as distance drivers. Throwing a distance driver takes a significant amount of power to get up to speed, players are rewarded with additional distance if they learn to control these discs. New players are cautioned that speed does not equal distance. Due to the difficulty of controlling higher speed discs, a beginner could find that a light weight disc with a speed of 6 or 7 could fly farther for them than a max distance driver with a speed of 13. In fact most new players should learn by throwing putters only so they can develop the proper form. After a few weeks they'll begin to get reliable results and are ready ×

  • glidei 3

    This second rating is numbered 1 – 6. Glide describes a disc’s ability to remain in flight. Discs with higher glide ratings will fly further than discs rated lower in this category. A high glide rating is good when the goal is distance, but can have the wrong effect for putts and approach shots. Sometimes overshooting the basket can be worse than not making it far enough. Low glide ratings such as 1 or 2 are popular with upshot putters because they don't fly for distance but for a little extra control. Glide is different for different kinds of discs as well. A putter with a glide of 4 will stay airborne much longer than distance drivers with a glide of 4 ×

  • Turni 0

    Third in Innova’s flight rating system is turn. Turn is rated from 1 to -5?, with -5 being the most understable. The lower the numer, the more striking turn will result. A newer, slower-throwing disc golfer using an understable disc with a ‘high’ negative turn rating will enjoy great distance, as the disc isn’t going to fade as quickly. Also, players whose farthest throw is 200 feet or less probably won’t notice any turn in the flightpath. Once a player gets more speed and power, they will see their understable discs start turning to the right at the beginning of the flight before fading to the left at the end. Discs rated -4 or -5 are popularly used for rollover or roller throws by experienced players. Some discs have 0 turn which means that they'll start to fade when they run out of speed during the flight and at no point will they turn. It's important to carry at least one disc with a high turn rating in your bag for rounds. ×

  • Fadei 4

    This last rating category ranges from 0 to 5; with a disc rated 0 being the straightest finishing, while a disc rated 5 fading the most during the last portion of the flight. Even discs rated lowest in turn will still ‘fade’ as the disc slows at the end of the flight. A disc with a higher fade rating is useful for a hole with a dogleg. Straight finishing discs are great for control, discs with little fade are normal. If you're a Right-hand backhand thrower you'll find that almost every disc wants to fade to the left at the end of your flight. Discs with a 4 or 5 fade rating are excellent in heavy winds. They sacrifice a little of the distance but make sure that the disc won't do anything unexpected. Discs with a low fade are more susceptible to being affected by the wind. ×

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The illustrated disc flight line is based on the manufacturer field testing results, during its development process. So, to level the playing field we chose to put a different spin on things for such visual illustrations. Sticking to the manufacturer's test results will offer you a good baseline for how that particular disc will fly.

Product Description

The Innova Star Firebird is an overstable controlled distance driver that's perfect for advanced players. You'll find yourself throwing this disc on days when it's windy, when you need to bend your disc around an obstacle, for skipping a shot, or when you have to land on a certain side of the fairway. It's a favorite of Innova Team Captain Nate Sexton.

The flight path of the Firebird is a shorter one. This disc has a glide rating of 3 which means that it's not going to float in the air as long as other drivers. In fact that is the lowest glide rated driver that Innova offers in its current lineup. The 0 turn and 4 fade mean that as hard as you throw this disc you're not going to flip it over. So what good is a disc that doesn't go far? The Firebird is perfect for that forehand drive with power. If you throw with power it's still going to fade. There are very few discs that are as consistent as the Firebird. It can still be thrown in excess of 300 feet if you have a big arm but it won't be your go to distance disc. Once you dial in your distance with this disc, whatever it is you can throw, you'll be deadly accurate. It's a utility driver that can be thrown off the tee or anywhere else you need.

Star Plastic is a premium blend from Innova. It's not as overstable as Champion plastic, and it's more grippy. It beats in well and is available at a great price. It's perfect for players of every skill level, and it's the name of Innova's top sponsored Team because of its popularity. Don't take my word for it, try some yourself. You'll love the grip and the amazing feel.

The Innova Star Firebird is a perfect disc that can be thrown at high or low speed, can handle a variety of shots, and has all the over stability you could ask for in a disc. Come get one today, you'll be glad you did.

    Plastic Benefits

    Star Plastic

    • Highly visible blend of grippy, resilient polymers.
    • Provides maximum grip, durability, and longevity.
    • Innova's most premium plastic blend.
    • Performs well in all weather conditions.

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