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Innova Champion 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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Product Description

The Innova Champion Firebird Disc Golf Distance Driver is a control disc. It's not designed for distance but to be an overstable disc that you can rely on in strong wind, and can be thrown forehand, backhand, or overhand with equal use.

The flight path of the Firebird depends on how hard you throw it. It's a 9 speed that you can throw as hard as you want. When thrown with lots of power it can fly straight for a time before hyzering out. If you throw it on an anhyzer it will be a flex shot. And if you release it on hyzer then it will hyzer the whole time before skipping. It has a wide rim which makes it ideal for skip shots. The Firebird is a utility disc that leads to some great and interesting shots. It's the disc that helped Nate Sexton become the 2017 USDGC champion. It's a disc beloved by 12x World Champion Ken Clim. It holds as much power as you put into it. You won't flip this disc with a strong backhand or forehand, even into ripping headwinds.

Champion plastic is Innova's most durable plastic. It's the most overstable right out of the box and it's going to maintain that flight path for a long time. It's a little smoother than star plastic and will take longer to beat in. It's typically on the heavier side 165-175g, but you're using it for control not distance so a heavier disc is better for that.

It's a utility disc that pros love, amateurs use constantly, and it's something you'll find yourself using any time you're in a tough situation. The Innova Champion Firebird is an exceptional flat top disc that you'll love.

 

Plastic Benefits

Champion Plastic

  • Hi-tech plastic that provides superior performance.
  • Provides ultimate durability in a translucent plastic.
  • Holds the disc's original flight characteristics exceptionally well over time.

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