Innova DX Ape Disc Golf Distance Driver

Innova DX Ape Disc Golf Distance Driver

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  • Speedi 13

    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 5

    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

Introducing the Innova DX Ape Disc Golf Distance Driver – your ticket to conquering the skies with raw, primal power and precision. This disc is not for the faint-hearted; it's designed for the boldest disc golfers who thrive in challenging conditions and crave the thrill of sharp doglegs.

As a 13-speed driver, the Ape demands muscle and experience to unleash its full potential. Tame headwinds and navigate fairways with confidence. The flight path remains consistent when thrown flat, thanks to its 0 turn – no unexpected flips here. Brace yourself for the powerful 4 fade that kicks in as soon as the Ape loses any power, ensuring controlled shots every time.

Perfect for both backhand and sidearm players, the Ape boasts a glide of 5, allowing it to keep fading and fading. Throw it on anhyzer, and watch it flip quickly, making it an excellent choice for flex shots. Whether you're avoiding obstacles or tackling a dogleg, the Ape has your back.

Crafted from DX plastic, this disc offers affordability without compromising durability. While it beats in quicker than other plastics, rest assured that the Ape will remain overstable for the long haul. Choose your weight wisely – a 175-gram Ape battles the wind relentlessly, while a 150-gram variant adds distance without sacrificing that sought-after overstable finish.

The Ape is not just a disc; it's an experience. Embrace its extreme speed and stability, making it the "must-have" choice for windy conditions and those demanding doglegs. Powerful backhand and sidearm players, meet your new best friend. The Ape can handle the intensity of disc golf's biggest arms, making it a standout option for players seeking raw power and precision.

In the world of disc golf, the Ape reigns supreme as a super-overstable high-speed driver. Reserved for the advanced players who can drive over 400 feet, it's not your average distance driver. Embrace its beadless design, its very overstable stability, and get ready to unleash the Ape – a disc that thrives on power, challenges, and triumphs on the course. Are you up for the challenge? The Ape awaits.

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Plastic Benefits

DX Plastic

  • Most affordably priced plastic line.
  • Offers remarkable grip in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Breaks in over time creating various flight attributes.
  • Available in the widest range of disc models and weights.

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