Innova GStar Firebird Disc Golf Distance Driver

Innova GStar 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 GStar Firebird is an overstable distance driver that's a perfect utility disc. If you want something that won't flip over, you can throw in all kinds of weather conditions, and will be a reliable disc for years to come then this is it.

The flight path of the GStar Firebird is going to be one of little glide, no turn, and lots of fade. What makes this disc special is you know what it's going to do every time. Throw it exactly how far you want to, then it won't glide any further than you need and it will make a hard fade to where you need it. You can throw the Firebird as fast as you want too, it's not going to flip even in headwinds. It was designed for forehand players who tend to put more torque on their discs, but it works just as well for backhand players. This won't be the furthest flying disc in your bag, but when you step up and need a disc to fade one way and not the other, this is exactly what you'll pick.

GStar plastic is a newer plastic in Innova's arsenal. It's very similar to the star plastic, but the G is for grip and gummy. If you hate beating in a disc then this is great news, because this flies like a beat in star Firebird. It's perfect to really press your thumb into and get amazing grip. The floppy feel of this disc is comfortable for some players. In the cold weather when all your discs become overstable and rigid, the GStar plastic will still maintain some of its flexible characteristics. At Sabattus Disc Golf one thing we know is that you're disc golfers, you want a fair price for your disc because you're going to throw it. We keep our GStar plastic competitively priced for you golfers.

If you want an overstable disc that's reliable, great for grip, and affordable, you've found the right one here. Make sure you look through all our weight and color combinations so you get the exact one you want.

    Plastic Benefits

    GStar Plastic

    • The G stands for Grip, which it certainly delivers.
    • A superior, exceptionally flexible plastic blend.
    • Highly durable and ideal for cold weather.
    • Opaque with a metallic sheen.

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