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Innova Star Thunderbird 2022 Jeremy Koling Tour Series 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 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 2

    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 2022 Jeremy Koling Thunderbird is here! This star plastic overstable distance driver is perfect for being your go to driver. It's a great choice for the forehand or backhand throws and has virtually no turn in the flight until you beat it in for a while. The stamp features the word "Thunderbird" in letters formed from some crazy ways. The "T" made from a lightning bolt and the "N" made from a bird and trees is exceptionally cool. This disc is designed for players who have the ability to regularly throw a 300+ foot shot.

The flight path of the Thunderbird is going to be straight for as long as it has power and then a long strong fade when it slows down. You can rely on this disc go always fade and that makes it perfect when you're looking for control instead of max distance. Try throwing the Thunderbird even in heavy headwinds and you're going to get that fade you need. It's got lots of glide as well, so the finish will be long and slow. If you want something that's straighter and longer than the Firebird it's a great option.

Star plastic is a premium blend from Innova that offers disc golfers great flex in the disc, super grip, and durability to last for years. It's a nice choice for the Thunderbird because you want something that's going to keep its stable/overstable flight characteristics for years to come.

This 2022 Big Jerm Thunderbird isn't just awesome because it has a predictable flight that you can trust. Or because it's excellent for the flicks and backhands alike. It's also a way to support Big Jerm as he tours the US playing disc golf and commentating for JomezPro. Some of the money goes back to him. Get yourself an amazing disc and help out another disc golfer at the same time.

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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