Innova Star TL Disc Golf Fairway Driver (172-170 Weights)

Innova Star TL Disc Golf Fairway Driver (172-170 Weights)

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  • Speedi 7

    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 -1

    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 1

    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 TL stands for Tight Lines, because that's what you'll be hitting with this disc. It's a disc golf fairway driver that offers players lots of glide and very little side to side movement in the flight. The TL has a small rim so anyone can hold it. The transition from the wing to the flight plate isn't perfectly smooth but it's still very comfortable to forehand.

The flight path of the TL is straight for most of the flight with very little turn at high speed. With the high amount of glide in the TL you just throw it on the line you want it to hold and then you let it go the whole way. It's like throwing a faster midrange disc. The TL will flip over if you throw it with too much speed and power, it's ideally a disc you're throwing 150-300 feet. If you're throwing in that range it will have a slight hyzer finish to it but that just keeps the disc stable. You will glide to the target, unlike the TL3 which is more point and shoot. The TL will teach you angle control, if the disc isn't ending up mostly straight where you point it you're throwing with either an anhyzer or a hyzer release. You can rely on this disc to hit those super small gaps and help you score better each round.

Star Plastic from Innova is a premium blend. It's known for the versatile color choices, how durable it is, and how you can rely on it. Players on Team Innova use this plastic every week on the Disc Golf Pro Tour because it works and takes time to beat in.

The Innova Star TL is going to fill that slot in your bag when you're not sure if you want a mid or a driver but don't want all that driver fade. It's good for beginners who don't throw high speed yet, and advanced players can make this their workhorse disc. Snag an Innova TL now and see how it improves your game.

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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