Innova DX Firebird Disc Golf Distance Driver (169-160 Weights)

Innova DX Firebird Disc Golf Distance Driver (169-160 Weights)

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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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Disclaimer:
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 DX Firebird is an overstable driver that's got lots of utility. It won't be your go to disc off of the tee, and it won't be for max distance, but it will get you around objects, skipping where you need it to, and it will never flip in a headwind.

The flight path of the Innova Firebird is straight with a strong hyzer finish. This distance driver has a glide rating of 3, the lowest for any driver made by Innova. What you'll find is that you can throw this disc as hard as you want and it's going to have a strong fade as soon as it starts to lose power. This is great for throwing around a tree, rock, or other obstacle that's in your throwing lane and not traveling further than you need. Use the DX Firebird for flex shots, forehand shots, or backhand shots. It's reliable and you know which way it will go as soon as you release it from your hand. You can throw this with as much speed and power as you want, it's over stable and can handle professional players distance without flipping over. It's got a flat top and flat inside rim for your finger to rest if you're a sidearm player.

DX Plastic is the base line plastic from Innova. It's the cheapest, and it beats in the quickest. It's got great grip and comes in the greatest variety of weights and colors. It's a great way to try a mold before committing to the more expensive plastics. At crittercontrolcincinnati we know that you're throwing these discs a lot, and we work hard to keep our price low and competitive especially in DX Plastic.

If you want a disc that provides utility, has excellent grip, and won't hurt the wallet then you've found it. Grab yourself one of these DX Firebirds from Innova today!

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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