FAQ/Disc Golf 101


Frequently Asked Questions and How to Choose Your Discs


Color choices are listed as Any, Bright or Dark. Bright colors are usually orange, yellow, pink, light blue or white. Dark colors are usually red, dark blue, purple or black. If you choose Any as your selection we will send whatever fits the weight range requested. You can always put more specifics in the comments section at the end of the order sheet.

Look to this link for the most up to date information on different disc models and materials to choose from. http://www.innovadiscs.com/discs/index.html
Discs are divided into the following catagories: distance drivers,
fairway drivers, multi-purpose drivers, and putt & approach discs. Most
discs are available in DX plastic, and more popular models are available in Pro, Champion and Star plastics for better feel and durability.


Each disc has a distinct "personality" - the flight characteristics
that make the disc unique. Innova makes over 50 models to suit a wide range of players
and their throwing techniques. Flight characteristics have been broken down
into 4 general categories: Speed, Glide, High
Speed Turn
, and Low Speed Fade.


  • Speed, (1-12) is how quickly a disc
    cuts through the air, where 12 is the fastest.
  • Glide (1-7) is how much "carry" or "float" a
    disc has where 7 is the most.


The flight of the disc is broken into two phases and rated individually.




  • High Speed Turn is the first part and
    is rated from -3 (most understable) to +1 (most overstable).
  • Low Speed Fade is the end of the
    flight and it is rated from 0 (stable) to +3 (overstable).



Stability describes the disc's flight path. Understable means
it turns right, stable means there is no turn, overstable means
it turns left. This is for a right hand back handed throw. Reverse for left


Because of their superior stability and aerodynamic qualities, Innova discs
produce terrific flights when thrown correctly. Here are a few tips to improve
your throwing style:


Make sure you have the right angle of release.
The flatter your release, the straighter your shot will fly. Learn to keep
the nose of the disc flat - a "nose-up" release will quickly stall and fade.

Throw a low line drive. Pull your arm across your chest
giving the disc a good, firm snap.

Try lighter discs. Many new players make the mistake of
throwing discs that are too heavy for them. A lighter disc will have more
carry at the end of its flight adding valuable distance to your drives. Many
professionals use drivers such as the Teebird and Valkyrie in the mid to
high 160's. (Remember, the typical flying disc weighs in at 165g.)





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