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Innova Blizzard Champion Ape Disc Golf Distance Driver

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  • Speedi 13

    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 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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Product Description

The Innova Blizzard Champion Ape is a disc that's designed for maximum power shots and to still be able to have a very overstable finish at the end of the flight. The Ape has a very wide rim and is going to always hyzer at the end of the flight. The Blizzard plastic offers players who might not have an ultra powerful arm to get more distance out of this disc.

The flight path of the Ape is very overstable from the moment it runs out of steam and it will try to get to the ground. It has a wide rim so expect a big skip as well. It's an amazing forehand/sidearm driver and will handle the torque you impart into it. The Ape does well with flex shots and can handle any headwind you face with ease. Because these are lightweight it is easier to get them up to speed and a Blizzard Ape can be thrown by someone who is consistently reaching 300+ feet, but a regular champ ape is something that only the biggest power throwers in the game touch. The Ape is more overstable than a Firebird, XCaliber, or Gator, throw the Ape if you're looking to combine distance with a very overstable flight.

Blizzard plastic from Innova is a premium blend but it's lighter. It retains all of that durability but comes with micro bubbles in the outer wing to be lighter. If the plastic is under 140g it will float in water, if it's more than that check at home first. Blizzard plastic tends to be less stable right out of the box compared to Champion, but the Ape should still be quite overstable.

The Blizzard Champion Ape from Innova is built to give you something to rip your backhand with and get a super hyzer and good solid distance.

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    Plastic Benefits

    Blizzard Champion Plastic

    • Champion plastic that is incorporated with thousands of microbubbles.
    • Premium plastic drivers ideal for high speeds.
    • Offers superior distance performance resulting in the current World Distance Record holder.
    • Available in weights down to 130 grams. Those under 140 grams are so light, they can float in water.

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