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Innova GStar Hawkeye Disc Golf Fairway Driver

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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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Product Description

The Innova GStar Hawkeye is a high glide fairway driver. It's got lots of early turn, forward glide, and is an excellent choice for beginner players and experienced players alike. You can use it in the woods for shaping your shots or out in the open for some high glide drives.

The flight path of the Hawkeye is going to be mostly straight. It will have a little turn in the beginning of the flight but not much, and then a lot of forward glide and finally a slow fade. What makes this disc a favorite of a lot of players is that it's going to mix a straight shot with lots of glide. It's rare for a fairway driver to have so much of both, this is much like a longer Mako3 that you can throw in tunnels. The Hawkeye doesn't handle the torque of the forehand all that well, so if you do rip a sidearm with it you'll have to use plenty of touch.

GStar plastic from Innova is a little extra grippy and gummy. It's going to be slightly less stable than discs in a premium plastic blend, but this won't become an overstable beast in the cold weather like some others will. GStar tends to be flippier, so if you're looking for something you can hyzer flip soon, the GStar plastic Hawkeye is an excellent choice.

This disc is going to fly like an arrow down those tight tunnels, it's going to glide for a long time, and it's on our racks right now. So go pick out your color and weight combo and start throwing these today!

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Plastic Benefits

GStar Plastic

  • The G stands for Grip, which it certainly delivers.
  • A superior, exceptionally flexible plastic blend.
  • Highly durable and ideal for cold weather.
  • Opaque with a metallic sheen.
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