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Innova XT Mako3 Disc Golf Mid-Range

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  • Speedi 5

    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 0

    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 XT Mako3 is one of the straightest flying discs in the game. This mold is beloved by pros and amateurs alike for its ability to shot shape and hold lines. Everyone needs something that flies straight in their disc golf bag.

The flight path of the Mako3 is straight. There's very little fade at the end flight if any, so aim directly at your target and throw. You'll find that the Mako3 has plenty of glide as well, it's like a long putter shot because of how much glide it has, so be sure to expect it to carry a long way. The Mako3 is perfect for tunnel shots, turnovers, or holding hyzers. It's rare that a disc is good at so many things, but the utility and versatility of the Mako3 can't be overstated. It's great for clean lines and makes an easy approach disc. You can bomb it off the tee or get through small gaps. It's beadless, has a small rim and comes in a lot of different weights. If you're struggling with your form the Mako3 is an excellent teacher. It behaves by flying straight, so if you're not getting long straight throws, you can diagnose your faults with it.

XT Plastic from Innova is a more durable blend than DX but it's still closer to baseline than premium blend. The advantage to XT plastic is that it's a little stiffer then baseline and still has that all weather grip. It's a great choice for the Mako3 because most of the time you're using this disc it's not your max power and grip is essential on touch shots.

The Innova XT Mako3 is a disc that every disc golfer should consider throwing. It's remarkably consistent in how it behaves and you can flex your skills by showing off different shots with this disc golf disc. Snag an XT Mako3 and see how you drop strokes off your game today.

 

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    Plastic Benefits

    XT Plastic

    • Mid grade plastic that slowly wears in over time.
    • Grippy, firm feel that performs well in all weather conditions.
    • Extra tough durability that can take a beating.
    • Popular plastic for putters and mid-range discs.

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