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Innova Champion Gator3 Glow 2022 Joel Freeman Commemorative Disc Golf Midrange

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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 2

    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 3

    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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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 Champion Gator3 Glow Joel Freeman Commemorative disc is a very overstable midrange. This disc is to celebrate Joel's big 2022 win at the Butler County Classic where he shot an incredible -14 on the final day. This bottom stamped mid is a favorite of Freeman's for his approach shots and anytime he needs something reliable to fight the wind. It's also an excellent disc that glows in the dark. There is a large bead on the bottom

The flight path of the Gator3 is very overstable with low glide. It's a longer version of an approach disc, so you can throw this 50 feet or 200 feet. It's a great choice for forehand shots where you want a disc you can rip into, even on a flex shot and know that it's going to hyzer out at the end of the flight. The Gator3 is a great backhand choice as well when you want something you can throw and for it to get down. It's not the furthest flying disc in your bag, but you don't need a smooth shot to get the Gator3 to work for you. This utility mid-range is a great choice for the advanced or experienced player who wants something reliable.

Glow Champion plastic is a premium blend from Innova. You can use and abuse this plastic for years, hitting rocks and trees, and it's still going to keep that Gator3 overstable. It's a little more flexy and grippy than regular champion blend, so you can grip it a little tighter.

The Gator3 is a disc that's perfect for longer approaches. It's highly accurate and can be used to handle tight touch flex lines or ripped hard for a guaranteed hyzer finish. This disc is also a limited edition stamped commemorative disc, some of the money you spend on it goes back to support Joel Freeman as he tours the world crushing discs. Snag one of these today and get a sick stamp disc and support a fellow disc golfer at the same time!

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Plastic Benefits

Champion Plastic

  • Hi-tech plastic that provides superior performance.
  • Provides ultimate durability in a translucent plastic.
  • Holds the disc's original flight characteristics exceptionally well over time.

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