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Innova Champion XCaliber Disc Golf Distance Driver

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  • Speedi 12

    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. ×

Flight path

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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 XCaliber is one of the most overstable discs in the game. No matter how hard you throw it, what headwind it faces, or however much anhyzer angle you put it on, it's going to hyzer back and fade out. This disc was designed for big bombs where you need to have the disc fade no matter what. It's a disc that big arms will love for all sorts of shots.

The flight path of the XCaliber (often referred to as the XCal) is straight for as long as it has high speed. Then it will slow and hyzer out. The XCal has a wide rim and will often skip once it hits the ground at speed, so leave it out a little wider than you might throw other discs. It's a perfect choice for flex shots and you can throw it as hard as you like without it flipping. It's not your go to maximum distance driver, but this disc is a utility disc and is super useful. Think of it as a domey Firebird that's a little bit longer in flight. It's definitely a disc that's meant for experienced players and those who throw 300+ consistently. The XCal is a supreme disc driver choice for forehand players who want something to handle the torque of a sidearm shot.

Champion plastic from Innova is a premium blend. It's the most durable and overstable plastic they make. It makes the perfect choice for the XCaliber because you're going to be throwing it hard and hitting trees and rocks. You'll want something that stays overstable for years to come.

This disc is handy when its windy, when you need a skip shot, or when you're looking for something overstable to mash on. The XCaliber is a disc you can trust to hyzer on every single throw you make with it. Try it out and see how useful the XCal is on your home course.

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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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