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Innova DX Lion 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 4

    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 2

    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 DX Lion is that midrange that combines the best of both worlds, high glide and high stability. It's got a flat to flatter top, is beaded, and is a mix in distance and stability between the Shark and the Roc, two of Innova's best selling midranges.

The flight path of the Lion is straight with lots of glide for about 75% of the flight. Then it loses speed and begins a slow hyzer that takes a long time to get to ground. The Lion is an excellent choice thrown low when you want something you can put some power into and not worry about it flipping over. When thrown with a bit of height the Lion is excellent at getting around corners and giving you lots of distance. The Lion is designed for players of all skill levels to throw. Beginners will love that high glide and advanced players and pros will love a versatile mid that handles the forehand torque as well as a backhand. When you first start throwing the Lion it's going to be overstable, but it will beat in and season until it's a straight flyer. It feels a little sharper in the hand than your regular midrange, but it has more shots that cut through the wind instead of just gliding on it.

DX Plastic from Innova is their baseline blend. It's extra grippy and when it gets a few nicks and dings in the outer rim that gives you a chance to grip it harder. It's especially great in the rain and cold weather when other discs get slippery.

The DX Lion throws a long straight slight fade hyzer shot well. It's got a thinner rim so even small hands can grab hold of it. If you're looking for something that outthrows the Shark for distance, and holds straight longer than the Roc, you've found your goldilocks disc. It's stable, has a bead, and when thrown hard has a neutral to stable flight. Check out what the Lion can do for your game and snag one now.


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Plastic Benefits

DX Plastic

  • Most affordably priced plastic line.
  • Offers remarkable grip in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Breaks in over time creating various flight attributes.
  • Available in the widest range of disc models and weights.

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