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Disc Review



Innova Champion
Aviar Driver

Type: Putt and Approach
Diameter: 21.2cm
Available Weights: 145-150, 165-175g
Plastic: Innova DX

Aviar Driver
Flight Rating Category Value What Innova says:
The Aviar Driver can be used for putts, up-shots and short drives. It is made of a stiffer plastic than the Putt & Approach Aviar, and is slightly more stable.
Maximum Flight Speed 3.0
Resistance To High Speed Turn 3.0
Amount Of Low Speed Fade 2.0
Propensity To Fade 3.0
Glide 7.0
Relative Distance 3.0
Qualitative Analysis Value
Recommended Skill Level 1.0
Predictability 2.0
Uniformity Of Break In Period 3.5
Overall Durability 2.5 Description of the Ratings System.


Player Reviews

Posted: 09-30-01
By Blake Takkunen - the Webmaster - <blake@discgolf.com>
My Review:
The Aviar is a slow, slightly overstable midrange/approach disc. I currently use this for most shots inside 250' but it is also my main putter.
As a midrange:
The Aviar Driver, aka "big bead" Aviar is a very slow short range midrange disc with a deep rim. It flies slightly understable at higher speeds, slightly overstable at low speeds. This disc is great for gentle hyzers or low line drive approaches in the 75-200' range. Thrown low (below 8') and firm with the nose down the Aviar will hold a very straight line, for me up to about 150'. If you try to muscle it too much it will roll. Thrown a bit higher and with the nose slightly up I find the Aviar will have a slow, gliding shot with around 15' of height. These types of shots get me 220-250' of distance with a small s-curve when i throw it with a bit of hyzer and less threat of turning it too far over. The stiff plastic holds a line fairly well into a headwind but generally I won't try to push it as far distancewise in these conditions. This is the disc I use when I want to make a run at the basket from inside 150' and it's probably my most accurate disc. It is beginner friendly and it fills the distance gap between a longer midrange such as a Roc or MRV and a softer putter. Compared to other discs in its class, the Aviar is more overstable than an APX and Omega Driver, but less overstable than a Rhyno. The DX Aviar is also slightly less overstable than the KC version.
As a putter:
The Aviar is made of stiff plastic and has some low speed fade. Although its overall flight isn't as straight as other putters, the Aviar is one of the better distance putters. With enough spin and a good nose angle, the Aviar will work well for pitch putts of any length and hold a very straight line until it runs out of gas where it will fade a bit to the left. The stiffer plastic doesn't grip the chains as well as some of the softer putters, but I find that it is a bit more accurate than a floppy putter and will hold a line over greater distances. If a softer version is desired, the JK Aviar-X is this same mold in a softer plastic. The Aviar Putt & Approach is not beaded.
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