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Innova Champion
Champion Edition Teebird

Type: Driver
Diameter: 21.2cm
Available Weights: 145-175g
Plastic: Innova Champion Edition

CE Teebird
Flight Rating Category Value What Innova says:
The TeeBird is our straightest ultra long range driver. The TeeBird is the brother of the Eagle with similar speed and distance, slightly more glide and a straighter flight characteristic.
Maximum Flight Speed 8.5
Resistance To High Speed Turn 6.0
Amount Of Low Speed Fade 7.0
Propensity To Fade 6.5
Glide 6.5
Relative Distance 8.5
Qualitative Analysis Value
Recommended Skill Level 3.0
Predictability 3.0
Uniformity Of Break In Period 5.0
Overall Durability 5.0 Description of the Ratings System.

Player Reviews

Posted 11-27-07
Submitted by Fabricio Abdala fabricio1234@msn.com
Disc Weights: 175g
Review: The teebird is just the best straight distance driver ever made ! Head wind, tail wind, no wind . whatever wind. It is too bad they don't make the CE teebird anymore but you still can get from collectors on websites ( over priced ) , it is worth more than any other disc to me, it is a disc for a player that is looking for Control . Try and tell me later.
Posted: 08-09-02
By Blake Takkunen - the Webmaster - <blake@discgolf.com>
My Review:
Mold Variation: T
Innova's newer CE Teebird is a very fast, moderately overstable driver. The latest run is the pure "T" mold while all the previous runs were the "TL," regardles of their penmark on the bottom. An easy way to tell them apart is that the T mold is identical to the DX plastic version of the Teebird and has a small "notch" on the lip near the edge of the disc. The TL on the other hand, will be smooth all the way along the rim.

This latest run of CE Teebirds is definitely more high speed stable than the old TL runs and has a stronger fade, earlier in its flight. Thrown hard and flat, the CE Teebird will fly straight for the first 60-70% of its flight and finish with a hard, predictable fade. When new, they will hold a strong sweeping hyzer and will work for tight s-curves when thrown anhyzer. The flight path of this disc probably most closely resembles that of a Z X2 or X Predator.

Although many people will be upset that the TL's are no longer being run, the new T definitely fills the void in Innova's disc selection as they seem to be without a straight to left disc after discontinuing the KC Firebird and changing the plastic and mold of the older CE Eagles. This is the most predictable Teebird to be run yet but it isn't nearly the straight max D flyer that the other plastic versions are. The new CE Teebird is probably best used as a headwind driver or when you want a hard left fade at the end of a straight flight. Something I found disappointing about the latest plastic is that it breaks in fairly early. It doesn't get flippy, but after a few hard dings or asphalt skips, the Teebird's fade characteristics will change dramatically. Wear will cause the disc to fade later in its flight but this can be seen as both a good and bad thing. Good because it makes the disc more controllable and longer flying and bad because the break in will still take time and the disc will be difficult to throw straight until that happens as well as a loss of the predictable strong fade if you were throwing this disc as an overstable driver. Overall, the CE Teebird is still a solid disc but it requires a lot of arm to throw it straight when new unless you force it very nose down or slight anhyzer. It does perform very well as an overstable disc until it breaks in and its overall durability is still very good.
Posted: 10-05-01
Submitted by Scott Miller <ksarrow@onemain.com>
The CE Teebird has the CE nearly indestructable plastic. The disc is also much flatter, especially when compared to the KC Pro Teebird, which has much more dome than the standard Teebird. More dome = more glide at the end of the shot. The CE Teebird has virtually no dome, so it glides much less than either the standard or KC Pro Teebird. It still has the straight line drive flight with a left fade at the end, but the fade is less pronounced. The bad part with the CE's is that they are very hard for beginners to throw because they have to be released very flat or they are likely to hyzer or turnover.
Posted: 7-14-01
By Blake Takkunen - the Webmaster - <blake@discgolf.com>
My Review:
Mold Variation: TL
The CE Teebird is a very fast, moderately overstable driver. The CE plastic is quite resiliant and should last a long time. The CE model of the Teebird comes out of the mold flatter and is faster and more overstable than the SE/KC/DX Versions. This difference also seems to cost the disc some glide. I have found the added stability from the Champion Edition plastic tends to make the disc's flight path resemble that of the next more overstable disc in the Innova line while keeping speed, glide and overall distance similar to the original i.e. the CE Leopard has stability closer to a Cheetah or Gazelle, the CE Eagle closer to a Teebird, and the CE Teebird closer to a Banshee or Firebird. This is still a very long disc, it's just even less forgiving than the other plastic versions of the Teebird. If you snap it hard it will give a very long s-curve but if you don't have the arm for it, it's really going to stall out and drop. The CE Teebird is very fast out of the hand and I feel it is just faster than my CE Eagle. The comparisons between the Teebird and Eagle still hold true for the Champion Editions of both of these discs. The CE Teebird will have greater resistance to high speed turn and less fade than the CE Eagle. This disc is not very beginner friendly as it requires a lot of snap to throw well but bigger throwers should love this disc.
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