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Disc Review



Innova Champion
Hydra

Type: Midrange
Diameter: 21.7cm
Available Weights: 170g
Plastic: Innova DX

Hydra
Flight Rating Category Value What Innova says:
Maximum Flight Speed NA
Resistance To High Speed Turn NA
Amount Of Low Speed Fade NA
Propensity To Fade NA
Glide NA
Relative Distance NA
Qualitative Analysis Value
Recommended Skill Level NA
Predictability NA
Uniformity Of Break In Period NA
Overall Durability NA Description of the Ratings System.


Player Reviews

Posted 08-05-06
Submitted by Michael Stiller PDGA: 8358
Location: Selm / Germany
Level: Amateur
Avg Drive: 250
Disc Weights: 174g
Review: This is my one-and-only disc on holes with water, because it floats and that is the main feature and advantage of this discs! On Areal56 in Bremen this disc is extremly necessary if you don't want to rescue your discs out of those nasty waters.

Have a look at Areal56 and you know what I mean... Areal56

It's flight quality compares in my opinion with the Aviar from Innova. The shape is alike but the Hydra is thicker, in hight and in material, so the grip feels slightly different. It flies very straight, maybe slightly overstable. Hyzer and anhyzer throws are possible, but the distance to be thrown shouldn't be too far because of it's putter-like shape. I for myself can't and won't throw it farther than approx. 150ft (I think).

The Hydra DX plastic can't be compared to the usual DX plastic because it takes impacts of obstacles a lot better and it's smoother than the DX of other discs.

So if you're going to play a parcour with water-obstacles, buy a Hydra! It save's money (lost discs), time (looking for them) and you will play water-holes a lot better because you don't have to fear them!

Have fun & greetings from Germany! Michael
Posted 07-03-06
Submitted by Hydra Boy khaavren_pel@hotmail.com
Location: Clearwater
Level: Amateur
Avg Drive: 300
Disc Weights: 175
Review: The Hydra is a slightly overstable mid range that can be thrown straight, right, and left. I throw RHFH so to throw it straight, i grip it with two fingers. To have it go right, i use only one finger. And to have it go leftish, i use backhand or sidearm anhyzer. It is a good disc for judging the curve approach as it will never fail you.
Posted 12-19-05
Submitted by Greg pynnokyr300@aol.com
Location: Chicago
Level: Amateur
Avg Drive: 450
Disc Weights: 170g
Review: This disc is a beautiful putter if you prefer an overstable disc as your putter. Its also a great putter to have for headwind. Shot straight and hard this disc will eat wind with no problem. It can also be a fairly reliable midrange/driver when there is no wind. Because it feels very putter-like tho it can be hard for some to use this disc as a midrange/driver. Not a disc for everyone but if your like me its a disc that stays in your bag.
Posted: 4-08-05
Submitted by greg_rogotzke@hotmail.com
I have mixed feelings on this disc. It can be a great disc, i believe, for weaker players, but for stronger players, let's face it there are just better discs out there. However if you are playing an exteramly wet hole or course an advanced player may like this for a putter to midrange disc, as it floats(nice feature). I don't care for this disc to much, but it's not bad. If you have any water that comes into play on this course, you should probaly get one. It may save you a few discs!
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