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Innova Champion
KC Pro Aviar

Type: Midrange
Diameter: 21.2cm
Available Weights: 165-175g
Plastic: Innova KC Pro

KC Aviar
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 3.5
Resistance To High Speed Turn 3.5
Amount Of Low Speed Fade 3.0
Propensity To Fade 3.0
Glide 6.5
Relative Distance 3.0
Qualitative Analysis Value
Recommended Skill Level 1.5
Predictability 2.5
Uniformity Of Break In Period 4.0
Overall Durability 3.0 Description of the Ratings System.

Player Reviews

Posted 03-02-08
Submitted by matt jiggamatt@sbcglobal.net
Disc Weights: 175
Review: took me a minute to get used to it but once i did it was very accurate. best if thrown hard and high so it can fade into the chains. makes a good approach disc for shots around 200-250' if u use a power grip.
Posted 08-03-07
Submitted by Chris Barns Level: Amateur
Avg Drive: 400
Disc Weights: 173, 175
Review: The KC Aviar is a very very good disc. Brand new out of the bag it is a very reliable putter, especially from 20 feet in. It has very to little no fade. Put a slight hyzer on it and aim to the right of the chains and it just seems to grab the chains. KC Pro is very stiff, but as it wears, I believe this plastic is the best. I have one brand new KC Pro Aviar and one that is worn in that I use for approaches 200 ft in. I occassionally use it to drive on anything under 250 ft, but if there is wind, I grab my rocs.

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Posted 04-20-06
Submitted by alan frederick sweeton afsweeton@liberty.edu
Disc Weights: 175
Review: I've been using a 175g KC Pro 10x Aviar for a couple of months and it is my most used disc now. I use it for approaches and almost any drive under 275' (it's actually marked Short Driver instead of Putt and Approach like the later versions). The plastic is very stiff and extremely durable. I've nailed a few trees with a lot of power behind it and the disc has barely shown a scratch. I have very few nicks in the plastic, and those I do have haven't changed the flight characteristics at all. It's fairly overstable, and doesn't lose that stability at all as it gets beat up. The plastic isn't very grippy, but the shape fits in my hand nicely, and I can count on a consistent release everytime. I can throw this fairly straight, but it works best on a hyzer line, or thrown with an S-curve. It's overstable enough to come back pretty much everytime as long as it's given some height to work with. I use this in lieu of drivers or midranges for shorter holes because it flops fairly well without much skip, and I know it will only go as far as I throw it. I don't like using it as a putter (except in a pinch) because of the slickness of the plastic and its overstability. I also have a couple KC Pro 11x's, but the plastic on these isn't durable, they're not as overstable, and they don't have quite the same flight as the 10x's. The 11x's will work okay, but after throwing a 10x you can't go back. The 10x's are no longer made, but you can find them on ebay or other sites for usually $18-25. It's well worth it, I've stocked up and I have 4 or 5.
Posted 01-10-06
Submitted by Jeffrey Butler jtb160@jwu.edu
Disc Weights: 175
Review: I have been playing for over 10 years and been involved with disc golf in central/southern Ohio, the midwest, and New England. Through many trail and error putters, I have found that a Ken Climo Aviar is by far the best putter for me. They hold a line better than most discs and the plastic holds up through copious amounts of practice putting. It might not be as grippy as some other putters, but since accuracy and consistancy is waht its all about anyways, this disc rises above the rest. This disc is also ridgid enough to drive incredible distances with great accuracy.
Posted: 05-18-04
Submitted by Matt Davis
The KC Aviar is a slow, straight putter made from rigid "KC Pro" plastic, in the Aviar Driver mold.

When I switched to a low-spin, short-pitch putting stroke (see Blake's excellent tutorial), I started to hate the feeling that my SuperSoft putter was drooping over the end of my fingers, forcing me to put unnecessary spin into my stroke to keep it moving flat. I switched to the KC Aviar in my search for a nice rigid putter, and I can't believe that I ever did it the other way. I guess in theory "gripping chains" sounds good. But you still have to hit the chains relatively directly, even with a grippy putter, if you hope to avoid sliding off their edges. So it's important to be as accurate as humanly possible. Here, rigidity helps, at least for me. I wish the KC plastic were slightly less prone to losing chunks of the bead; though it's more durable than DX in general, it still has a bit of a tendency to chip. It does get a little annoying to have to rotate the disc when your finger is in a gap, rather than focus on the shot.

This disc has good, everly-so-slightly overstable flight characteristics when used as a putter; the range for me is about 25 feet before I have to start sacrificing the ability to throw straight toward the pole. When used as an approach disc or short driver, it needs probably 15 degrees of hyzer to avoid flipping, but once you get the feel of that angle dialed in, it's an extremely precise disc. Good stuff.
Posted: 7-14-01
By Blake Takkunen - the Webmaster - <blake@discgolf.com>
My Review:
The KC Aviar is a slow, slightly overstable short-range midrange. The Aviar has a deep rim and flat flight plate and the KC plastic makes this model slightly more overstable than its DX counterpart. This disc is ideal for shorter drives and upshots. I use this disc for almost every shot in the 75-200 ft. range. Throwing shorter, I give it a nice gentle, predictable hyzer and let it glide in from right to left. On longer straight throws, I'll release it at a hyzer angle about 45 degrees below level, give it a good snap and watch it flatten out and glide. This disc is slow, and predictable and also handles surprisingly well in the wind. The KC Aviar does have more low speed fade than some of the other discs in its class such as the APX and Omega Driver but it is also a bit more predictable as it doesn't have a tendency to turn over as badly if you accidentally overpower it which I find to be the Achilles' heel of the other more evenly-stable short midranges. I have used the KC Aviar as a putter before with some success but its plastic is very stiff and I have since changed over to a softer plastic Aviar. This disc makes a good match when carried with a longer midrange such as a Roc or MRV for the shorter holes.
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