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Innova Champion

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

Flight Rating Category Value What Innova says:
The Orc is a more stable version of the very popular Valkyrie, giving power throwers more predictability off the tee.
Maximum Flight Speed
Resistance To High Speed Turn
Amount Of Low Speed Fade
Propensity To Fade
Relative Distance
Qualitative Analysis Value
Recommended Skill Level
Uniformity Of Break In Period
Overall Durability Description of the Ratings System.

Player Reviews

Posted 08-26-07
Submitted by Sherri Kavanaugh Disc Weights: 150
Review: The Orc is one of my two "go to" drivers in 150 class. It has great D and for me at least, it goes straight as an arrow for the first 95% of its flight and then it tails slightly left. I'm very impressed at how consistent and predictable this disc is at 150 grams - it even does OK into a headwind. I'd highly recommend it for smaller arms and women player developing their game. There are other disc I can throw farther but none are as reliable.

Posted 10-05-06
Submitted by Craig Level: Amateur
Avg Drive: 325
Disc Weights: 175
Review: This disc broke in very fast to be my longest disc. Hyzer-flip it for a very long "S" shot. Unfortunately, a couple of weeks later it was so flippy that it was only good for rollers. Lifespan of this disc is just not acceptable. Find something else. For me, the Champ Sidewinder has taken its place, although it's just a touch more understable than I'd like.
Posted 08-08-06
Submitted by Mike Iversen Location: South Dakota
Level: Amateur
Avg Drive: 400
Disc Weights: 172
Review: The Orc is a good disc. I have one in the DX plastic, which is not very durable, but it flies far and straight on low, long drives before fading left. I have thrown my Orc in excess of 420', but I have a tendancy to turn it over at really high speeds, and it doesn't seem to recover well, thereby losing a lot of accuracy. But I recommend it for hard throwers who want a lot of low distance with pretty good accuracy.
Posted 08-05-06
Submitted by Geoff G ggadow8@yahoo.com
Location: Wisconsin
Level: Amateur
Avg Drive: 325
Disc Weights: 168
Review: Changing over to the Orc as my distance driver has done more for my game than any other disc change has. It's clean and strait, and as long as you keep it low it will go and go. I've been throwing DX plastic with it, and expected to have to replace it at some point, now I question that. As all discs with wear, it has developed its own personality, and it matches my drive just right. I would fish for this one (and have).
Posted 10-03-05
Submitted by Edmund Roush eroush@stanlyco.nc.us
Location: NC
Level: Adv. Am
Avg Drive: 350
Disc Weights: 176
Review: My Review I have been playing since my college days at ECU where I took many a break from class.I have just picked up the ORC dx and threw it about 25'past a 350' basket it is the stablest most accurate disc in the bag. It goes straight and far. I like it better than my wraith and I will break 400+ today (there is no wind like the other day)I RECOMMEND PUTTING ONE IN YOUR BAG I AM GOING TO PUT ANOTHER ONE IN SOON
Posted 08-13-05
Submitted by John Y
Location: Mississippi
Avg Drive: 350
Disc Weights: 170
Review: Because I prefer low, straight drives, I mainly used a variety of Valkyries from 150g to 170g in both DX and Champion plastics. When I was a beginner, that worked fine for me, but as I was able to put more power behind the disc, Valkyries developed a tendency to turn over too much on me without coming back. They're just too picky, requiring just the right angle of release, spin, and power. Wanting something with about the same speed but more predictability, I picked up a 170g DX Orc. Initially it was way more overstable than I'm used to, but after a couple rounds of breaking it in, it flies beautifully and predictably for me: low, straight, and with just a slight left fade at the end--just like the picture on the Innova website. On top of that, I can consistently throw my Orc 25 feet' farther than my current 168g Champion Valkyrie, usually putting me at about 375'. That's from a skinny guy that's only been playing for about five months. I've also thrown Teebirds and Gateway Sabres, but so far nothing has given me the distance and accuracy that I get from an Orc.

Submitted by Tyler gisttf@pacificu.edu
Disc Weights: 170-175
Review: i have been playing for about a 2 years now, just starting to play tournaments. i have been through a ton of different discs, throwing both RHBH and RHFH. i have found the orc (champion) to be the best fit to my style for both types of throws. i recently won a DX orc at a tournament and tried it out. in its new condition it is just as stable as the champion, but has far more float than the champion version. i throw it nice and low and have been breaking my 350\' foot barrier often. if you are new and you have found a disc you like, i would suggest trying the DX version, you might find that it performs better, especially new. "keep the plastic flying" Tyler. Bend, OR.
Posted: 4-08-05
Submitted by greg_rogotzke@hotmail.com
The orc, in my opinion, should be your first intermediate disc. It has exelent speed, and a predictable fade. Not a bad headwind driver either. I wouldn't recomend this disc to a beginer as it takes alot of power to get it down the fairway, as well as, it requires ALOT of control. Be careful how you throw this one; nose down, straight relsease, or you might find this disc afew holes over, as it goes along ways, if thrown with some power. My assessment: Good Disc!!
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