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Disc Review



Innova Champion
Raven

Type: Driver
Diameter: 21.7cm
Available Weights: 165-180g
Plastic: Innova DX

Ram
Flight Rating Category Value What Innova says:
One of the most radically over-stable discs available. No headwind can cause this disc to turn over.
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 01-03-06
Submitted by Mark The Truth Stubbs thetruthxl@yahoo.com
PDGA: 23474
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Level: Pro
Avg Drive: 450
Disc Weights: >150-180g
Review: The Innova Ram was the premier overstable driver in the line since the mid 80's. It paved ways for current drivers like the Whippet, Firebird, and most recently, the Monster X. There is very little a tosser can do to disrupt the intended flight path of the RAM, a violent hyzer ...LHBH... turn of medium distance.

A great disc for spike hyzers. The RAM will dig deep into the Earth and sit where it lands with minimal skip. As for flatter approach shots, the RAM is the best skipper disc, much like an onside kick, the RAM will take it's initial hop, usually no further up than the height of the basket and depending upon speed, 5-10 feet past the landing spot of the skip. There are some unique properties the RAM possesses that the other overstable lines do not have. To whereas the Firebird and MonsterX will slide out further from the landing spot on the skip with multiple skips, the RAM will make one hop then sit down immediately.

My game was bettered with the introduction of the RAM, giving me more options and an intermediate level disc for both hyzer drives and approaches. The RAM is now discontinued, but there are a core group of us that still sing the praises and ask the manufacturer to produce limited runs. The max weight is 180g, suggested for advanced/pro players. A good starting weight is 165-170g. These weights will produce the same flight patterns without the need of a huge arm. The 150 class is a great disc for those learning about the differences between flight patterns and giving the player an easily thrown hyzer shot.


Posted: 8-21-02
Submitted by Mark Hanauer <Mark.Hanauer@LMBerry.com>
Rams are W-A-Y overstable! If you throw one straight, it is almost like they hit the side of an invisible tree and deflect hard to the left at a 90 degree angle. You won't set any world distance records with a RAM ( I can throw a driver about 375 feet but can't throw a RAM more than 250 feet ) but they are valuable for the when you've got a hard dogleg to the left or have need to throw around the side of a building! I only carry my RAM on certain courses, because of it isn't very versatile. That being said, it can be just what the doctor ordered on the right hole. The RAM is not a disc for a beginner but if you need huge stability...more than a Firebird, Whippet, or a Banshee, the RAM is the disc for you.
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