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Disc Review



Innova
Star Sidewinder

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

Star Sidewinder
Flight Rating Category Value What Innova says:
The Sidewinder is a fast flyer with a predictable high speed turn and lots of glide. This disc can add distance to anyone’s drive, but is especially useful for those with less power. The Sidewinder is our best disc for long turnover shots and long distance rollers. Even disc golfers who have never had much success throwing a roller shot, will be amazed at the results they can achieve with the Sidewinder.
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 04-19-08
Submitted by John hernlund@gmail.com
Level: Amateur
Avg Drive: 300
Disc Weights: 167
Review: A very fast, very predictable disc. Thrown hard and flat, it will hold a line for 300 ft. When it stalls, this disc takes the hardest left fade turn I've ever seen in a disc, almost seeming to loop around and come back at you. The only drawback for me was that it took a while to get a good enough grip on this disc to keep it from slipping out early.
Posted 04-09-08
Submitted by jed
Location: Raleigh, NC
Level: Beginner
Avg Drive: 300
Disc Weights: 165g
Review: I'm a relatively new player. I started out throwing a beat up DX Valkyrie, but as I got stronger I started turning it over like crazy and began my search for a "grown-up" disc. I went with what I knew and got a Champion Valkyrie, and although I liked it, it was not "the one". A couple of weeks ago I purchased my first Star plastic disc, which happened to be my newly beloved Sidewinder. I love this disc. I can turn it over, hyzer it or sidearm it. I've watched my drives approach the 300 foot mark and am steadily getting longer. I've found that I get my best distance when I start it out with a slight hyzer and really rip it. It will start out a little left then turn over and fade quickly down and stick. I couldn't live without it now..
Posted 02-15-08
Submitted by kritter karlritter@yahoo.com
Location: Washington
Level: Beginner
Avg Drive: 275
Disc Weights: 174
Review: I went down to my local shop and I was talking to the woman who works there. She said, "Well, if your not a big power thrower you should try this disc." Luckily my ego didn't get in my way and I bought the disc. This is a super straight shooter. First disc I was able to overdrive the hole off the tee! I did that on a super tight fairway with huge trees looking to beat me down if I got off-line. If you are looking for an easy to throw disc and maybe you aren't the biggest power thrower either then this might be a disc for you.
Posted 12-31-07
Submitted by Craig Smolin charris414@hotmail.com
Disc Weights: 167-175
Review: Unlike the other review posted for the STAR Sidewinder, I am a RHBH player, going into my fifth season. I started out throwing sidearm like so many others, but eventually made the switch to backhand. My first backhand bombs were thrown with made form, as I wasn't even throwing anhyzer, rather just trying to torque a disc over and let it fade back. Within the last 6-8 months I've finally improved my technique to the point where I find I prefer to hyzer flip everything due to it's better control. As a result, I've backed away from the very fast overstable discs, and moved towards more understable discs. Hence the Sidewinder. In Champion plastic I found it to be extremely unpredictable, but in STAR, I've found my favorite driver. With any weight, and various levels of beat, I can change the hyzer release angle to get just about any type of flight from hyzer glide, to hyzer flip straight, flip to flat and turn right, to flip over and roll. The Sidewinder truly is the most versatile disc in my bag.
Posted 10-08-07
Submitted by Anonymous scott@seirindojo.com
Disc Weights: 170
Review: Listen, if you do not throw left handed sidearm, skip this review. If you DO, then STFU and listen - this disc destroys. I ONLY throw left-handed sidearm, which means half the stuff out there throws the freakin' opposite of what the manufacturer claims. I have pretty much been a Discraft fanboy, not liking Innova discs at all (yeah yeah, whatever. Until Champion plastic came out, Innova discs just felt chinsey and cheap to me). I fished this Star Sidewinder out of a pond near a local course, and said fuggit and just started throwing it. Holy mackerel, this disc is a friggin' laser. I cannot explain how straight this thing flys. On top of that, my distance with this disc has been the farthest of any dsic I have EVER thrown in my 10 years of disc golf. So yeah, just get one and you will see for yourself. My right handed forehand pals throw this as a roller, but in my freakish left handed sidearm grip this disc just makes them cry.
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