We've paired our scientific research with the molding quality of the world's #1 disc golf disc producer to bring you the MaxGlide™, an ultra-distance driver designed to add up to 50 Feet to your drive distance.
Who is MaxGlide Right For?
The MaxGlide was specifically designed to provide maximum distance for intermediate to advanced-intermediate players who consistently drive between 250 and 350 feet with their current driver.
If you currently drive between 250-350 feet and want to add up to 50 additional feet to your drive, this disc is for you.
Who is MaxGlide NOT For?
No distance driver is perfect for everyone and everything. MaxGlide is not for:
- Beginning players who cannot drive over 250 Feet (Go Here)
- Senior Division players who cannot drive over 250 Feet (Go Here)
- Any players who consistently drive over 400 Feet (Go Here)
Note: The MaxGlide is not optimized for players who currently drive between 350-400', though many players in this range will still find it superior to their current driver.
Why Does it Fly so Far? Two Reasons
Reason#1: Flight Optimization
The Max-Glide provides all of the benefits of a typical wide-rim driver, but with key design features that make it more usable for players who typically drive under 350 feet:
- Low Rim Parting Line: facilitates turnover during high-speed flight, increasing total flight time
- High Dome: improves lift/Glide performance, further increasing total time aloft by allowing the disc to stay in flight longer as it slows.
- Low Fade: longer, straighter flight finishes for even more total distance
Reason #2: Specific Optimization Options for Forehand and Backhand Throwers
If you have a backhand and a forehand player who both drive 300 feet, the end result may be, but the flight mechanics of these two styles are completely different.
Figure 1 below highlights the key differences:
Bottom Line: The optimal discs for Backhand and Forehand players are not the same.
Because of the differences between these different styles, we've developed two versions of the MAX-GLIDE, each specially optimized to take advantage of a style's strengths and compensate for its weaknesses.
Objective: Increase Release Velocity
Solution: Reduce Disc Weight
The four farthest recorded Backhand throws of all time were with discs weights ranging from 134-157g.
Why? For Backhand throws:
Light weight = More Velocity = More Distance
It has been proven that the most important factor in Backhand driving distance is release velocity, and the disc feature most affecting release velocity is disc weight.
For these reasons, the Backhand MaxGlide is optimized at 140-150g.
Additionally, the backhand MaxGlide is matched with Star Plastic to provide durability and balanced stability.
Objective: Extend time in flight
Solution: Reduce turbulence, increase stability
Forehand throws are much more prone to Off-Axis Torque (OAT), seen as "wobble" or "flutter" in flight.
The resulting turbulence not only slows the disc more quickly, it also creates excessively understable flight.
To adjust for this, we've done two things:
(1) Increased Weight to 165-175g: Increasing the total weight increases torque-resistance by increasing rotational inertia and gyroscopic stability.
The higher torque resistance decreases wobble (and resulting turbulence), thereby preventing premature slowing.
(2) Changed Plastic: "Champion" is Innova's most overstable plastic, which helps to balance the excessive turn-over that can be created by OAT.
MaxGlide Value Pack
Because many of our subscribers have requested both MaxGlide configurations, for your convenience (and savings!) we've put together the MaxGlide ValuePack that includes both discs at a reduced price.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is the MaxGlide PDGA approved?
A: Yes, it was approved on 3/15/17 for use in PDGA play.
Q: Did all of your testers gain 50 feet in drive distance?
A: No, but almost every tester reported that it flew farther than their current driver, with several achieving gains of more than 50 feet.
Q: Is it consistent/accurate?
A: One of the most commonly reported benefits was that MaxGlides thrown with 80% effort flew as far as the players' current drivers thrown with 100% effort. Because of this, the players were able to place much more emphasis on release trajectory and angle, rather than having to be completely focused on generating maximum power.
Q: Do you manufacture the MaxGlide?
A: No, the MaxGlide is custom manufactured for us by Innova Discs.
Q: What are the MaxGlide's Flight Ratings?
A: We are not assigning set numerical values to the MaxGlide at this time, but both versions are high Speed, high Glide, low Fade discs. While both versions fall near the middle of the stability (Turn) spectrum, the Forehand disc is the more overstable of the two.
No disc is perfect for every situation. The MaxGlide is 100% optimized for maximum distance potential, creating two limitations:
(1) Increased Variability in Flight Distance Another common MaxGlide test report was that it sometimes "just kept going," staying aloft much longer and flying much further than expected/desired.
The MaxGlide is only for use when driving on holes where you are throwing for maximum distance, not for holes where you want the disc to fly a specific distance.
(2) No Headwinds The Max Glide is not your best choice when a strong wind is blowing directly toward you (tailwinds and crosswinds are fine). This is particularly true of the Backhand configuration.
Your New Secret Weapon
The MaxGlide is available exclusively to our Members and Subscribers, and we are very proud to say that almost every player who has tested it so far is reporting that it flys farther than any disc they have ever thrown.
If you meet the player criteria outlined above, get one for your bag today!