The Firebird is Innova’s most overstable driver, making it our #1 pick for Beginner/Intermediate Sidearm players, and a must-have windy-day disc for any player (Forehand or Backhand)!
The Firebird is also extremely resistant to off-axis torque (wobble), helping players generate smooth, clean (and far flying!) releases.
The Champion Firebird is the signature disc of top PDGA Pro Nate Sexton.
Flight Ratings and Analysis
|Distance Driver, 1.9cm Rim||Relatively low
glide (for a Driver), prevents “sailing high” in headwinds
Overstable, Highly wind resistant.
|Pronounced finishing hook for distance precision|
Recommended Weights: 165-175g
165-169g: This moderate weight class helps players generate more release velocity (and thereby, more distance), but also less wind and torque resistance.
170-175g: Heavier weight class maximizes control and wind resistance while also minimizing off-axis torque, producing more consistent distance and flight patterns.
Why Champion Plastic?
The Highly durable Champion material is Innova’s most overstable plastic, further enhancing the Firebird’s extreme overstability and predictability.
“The Firebird is an overstable distance driver which works extremely well into a headwind. It is our most popular upwind distance driver.” Source