Innova Disc Golf Plastics Review


Innova Plastics Chart




Thoughts

Knowing which Disc Golf plastic is more stable or less stable can help you make small adjustments when trying to select the best disc for the type of shot you want. A 175g GLOW CHAMP destroyer vs a 150g DX Destroyer is going to fly completely different. The above image shows how plastics can affect the flight of a disc. Here are a few other key factors that impact a disc’s stability in the same mold:

  1. Parting Line Height (PLH) – Plastic will shrink as it cools which will lower the PLH. Certain plastics will shrink more than others when cooled. The lower the PLH, the less stable the disc flight will be in that mold.
  2. Plastic – Smooth plastic produces a more stable flight. A grippier or less smooth plastic will produce a less stable flight.


Other Variables

  • Speed - The faster a disc is thrown, the more resistance it will have to the air and will produce a less stable flight.
  • Weight - The lighter the disc, the faster it will go and will ultimately be less stable than a heavier disc.
  • Air Density – The colder/denser the air, the more resistance and the less stable the disc flight will be. Low air density will equal more stability and more distance.
  • Wind – A headwind will provide a greater amount of air resistance and will make the disc fly less far and less stable. A tailwind will reduce the amount of air resistance and will make the disc fly further and more stable.