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Innova Champion
Champion Cobra

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

Champion Cobra
Flight Rating Category Value What Innova says:
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 08-03-07
Submitted by Fish Campbell Location: Twin Falls, ID
Level: Adv. Am
Avg Drive: 400
Disc Weights: 170
Review: This is my go to disc for short drives and longer approaches (150-275ft). I actually prefer this disc to the KC Roc on nearly all shots in this distance range. The champ cobra has more glide and less fade than the KC Roc and the plastic is more durable than the KC plastic. AND... The accuracy of this disc is amazing. No Aces yet but I've hit chains on 5 occasions in the last 6 months with this disc only playing once every 2 weeks. I consider the champ cobra the most overlooked disc out there.
Posted 04-03-07
Submitted by Chris Yax Munkytruks@aol.com
Disc Weights: 175
Review: I personaly don't like this disc that much would be a good malti for a beginner but even my friends that are new still don't care to use it as a driver or as a midrange disc. I don't care for the disc because I don't like the rim on it cant get the grip I want on it. I use my TL and my skeeter for my midrange and far put shots. the grip on this disc just isn't something that feels good in my hand and I can't get the disc to go as strait as the skeeter dose and I can with my TL tends to have alot more fade than both of the others do.
Posted 09-13-06
Submitted by nick torpey Torpey05@gmail.com
Disc Weights: 173
Review: my review: this by far is my favorite midrange/multi purpose disc. i can stick it to any line i want it on, and can even handle a little bit of power. for those straight shots that a roc MIGHT fade out of, you can be sure that the cobra will hit it. GREAT for beginner players.
Posted 06-15-06
Submitted by Will Roan willrichtor@yahoo.com
Location: SE Texas
Level: Amateur
Avg Drive: 325
Disc Weights: 180
Review: Recently, I was talked into rediscovering older molds by World Doubles Grandmaster champion David Vance, and the Cobra is one of the oldies that I've stuck with.

I like the cobra because it has a profile nearly identical to a Roc, just flatter, shallower and therefore faster. With sufficient spin and a good angle, it's an awesome turnover disc, one that will anny nicely, and flatten out JUST as it hits the ground, to dig in and stay put. It'll hyzer gently if angled that way, or if you really snap it, it'll flip flat and fly straight. Great for tunnel shots. If you've got sufficient headroom for a high shot, you can actually bomb this old driver for some great distance too!

Overall, the Cobra remains a very valuable tool to those smart enough to give it a chance. Versatile, reliable, and durable in the champion plastic, it should be a strong front runner for ANYONE'S choice for a one disc game.
Posted: 2-09-05
Submitted by: Lyle O. Ross
The Cobra, in general, is one of the most underrated discs on the market, mainly because it loses out to the Roc and often maligned MRV. Nonetheless, this stable midrange driver is the most accurate disc in my bag for intermediate length throws. I discovered the Cobra in DX plastic and switched to Champion when it first came out. I have always been frustrated by the tendency of Rocs and MRVs to turn out hard at low speeds (i.e.) near the basket at the end of their flight. Because of the Cobra's high glide ratio it flies very far for me (farther than either the Roc or the MRV) and holds a very straight line falling with little fade. The disc requires a finesse touch with more torque than power to get maximum results ( 250 to 270 feet in my hands as compared to 350 to 360 feet with a Beast or similar driver). On perfect throws I can get this disc out to 300 feet with very high accuracy and a clean flat drop onto the green. The Cobra is less wind resistant than the Roc or MRV but with a good touch still flies very accurately into winds up to 12-15 miles per hour. Even at higher winds a careful throw with accommodation for wind direction will result in good placement. I would tell most players to compare this great utility disc to the Storm and to remember that it comes in Champion plastic.
Posted: 2-09-05
Submitted by Layne D
Disc: Innova Champion Cobra (169g)
I am an intermediate right-handed player with 10+ yrs of experience. I throw both side arm and overhand (pinch grip). I am the type of player that will go for a predictable drive and approach vs. trying for a very long drive. I have found the key to a good score isnít a super long drive but a reliable & predictable throw. I use the Champion Cobra as one of my primary approach drivers. It is very predictable and I describe it as a slow version of the Valkyrie with more glide or hover. This review is for the Champion Cobra (169). I recently upgraded to the Champion Cobra, I used to own several DX Cobras (I still use one of them as my primary roller). I upgraded simply because I wanted a new disc. I have noticed that my Champion Cobra is more wind resistant that my DX Cobras which is unexpected because they are the exact same shape. I have noticed the Champion Cobra is just as reliable and easy to control as the older DX version. I have found this disk to be a good disk for trees and obstacles. Although I use my older DX Cobra as my primary roller I havenít used the Champion Cobra as a roller yet. The plastic is so resistant to damage (it just doesnít wear the same as the DX plastic) that I donít think this disk will ever become a good roller. If you want a predictable mid driver or are looking for a good beginner disc the Champion cobra may be a good fit for you.
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