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Disc Review



Innova Champion
Cobra

Type: Driver
Diameter: 21.7cm
Available Weights: 145-150, 165-180g
Plastic: Innova DX

Cobra
Flight Rating Category Value What Innova says:
The Cobra is an all around finesse driver that is easy to grip. Like the Stingray, the Cobra also has a long life span, becoming a good roller as it ages.
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 04-03-07
Submitted by pyromaster55 bobafet313@aol.com
Disc Weights: 173
Review: My girlfriend and I both got into disk golf at the same time and we both started with a Cobra. I got a 173g and she got a 168g. Playing with just the Cobra the first time was a blast and I was amazed at how easily I could control it. I have now been playing for almost 4 months and have passed my Cobra down to my little brother. However, my girlfriend still throws her Cobra more than any other disk in her bag. Both have aged very well after 4 months of 2-3 rounds a week, and still have plenty of flight left in them.
Posted 10-15-05
Submitted by Alex kenshinhimura12@hotmail.com
Level: Beginner
Avg Drive: 275
Disc Weights: 177 g
Review: This is my favorite disc to use when i nail a tree 100 feet from the tee and need to make up some lost ground. It flies pretty straight and glides a nice distance, ending with a nice fade that can get me anywhere between 20 and 10 feet away from the basket. It's also not bad for driving.
Posted 10-03-05
Submitted by Edmund Roush eroush@co.stanly.nc.us
Level: Adv. Am
Avg Drive: 350
Disc Weights: 180
Review: iF I COULD PLAY WITH ONLY ONE DISC IT WOULD BE THE COBRA. I AM AN OLD ULTIMATE PLAYER AND CAN THROW A DISC MANY DIFFERENT WAYS AND PUT THE COBRA WHERE I WANT WITH ANY THROW IT WILL NOT GO AS FAR AS SOME BUT IT STILL CAN CARRY 300'+ AND CAN HIT A FLY AT 50' YOU CAN BACKHAND OR FLICK OR HAMMER IT AND BE VERY CLOSE TO THE BASKET.IT IS GOOD FOR BEGINNERS AS WELL AS PROS THE ONLY DISC TO COME CLOSE IS THE ROC YOU MUST PUT IT IN YOUR BAG AND YOU WILL BE HAPPY WITH YOUR LOWER SCORES
Posted 10-01-05
Submitted by Anonymous Disc Weights: 165g-179g
Review: The classic Cobra is a very stable disc.It goes pretty far too.It has a small diameter and is stable.I would reccommend this disc to many players.
Posted: 2-09-05
Submitted by Layne D
Disc: Innova Cobra (172g)
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 pride myself on having a reliable approach shot. Although I have a ton of approach and putt disks the ones I use most often are: DX Cobra, Champ Cobra, and Champ Stingray. This review is for the DX Cobra (172). I have had several DX Cobras (low 160ís to 172) The flight characteristics are almost like the Valkyrie only a bit slower with more hover or glide. This disk is not very wind resistant even though it is fairly heavy. Next to my Stingray this is my most reached for approach driver. I have found this disk to be a good disk for trees and obstacles. It is comfortable to throw and easy to control. This disc is a fantastic roller especially now that it is beat up & ugly. I think this disk rolls as well or better than a Wolf. I have used this to roll under obstacles and have noticed that it bounces over whatever in the way. My DX Cobra has been replaced by a Champion Cobra and it doesnít fly anymore, instead it has become my goto roller disk because it rolls, and rolls, and rolls.
Posted: 7-24-04
Submitted by Steven Beasley
Throwing Style: RHBH
Disc Weight: 178g
This was my first disc, and after a year I still use this now understable disc. Most people would use it for a roller by now, but I find it more useful for those long graceful right turns that you need. Throw it with some medium power to get it to turn over a bit, and it performs the turn and flys straight to target. If you want to put some moderate D you need to anhyser it about about a 45į down angle, and it will still somewhat turn over, which is nice for those straighter shots, that aren't as far, but I'd rather use my aviar putter approach than the cobra for shots like that. For this disc I stick mainly to either a dog right, or if the fair way is somewhat short and clear to the left I'll rp it way to the left, and have it turn over and glide in that way. People have said they can't believe how consitant I can be with that shot. A good beginner disc, and one that has stayed with me.
Posted: 10-02-01
Submitted by Scott Miller <ksarrow@onemain.com>
The Cobra is a "long" range driver by Innova. It flies right in the high speed portion of flight and slightly left in the low speed fade portion. This makes a distinctive "S" curve. I use a Cobra for my long-midrange shot. It is dependable and flies the same in most wind conditions. It flies straight if released flat, but can also be predictably anhyzered and hyzered easily. It flies more straight as it weathers. I have a weathered Cobra which flies absolutely straight and does not fade at all. The Cobra is also good for skipping near the basket if the tree canopy is low. I plop it in front of the basket and it skips in close - much more than the Roc, which stops where it lies. The Cobra will glide 20 or more feet beyond the basket if it approaches at the height of the chains and misses - this can make a long putt back. Cobra's can also make good rollers. I even use it for long putts in the wind where my Aviar would get blown off course.
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