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Innova Champion

Type: Midrange
Diameter: 21.2cm
Available Weights: 150-175g
Plastic: Innova DX

Flight Rating Category Value What Innova says:
The Goblin is a small diameter, point and shoot mid-range disc. It makes an excellent starter disc and is a great choice for players using only one disc. Side arm or backhand, the Goblin performs well as a short range driver or approach disc. It putts well too. On a short course, this is the only disc you will need.
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 11-27-06
Submitted by Jake actionjackson2k3@yahoo.com
Level: Amateur
Avg Drive: 400
Disc Weights: 174
Review: My cousin first told me about this disc. He swore by it. I recently have started trying to throw mid range discs off the tee and had a problem with control, mainly turnover. I took a gamble and purchased a DX Goblin and fell in love. This is the ultimate short game disc. I can anything with this disc. I have never been a big ROC fan as pretty much everyone who plays DG is, and would take my Goblin vs. any ROC anyday. This disc will hold any line put on it and it also a very straight flyer from the pad, when wanted. GO BUY ONE!!!
Posted 10-18-06
Submitted by Anonymous Location: Portland, OR
Level: Amateur
Avg Drive: 300
Disc Weights: 175
Review: This disc was an impulse buy, and at first, I couldn't really see what it was doing for me that I didn't already have covered with my DX Roc, Z-Wasp, and Aviar P&A. In fact, it was dead weight in my bag for quite a while, just waiting for some new disc to take its place. But then I decided to start really focusing on my mid game, since my putting and driving seemed to have plateaued lately, and I was blowing a lot of 100-200' approaches. I often, for a few minutes after work, stop by a grove of trees on a local college campus and practice all sorts of approaches with my Wasp, Roc, and Goblin- hyzers, anhyzers, skip shots, etc. And what I found, once I got the hang of it, is the Goblin goes STRAIGHT. I mean zero fade. It needs a little extra spin to do this, and if you throw it hard, it will turn right over (good for mild anhyzer approaches). It's not as high-speed stable as even my worn Roc, nor is it as long, unless I throw a big s-curve, which defeats the purpose. I usually don't try to throw it more than ~150'. I also love this disc for what I think of as the puttproach shot, where you want to get it in, but you don't want the 30' comeback putt. For me this is in the 50-80' range, where I'm not consistent, but I still want to make a run. I throw the Goblin high and anhyzer, with a lot of spin, and it helicopters right down near (or hopefully in) the basket. Overall, I'd say the Goblin is not as versatile as my Roc/Wasp combo, but it is very predictable and user friendly, and I'll keep it in my bag for those utilitarian straight to slightly anhyzer approaches. I bet this would be a great beginner disc, as well.
Posted 07-12-06
Submitted by Justin jbik33@adelphia.net
Location: Owensboro, Ky
Level: Beginner
Avg Drive: 400
Disc Weights: 150-175
Review: This disc has drastically changed my short game. I'v only been playing for a year but this is by far the straightest flying disc I have thrown and the new formula for DX plastic it comes in feels a lot like pro plastic. This disc is a great approach disc and in my opinion a great putter too. Since purchase my scores have went down by 4-6 strokes.
Posted 07-06-06
Submitted by Rob N nitchkabob@yahoo.com
Disc Weights: Max
Review: How painfull is to lose a broken in Roc that has a nice slow left to right(RHBH) fade? They are like an old friend and when one breaks or is lost unless you have a back-up all ready and waiting then you need to go buy a Goblin. Its like a beat in roc right from the get go, the difference is that the goblin isn't quite as long as the roc. When thrown flat this disc is dead straight on medium shots, and when thrown flat with some power flips over nice and gentle to the right every time. If it is thrown with hyzer it will hold it. It is a slow deliberate disc, and one I highly recommend for players of all levels.
Posted 06-29-06
Submitted by Griffin Location: Oswegoi Illinois
Avg Drive: 275
Disc Weights: 176
Review: I started using this disc two weeks ago and immediatley fell in love with it. Great grip, nice flight and the first 40 foot approach I threw landed in the basket with a slight hyzer. Yesterday I threw my all time best with a four under on my home course. partially because I started driving better and all my second shots went right to the basket and either were birdies or left me with a 5 to 10 foot putt. This disc just goes where you throw it, it is like it has magnets in it or something. It is also a great putter, if you throw at the middle of the chains it goes in without hesitation. I now only have to carry three disc in my bag, my Wraith, Teebird and the trusty goblin. This would be good disc for a one disc round, long live Innova!
Posted 06-03-06
Submitted by tj
Location: Allen, TX
Level: Amateur
Avg Drive: 350
Disc Weights: 175
Review: Innova has called this the new "point and shoot" midrange, and they couldn't have gotten any better. I throw rocs and stingrays as midrange, and this one falls right in the middle. Great for straight, short shots that are too far away to reach with something like an aviar or aero. It is just a tad stable when thrown very long, and in heavy weights will conquer a slight head wind or hold a short hyzer line. All in all, a great midrange, and for $6.99 there will always be one in my bag.
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