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Disc Review



Innova Champion
Hammer

Type: Midrange
Diameter:
Available Weights:
Plastic: Innova DX

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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 08-22-07
Submitted by Anonymous Disc Weights: 180 g
Review: The Hammer was actually three discs, and all of them were turnover Mid-Ranges. The original Hammer was one of the really early golf discs. It was released in the late 80's about the same time as the Aviar XD, Coupe, original Ace, & original Roc. They were all 21.2 diameter discs. I believe the Hammer was a modified Ace. It had a hotstamp with a "tool" hammer flying toward a pole hole. Later it had a 3-D stamp that said "Hammer." After a short time the Hammer name was moved to a 21.7 diameter disc that was similar to the current Roc. The main difference was that the Hammer was advertised as unbreakable and as such had a massively thick flight plate, which made the disc fly understable. It was the "turnover midrange" in the Innova lineup until the mid 90's. This disc had the Hammerhead Shark hotstamp. Being understable made it a good choice for new players and since it was very durable many casual players would buy one and use it for years. When Innova launched Millennium Discs, it no longer needed its "unbreakable" discs and cancelled the Hammer and Griffin. A few years later the mold made a brief comeback in the "Hammerhead" disc, a turnover mid-range that was advertised as unbreakable and would float in water. There was a lot of difficulty producing this disc, so it was cancelled after one run. If you come across any of these discs, they are beginner friendly and will give you a nice controlled mid-distance turnover shot without needed a lot of snap. The weight of the massive flight plate keeps the disc from having good weight distribution out to the rim, so it is a very slow flyer. If you can throw it flat is will flip. However, they are probably too valuable as a collector's disc these days to actually start throwing them.
Posted: 2-10-03
Submitted by Anonymous
I am an intermediate player, and I absolutely love the sport. Some of my best throws have been hammer style (basically an overhand flick) with which I have had great success avoiding trees and the like with it. That is why I want to review the Hammer from Innova. As the name suggest it is a perfect disc for high power hammer throws. The lip is fairly deep (perfect for forehand flicks and hammers), and the rim is between a Shark and a Roc for sharpness. It has been discontinued and replaced by the discontinued Hammerhead, but it is well worth the price if you can find one.
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