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Innova Champion
JK Pro Aviar

Type: Putt and Approach
Diameter: 21.2cm
Available Weights: 165-175g
Plastic: Innova JK Soft

JK Aviar
Flight Rating Category Value What Innova says:
The Aviar Putt & Approach is the number one putter in disc golf. It has won more World Championships than all other putters combined. Our most popular disc used for putts, approaches and short drives. It's soft plastic provides a comfortable grip and makes it stick in the chains.
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 06-02-07
Submitted by mike mueller michael.j.mueller@uscg.mil
Level: Amateur
Avg Drive: 400
Disc Weights: 174
Review: I have been playing disc golf know for about one year and have recently switched from a pro rhyno to the aviar x. The aviar x holds a more consistent anti line and is better for longer distance putts. I have made more putts from outside 40 feet with this putter than I ever thought imaginable. With this putter as my putt and approach disc I have played more even and sub par rounds. I would recommend this putter to a player of any skill level. On a scale of 1 to 10 I give this putter a 8.5, it's a great disc but it does not cater to every style.
Posted 02-20-06
Submitted by Roger Schlachter schla104@umn.edu
Disc Weights: 175g
Review: I have been playing disc golf for about 4 years now and my first putter was a normal Aviar Putt and Approach. I thought I was throwing that pretty well. I picked this disc up one day after my friend threw my Aviar in the lake. I like to throw a "lofty" S-curve shot at the pin when I putt. After picking up this disc, I noticed that I could putt the way I do much more accurate. I found this disc to be much more predictable and because of that I am more confident putting it a greater distance. Mine is a soft plastic version. I have heard there is a harder plastic version that throws differently but I have yet to throw one.
Posted 02-16-06
Submitted by Cory c_caswell@hotmail.com
Location: Spokane, WA
Level: Adv. Am
Avg Drive: 325
Disc Weights: 175
Review: I started throwing an aviar-x about 6 months ago. At first it was slightly overstable as expected but after a moderate break in period began to fly straight as an arrow. I throw this disc more than any disc in my bag. All up shots and putts. The thing will hold any line you put it on. It is surprisingly durable and has yet to become understable as the dx aviars do. I can throw this thing straight for nearly 300 feet! Highly reccomended.
Posted 08-05-05
Submitted by Alan Sweeton afsweeton@liberty.edu
PDGA: 22691
Location: Princeton, NJ and Lynchburg, VA
Level: Advanced Am
Avg Drive: 325-350
Disc Weights: 172
Review: One of my buddies left this disc in the back of my truck and I tried putting with it. It was one of the supersoft ones, plus it was really worn. I bought two more and these were the stiffer ones that I actually prefer. I don't use them for putting, but rather for mid-range anhyzer shots where I need to hold the line. I will also sometimes use them for straight approaches where I really need the disc to sit under the basket. I think that the JK Aviar-X is the best of the Aviars and the most versatile while lasting a little bit longer because of the better plastic.
Posted: 6-23-03
Submitted by Rob Igoe <oilslinger@yahoo.com>
JK - Pro Aviar-x 172 - I acquired my first Ax several years ago. This year I decided to simplify my bag and use this as my sole putter. I ordered 3 more online. And upon arrival much to my amazement the plastic felt different and looked different. Pro Candy blend you might think? How about Dx blend! After three short drives during a round the new one was cut up like typical Dx plastic, deep gouges. Not a single deep gouge on my older Ax (omega SS material). Buy these in person to make sure your getting a decent plastic. Or just get a Big Bead Aviar and save yourself some money. That aside, my putting has improved, the loss of the softer plastic has not seemed to of caused a higher frequency of bounce out or slide through and if it hits ground it sticks and has yet to roll away on me. The stiffer version holds a hyzer better and really digs into the chains (due to the angle not the plastic). The stiffer plastic has made it a lot more predictable and consistent. The soft version, once broken in, was a little delicate and prone to fluttering if you weren't careful (tossing with power and not handling it just right). And in the end the soft plastic completely lost its resilience.
Posted: 7-18-01
By Blake Takkunen - the Webmaster - <blake@discgolfreview.com>
My Review:
The JK Aviar is a soft, grippy, slightly overstable putter. It comes out of the same mold as the Big Bead Aviar but is molded with a material similar to that of the SE Soft Rhyno and the Omega AP and SS. This material is soft, flexible, and grips the chains very well to minimize bounce-outs. The JK Aviar's material gives very good grip when it is clean and is easy to release firm and consistent which is crucial for those longer putts. Inside 20 feet this disc flies straight and has slight low speed fade. Longer putts have slightly more fade but it is very managable and controllable. I would say that the JK Aviar probably flies a hair straighter than the Aviar Putt & Approach but the difference is subtle and I have no difficulty switching between the two. The JK Aviar might not drop as straight as the APX or the stiff Big Bead Aviar, but the disc will really stick in the basket and is very predictable. The Aviar mold has generally been solid in the wind and this version follows suit. I am wary about the resiliance of the plastic but only time will tell in that regard.
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