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Innova Champion
KC Pro Firebird

Type: Driver
Diameter: 21.2cm
Available Weights: 165-175g
Plastic: Innova KC Pro

KC Firebird
Flight Rating Category Value What Innova says:
The Firebird is our longest ultra long range upwind driver. The Firebird's superior speed and stability make play on windy days a breeze. Not reccomended for beginners.
Maximum Flight Speed 9.5
Resistance To High Speed Turn 9.0
Amount Of Low Speed Fade 7.0
Propensity To Fade 6.5
Glide 5.0
Relative Distance 7.5
Qualitative Analysis Value
Recommended Skill Level 3.0
Predictability 4.0
Uniformity Of Break In Period 1.5
Overall Durability 3.0 Description of the Ratings System.

Player Reviews

Posted: 3-08-04
Submitted by: sutter_cane_lives@yahoo.com
The K.C. pro firebird is extremely overstable and I do not recommend it for beginners. I have been playing a while and I throw about 300-350 feet. Thrown RHBH this disc will stay straight for about 70% of flight and dive off left for the rest of the flight. Thrown sidearm this disc makes a hard right turn pretty quick unless you put some power into which is great for short "left handed" holes and midrange right turns. I have been throwing a 174 gram Firebird and i have found to be a disc for special holes, not for every throw.
Posted: 7-17-03
Submitted by: Wil J. - <wilcomk3@yahoo.com>
The Pro Firebird disc is extremely useful under certain circumstances, but is by no means an all-purpose disc. Especially at heavier weights, this disc is a speedy devil, but has less glide than a comparable Gazelle or Eagle. As a forearm driver, this disc performs a heavy right turn, which may or may not suit your needs at the hole. The ability to cut through wind is a key feature, perhaps the main selling point of this disc. I reccomend it as a worthy addition to your arsenal, but not as a sole driver. Peace out.
Posted: 7-12-01
By Blake Takkunen - the Webmaster - <blake@discgolfreview.com>
My Review:
The KC Firebird is a very fast, overstable driver. Although I don't have a ton of experience with the DX or Champion Edition plastic Firebirds from what I have seen, I would say the KC version is less overstable. If you have the arm for it, it will hold a straight line for the majority of its flight and break off with a fairly pronounced left-fade as it slows down. I compare the KC Firebird at lot to the X2 in this regard, straight for 70%, hard left for the final 30%. The major differences are that the KC Firebird is harder to turn over and has a tighter hyzer-type fade, not like the glide fade of the X2. The KC Firebird also has less glide, but is much faster. This thing is a rocket out of the hand. It is one of, if not the fastest Innova driver in my opinion, beating out the banshee and all of the different plastic Eagles and Teebirds. Thrown slight hyzer this disc will flatten out with a good snap but It is also near impossible to turn over unless you throw huge. I have experience with 172g and 174g weights, neither would turn at all (backhand or sidearm) and I have gotten KC Banshees, EXP1s, Elite Xtras, and other overstable discs to get some turn with a good snap. These flight characteristics should make the KC Firebird an excellent wind driver. The profile on this disc is very low, so don't expect too much in the glide department. I would not recommend this disc for beginners as it will probably be a little much for the lighter throwers but this could be a nice straight driver for bigger arms. I personally would save this disc for windy days as I like more glide from my straight drivers.
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