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Disc Review



Innova Champion
KC Pro Teebird

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

KC Teebird
Flight Rating Category Value What Innova says:
The TeeBird is our straightest ultra long range driver. The TeeBird is the brother of the Eagle with similar speed and distance, slightly more glide and a straighter flight characteristic.
Maximum Flight Speed 8.5
Resistance To High Speed Turn 7.0
Amount Of Low Speed Fade 6.0
Propensity To Fade 5.0
Glide 6.5
Relative Distance 9.0
Qualitative Analysis Value
Recommended Skill Level 3.0
Predictability 3.0
Uniformity Of Break In Period 3.0
Overall Durability 3.5 Description of the Ratings System.


Player Reviews

Posted 06-27-05
Submitted by Patrick Amazing1boy@aol.com
Disc Weights: 151
Review: Alright, one of my new favorite drivers, the kc pro teebird, however, mine is in a i believe earlier run, candy (translucent) plastic which is slightly more overstable than the opaque kc pro discs. This is good for me becasue being 19, and 6'2" i can get quite a bit of power and spin on a disc now that i finally have tuned my drive to be somewhat efficent (when i started reviewing discs i could only get any distance strongarming discs sidearm, and had recently been working on my backhand drives and now throw nearly exclusively backhand, sidearm only when i need a late break right) Long story short I tend to turn over my drivers. The tee bird is a really straight driver but when they turn over they tend to not come back, so this makes a great tee bird for me. The standard pro tee bird has however made a great disc for long flat anhyzer shots though...
Posted: 10-21-03
Submitted by SARTA3727@uwc.edu
I think the Teebird is a great disc. It is certainly my favorite and only one I can throw well with of Innova's Ultra-long drivers. I think it flies great and sometimes has a little roll to it. I also got a hole-in-one with it, so that is another reason. The one I play with is 166g.

I throw about 200 or more on a good right to left side arm throw. I also can get a roll with it if the winds are right. I have rolled it close to 400 ft. before down a hill. I like it the most because it flies straight and is more predictable compared to the other Ultra-longs. For me the Valkerie climbs to quickly. The Beast has too much of a slice and Cheetah the same thing. I also like to use it for tomahawk shots over trees.
Posted: 10-21-03
Submitted by HipHopWong
I'm an intermediate to advanced right handed Amateur. The KC Pro Teebird is one of my more frequently used drivers. Innova describes it as their straightest extra long driver but I find it to be overstable. The main characteristic that stands out with the Teebird is that it takes quite a large skip or jump when it hits the ground. This is useful for getting another 10-20 ft. more distance but is potentially problematic if you are not giving it the room to "slide." I particularly like the KC Pro Teebird for low ceiling drives and low "S" turn drives. I'm an Oregon Disc Golfer and our courses are heavily wooded. Great disc for those down low drives under tree branches. The KC Pro is durable, predictable, and perfect for those types of holes that are located right off the edge of the fairway inside the trees. Aim about 2:00 or 2:30 to the right of the pin and that disc will just skip and slide right under the basket.
Posted: 5-14-02
Submitted by Derek Kainz <derekkainz@hotmail.com>
Nice disc for big arms. Not consistent if you don't have the right power and release for it. Not a favourite of mine.
Posted: 4-09-02
Submitted by Jon Turner <oxdisc@thets.demon.co.uk>
The KC Teebird is a fast long flying slightly overstable driver. Much has been said about these discs and I've already reviewed a DX one so I'll not repeat myself too much and just point out what I feel are the differences between the DX and KC ones. I really like the feel of the KC plastic! It's quite soft (unlike the armoured CE and Z plastics) but very durable. This was a problem with the DX ones - mine got beaten to a jagged mess pretty quickly which made it hard to get that smooth release. The KC Teebird requires this more than the DX one but a smooth hard throw produces a lovely long drive - a friend of mine describes it best as "shapely". The KC Teebird does seem to be slightly more overstable than my DX one but it means the S curves work that little bit better and the disc handles better in the wind. It still requires the right technique though and a sloppy drive technique will be rewarded with a poor drive so for new players, I'd recommend another disc (an XL or Eagle for example). For bigger arms and people with sound technique, the KC Teebird is a fine disc that'll serve you well for a long time to come.
Posted: 10-05-01
Submitted by Scott Miller <ksarrow@onemain.com>
The KC Pro Teebird is a straight line driver. It flies straight through most of its flight and has a nice left fade at the end. The fade is slightly more than a Cheetah. The KC Pro Teebird has more dome than a standard or CE Teebird so it will glide more in the fade portion of flight. A weathered Teebird begins to fly to the right (anhyzer).
Posted: 7-04-01
By Blake Takkunen - the Webmaster - <blake@discgolf.com>
My Review:
The KC Teebird is a fast, overstable driver. This disc flies very far if you have the snap to do it. The Teebird is great for long s-curves on open holes. It is fairly overstable but might not be overstable enough to be great in all wind situations. It is often compared to the Eagle and I agree the two are fairly similar, but there are some important differences. The Teebird is a bit harder to turn over than the Eagle but also fades less left near the end of its flight. I would compare its low speed overstability to that of a new Cyclone. Innova's grading scale has the Teebird slower than the Eagle but I personally found it to be a bit faster. The Teebird is very fast out of the hand. Speedwise, I felt it to be faster than the Polaris LS, Gazelle, and Cheetah, but slower than some of Innova's newer drivers such as the Valkyrie and Firebird. The downside of this disc is that you have to really snap it hard to get it to carry. If you don't get enough gas on the throw the disc will fly flat for the majority of its flight but then die quickly to the left as soon as it slows down. It will not get the distance unless you have the arm to throw it, but if you have the arm for it, this disc will really carry. I ended up being able to throw it about 20-30 feet further than I could throw my KC Eagle at the same weight when I really nailed the throw. However, on throws that weren't quite so perfect, my average distance with the Eagle was a bit better. I do agree that this disc holds a straighter line than the Eagle, but I generally saved it for more open holes and threw a less overstable disc on tight, treelined holes. Beginners may find this disc a bit hard to control and easy to stall out. I have not thrown the dx plastic version of the Teebird but in comparison to the Special Edition and Champion Edition, I found the KC version to be more overstable than either, with the SE being the easiest to turn over. I would say that the CE Teebird is a bit faster, but also is lower profile and has less glide.
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