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Disc Review



Innova Pro
Valkyrie

Type: Driver
Diameter: 21.2cm
Available Weights: 145-150, 165-175g
Plastic: Innova Pro

Valkyrie
Flight Rating Category Value What Innova says:
The Valkyrie has a combination of speed, flight characteristic and glide such that heavier weights fly extremely long upwind and lighter weights get extreme range downwind.
Maximum Flight Speed 8.5
Resistance To High Speed Turn 4.5
Amount Of Low Speed Fade 6.0
Propensity To Fade 4.0
Glide 7.5
Relative Distance 10.0
Qualitative Analysis Value
Recommended Skill Level 2.0
Predictability 2.0
Uniformity Of Break In Period 2.0
Overall Durability 1.5 Description of the Ratings System.


Player Reviews

Posted 02-19-07
Submitted by jake PDGA: 26907
Location: Madison
Disc Weights: 175
Review: The valkyrie was my workhorse driver for ~6 months a few years ago. I have thrown a pretty good variety of them including the Champion, CE, JK pro, dx, and pro. Overall I have been extremely impressed with the pro version. It starts off with about the stability of a champion valkyrie with better glide and grip. Speed-wise I would say that it lines up with most "9" innova drivers (close to a predator for discraft). High speed stability is pretty good but it will flip a bit into a moderate headwind. Low speed stability is in the range of valks: moderate but manageable. I would say that the amount of glide you get will give you some good lateral movement during the late stage in flight (think x avenger), especially when new. All things considered I think the durability was much better expected. The break in time was definitely more gradual than dx but not as slow as champion. With one pro valk, I have hit a couple of trees from within 50 ft, hit a metal pole, and skipped it of concrete and I would say that it now flies like a sidewinder w/less low speed stability. The nice thing about this disc is that it starts with a lot of glide so it still carries well even after use. I think that this disc is a good option for those who are starting to get good distance with more introductory drivers and are looking for something with better distance potential. It has decent durability, a good price point, and retains usefulness even after it gets broken in. This disc was made to s-curve and is not a true stable disc, but what you give up in predictability you gain in distance. One note on this review is that the ones that I tried were all white pro at high weight. I find the white pro discs are more stiff and durable when compared to other pro discs.
Posted 08-22-06
Submitted by John m tububub@rushmore.com
Level: Amateur
Avg Drive: 300
Disc Weights: 171
Review: Holy Smokes!! This disc was easily the best Purchase i couldve made. I was at the golf store and i was regularly throwing my D Plastic valk and i loved the glide and feel of it. i decided to get a CE valk for added distance and durability but then i saw my Pro valk and i felt it in my hand and fake threw it (as we all deny doing but still do) i loooooooved the added griP. i bought it for 11 smakers. i took it to the course and chucked it... right into the ground. then on hole 2 i kePt it low and flicked the wrist as well as i could and WHOOOOO! you know when you watch the Pros, they throw it then by some magical force the frisbee gets suuuuuuuPa fast all of a sudden and shoots forward? that haPPened to me... TO ME!!! im Practically a noob and i got so much distance out of this its amazing. and the great Predictability really helPs. i can throw it in a tight fairway and hit my sPot every time. Please go get one. youll be glad you did.
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