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Innova Champion
Special Edition Soft Rhyno

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

SE Soft Rhyno
Flight Rating Category Value What Innova says:
The Rhyno is essential in the wind for short to medium range shots. The Rhyno's Thumtrac TM gives it a sure grip and reliable performance in any situation. It has the flying feel of a 200 gram disc though it only weighs 175 grams.
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: 10-21-03
Submitted by HipHopWong
I'm an intermediate to advanced right handed Amateur. Unfortunately I have been informed by my favorite disc retailers that the SE soft Rhyno has been discontinued. The closest thing is now a ProLine Rhyno. This has become my main putter. After getting killed in the wind throwing other putters, I decided to give the Rhyno a try. It's low profile makes it a great windy putter. The thumbtrack gives it great feel and the soft plastic sticks the chains and keeps it from sliding and rolling far when you miss. It is an overstable putter and will fade left at the end of its flight. I find this fade to be predictable and with practice becomes second nature.
In my bag you will also find a DX Rhyno, and a ProLine Rhyno. I use the DX for approach shots and long putts on flat ground. I use the ProLine for putts and approaches on steep hillsides that have the potential to roll and slide away. I have found the ProLine to be a little too soft and wobbly for medium and long putts, and the DX Rhyno to be too hard, having a tendency to roll farther away on missed putts. The SE soft Rhyno is the happy medium but I carry all three. The SE soft is my "go for" putter between 25-60' feet. It's stiffer than the Proline but softer than the DX.
Posted: 9-23-03
Submitted by Ricardo Brewer Ricardo_Brewer@yahoo.com
I used to like the Aviar best of all the putters I own, until I tried the "soft" Rhyno. When I missed putts with my Aviar I tended to miss wide right (I putt right handed). The overstability of the Rhyno solved that problem right away, as it does have a sharp turn at the very end of it's flight. I loved the Rhyno enough that I also bought it in the Champion plastic, and they are the only putters I carry period. The Thumbtract and the softness give me really good grip and control, if I miss the putt it's because I missed, not because it slipped, providing me much more control and confidence. It's also good as a short mid range shot also. I do not recommend that you select the Rhyno for those right hooking putts for a right-hander because it's overstability. I've had no problems with it rolling away at all.
Posted: 06-23-02
Submitted by: John Lacey <johnl@vizdom.com>
The Soft Rhyno is a tricky disk. I'm so used to the Aero that the lack of glide is hard for me to control on approach shots. I don't much like overstable putters, except for the out-of-range putts that I just want to get close and give them a chance to go in. The Soft Rhyno won't skip or slide but it really likes to roll away, especially but not only on slopes, so I quit using it for long putts. It's great for headwind putts in my range, though. I usually putt with an Aviar Putter, and into headwinds the Soft Rhyno is much easier to control. It's earned a spot in my bag.
Posted: 08-23-01
Submitted by: Andy Newberry <Ken52398@aol.com>
The Special Edition Soft Rhyno is one of my favorite discs I've had. It works as a putter as you can make runs on those 40-70 footers without going too far past. With a left to right crosswind, it's a super approach disc that you can throw with a hyzer and the wind will just slow it and allow it to hover on the green. The upside of this disc is that it'll usually plant and stop and won't skip away or under a tree. The downside is that if you usually throw 40-50 foot short of a hole, it won't skip there. As the disc gets broke in it becomes versatile, too. Works as a good anhyzer driver on holes where you need to plant, not skip. With left to right crosswind or a tailwind, drives an easy 300 foot or more anhyzer, or straight shot over a tree. It becomes predictable after a short break-in period. When new, it does have a left fade that some won't like on their putt, but still good on long dying putts where you want to find the miss near the hole. When you use them as a putter and driver, as I do, you will need several of them in various stages of wear.
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