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Disc Review



Innova Star
Aviar Putt and Approach

Type: Putt and Approach
Diameter: 21.2cm
Available Weights: 150-175g
Plastic: Innova Star

Star Aviar Putt and Approach
Flight Rating Category Value What Innova says:
The Aviar Putt & Approach is our most popular disc model and the number one putter in disc golf. It is versatile and is dependable in all conditions. A must have disc for any serious competitorís bag. This is the small bead model that provides an excellent grip. It is a straight flyer with a predictable finish.
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 09-27-06
Submitted by alex akeil@scu.edu
Location: chapel hill, nc
Level: Adv. Am
Avg Drive: 400
Disc Weights: 175
Review: This is a sweet driver-putter. I tried it for putting for a while, just for consistency, but the star plastic becomes super slippery when it comes in contact with metal. The result was a ridiculous amount of blowthroughs on even short putts. I have two of these that I throw. One is beat pretty well and I use it for all approaches within 100-240 feet. I also use it as a slight turnover driver on shorter holes, and when I release it with a touch of hyzer it slowly turns over on a laser line. My not-so-beat-up version flies the same, but with a little more stability. Instead of short hyzers with overstable discs, I can air bounce the stable aviar and get a respectable short hyzer out of it. On a pitch and putt course I would feel fine taking out these two discs plus a dx aviar to putt with.

Overall, the disc starts out a nice subtle overstable and it holds a line extremely well. Both my discs seem to have frozen in their respective stability ranges, and neither seems to have beat in much in the last 3 months. Great mold in a great plastic.
Posted 08-28-06
Submitted by Bradley Walker
I have been throwing Aviars for a while, and I throw a lot of putter drives.

What can I say? The Star Aviar is the bomb...

I thought the Star plastic would make the standard Aviar more stable for wind throwing. Well.., it didn't... What it did do however was make the Aviar throw like a great Aviar. Very smooth, beautiful flight with great glide (like a good DX Aviar).

The Star plastic is about the right hardness for throwing and not too hard for putting.

I assume the Star plastic will last a long time.
Posted 08-05-06
Submitted by Michael Stiller PDGA: 8358
Location: Selm / Germany
Level: Amateur
Avg Drive: 250
Disc Weights: 174g
Review: Get one of those! The plastic is superb (blunt, handy or sticky like the DX plastic and durable like the PRO or Champion plasic), the rim fits perfectly into my palm and the flight qualities are fine, too. The Aviar holds every release angle and flies for me straight up to 180ft because of the good glide. I tried lot's of putters, but I'll continue playing with the Star-Aviar.

The Thumbtrack and grip of the PRO-Rhyno is nice, but it's to overstable, like the Sinus SP. The rim of the straight flying Birdie didn't fit into my palm, and I didn't like the grip of the (Soft)APX and (Soft)Challenger, too, but the Star-Aviar is fine in grip and flight!

Have fun & greetings from Germany! Michael
Posted 07-13-06
Submitted by Chris FT Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Level: Adv. Am
Disc Weights: 175, 165, 150
Review: I agree with the previous reviewer completely. At first I purchased this disc to be a consistent putter because I figured it might be soft like a JK-Aviar-X and still be extremely durable. Well at first I was definitely disappointed because this putter doesn't have the same light touch as the soft JK's. The star plastic also isn't the best for sticking in chains so i almost gave up on the putter completely.

When I lost my JK I tried putting with a KC but the fade was too much and I wasn't accurate. As fate would have it the only other putter I brougth with me on my trip (to Santa Cruz) was the Star Aviar (175g) and I figured what the heck and I played a round at DeLa with it.

The Star Aviar is so beefy it feels like trying to put with a T-bone and that's something you definitely have to get used to. After that though, I realized how damn straight this thing was flying, and yes, I could put with the same line from 20' that I could on much longer puts. The Star Aviar took the guess work out of my putting game because I just aim, focus, and fire and I hit my mark more consistently than any other putter i've tried (including other aviars, wizards, magnets, putt'rs, rhynos, the sinus, etc.)

Another plus is the fact that the lighter weights of the disc have much the same feel since the plastic is so substantial that you can thow lighter weights for longer distances and not have to change the feel of your disc and not have to strain to throw longer.
Posted 04-20-06
Submitted by alan frederick sweeton afsweeton@liberty.edu
PDGA: 22691
Location: NJ
Level: Adv. Am
Disc Weights: 175
Review: I've been using a 175g orange Star Aviar for 6 to 7 weeks now, and this is the best putter that I've come across in a long time. The plastic is very durable -- after over ten-thousand putts it still looks brand new (except for the stamp wearing off where I put my thumb) -- and it's also fairly grippy and pretty soft, too. Color does make a bit of difference, I thought that orange and pink were the best feeling. I like it for all my putts: short putts under 25' (where it doesn't really matter what you use) it sticks well and I've had very few spit-outs. On long putts though is where you find how money this disc is; it really holds a line like no other. I found beadless putters (Aviar P&A, Swirl APX) to turn a bit too much on long putts, but beaded putters (JK & KC Aviars, Wizards, Rhynos) all faded too much for me. I think the fact that this is the beadless Aviar mold in a plastic that is more overstable makes it a perfect straightness for my style of putting. In the time that I've been using this, my putting range has greatly increased -- I can use the same putting motion, just with more power, and this disc holds the same line from 60' that it does at 20'.
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