Disc Flight Ratings
"Best of" Awards
Available Weights: 165-175g
Plastic: Innova Star
|Flight Rating Category
||What Innova says:
The Beast is a more stable version of the very popular Valkyrie, giving power throwers more predictability off the tee.
|Maximum Flight Speed
|Resistance To High Speed Turn
|Amount Of Low Speed Fade
|Propensity To Fade
|Recommended Skill Level
|Uniformity Of Break In Period
||Description of the
Submitted by Cesar Emmanuel
Disc Weights: 172
Review: I have been playing disc golf for a couple of years, and
throwing a Beast for about a year. I taco'd a DX Beast last summer,
and seizing the opportunity to upgrade, I did so to Star plastic, and
haven't looked back-it's my go to driver! I was nervous about getting
such a strong disc; I am predominantly an overhander and sidearmer,
and since there isn't really a rating system for the overhand throws,
finding good discs has been very hit or miss for me, but the StarBeast
is a gem. I have thrown it into wind, in rain, and of course wide
open field, and it consistently turns over the way it's should,
occasionally flipping twice and maintaining a stable flight path. It
can take quite a beating, as I have plunked right into trees point
blank and the disc barely shows a mark and flies as true as ever.
Submitted by Takeichi
Location: La Mirada Ca
Level: Adv. Am
Avg Drive: 400
Disc Weights: 175
Review: I've had this disc since christmas of 2005. by far this is my
longest and most predictable disc i know. It has a s turn. Sidearm
this thing is a rocket. give it a hyzer and throw below the shoulder
and it flies incredibly straight and low. I have about 40-50' more
distance than my pulses. Maube i don't have the throwing power of the
Pulse or it could be the disc. When it gets beat in it just flies
straight and left (RHFH) With little or no fade. it does pretty well
for over hand Forehand, for up hill shots you throw it anhyzer and it
flattens out almost 100% of the time. you do have those throws where
it skids out. Other than that it's a great rounded disc.
Submitted by Jason Williamson
Disc Weights: 172
I bought a 167 in this disc previously - just to test it. I loved it
from my first throw. Hard, straight, slight S-curve, and WOW it'd
carry down a long hill... But as I learned to throw it harder, found
out it was easy to turn over, and was best for anny's, or anythign
with a right-bend in it. Lost that beloved "situational disc" in the
Lake @ Pickard b/c of wind.
Bought a 172, thinking it'd either be understable again, or maybe
bring something else to the table @ that weight, and WOW! Now I need
to focus on my long putts so I can start deucing more - as the 172 is
MUCH better for my arm & pull style.
Can't WAIT to really let this one open up on bigger holes!
Submitted by Jordan Thompson
Location: Eureka IL
Avg Drive: 325
Disc Weights: 171
Review: Amazing Grip. When I first started playing DG i borrowed a
friends Champions beast, i liked the flight but didn't like the way
it felt. Shopping around i tried the star plastic and fell in love.
Great "S" curves for those big open holes, but enough accuracy. Great
speed, carry, stability, grip, and a great buy.
Submitted by Kelly S
Level: Adv. Am
Avg Drive: 450
Disc Weights: 164-166
Review: This is a great disc!! If you throw with a lot of snap, you
should get a lighter disc, because you can do a hyser flip turn.
Since it is a fast disc, you dont want a heavy weight.
Submitted by Anonymous
Location: Portland, OR
Avg Drive: 300
Disc Weights: 164
This disc really took my driving to that "next level." I'd been
throwing Valks and Sidewinders, and I bought the Beast thinking it
would be too much for me, but might be good to practice with. The
first time I threw it I put a bunch of anhyser on it and snapped the
hell out of it, and it cranked right into the ground. At least in
the light weight I throw, it is not nearly as overstable as I feared.
After a few more throws, I was getting nice s-curves. This is the
first disc I broke 300' with. On the course, I find this disc very
controlable, even at full power. It's great for uphill drives. It's
hit some trees and asphalt, and it's getting pretty flippy, but not in
a bad way. It's still my go-to driver on most holes. Nice straight
hyzer flip shots, and long anhyzers that fade back just a little at
the end. Today I bought a 169g DX Beast, and I can't wait to try it.
I want to see if all this talk about DX flying farther is true.
After I beat it up, I guess I'll have to learn to throw a roller.
Even if your not a super big-arm player, don't be afraid to give the
Beast a try. If you can throw a 170g Valk straight, you can
definitely throw a light weight Beast a long way.
Submitted by Marc
Disc Weights: 168
Review: This is my favorite driver as of now. I started with the
discraft stratus, which I still love. But the last couple of rounds,
I have finally added some snap to my drive. The Beast loves snap! If
you get enough on it, it really doesn't fade to much at the end of
it's flight, it's too busy going straight down the fairway. I threw
my first 300' drive with the Beast, and can throw them consistently
without throwing full strength. This is the first time I am actually
overthrowing the target on the first shot, but I am not complaining.
I really like the star plastic, it has great grip, and it just feels
right. You can hammer it into a tree full force like an idiot, and
it doesn't hurt the disc one bit. (And I have done this a lot!)
Beginner friendly, once you get the feel for it, keep it low, and rip
Submitted by Dennis Dideriksen
Disc Weights: 173-175
Review: I've been playing with the champion beast for half a year,
when I picked up some in the new star plast. Ive been playing with
the star beast for two months. It has a great grip, especially in wet
weather. I throw arround 30-45 feet longer with the star, compared to
the champion. But it is quite a lot more understable and need a lot
of room in its anhyzer curve. It also has a lower resistance to
turnover, than the champion edition.
In wet weather and on open holes this disc is great, but I would
stick to the champion when precision is needed.
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