Innova Firebird

Firebird

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  1. If disc dyeing is a big part of your game, get your hands on these all-white Innova Star Firebirds with a bottom stamp. It’s the first step to a multi-colored masterpiece. How it feels: The Firebird’s medium sized rim gives it a fairway driver type feel, allowing for a comfortable fit for any sized hand. Innova Firebird Flight numbers:  9 / 3 / 0 / 4 More about the disc: Disc dyers are always searching out white Star discs to add a custom dye. We’ve got em’ for you and we’ve made your job even easier by putting the stamp on the bottom. How the Firebird flies: Thrown flat with enough power, the Firebird will fly straight for short to medium length drives until its severe fade hooks it to the ground. Excellent control driver for those overpowering other drivers. *A sidearm dominant player approved disc. The Firebird is great for: Forehand power drives Big backhand hyzers Powering through headwinds Overhand hammers and thumbers Skip shots
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  2. When it comes to overstable drivers, only one disc comes to mind for most: The Champion Firebird. For years, this beefy disc has been the pro's first choice for hard fading hyzers and smooth sailing sidearm shots.How it feels: The Firebird’s moderate sized rim gives it a fairway driver type feel, making it a great fit for any sized hand.Flight numbers: 9 / 3 / 0 / 4Flight Path: Thrown flat with enough power, the Firebird will fly straight for short to medium length drives until its strong fade hooks it to the ground. Excellent control driver for those overpowering other drivers. *A sidearm dominant player approved disc.Champion plastic: Though the grip is not ideal for inclement weather, Champion plastic is the most durable and most overstable plastic. You’ll find Champion Firebirds in the bags of countless experienced disc golfers.The Innova Firebird is great for: Forehand Power drivesBig backhand hyzersHeadwindsOverhand hammers and thumbersSkip shotsLear more about the Champion Firebird here. 
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    Champion Firebird
    $18.00
    Rating:
    96%
  3. Trust the DX Firebird. It’s the disc you can throw full power backhand or forehand distance drives and still count on it to fight back.How it feels: The Firebird’s moderate sized rim gives it a fairway driver type feel, making it a great fit for any sized hand.Flight numbers: 9 / 3 / 0 / 4Flight Path: Thrown flat with enough power, the Firebird will fly straight for short to medium length drives until its strong fade hooks it to the ground. Excellent control driver for those overpowering other drivers. *A sidearm dominant player approved disc.If you haven’t thrown a Firebird before, start with the DX edition first.DX plastic: Provides good all-around, all-weather grip at a very affordable price. It’s the least overstable of Innova plastics and has the shortest break-in time.The DX Firebird is great for: Forehand Power drivesBig backhand hyzersHeadwindsOverhand hammers and thumbersLear more about the DX Firebird here. 
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    DX Firebird
    $12.00
    Rating:
    96%
  4. Shine a little light on your short game with the Innova Galactic KC Pro Firefly putt and approach disc. How it feels. Beadless. Flat. Deeper in the hand than the Aviar. Fairly stiff. Smoother feel than Galactic DX. How the Firefly flies: The Firefly is a stable to overstable putter that will provide consistent flight in most all conditions. Similar to the Aviar Putt & Approach disc, but a tad more overstable and wind resistant. On the approach it flies straight with a steady, “mellow finish,” says 2016 US Champ Nate Sexton.   Galactic KC Pro Firefly Flight Numbers: 2 / 3 / 0 / 1 Great for: Inside the circle putts Must-get jump putts Finesse approaches to green Short tee shots in mild to moderate conditions.
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  5. Dazzling in appearance, the Halo Firebird still has an abundance of overstability that players crave. Backhand. Forehand. Overhand. However you throw it, this disc delivers.Notice: Stamp Color Combinations will vary. Halo effect will vary.Stock UP! The long-awaited release of stock Halo Star models is here!How the Innova Halo Firebird flies: For those with power, the Firebird provides a straight flight followed by a substantial fade (or hook) back to the ground for medium to short drives. Expect the Halo Firebird to be more overstable than its Star plastic counterpart.The Halo Process: The unique two-tone injection process results in beautiful, durable discs with a “Halo” rim that is a distinctly different color than the flight plate.Halo Firebird Flight Numbers: 9 / 3 / 0 / 4 Learn more about the Halo Star Firebird here. 
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    Halo Star Firebird
    $21.00
    Rating:
    100%
  6. Turn your game from bland to bada-bing with the vibrantly dyed Innova I-Dye Star Firebird. It’s got enough panache and punch to keep you in the fight. **Random dye patterns will be selected. Please note preferences in “Item Specific Notes” section. However, we cannot guarantee availability. How it feels: The Firebird’s medium sized rim gives it a fairway driver type feel, allowing for a comfortable fit for any sized hand. Dome ranges from modest to noticeable. Firebird Flight numbers: 9 / 3 / 0 / 4 More on I-Dye: Our I-Dye process gives you eye-popping colors and patterns without the trouble of dyeing discs yourself or sending your prized discs to someone else. **Most dramatic dyed Star discs we’ve seen in the warehouse! Flight Path: Thrown flat with enough power, the overstable Firebird will fly straight for short to medium length drives until its strong fade hooks it to the ground. Excellent control driver for those overpowering other drivers. *A sidearm dominant player approved disc. Star plastic: The best of all worlds. Grip. Performance. Durability. Get it all with the Star Firebird. Though not as overstable as the Champion, it still has enough bite to handle your full-send heaves. The Innova Firebird is great for: Forehand Power drives Big backhand hyzers Powering through Headwinds Overhand hammers and thumbers Skip shots Forced anhyzers once seasoned Lear more about the Star Firebird here.  How will I throw it?: Beginners: We do not recommend this disc to newer players. Intermediate players could also struggle to control its mighty fade, but those with a powerful backhand or forehand will take to this disc quickly. Advanced players will make the most of the disc and its array of uses, even for the occasional flex anhyzer.
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  7. Who knew the Firebird had such beautiful plumage. Get a good look with the InnVision Firebird, the pyro bird of prey that combines graphic novel grade illustrations with the best grip yet from a full color disc.**InnVision Colors Will VaryHow this batch of InnVision Star Firebird feels: Noticeable dome. InnVision color design feels like it’s barely there. Flame on!More about the InnVision Process: InnVision is the next evolution in full color disc design. With it, you get incredible detail and vivid colors, but without the unwanted texture left behind by other disc coloring processes. Pigeonholed as collector discs in the past, full color discs can now be your go-to disc on the course thanks to the InnVision color process.More about the Firebird disc: When it comes to overstable, reliable distance drivers, the Firebird is by far the most popular choice in the game. It works extremely well into a headwind and it’s a favorite of sidearm and overhead throwers, too. Learn more about the InnVision Star Firebird here. 
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  8. Your power drives, backhand or sidearm, are in good hands with the Innova Star Firebird. It’s got incredible overstability that will give you a consistent finish long into the life of the disc. Great for overhand shots, too.How it feels: The Firebird’s medium sized rim gives it a fairway driver type feel, allowing for a comfortable fit for any sized hand.Flight numbers: 9 / 3 / 0 / 4Flight Path: Thrown flat with enough power, the Firebird will fly straight for short to medium length drives until its dependable fade hooks it to the ground. Excellent control driver for those overpowering other drivers. *A sidearm dominant player approved disc.Star plastic: The best of all worlds. Grip. Performance. Durability. Get it all with the Star Firebird. Though not as overstable as the Champion, it still has enough bite to handle your full-send heaves.The Innova Firebird is great for: Forehand Power drivesBig backhand hyzersPowering through HeadwindsOverhand hammers and thumbersSkip shotsForced anhyzers once seasonedLear more about the Star Firebird here. 
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    Star Firebird
    From $17.10 To $19.00
    Rating:
    96%

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The Innova Firbird is a popular and reliable overstable distance driver from Innova Discs. Any serious player will be packing at least one of these babies.

Flight Numbers: 9 / 3 / 0 / 4

Diameter: 21.1 cm

Rim Width: 1.9 cm

Available Plastics: DXChampionGStar, StarHalo

Best Choice for: A favorite of sidearm and overhand (thumbers) throwers.

First Released: March, 2000-1

Flight: How the Firebird flies

For those with power (and you know who you are), the Innova Firebird provides a straight flight followed by a substantial fade (or hook) to the ground for medium to short drives.

Expect this overstable disc in many cases to skip hard before it comes to a rest. Without enough power, the disc will immediately hook hard to the ground.

Innova Firebird Flight Numbers

Innova Firebird Flight Numbers

Here’s a look under the hood of this popular upwind distance driver.

Speed: 9

Sure there are faster discs out there. But when you combine the Firebird’s modest speed with its other beefy flight characteristics you get an overstable workhorse like no other.

Glide: 3

Of all of our active drivers, the Firebird has the lowest glide. That means the chances of it blowing by your target is nearly nil.

High Speed Turn: 0

Zero high speed turn means this disc isn’t going to budge from the line you put it on, until of course the generous fade kicks, sending it to your target with gusto.

Fade: 4

That’s about as high as fade gets. Big fade combined with zero turn means you can put everything you got into this disc and have no doubt it’s coming back.

How do other discs compare to the Firebird

With the flight numbers of: 7 / 5 / 0 / 2, the TeeBird is a straight shooter, with a slow and steady flight, moderate fade finish, and can be thrown by most players. The Firebird requires considerably more power for a straight flight, and still produces a significant hzyer finish at flight’s end.

The flight of these two discs starts out similar, however the Firebird’s fade is much more severe. The Thunderbird (9 / 5 / 0 / 2) still has respectable overstability, however, you won’t have to plan for nearly as much hook at flight’s end.

Speed is the big difference maker here. With the Innova XCaliber (12 / 5 / 0 / 4), you get the same cranked-up fade as the Firebird, however the XCal’s 12-speed will put you out into the fairway faster, covering more ground, before its hefty fade takes effect.

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  2. Control the skies with the speedy Halo Boss distance driver. You’ll be amazed at its massive throw potential and its stunning two-tone color patterns.Notice: Center Disc Color & Stamp Color Combinations will vary. Halo effect will vary.How the Innova Halo Boss flies: This is a fast overstable distance driver that can handle a full send from any player. Eats headwinds for breakfast. Advanced players and sidearm throwers will appreciate the dependable stability. Halo discs typically have slightly more stability and glide than their Star counterparts.Use the Boss for:Max power forehands and backhandsWindy roundsMassive ‘S’ shots when seasonedThe Halo Disc Process: The unique two-tone injection process results in beautiful, durable discs with a “Halo” rim that is a distinctly different color than the flight plate.Halo Boss Flight Numbers: 13 / 5 / -1 / 3
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  3. The Innova Charger is a slightly overstable maximum distance driver that unloads a big hit on the fairway. At a blistering 13 speed, it separates itself from the herd in a hurry!How it feels: Noticeable dome. Wide rim in premium Star plastic provides lots of prime mutton to grip.Innova Charger Flight numbers:  13 / 5 / -1 / 2How the Charger flies: During mild and tailwind conditions you’ll experience a very fast, straight flight, followed by slight turn, and ending with a hefty fade. Go ahead and force it anhyzer. It will still come out. Watch the Charger valiantly fight back during medium-force headwind shots. Overall, it’s a very tightly tuned disc.For you sidearm specialists, give it a go. Put a little stank on it without the worry of a cut roll.What it can do for your game: Regain your confidence in a full sendRely on it equally for backhand and forehand bombsHow will I throw it? The Charger is designed for advanced skilled players. Average caliber arms will benefit from long flights with formidable fade out of the box. And expect even longer flights once it beats in. Big arms will be able to use this disc as a utility distance driver from the get-go.Great for: Long hzyer shotsBig forced anhyzersSidearm specialistsSkip shotsPick up an Innova Charger if … A beat-in Shryke turns over too easily, but you’re not interested in the extra beef of a Destroyer or Boss.
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    Star Destroyer
    $19.00
    Rating:
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Plastic Types

You’ve heard of the Champion Firebird. Now get to know the rest of the Firebird family

Trust us. If you haven’t thrown a Firebird before, start here first.

DX plastic is the least overstable and is the easiest way to get-to-know this beefy disc model.

Grip: Good all-around, all-weather grip.

Durability: Least durable of Innova plastics (short break-in time, though)

Pack this grippy guy for rainy or frigid rounds when you can’t live without overstable goodness. A GStar Firebird is the next step up in overstability after DX.

Grip: Grippiest of Innova’s premium plastics. Soft and flexy. Ideal for wet, cold weather.

Durability: High durability

If Champion grip is not for you, but you don’t want to sacrifice too much overstability, then the Star Firebird will be right up your alley.

Grip: Good all-conditions grip. Many players only throw Star plastic.

Durability: Very durable. Nearly as durable as Champion and Halo Star plastic.

This is the Firebird that Firebird throwers reach for and one of the best-selling Innova discs. Champion plastic is known for being the most overstable plastic, and that beefiness is put to great use here. Another reason to throw the Champion Firebird, it’s a signature disc of 12-time World Champ Ken Climo.

Grip: Among Innova’s least grippy plastic

Durability: Innova’s most durable, long-lasting plastic

Halo disc models, with their intense two-color combinations, are a sight to behold. Compared with Star plastic, Halo Star discs have more glide and more overstability. If you love your Champion Firebird, but wish it had better grip, say hello to the Halo Firebird.

Grip: Excellent grip that bests the desirable Star plastic

Durability: Among Innova’s most durable plastic. Just a notch below Champion.

Flat Top Champion Firebird

When just plain overstable won’t do, many Firebird lovers seek out the venerable Flat Top Firebird. Like the name suggests, these discs are board flat or as close to it as possible. The flat top is said to give the disc extra overstability and less glide. Although some Firebirds can come quite flat off the factory line, most of these Firebirds are post production flattened.

Grip: Among Innova’s least grippy plastic

Durability: Innova’s most durable, long-lasting plastic

If you prefer your Firebird with a little panache, check out some of our specialty stock offerings like the InnVision Star Firebird or the super colorful I-Dye Champion Firebird.

Although not stock offerings, you can occasionally find Glow Champion, Luster Champion, and Metal Flake Champion Firebirds.

Collector Firebird

Collector Firebirds

There are lots of collectible Firebirds out there, but the most sought after is the Nate Sexton Tour Series edition, which is a Color Glow Champion Firebird.

Also, be on the lookout for the Pro, KC Pro, Champion Edition (CE), and other discontinued versions of the disc.

DGU Original Designed Firebird

Not to toot our own horn, but over the years we’ve come up with some sick artwork for the Firebird like: Phoenix, XXL Inferno, XXL Barbarian, XXL Profile designs. We're creating cool stamps for popular models all the time.

See if we've got a special Firebird here: DGU Originals

If you are looking to buy a Firebird for less $$$, an Innova Factory Second Firebird is the way to go. F2 discs are discounted because they have minor blemishes and/or multiple stamps. They perform the same as stock discs. Keep in mind that F2 models and plastics can vary.

Check with us if you are looking for something specific: info@discgolfunited.

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Why use a Firebird?

The Firebird is an excellent disc for so many throws. Here are the Top 8:

Forehand / Sidearm / Flick Shots

Pros call it the ultimate sidearm disc. Once you develop the arm speed, you won’t use anything else.

Headwind Shots:

When you throw a Champion Firebird backhand, forehand, or overhand, heavy winds seem to change from a roar to a whimper.

Overhead Shots:

Lay the hammer down, or the thumber for that matter with the one disc that can handle those powerful throws and stay on point.

Monster Hyzers:

Perhaps the easiest throw to make with the Firebird is the meat hook. This disc just wants to hyzer. So, let it do what it wants and both you and the disc will be happy.

Hitting Sharp Corners:

Need to hug a dogleg? Not many discs do it better.

Force Flex Shot:

If you have the power or a well-worn Firebird, this shot could be a round-changer for your game.

Skips:

Get out of trouble or touch down on an unlikely green with this handy shot.

Forehand Roller:

When you force a Firebird to roll magical things can happen, especially from the rough.

Who Should Throw a Firebird?

Let's face it, not every disc is for every disc golfer. And that includes the Firebird, one of the most overstable discs available. Designed for professional level players, it’s often too much disc for beginners and those who struggle to throw past 300 feet.

So how do I know if I can wield it? If you are easily turning over discs like the TeeBird or Thunderbird with a flat release (whether it’s backhand or forehand), then you’re a good candidate for a Firebird.

The Firebird can still serve smaller arms. If you don’t have a big arm, but you’re an experienced disc golfer, a Firebird can still find a place in your bag for select situations like headwind drives, big downhill shots, skip shots, and overhand shots. **If you're unsure if you have the power for full use of a Firebird try it in DX plastic first in the lightest weight available.

Firebird Reviews: Pros swear by the Firebird

If you do have the power, you won’t throw anything else when you need a hyzer finishing flight. The list for those that rely on the Firebird is long. Check out some of its biggest fans.

Jeremy Koling ( 2016 US Champ): “I love the mold of the Firebird. It comes out of the forehand grip, the backhand grip so clean. It just feels right in the hand,” said Koling, adding that it still works if your forehand form isn’t the best.

Brian Schweberger (2013 US Masters Champ): “My best disc for over-hand thumbers,” said Schweberger, who uses a Champion Firebird (with Flat Top) for 95% of his thumbers.

Nate Sexton (2017 US Champ): “Regardless of the conditions or hazards on the course I can put my full effort behind this disc and always trust that it’s going to do what I think it’s going to do and put me in a good spot,” said Sexton one of the pro tour’s best forehand players.

Jennifer Allen (Women’s Distance World Record Holder): “I have always thrown the Champion Firebird. I’ve always played in a lot of wind so I love throwing big spike hyzers … the Firebird is one of the most dependable discs that I have that will always finish to the left (Backhand).

A favorite for Average Joe’s, too: This disc is so revered, even players loyal to other manufacturers will cross over to buy it. Anthony, DGU Customer: “Trust the overstability! You’ll go to the Firebird over and again when you’ve learned which shots they are best utilized for. They’re great for shorter hyzer shots when you don’t need the extra distance and they’re also my go to disc for tough to reach flick-shots.” Seaver, DGU Customer: “You can bet that this disc will fade back no matter what. I use it for situations where I need a big skip or I need a consistent hyzer shot.”

Questions & Answers

What does overstable mean in disc golf?

Discs are primarily divided into three categories: stable, understable, and overstable. Stable or neutral discs are designed to hold their angle of release, while understable discs tend to turnover before fading to the ground. Overstable discs are built with strong fade and hook toward to ground at flight’s end. More info about overstable discs.

What are Innova Firebird Reviews like?

Trusty. Dependable. Predictable. These are the words that always seem to pop up during Innova Firebird reviews. Whether it’s top caliber pros or weekend warriors, their reliance on the Firebird is the same.

What are the Innova Firebird flight numbers?

The flight numbers for the Innova Firebird are: Speed: 9. Glide: 3. Turn: 0. Fade: 4. Its combination of moderate speed, very low glide, zero turn, and massive fade make it a must-have disc for power throwers seeking a reliable hyzer finish.

What is the Sexton Firebird?

The Nate Sexton Firebird is a special run of Innova Firebird in Color Glow Champion plastic made for disc golf pro Nate Sexton, who is known for his forehand skill. The disc is part of the Innova Tour Series that helps raise funds for pro disc golfers. A new edition of the Sexton Firebird is produced each year.

Should I throw a Champion or Star Firebird?

The Innova Firebird is made in a number of plastics that are widely available. Each is suited to different player preferences. If you prefer maximum overstability and durability, the Champion Firebird will be your pick. However, if grip is more crucial to you, the slightly less overstable Star Firebird is for you.

What is the most overstable Innova Firebird?

The Innova Firebird in Champion plastic is generally considered the most overstable Firebird that’s also widely available. Other Firebirds like Glow Champion and Metal Flake Champion plastic runs can be even more overstable, but are usually in limited runs.

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