The 9 Best Innova Roller Discs To Learn With

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Written By David | PDGA Member

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When selecting the best Innova roller disc for you, one crucial factor to consider is disc stability. Understable discs make great roller discs because they tend to easily turn onto their rim and toward the ground. 

An overstable disc, by contrast, will fight the urge to turn over and will not “stand up” as quickly. All of the discs that made this list have one thing in common – they’re understable! 

1. Mamba

  • Speed: 11
  • Glide: 6
  • Turn: -5
  • Fade: 1

The Mamba, which is Innova’s most understable disc, is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to throw long-distance rollers because of its low level of stability. Even players with the slowest arm speeds are able to use the Mamba as a roller disc because it is so understable.

Players with higher arm speeds and more experience will only need to release the Mamba flat in order to achieve a nice roll. The Mamba has the most natural tendency to turn to the right when thrown RHBH, making it the easiest disc on this list to flip.

2. Roadrunner

  • Speed: 9
  • Glide: 5
  • Turn: -4
  • Fade: 1

For a roller that will hold straight even longer before losing speed and curling right, consider the Roadrunner. After all, the Innova Roadrunner is named after the fastest running bird in North America, so it logically follows that the disc was designed to run on the ground, right? Precisely. The Roadrunner is a personal favorite for throwing rollers and anhyzers.

3. Sidewinder (9, 5, -3, 1)

  • Speed: 9
  • Glide: 5
  • Turn: -3
  • Fade: 1

The Sidewinder is a long-time favorite among the Innova faithful. With a similar speed and a bit more stability than the Roadrunner, the Innova Sidewinder offers an easy-to-control option for rollers. The Sidewinder will not travel quite as far as the Roadrunner with the same amount of power, but it will provide more control and a higher margin for error.

4. Leopard (6, 5, -2, 1)

  • Speed: 6
  • Glide: 5
  • Turn: -2
  • Fade: 1

Continuing with the “control” theme, we present the slowest disc on our list – the Innova Leopard. The Leopard is an excellent “starter roller” disc, as it is generally easy for beginners to control. The Leopard is designed to be easily controlled by slow arm speeds, and this translates to its ability as a roller disc.

Although rollers are generally used to get extra distance, they can also come in handy for controlled, low ceiling shots. This is where the 6-speed Leopard really shines as a roller disc.

5. Leopard3

  • Speed: 7
  • Glide: 5
  • Turn: -2
  • Fade: 1

If the Leopard makes this list, then so does its little brother, the Leopard3. Just one notch higher on the speedometer with identical stability, the Leopard3 essentially offers the same benefits as the Leopard while allowing users to put a little more power on the throw.

6. Beast

  • Speed: 10
  • Glide: 5
  • Turn: -2
  • Fade: 2

The Innova Beast is going to be a better roller disc for players that can throw with significant power. The “2” fade is the highest of any disc on this list. For this reason, the Beast will need to be released on a more pronounced anhyzer angle, or it will need to be thrown harder on the typical roller angle in order to achieve a long, straight roll. More power means more distance!

7. Daedalus

  • Speed: 13
  • Glide: 6
  • Turn: -4
  • Fade: 2

With the turn of a Roadrunner and the fade of the Beast, the Daedalus probably has the most distance potential on this list. The stability makes the Daedalus a better choice for advanced throwers. With that being said, the Daedalus has the largest rim width of any disc on this list, adding to its effectiveness as a roller disc.

8. Valkyrie (9, 4, -2, 2)

  • Speed: 9
  • Glide: 4
  • Turn: -2
  • Fade: 2

With a wide rim and moderate stability, the Valkyrie combines the benefits of the Daedalus and Leopard into one disc. Newer players have been falling in love with the flight path of the Valkyrie for over two decades – only to find out that it becomes roller disc as they learn to throw with more power!

9. Tern (12, 6, -2, 2)

  • Speed: 12
  • Glide: 6
  • Turn: -2
  • Fade: 2

Don’t let the name fool you – the Tern has plenty of stability. Similar to the Beast and the Valkyrie, it requires advanced power with a pronounced anhyzer release to be used as an effective roller. The Tern is another excellent choice for maximum distance.

If you enjoyed this Innova roller disc review make sure to check out the rest of our disc golf disc reviews!

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