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If you’re just starting out with disc golf, the Aviar by Innova is a great choice for your first putter. This disc is one of the most popular putters in the sport and has been trusted by players of all skill levels for decades, including myself. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the features and flight characteristics of the Aviar, and discuss when and why you might want to use it on the course.
The Innova Aviar is an absolute classic putter within the disc golf community and has been a staple choice for players for over 40 years. It was first introduced by Innova in 1984, and since then it has become one of the most popular putters in the game. It’s suitable for beginners and advanced level players.
The Aviar was designed with a neutral flight pattern, which means it doesn’t have a strong turn or fade. It’s a go to disc for players of all skill levels, and you’ll have mind-bending fun thinking of all the variety of shots you can use it for, and not just putts but also short to medium-range approaches.
Side note – if you are really new and you just cannot get the hang of disc golf, then keep your hands strapped to a putter. Don’t worry about drivers or mid-range discs (although they are the safest disc to get started with after putters). Forget about throwing over the horizon from the teepad. Just grab your Aviar launch it down the fairway, if you make 30 feet good, if not who cares. Just keep approaching with this disc and then aim on getting it as close to the basket as possible. Do this for a few rounds or even take your disc out to the park until you get a feel for the game. After a session or like this you can expand to using a mid-range disc.
Over the years, Innova has made several changes to the Aviar, including its plastic type, weight, and rim design. Despite these changes, the Aviar has maintained its popularity among players, thanks to Innova maintaining it’s core assets –
The Innova Aviar has also been used in many disc golf competitions and has won numerous awards, including being named the “Disc of the Year” by Disc Golf World News in 1988.
Today, its timeless design and reliable performance continue to make it one of the most trusted putters in the sport.
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The Aviar is a straight-flying, beadless putter (you can get version with a bead) that’s easy to grip and control. It has a comfortable, rounded rim that makes it easy to hold, even for players with smaller hands. Additionally, the Aviar is made from a durable plastic that can withstand the wear and tear of regular use.
The Aviar is a stable disc, which means it has a neutral flight pattern. This means it will fly straight, with a minimal amount of turn and fade. It’s easy to keep on a straight line, so it’s the perfect putter for someone new. This also makes it an excellent choice for short- to medium-range putts, as well as approach shots that require a straighter flight path.
Because of the neutral flight path, it can be used for a variety of different shots on the course. Here are a few situations where the Aviar excels:
Some well-known pros who have used the Aviar over the years include:
The Aviar by Innova is a great choice for beginner disc golfers, as well as experienced players looking for a reliable, straight-flying putter. Its neutral flight pattern, comfortable grip, and tough plastic make it a great all-round disc that can be used for a whole host of different shots on the course. Whether you’re putting from short range or trying to shape your shots, the Aviar is a disc you can rely on to get the job done.
Here’s a few things to mull over before deciding which version of the Aviar is the one you want.
Step 1: Choose the Right Weight
One of the first things to consider when before buying yours is the weight of the disc. Innova offers the Aviar in a range of weights, from lighter to heavier, so it’s important to choose the right one for you. Lighter weights are generally better for beginners, as they’re easier to control and throw. Heavier weights are better for experienced players who want more stability in their putts.
Step 2: Get the Right Plastic
Innova offers the Aviar in several different types of plastic (see below), each with its own unique feel and characteristics. Some plastics are more overstable, while others are more understable. It’s important to choose the plastic that feels the most comfortable to you and fits your playing style. (More on plastics in the below section)
Step 3: Practice Your Putting Motion
Once you have the right weight and plastic, it’s time to practice your putting motion. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, and focus on keeping your body relaxed and your arm straight as you make your putt. Experiment with different arm motions and speeds until you find the one that works best for you.
Step 4: Try Different Shots Types
Try practicing short, medium, and long putts, as well as approach shots and upshots. As you get more comfortable with the Aviar, you can start to experiment with different shot types and see what works best for you.
Step 5: Practice, Practice, Practice!
The key to using this disc effortlessly is practice. The more you practice with this disc, the better you’ll get at controlling its flight and making accurate shots. So make sure to get out to your local disc golf course and put in some time with your Aviar. If you can’t play regularly on a course, hit the park ,a beach, or some woodlands. Woodland will certainly help you to focus a lot more on straight shots, or to work nice s-bends around those trees. This is a more advanced technique and you could certainly mash up your Aviar with constant tree collisions, so if you don’t know how to bend your disc’s flight hang off until later!
Here’s a rundown of some of the different plastics and what they do:
In conclusion, the Innova Aviar is a versatile putter that’s great for players of all skill levels. Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been playing for years, this disc is a reliable choice for short- to medium-range putts and approach shots. By choosing the right weight, plastic, and grip, and practicing your putting motion, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a more confident and skilled disc golf player. And i take it that’s what you want to grab one if you haven’t already and hit the course with aplomb.