My Monster and I definitely got off on the right foot.
It was the first time I had ever bought plastic that wasn’t Innova’s soft DX plastic. A brand new, shiny, 174g, fiery orange Champion Innova Monster. I was excited to throw it as I stepped up to the cement tee pad on the first hole of Creekside Disc Golf Course in Salt Lake City. I wound up excitedly and gave it everything I had and off it sailed far to the right (I definitely didn’t release on time). The first hole at Creekside is bordered to the right by a fairly busy road that is 5 lanes across, and my disc looked as if it might clear them all. Just when I thought I might be in the clear, the Monster’s nasty fade came into play! It hooked hard left, hitting the pavement, skipping, then wobbily rolling down the road. As I looked up, I saw a lifted Ford F-350 with big mud tires on it, rumbling towards my disc. The Monster continued to wobble down the road, I held my breath. Then all of a sudden, WHAM! The Truck slammed into my disc, running over it with both the front and back right tires.
I was devastated. I thought my Monster was done for. I hurried over to the road, waited for a gap in traffic, and ran out to grab what I thought would be my disc destroyed. I ran up to it, picked it up and scanned it for damage, and much to my surprise, I saw only two small scratches on the edge of the disc, not even enough to alter it’s flight pattern.
I was elated! A DX plastic disc would never have survived. Eight years later, that same fiery orange Monster is one of my most used discs.
Now On to the real review…
The Monster is one of the most overstable discs in disc golf, but having thrown it for many years, I’ve found it to also be one of the most reliable and versatile.
The shots I use the Monster For:
- Tomahawk(hammer) shots: The monster has been my go-to disc for the Tomahawk shot for many years. It’s stability helps it to do a great job of holding the line of the angle you throw it on, while at lower speed turning over very predictably. I have found that I have maximum control over my Tomahawk shots with the Monster.
- Headwind Drives: Into a headwind, the Monster flies straight, long, and predictably with it’s standard hard fade. On Innova’s website it states that the Monster can “fight some of the fiercest wind out there.”
- Forehand or Sidearm Drives: In my opinion, the Monster is the best sidearm driver in disc golf. It flies flat, straight, and reliably every time.
- Long Hyzers: When you need a long toss with a hard left curve, the Monster is a perfect disc.
According to Innova’s Ratings, it has 10 Speed, 3 Glide, 0 Turn, and 5 Fade.
For all of the shots mentioned above, the Monster is my go-to disc. I use it more than any other driver in my bag, especially when playing courses with a lot of trees and other obstacles. I highly recommend the Innova Monster!
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