High-speed glide and turn make the Beast a complete package for distance! It's a suitable disc for beginners and pros to throw due to it's wider rim compared to other distance drivers on the market. Extra distance with less power made it an immediate favorite for Disc Golfers. Barry Schultz, the two-time World Champion endorsed the Champion Beast and hasn't turned back since.
Best Choice for: Turnover distance driver, Tailwind driver, Novice players looking for more distance
Here is what Innova has to say about the disc:
Barry Schultz - "I usually carry 2-3 Beasts depending on the course and weather. I tend to use a durable Champion Beast in the woods, and a DX Beast when it is cold/wet or at an open course."
Either the name on the disc or the sheer great throws players have with it has made it become a disk everyone seems to want and buy. With a plethora of options plastic wise, Innova didn't hesitate to endorse, produce and provide the Beast in multiple options. While newer drivers keep a very aerodynamic style for maximum distance, they are hard and quite scary to throw without botching it completely. This disc, you still are in complete control of your toss down the fairway providing the sense of relief you don't need to search the forest for hours.
Eric Friedman who is apart of Team Innova has placed it in his bag and even goes as far as stating it's become his favorite disc. Utilizing it for the range for 280-400 ft, almost max distance, the ability to bring about gigantic S turn shots is perfect when navigating around large obstacles in the field. Knowing you have a shot that will provide great glide, dodge anything in its path while being accurate is a go-to driver in anyone's book.
The Innova Beast has been recently compared to a slower Katana and we can attest to this. While the Katana provides slightly more distance, it doesn't have as nice of S-like throws and beginners will surely have trouble controlling the disc compared to the Beast. While both are great for different types of players, it's always good to understand your strengths and obtain the disc best suited for your self needs.
We just compared it to a very close, but faster disc; how about a slower disc? A very popular model Valkyrie is another comparable disc that has advantages and disadvantages attached to it. The Beast will fly farther, but the Valk surprisingly will be even more beginner-friendly. Its lack of distance gives more control and many consider it a fairway driver opposed to a distance driver. The distance lost is substantial and lack of control is barely given up. A great trade-off, but again every player will benefit differently due to their skills and power.
Innova has provided flight paths for the Innova Beast with the dotted lines being a less powerful thrower and the solid line being stronger. An Orc is more of a stable disc while it won't provide as much turn, but has a much stronger fade at the end of the flight. In contrast, going with a very strongly beginner disc such as the Monarch, it will have an even heavier turn with little fade and almost ending it's flight straight. Comparing these two-discs with the Beast is perfect in showing where Innova was plugging these quintessential gaps in disc golfer's shot selections.
Nice driver for less arm speed amateurs like me. I don’t have to throw this hard to get it to fly well so it’s more accurate driver for in the woods due to not having to throw hard and focus more on the line
So far this has been a great disc. Very stable, so much so that I’ve really had to adjust my shot a little for it, but just want I wanted for long forehand drives.
Awesome disc and easy to use site. Definitely recommend.
Good disc just need a strong arm to get some distance out of it
Always fun and excited to see what new disc's I get to try. I'll be back.
Purchased one and is now probably my favorite disc. Small rim makes it easy to throw BH and FH and for a putter it flies with the distance of a mid range. It shipped in great time, arriving earlier than original date given to me. It also came in great condition. Packaged well so it didn’t warp and in a plastic sleeve so the stamp still looks amazing.
Very pleased with my box! Lots of variety and in premium plastic too!
great wall disc
I'm a beginner who is moving into intermediate. Recently shot ten over par on 18 holes.
I added the thrasher esp to my bag a few weeks ago. It feels amazing in my hands, and is my easiest to control distance driver. I use it when I need to keep the flight straight or even slightly turned over to the right (RHBH).
I highly recommend the thrasher as a first distance driver for when you're ready to graduate from fairway drivers. My max drive is just over 350'. The thrasher is one of my farthest flying discs, but the real beauty is the ease of control. I know I will always be able to get a full flex and full flight path out of the thrasher, and it's so consistent.
Everyone from beginners to intermediate players needs one of these in their bag!
I’ve been throwing Discraft for about 3 years now. The mantis is one of my regular go to discs and when they came out with a crystal plastic. I had to try it out, I love it quite a bit
Gave them as gifts to son and son-in-law. They liked alot
I have a few of this. The product is great and it looks amazing!
Great stuff! Arrived earlier than expected and in pristine condition. Will be shopping here again
Just a fantastic disk. The flight pattern is so smooth. For side arm its a beast. A must to have in your bag.
I bought this as a backup, in case I lose my other one. I’m starting over after a 14 year hiatus, and this disc is the most consistent flying disc I own.