The best downwind driver you will ever throw!  This disc was built for the finesse throwers that have the ability to have smooth releases.  If your looking for the same flight pattern as the sidewinder, this is your disc and it will provide farther distance!  NOTE: Champion plastics flight characteristics for Katana are as follows [13|5|-2|3]

Best Choice for: Fast, long, easy distance off the tee, Huge turnover shots, Tailwind driver

Speed: 13   |   Glide: 5   |   Turn: -3   |   Fade: 3   |   PDGA Approved

Innova Katana

Innova has brought another very fast 13 Speed Distance Driver to sharpen your game.  Here are the current plastic offerings in production for the disc:

Innova DX Katana

DX PLASTIC

  • Least expensive
  • Widest selection of models and weights
  • Excellent grip in all weather situations
  • Breaks in overtime
Innova Pro Katana

PRO PLASTIC

  • Provides an improved grip over our Champion line plastic
  • More durable and retains flight characteristics longer than our DX line
  • More economic than our Champion or Star line Plastic
  • Increased glide
Innova Champion Katana

CHAMPION PLASTIC

  • Ultra-durable
  • Wears slowly retaining flight characteristics
  • Suitable for more powerful throwers
Innova Blizzard Champion Katana

BLIZZARD CHAMPION PLASTIC

  • Ultra-durable
  • Wears slowly retaining flight characteristics
  • Suitable for more powerful throwers
  • Lightweight
Innova Star Katana

STAR PLASTIC

  • Provides predictable performance
  • Long-lasting durability even on wooded or rugged courses
  • Good all-weather grip
  • Ideal for those who like the durability of Champion plastic with the superior grip of Pro plastic
  • Retains flight characteristics longer than DX or Pro Plastics
Innova GStar Katana

GSTAR PLASTIC

  • Provides predictable performance
  • Long-lasting durability even on wooded or rugged courses
  • Good all-weather grip
  • Ideal for those who like the durability of Champion plastic with the superior grip of Pro plastic
  • Retains flight characteristics longer than DX or Pro Plastics
Innova Champion Glow Katana  

Glow Champion Plastic

  • Ultra-durable
  • Wears slowly retaining flight characteristics
  • Suitable for more powerful throwers
  • Glows in the dark!
Innova Katana Flight Chart

DIMENSIONS

  • Diameter: 21.1 cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.2 cm
  • Height: 1.5 cm
  • Rim Width: 2.4 cm

 

FLIGHT Ratings

  • Speed: 13
  • Glide: 5
  • Turn: -3
  • Fade: 3

 

This disc is  great for S-Line shot or if you want to get it to hyzer flip, you will see massive distance.  Many people say you need to throw it slightly higher than other discs so the Katana can perform it's best due to the turn of -3.  If there is a tailwind, it will allow for easier distance and since it has a 5 glide, I think of it more as a glide of 6.  Another way multiple people throw the Katana is a turnover shot turning it into a roller.

The Katana is built with the finesse thrower in mind. Recommended downwind driver. 

This quote is from Innova providing their take on how the Katana should fit into a disc golfers bag.  Holly Finley has used it as her go-to distance driver, but only where there is no wind. When she was a new player, this disc gave her a massive amount of extra distance she didn't have prior.  Gregg Hosfeld, a Team Innova member admires the ability to bring this disk straight out-of-the-box- ready as a high-speed driver.  No need to wear it in, it's ready to go with great gliding and loves the story of his 52 year old arm throwing 3'd a 780' hole with the Katana using the 2 drives! 

Conclusions

Choosing the right disc is essential in having a great time outdoors playing Disc Golf on your local course or in a tournament.  Utilize the flight rating manufacturers and vendors provide to make more conscious decisions when purchasing your discs.  There is an overwhelming amount of different choices manufacturers have provided and for good reason.  Most backpacks can only handle 20 different discs, if you're a strong thrower, we recommend you utilize one of those spaces for the Innova Ape no matter being a beginner or an advanced player.