This disc is a Distance Driver that's commonly known as a Control Driver.  The Valkyrie is an excellent choice for first drives off the tee for beginners and is excellent for long turnover drives by stronger arm throwers.  If you have the ability to choose lighter weights it will increase the potential glide.  Choosing lightweight on calm days or if you have tailwinds, it will increase your distance.

Best Choice for: First distance driver, Tailwind drives, Long turnover drives

Speed: 9    |  Glide: 4   |   Turn: -2   |   Fade: 2   |   PDGA Approved

This disk was first released by Innova on August, 28th 2000 with an incredible amount of plastic options from the start.  It was obvious they had a winner in their hand.  A stable disc at release, but would be considered understable later in time with all the overstable discs being released down the road.  It's never lost the spotlight as a go-to disc for beginner/intermediate players without the massive arm speed.  

Juliana Korver - "This is my favorite driver. It is an incredibly versatile disc for me. It works very well with my throwing style. I tend to throw low and the Valkyrie gets great distance with low thrown shots."

Innova Valkyrie

Innova has been producing the disc for over 15+ years and has released throughout the year's special editions and tour series within the Valkyrie family.  Here are the current plastics still being produced:

Innova DX Valkyrie

DX Plastic

  • Least expensive
  • Widest selection of models and weights
  • Excellent grip in all weather situations
  • Breaks in overtime
 
Innova DX Glow Valkyrie

DX Glow Plastic

  • Ultra-durable
  • Wears slowly retaining flight characteristics
  • Suitable for more powerful throwers
 
Innova Pro Valkyrie

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 Valkyrie

Champion Plastic

  • Ultra-durable
  • Wears slowly retaining flight characteristics
  • Suitable for more powerful throwers
Innova GStar Valkyrie

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 Star Valkyrie

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 Star Lite Valkyrie

StarLite 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
  • Available in Light Weights
Innova Champion Glow Valkyrie

Champion Glow Plastic

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

 

Innova's Review of the Valkyrie

In lighter weights gives new players extra distance. Lighter weights also give players extreme range when thrown downwind, while maximum weights can give excellent upwind distance.

Lets quickly breakdown the flight rating for the disc.  A speed of 9 is borderline fairway driver and distance driver.  In modern days, it's creeping towards a very understable distance/fairway driver.  The lower speed allows for beginners to keep the control giving more precise accuracy.  Dropping in a surprisingly low glide score of 4, many use this to their advantage by dropping the Valkyrie exactly where they want it.  Again, this disc is all about distance, but never losing the precision.  A turn of -2 allows for great curved S type shots while the fade of 2 is gentle but noticeable.  In all, the disc is a great choice for any skill-level player. We strongly recommend the Valkyrie for any starting beginner Disc Golfer.   

Dimensions

  • Diameter: 21.1 cm
  • Height: 1.4 cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.2 cm
  • Rim Width: 1.9 cm
Innova Valkyrie Flight Chart