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INNOVA Whippet

Flight Number 1

Why Innova chose to name this brute of a disc after the slight and nimble Whippet dog is beyond us. However, once you get past the name and grasp what it was made for: namely headwind drives, big hooking shots, and skip shots, you won’t care what it was named after. *Modern-day Whippets utilized X mold. Left the Innova stock lineup by 2016. But lasted for more than 20 years as such. That’s a Whippet done good!

In The Hand

Innova Whippet Stats

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Flight Path: How The Innova Whippet Flies

In The Wind

Plastic Types

DX Aviar

This is an affordable way to get your hands on an Aviar. This baseline plastic has a tendency to beat in fairly quickly which can make the flight path straighter. DX is the least overstable Innova plastic.

Grip

Fantastic all-weather grip. Fingers love these discs.

Durability

Good longevity for occasional play, however, DX is the least durable of Innova plastics.

Glow DX Aviar

This plastic will feel and fly similar to a DX Aviar, however there is one glaring exception, this baby glows in the dark! Reach for a Glow Aviar when you want to play after dark. 

Grip

Unique Velvet-like DX feel

Durability

Similar to DX in that it is the least durable Innova plastic. Easy to break in, though.

R-Pro Aviar

If your prefer your putter to have a softer more gummy, flexy feel, the R-Pro Aviar is the disc for you. 

Grip

It’s the most grippy of Innova plastics. If you have to play in wet weather, this is the plastic to use.

Durability

It Outlasts DX plastic but is not as durable as other Pro plastics.

XT Aviar

XT Aviars are a real fan favorite. This putter will be slightly more firm than R-Pro yet less firm than a KC Pro mold - a combination that's hard to find at XT's affordable price. Like Pro plastic, XT plastic stability slots between DX and the premium plastics.

Grip

Firm. Tacky grip. But still easy to release. Ranks among the best for grip.

Durability

It is the most durable of all the Pro plastics. One notch below Champion and Star.

GStar Aviar

This shiny plastic will give you the Star plastic look but with enhanced grip and more flexibility. This premium plastic will retain its flight path longer than baseline plastic and is ideal in cold weather. Least overstable of the premium plastics.

Grip

Best among our premium plastics. If your hands struggle to grip and rip Champion and Star plastic, GStar will provide plenty of traction

Durability

Ranks among our longest lasting plastics. GStar flexibility helps it absorb tree hits, too.

Champion Aviar

This plastic is designed for longevity. The Champion Aviar will be slightly more overstable than other plastics and will retain its flight characteristics the longest among Innova plastics. 

Grip

Smooth grip sufficient for mild, dry conditions. Champion plastic offers the least grip of Innova plastics. Best have a backup putter in a different plastic for wet conditions. 

Durability

What Champion plastic lacks in grip it certainly makes up for in strength. Top of the class in durability.

Star Aviar

For those that love Champion discs, but want a more all-around grip, and a tad less overstability, then Star plastic is for you. Flight characteristics will retain their integrity long into the life of the disc which is a huge benefit for a putter.

Grip

Excellent middle of the road grip between GStar and Champion plastic. The perfect compromise!

Durability

Star plastic’s strength is legendary. Get ready for your Star discs to grow old with you.

Halo Star Aviar

The putting show begins early when you have a beautiful two-color Halo Star Aviar in your hands. Halo plastic is known to be slightly more overstable and have more glide than typical Star plastic.

Grip

Excellent grip that bests the desirable Star plastic

Durability

Among Innova’s most durable plastic. Just a notch below Champion.

Specialty Aviars

Occasionally you'll see the Aviar Putt and Approach disc in limited run plastics like Galactic XT, Nexus, and even Metal Flake Star. 

AVIAR variations

AviarX3

This is the most overstable Aviar mold and it is also beadless. Great for upshots in the wind for both forehand and backhand. Also a wonderful choice for windy conditions on the putting green. This is Jeremy "Big Jerm" Koling's signature disc, which he uses for his forehand and backhand approaches 300 feet and in.

Aviar3

This plastic will feel and fly similar to a DX Aviar, however there is one glaring exception, this baby glows in the dark! Reach for a Glow Aviar when you want to play after dark. 

Aviar Driver

What do you get when you take the Aviar disc and put a noticeable bead along the rim's exterior? The Aviar Driver! Also known as the Aviar Big Bead, it flies similar to the Aviar Putt and Approach, but with added overstability at the flight's end. Excellent throwing putter for short to medium length tee shots and approaches. This is the same mold used for the KC, JK, and Yeti Aviars. Although not a stock option it is still seen in limited runs.

XT Aviar

XT Aviars are a real fan favorite. This putter will be slightly more firm than R-Pro yet less firm than a KC Pro mold - a combination that's hard to find at XT's affordable price. Like Pro plastic, XT plastic stability slots between DX and the premium plastics.

Grip

Firm. Tacky grip. But still easy to release. Ranks among the best for grip.

Durability

It is the most durable of all the Pro plastics. One notch below Champion and Star.

GStar Aviar

This shiny plastic will give you the Star plastic look but with enhanced grip and more flexibility. This premium plastic will retain its flight path longer than baseline plastic and is ideal in cold weather. Least overstable of the premium plastics.

Grip

Best among our premium plastics. If your hands struggle to grip and rip Champion and Star plastic, GStar will provide plenty of traction

Durability

Ranks among our longest lasting plastics. GStar flexibility helps it absorb tree hits, too.

Champion Aviar

This plastic is designed for longevity. The Champion Aviar will be slightly more overstable than other plastics and will retain its flight characteristics the longest among Innova plastics. 

Grip

Smooth grip sufficient for mild, dry conditions. Champion plastic offers the least grip of Innova plastics. Best have a backup putter in a different plastic for wet conditions. 

Durability

What Champion plastic lacks in grip it certainly makes up for in strength. Top of the class in durability.

Star Aviar

For those that love Champion discs, but want a more all-around grip, and a tad less overstability, then Star plastic is for you. Flight characteristics will retain their integrity long into the life of the disc which is a huge benefit for a putter.

Grip

Excellent middle of the road grip between GStar and Champion plastic. The perfect compromise!

Durability

Star plastic’s strength is legendary. Get ready for your Star discs to grow old with you.

Collector Aviars

Every collector has their share of Aviars. The disc has been around for so long and has so many iterations that it's impossible not to have at least a few in your collection. Like other popular discs, older stock runs are quite collectible including the "Hands" DX Aviar, "Chains" DX Aviar, and "Circle" DX Aviar, all referencing prominent features on the discs's vintage stamps.

9 Time KC Pro Aviar
2023 Pumpkin Nexus Glow Aviar 1

Pumpkins

Each year, as fall approaches, Innova harvests a special kind of pumpkin: select discs with Jack-O-Lantern stamps. It’s a Halloween tradition that’s just the right amount of spooky. Models offered have varied over the years but many years have featured an Aviar of some sort.

DGU Original Designs

In many cases, artwork can elevate a disc from cool to completely awesome. At DGU, we pride ourselves on pairing awesome discs with incredible artwork. In years past we've applied some of our best designs to the Aviar including the: XXL Legendary Aviar, Dr Putter, and Lucky Chains. See if we've got a DGU Original Aviar here.

Dr. Putter KC Pro Aviar Red
F2 Star Destroyer Red

Factory Second Aviars

If you are looking to buy an Aviar for less $$$, an Innova Factory Second Aviar is the way to go. F2 discs are discounted because they have minor blemishes and/or multiple stamps. They perform the same as stock discs. Keep in mind that F2 models and plastics can vary. Check what F2 Aviars we have now. Hit us up if you are looking for something specific: info@discgolfunited.

Power Levels Compared

Low Power / Newer Player

Medium Power / Intermediate Player

Full Power / Advanced Player

Who should throw and aviar?

The Innova Aviar is an excellent choice for any disc golfer looking to add consistency and reliability to their bag. Just about every disc golfer, from veterans to newbies, has something positive to say about it.

Reviews

"Quite simply the greatest putt and approach disc ever made. A must for any serious competitor's bag. For drives, it is an advanced (or better) player's disc. New players should look to it for putting only."
"My favorite putter in the bag. It has a very nice feel with the perfect blend of plastic. Great disc"

Questions & Answers

  • Is the Aviar an overstable putter?

    The Aviar is a neutral stability putt and approach disc. It does have an mildly overstable finish with a fade rating of one.  The Aviar comes in various models with the most overstable being the AviarX3 in Champion plastic. Try different models in various plastics to see which best suits your game.

  • When was the Aviar PDGA approved?

    The Innova Aviar was approved for PDGA play on Jan. 1, 1984. This was a watershed moment for the sport as disc golf had its first truly consistent putt and approach disc. The Aviar has gone on to be the best selling disc of all time.

  • Have players won World Championships with the Aviar?

    The Innova Aviar has been in the bag of more World Champions than all other putters combined. These players span generations and include Ken Climo (12x), Juliana Korver (5x), Avery Jenkins, Paul McBeth, Barry Schultz, Gregg Barsby, and countless others in age protected divisions.

  • What is the best variation of the Aviar?

    This depends on what you are looking for. Get the AviarX3 for the most overstable model or look to the Yeti Aviar for the straightest model with little end of flight fade. Professionals love the JK Aviar and KC Aviar for their consistent and clean feel on hand. Explore various plastics to get just the flight path and grip you are looking for.

  • Is the Aviar beginner friendly?

    The Aviar is extremely beginner friendly. Sold in thousands of starter packs every year, the Aviar has introduced disc golf to countless people. Its neutral stability and consistent combination of glide and slight fade make this disc a go-to for players just learning the sport.

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