Update: We finally got our hands on an Innova Alien and we’ll give you a quick rundown of the midrange:
- Plastic feels great – Has plenty of flex without being floppy
- Fun to use
Innova Sonic lovers rejoice. Innova has been on a tear recently with basically creating a new disc golf disc every month and they’ve finally revealed information on the Alien, a stable flying putter/mid-range with the same fastback flight plate of the Sonic. Designed for all levels of players, the Innova Alien is an exciting putter/mid-range disc, with unique a unique feel, reliable performance, and versatility.
Why do we call it a putter/mid-range? Dave Dunipace, founder of Innova Disc Golf Discs, says that the Alien “has the top of a Sonic and the bottom of a low-range mid-range disc. It’s a heavy flyer.” Check out Dunipace’s review, here!
Innova Alien Information
The Innova Alien has a distinctive look and feel that sets it apart from other putter/mid-range discs. Its fast back top and shallow flight rim give it a low profile and a comfortable grip, making it easy to handle and control. The disc essentially acts as a stable, farther flying Innova Sonic.
There unfortunately is no release date for the Innova Alien, it is PDGA approved and Innova is beginning a gentle marketing campaign for the disc. When released, we can hope for a Halo, Star and DX release of this disc. Pictures from the PDGA website show a Champion example as well.
One of the key features of the Innova Alien is its flight path. The disc has a straight-to-fading “heavy” flight, which makes it ideal for a wide range of shots, from short and medium range drives to approaches and even some putting situations. From outside the circle, the Innova Alien for may be great for putting. While it is not a dedicated putter like the Innova Aviar or the Discraft Challenger, it has a relatively shallow rim and a comfortable grip that make it a viable option for some players who like to exchange their main putter for a disc with more glide from longer range putts.
When thrown with enough power, the Innova Alien will fly straight and level for a significant portion of its flight, with a slight fade at the end to help it land softly and accurately. Again, as the disc is fairly stable and “heavy”, this makes the Innova Alien an excellent choice for approach shots, where precision and accuracy are essential. The disc’s straight flight path also makes it ideal for tight tunnel shots, where the player needs to navigate a narrow gap in the trees or other obstacles.
Overall, the Innova Alien will be an excellent choice for all levels of disc golfers looking for a dependable putter/mid-range disc that can handle a variety of shots and conditions. Its straight-to-fade “heavy” flight path, reliability, and versatility make it a valuable addition to any player’s bag, especially Innova Sonic throwers. Whether you’re playing in calm conditions or dealing with a headwind, the Innova Alien will help you make the shots you need to stay competitive and succeed on the course. We’ll keep you posted on a full review as soon as we can!
The First Innova Disc was the Eagle! Innova was started in 1983 by Dave Dunipace – This was the first true disc golf disc ever created.
Innova is a large manufacturer and creates discs for other brands. These brands include Millenium, Infinite Discs and Hyzer Bomb.
Innova currently manufacturers their discs in California with a distribution center in South Carolina.