Innova Sonic vs Alien

Innova Alien Vs. Innova Sonic

Update: We finally got our hands on an Innova Alien and we’ll give you a quick rundown of the midrange:

  1. Overstable
  2. Plastic feels great – Has plenty of flex without being floppy
  3. Reliable
  4. Controllable
  5. Fun to use

Keep reading below for our take on the Alien before it was released, alongside the Aliens specifications vs. the Sonic.

The Innova Alien is an upcoming midrange (sort-of) that mixes the top of the Innova Sonic with the bottom of a midrange discs. What does that mean? The Alien will essentially feel like a frisbee and fly like a disc golf disc. 


  1. Expected Innova Alien Flight
  2. Innova Alien vs. Innova Sonic
  3. Who Needs the Innova Alien?

Expected Innova Alien Flight

The Innova Alien, from the video Innova posted – linked here – is expected to have a heavy fade finish with a decently high glide. This means that the Alien is expected to fly like a juiced up putter – a disc made for control where the distance potential of a putter just won’t cut it. 

Innova Alien vs. Innova Sonic

In regards to feel, like previously stated above, the Alien has the exact same upper configuration as the Innova Sonic. The Innova Sonic is a utility putter beloved by Garrett Gurthie and many players for it’s point and shoot flight and general fun factor. Where the two discs will differ is the diameter and flight plate. The flight plate of the Innova Alien is both taller and a bit shallower, meaning the flight plate is thicker. 

Here are the specifications of both discs:


  • Max Weight: 178.5gr
  • Diameter: 21.5cm
  • Height: 2.5cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.5cm
  • Rim Thickness: 0.6cm
  • Inside Rim Diameter: 20.3cm
  • Rim Depth / Diameter Ratio: 7.0%
  • Rim Configuration: 82.00
  • Flexibility: 3.30kg


  • Max Weight: 179.3gr
  • Diameter: 21.6cm
  • Height: 2.3cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.6cm
  • Rim Thickness: 0.6cm
  • Inside Rim Diameter: 20.4cm
  • Rim Depth / Diameter Ratio: 7.4%
  • Rim Configuration: 82.00
  • Flexibility: 3.97kg

Who Needs the Innova Alien?

We imagine that a majority of players who bag the Innova Sonic will bag the Innova Alien for the feel of the disc alone. While it won’t take the place of your Roc, Roc3 or Jay, the Alien will certainly fill a hole in your bag, even if that hole is small. The disc promises a bit more distance and fade than the sonic, so players may find the Alien a good choice for difficult, lower ceiling shots where stability is necessary. The Sonic offers a bit more touch and glide in most situations. This disc will be able to fight some wind but it won’t take the place of the Millenium Vela, Innova Gator or Caiman.


What is Innova?

Innova is an American disc golf disc manufacturer headquartered California. Innova was started in 1983 and the current president and CEO is Dave Dunipace.

Who is Innova’s Team Captain?

Nate Sexton is the current Innova team captain. His signature disc is the Innova Sexton Firebird.

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