Innova Destroyer Disc Review


Innova Destroyer Disc Review


The Destroyer by Innova is a long-distance disc golf driver. It is designed for max flight and distance on the course. When it was released, it was the first ever 12 speed disc. One thing to note about any disc golf distance driver is the power required to throw the disc the way it was designed to fly. With a flight rating of 12 speed, 5 Glide, -1 Turn, and 3 Fade the disc, thrown properly and with enough power is a stable distance driver. For slower arm speeds and newer players this disc is not recommended. Thrown at slower speeds this disc will be your hyzer disc or hard fading left disc. It is however a bit more forgiving as a forehand disc. I found when I started the Destroyer was my main sidearm disc. I could get over on it pretty good and I always knew it was coming back.


Innova Star Destroyer Disc Golf Driver 170-172g – Distance Driver for Disc Golf (Colors Will Vary)
  • FLIGHT RATINGS – Speed 12, Glide 5, Turn -1, Fade 3
  • FAST DRIVER - The Destroyer is a fast, stable power driver with significant glide. A great disc for sidearm throwers and those with lots of power.
  • BEST CHOICE FOR - Maximum Distance, Long Hyzers, Headwind Drives
  • Colors Will Vary


Flight Path:


For Newer Players:

If you are just starting out in disc golf or have a slower arm speed (throw less then 300 feet) the Destroyer will be a hard beast to tame. I have found with slower arm speeds the disc is a big hyzer disc and always fades left hard. If you are a beginner looking for a distance driver the better option may be to start with a fairway driver with the same or similar flight characteristics but with a lower speed. Something like the latitude 64 river is an excellent beginner friendly driver. The Destroyer like most popular discs comes in different plastics. The DX plastic by Innova is a basic plastic and tends to be more understable than the star or champion lines.



For Experience Players:

For players with a bit more arm speed and are looking for a quality distance driver you can not go wrong with the Destroyer. It has reliable fade and I have never had any issues with it coming back or turning over to much. The brand new molds out of the box tend to be more stable then ones that have been beaten in, but that is a safe assumption for most discs. Over time the Destroyer has become one of the best discs in my bag and always a go to getting of the tee.



Best Used For:

The Destroyer is best used for hyzer shots and long shots off the tee. It also makes a nice sidearm disc as long as you possess the power required to throw it. It also works well for shots that are straight and need a bit of fade at the end. I always found my Destroyers come back reliably, but my arm speed is slower than the top pros.


Types of plastics:


The Destroyer comes in

DX – beginner friendly, but will beat in the fastest

Champion – A more durable plastic mold and tends to be a bit overstable

Star/pro – The Star plastic is the top of the line as far as durability goes. I buy nothing but star Destroyers as I love the feel of the plastic as well as the long life of the disc.

Blizzard – Tend to be lighter discs due to the metal flakes inserted into the plastic. This may be a good choice for slower arm speeds.


Final Thoughts:

There is a reason the Innova Destroyer is one of the most popular discs ever sold. It is a great distance driver with exactly the flight characteristics to give you max distance with reliable finish. From amateur to pro players you will never not see a Destroyer somewhere on the course.

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