Re: Ask Dave D about Innova Here!!!
bandsagger, yes, that is exactly what we are doing; blending pro and candy. It did sacrifice some grip, but the additional toughness made it worth it IMO. The Pro plastic has two virtues; grip and glide. Additionally, many people do like the fact that it wears in. Power players don't like this, but they should be using candy instead which can take the extra torque and abuse that power players put on discs. Up to a certain extent, Pro and Candy can be repaired. Burrs and be sanded smooth and many rim warps can be bent back into shape if you know how, and the disc is in good shape otherwise. I don't think we are going to be able to do much better in the Pro plastic. However, we are experimenting with a special blend type plastic that may be what many disc golfers are looking for. In any case, it will be an alternative to regular candy with better grip, and the same candy durability. The Am Worlds will have a Special Blend Candy Orc fundraiser. This should be priced somewhere between $17.00 and $20.00, I believe. I have been testing a special blend candy Wraith, and so far, it is exactly what we want. Time will tell about the durability. In flight it seems to be between Pro and Champion.
By far, the most important part of any shot is what is happening in the last split second as the disc is pulling itself from your grip. Focus there. It's the key.