To be honest, I use both Discraft and Innova discs, so I’ve got no real “dog-in-the-hunt” as far as determining who’s better. They’re both great disc companies. But one of the frustrating things about comparing discs between the two is that they both use completely different rating systems. Innova provides four different numbers for rating a disc: speed, glide, turn, and fade; but Discraft simply gives a stability number with a directional arrow. The Discraft system is a little easier to understand, but not as helpful or specific as Innova’s system.
This has always been a slight annoyance when trying to figure out exactly how discs from the competing companies compare (alliteration!). That’s been a problem until now! Tonight I stumbled upon an online store that uses the Innova system to rate all discs regardless of company. (DiscGolfCenter.com)
Some interesting things to ponder:
An Innova Boss is essentially a Discraft Nuke
A Nuke SS is essentially an Innova Katana
The only difference between the these two comparisons is that supposedly Discraft discs are slightly easier to throw, but Innova discs have a bit more glide. After that it’s just preference or loyalty.
Latitude 64′s “Havoc” is apparently a Boss/Nuke with even more glide. So maybe Lattitude is the best company, they are Swedish after all, and that just kind of gives it an extra cool factor.
What do you throw?