The Innova Echo Star Valkyrie is a stable distance driver and has great glide. It is an easy to learn disc golf driver and in lighter weights will give newer players extra distance. Lighter weights also give players extreme range when thrown downwind, while maximum weights can give excellent upwind distance. The Valkyrie's high speed turn and flight characteristics make it great choice for long range turnover shots and rollers.
It is a great choice for a beginner's first distance driver, tailwind drives, downhill distance, long turnover drives, and rollers.
The Valkyrie is a World Record holder. Innova Team Champion member, Christian Sandstrom of Sweden, shattered the distance record on April 26, 2002 at "Big D in the Desert." His record throw of 250 meters (820 feet) was made with a 164g DX Valkyrie. Former team member Ken Jarvis was first to break the record with a throw of 247 meters. Ken's record lasted a mere 45 minutes! The previous record of 217.05m (712 feet) had been set by Chris Voigt of Germany.
Speed 9, Glide 4, Turn -2, Fade 2
Diameter: 21.1 cm
Rim Width: 1.9 cm
Date of Approval: 08/28/00
About Echo Star in general - it is a blend of high-tech recycled plastic with a minimum of 80% and up to 100% pre-consumer plastic. It provides nearly the same durability as other Innova premium plastics with a superior grip, even better grip than the already grippy Star plastic. Echo Star has great characteristics and it's environmentally friendly too.
About Color and Weight Availability - This model may not be available in all colors. Likewise, each weight range may not be available in all colors. Therefore we ask you to list and prioritize your color preferences and to give us guidance if the color or weight range you want happens to not be available. Feel free to contact us if you need more specific info.
What others have said:
"This is my favorite driver. It is an incredibly versatile disc for me. It works very well with my throwing style. I tend to throw low and the Valkyrie gets great distance with low thrown shots. I typically carry three Valkyries with me during a round. One is beat and used for long turnover shots. The others can be used for hyzers and subtle helix shots." - Juliana Korver
If you are looking for a disc with
moe Speed, try the Monarch, Beast, Orc, Starfire, Monster
more Fade, try the Firebird
more Turn, try the Roadrunner, Sidewinder
more Glide, try the Roadrunner, Sidewinder, Thunderbird
Other Speed 9 Models: Roadrunner, Sidewinder, Viking, Thunderbird, FL, Firebird