Innova Leopard3 Review
The Leopard3 is a supercharged version of this beginner-friendly Leopard. This fairway driver has enough turn for slower arms to access its massive glide, while maintaining enough stability for advanced players to lace hyzer-flips and turnovers. In this Innova Leopard3 Review, we'll take a look at which Leopard3 in stock and on sale is best for you.
Innova Leopard3 Plastics
- Star: A durable yet flexible premium blend that improves with age. Star plastic discs will beat in slowly, generating extra glide and greater distance with every tree hit. A well-worn Star Leopard3 will have exceptional glide.
- Halo Star: A stiffer version of Star with a two-toned color scheme that creates a "halo" effect around the outer rim. Discs generally fly more overstable in this plastic.
- G Star: Very gummy and flexible blend with outstanding grip. Discs generally fly more understable in this plastic.
- Champion: Stiff, slick, and opaque blend that has maximum durability. Discs will maintain their original flight characteristics for years in this plastic.
- Champion Glow: Champion plastic that glows. Many consider it the most overstable blend.
- DX: Baseline blend with excellent grip but low durability. The Leopard3 performs well in this plastic, especially for beginners.
Innova Leopard3 Flight Numbers
- Speed: 7
- Glide: 5
- Turn: -2
- Fade: 1
Generous high-speed turn and minimal low-speed fade combine to make the Leopard3 a controllable straight flier. Release it on a slight hyzer angle, and it will flip up to flat and glide straight. A flat release will yield some anhyzer drift in the mid-flight, and a committed turnover shot will hold the line all the way to the ground.
The Leopard3 will have less turn and a stronger fade in premium plastic blends. A Halo Star or Champion version will have more more torque resistance, allowing advanced arms to generate easy hyzer-flips and dead straight laser beams.
- Diameter: 21.1cm
- Height: 1.7cm
- Rim Depth: 1.1cm
- Rim Width: 1.7cm
The Leopard3 has a slightly wider rim than the regular Leopard, but the 0.1cm difference is hardly noticeable. This is about as thin as a rim gets without being considered a midrange. Players of all hand sizes will have no problem getting ahold of the Leopard3. Like most straight-flying drivers in this class, it has some dome to the top.
In 2017 Innova released several re-tooled versions of old-school molds. The Leopard joined the Teebird, Roc, Shark, and Mako in this new "3" series of discs. The "3" discs are faster and more stable than their classic counterparts.
Skill Level Recommendations
While the original Leopard is a true beginner-level driver, the Leopard3 has the versatility to fit in anyone's bag.
- Novice: An all-around workhorse in the fairway driver category.
- Intermediate: Excellent complimentary disc for hyzer-flips, turnovers, and technical lines. Also a great roller option.
- Advanced: Allows players to power down and focus on control and accuracy without sacrificing much distance. Great at hitting gaps and carving up fairways in the woods.
Pro: A popular driver for FPO players. Top-five player Ohn Scoggins keeps her signature Leopard3 in the bag for technical backhand shots..