Innova Roadrunner Review
The Innova Roadrunner is one of the most beginner-friendly drivers we have in stock. It does not take much speed or spin to get this disc gliding down the fairway. Strong arms can lay down accurate roller shots with this flippy disc. This Innova Roadrunner review will help decide which Roadrunner for sale is right for you.
Innova Roadrunner 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 Roadrunner will have a lot of turn and glide.
- Halo Star: A stiffer version of Star with a two-toned color scheme that creates a "halo" effect around the outer rim. The Roadrunner is significantly more stable 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. The Roadrunner is significantly more stable in this plastic.
- Champion Glow: Champion plastic that glows.
Innova Roadrunner Flight Numbers
- Speed: 9
- Glide: 5
- Turn: -4
- Fade: 1
The Roadrunner's -4 turn rating makes it one of flippier discs in the Innova lineup. Low power players can throw it flat and get a full flexing S-shaped shot. When released on a hyzer angle, it will immediately start rotating to flat and glide out on a straight line. Power players will turn it all the way over and let it "run" down the "road" on a roller line.
This combination of extreme turn and minimal fade has some downsides. Once it gets turned over, it's not going to fight back. This makes the Roadrunner somewhat unpredictable, especially in headwinds and crosswinds. For many players, this will be a niche disc for specific circumstances.
- Diameter: 21.1cm
- Height: 1.4cm
- Rim Depth: 1.2cm
- Rim Width: 1.8cm
Online sources list the Roadrunner at a very low 1.4cm height, but it has a healthy dome on top. It feels like a typical fairway driver, and it's 1.8cm rim is thin enough for any hand size to control. Depending on the plastic, there is some variance in the shape, feel, and flight performance of the Roadrunner. Stiff premium blends tend to be flatter and more stable.
When it was released in 2005, the Roadrunner was the most understable high-speed driver in the Innova lineup. These days it is considered a bit of a "tweener" disc, landing somewhere between a fairway and a distance driver. While the Innova collection has grown a lot over the years, the Roadrunner has stood the test of time, and is still a popular mold.
Skill Level Recommendations
The Roadrunner allows players of all skill levels to explore the wonders of the hyzer-flips, turnover, and rollers.
- Novice: Great option for brand new players, particularly in lighter weights. The Roadrunner will teach beginners to throw hyzer-flips and turnover lines.
- Intermediate: Solid understable disc that rounds out the fairway driver category. It is especially useful for technical lines in the woods.
- Advanced: Primarily a roller disc, but can also be used for extreme anhyzers.
- Pro: World Champion Gregg Barsby uses the Roadrunner for roller shots, and 5-time World Champion Julianna Korver had a Halo Star edition as her 2022 signature disc.