Innova XCaliber Review
The overstable XCaliber is a maximum distance driver that combines premium speed with an ultra-reliable hyzer fade. This isn't the furthest flyer, but it is one of the most dependable and predictable drivers in stock and for sale. This Innova XCaliber review covers this aggressive high-speed disc.
Innova XCaliber Plastics
- Star: A durable yet flexible premium blend that breaks in slowly and evenly over time..
- Champion: Stiff, slick, and opaque blend with maximum durability. The XCaliber will retain it's original stability for years in this plastic.
Innova XCaliber Flight Numbers
- Speed: 12
- Glide: 5
- Turn: 0
- Fade: 4
The XCaliber's strong 4 fade rating will keep it finishing on hyzer regardless of release angle. Hammer it on a sharp anhyzer and watch it flip all the way back to hyzer. The high speed and generous 5 glide allows the XCaliber to eat up a solid amount of distance on these forced flex lines, and the aggressive fade leads to some skipping groundplay on the finish.
It holds hyzers and flat lines into the stiffest headwinds, making it a predictable tool in all weather conditions. It is also built to last, as the XCaliber can take a beating and still retain its stable flight characteristics. It will even add a bit of high-speed turn and a longer glide phase as it breaks in.
- Diameter: 21.1cm
- Height: 1.6cm
- Rim Depth: 1.2cm
- Rim Width: 2.3cm
The XCaliber's thick and deep rim provides maximum beef in both the forehand and backhand grips. This disc requires strong and confident release to control, and is probably not a great option for players with smaller hands and lower arm speeds. Most runs of the XCaliber have a pop-top dome, especially in Star plastic.
Since its debut in 2008, the XCaliber has forever lived in the shadow of the iconic Innova Destroyer. While the XCaliber is more overstable than the Destroyer, the latter has more than enough stability for the average player to handle. Nevertheless, the XCaliber has survived as a pro-level distance driver that is especially popular for power forehand throwers.
Skill Level Recommendations
- Novice: Much too fast and overstable for beginners.
- Intermediate: A utility disc for windy conditions or scramble situations.
- Advanced: Ultra-reliable distance driver for power arms. Excellent overstable compliment to your maximum distance driver.
- Pro: Nate Sexton is one of the best forehand throwers of all time, and his signature XCaliber plays a prominent role in his bag. He uses a combination of XCals and Destroyers for all his maximum distance needs.