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Innova Star VCobra, who wants one?

It’s REVIEW time, well not yet, but soon. It’s been a busy year for Innova with plenty of new discs being released as well as the expansion of the GStar and XT product lines. Their latest disc the Star VCobra is continuing the trend of updating older molds with newer technologies and increasing the speed rating of the disc. The Cobra (only available in DX as a production model these days) is a popular model locally, so let’s put it to the test and see if Cobra owners need to get a VCobra.

The Star VCobra is currently available and in stock in both the stock model and the First Run collectible protostar.

We’ve already got a VCobra in the hands of a trusted reviewer, and now we’re going to open things up for 2 more reviewers. So comment on this post, comment or Share through social media (and tag The Disc Cellar) and you’ll get one number for each. We’ll do a draw, as seems popular through random.org, and the winners will get to answer a skill testing question.

Here’s the catch though, if you’re one of the lucky 2 people, you need to do the following things after receiving the disc:

  1. Write a first impression review of the disc once you get it in your hand, and send it to us. This doesn’t have to be scientific, just gut reaction, does it fit your hand well? Does it feel like other discs in your bag?
  2. Throw the VCobra a lot, let friends try it out
  3. Write a review of your thoughts and experiences on the V-Tec incorporated into the disc (assuming you can even tell)
  4. Write a review of your thoughts and experiences on the VCobra after you’ve used it a lot

Here’s the tricky part, reviews must be positive in tone.  What does that mean you ask?  It means that we don’t want to have reviews that tell us how much it sucks (if it does).  Instead, we want reviews which identify what type of player is likely to enjoy the plastic/disc/flight path/et cetera.  We realize that you might not be that player, but it’s way more helpful to identify who would benefit from this disc (if anyone).  Not all discs work for all people, but most of us can imagine who a disc might be appropriate for, or under which circumstances it would excel.

You’ll be expected to get your first review in within a week of receiving the disc, and the next two within 4 weeks of receiving the disc.

If you’re not willing to write the reviews, don’t enter the give away. The VCobra’s that we have in stock are at the heavy end 174-180g, so if you wouldn’t throw these weights probably not a good choice to review them. The goal here is to give a few people the opportunity to help the rest of the disc golf community to make an informed purchase decision on this disc.

Entry deadline: noon Dec 23, 2015

Things to remember:

  • make sure that you include your name and a valid email address when filling out the comment stuff, otherwise we won’t be able to tell you that you won, and we’ll give the prize to someone else
  • comments here are “moderated” so don’t panic if your comment doesn’t appear right away…
  • Although this is targeted to our customer base, so Canadians, this give away is open to anyone anywhere (unless prohibited by law)

A bit more about the VCobra, it is a midrange rated as Speed: 5, Glide: 5, Turn: -1, Fade: 2 and features the V-Tec convex outer rim, which puts more weight in the rim keeping the flight flatter (and straighter) longer. The regular Cobra is Speed: 4, Glide: 5, Turn: -2, Fade: 2.

p.s. every purchase between now and January 8th, 2016 gets a chance to win a new Innova Heropack!

If you bought a Langley CFR Disc you need to read this!

So, one of the special things about CFR discs is that when you purchase them, you become a Sponsor which allows you to fill out a form and get entered into a draw to win free stuff.  Problem is, I didn’t have the forms with me at Langley, so if you bought one of the discs, you didn’t get the form that you were owed.  I have them now, so you can either make arrangements to get the form from me, or you can send me the following information and I’ll fill it out and mail it in for you. Continue reading If you bought a Langley CFR Disc you need to read this!

Langley CFR

So looks like the discs should actually be here in time for the event.  If there’s something that you want especially, you can let me know and I’ll put one aside for you.

Switched things up a little bit though, we’re not bringing in any Atlases, instead we’re going with R-Pro XDs.  The updated stamp is:

Langley CFR Stamp

Langley Duck Golf: CFR Order

The Langley Disc Golf Club is putting together an order of Custom Fund Raising discs using the Innova CFR Program.  The generous support of Innova through this program is helping Langley to pay for the course upgrades that they are making:

  • new concrete pads
  • new baskets
  • extra pin locations
  • new course layout

Keep in mind these are “fundraiser” discs which will be custom stamped and in mold/plastic combinations which are not normally available.  I believe they are pricing the plastic at $25/disc (the Atlas may go for $30).

Final order is being confirmed, but it may include (only 25 of each):

Champion Glow (Custom Stamp):

  • Boss (170-5)
  • Destroyer (165-75)
  • Firebird (170-5)
  • Gator (170-5)
  • Leopard (151-75)
  • Wraith (165-75)
  • Cobra w/ stock mini swoosh stamp

Overmold (Custom Stamp):

  • Atlas (170-80)

LDGC: Summer is Coming