This morning I went to test my brand new Innova Roc. I’d heard some good things about the Rock, and about what a “great all around” performer it is. So I decided that I’d use it exclusively for a round of nine at Von Baer Park in Providence, Utah. No Driver, No Putter, Just the Roc – a disc I had never even used before.
My experience with the Innova Roc went great, for the first 7 holes. It is a nice heavy disc with a great grip, and decent glide (4), no turn (0), and a pretty heavy fade (3). It has a slow speed (4), but for me I didn’t really notice much loss in distance compared with the drivers I normally use. I used it to tee-off, for forehand shots, backhand shots, a turnover shot, my putter, and even a thumber. It worked well enough for almost everything, and made a great putter for me (might have just been beginners luck, but I didn’t miss a single putt with it). After 7 holes, I was just 1 over, which is a really good score for me on such a difficult course.
But then my good fortune came to an end. My forehand release was slightly to the left, the Roc failed to recover by fading to the right, and glided off the cliff into the Von Baer Abyss known as “the disc graveyard.” I couldn’t find it, and so my review of the Roc is done until I get another one. But from my six holes of experience, I really like that mid range disc.
The Roc comes in several different weights and plastics. Here are the reviews of the Roc by Summit Sports:
DX Plastic (Least Expensive, Nicks Most Easily)
Star Plastic Innova Roc Review, Higher Quality
SP Plastic – Medium Grade, Medium Price