Thread: [Innova] Innova KATANA
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Old 10-16-2020, 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by KingCrab84 View Post
I'm having trouble finding that line on the Katana unless it's just understood that it's the outer edge of the disc since it's such a narrow point.
You are correct, PLH is just the outer edge on a driver. All other things equal, a higher PLH on a driver will always make it more overstable. Obviously there are lots of other variables (weight, plastic type, if the disc has been beat in, etc), but if everything else is the same then the higher PLH disc will be more overstable.

Originally Posted by KingCrab84 View Post
I took some pics, maybe there is something to be gleaned. I know it's hard without some kind of scale or comparison disc of the same mold but i'd still be interested to know if anything sticks out.
Unfortunately, a PLH comparison is only foolproof when looking at two discs of the same mold. I would assume based on the PLH and wing shape that your Destroyer flies a bit more overstable than your Katana, but I can't say for absolute certainty. To contrast that, look at post #84 in this thread ( and see the massive PLH difference between two Destroyers. I would have confidently bet $100 that the Destroyer on the right was more overstable even if the poster didn't say so.

Originally Posted by KingCrab84 View Post
This is hilarious, though. Both responses so far claim to know exactly what makes an overstable Katana and they are polar opposite opinions.
Not really polar opposite opinions, just looking at two different variables. Some molds (like the Firebird) will typically be more overstable when flat. Other molds (like the Stag or Getaway) will typically be more overstable when domey. This really comes down to how an individual mold behaves while it is cooling, and whether the increased dome pushes down the PLH or lifts it up. TWMccoy has thrown a lot of Katanas and through personal experience he found that Katanas fly beefier when flat. I'm not contradicting his findings, just pointing out that it is a crapshoot mold and you can still get a beefy domey Katana. Because again, my beefy domey Katana has a higher PLH than the others, rather than lower. I will try to take some pictures tomorrow to show you what I'm talking about.
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