By: marty.hapner | August 07, 2018

Archer

the Samurai Archer represents the spirit of those in battle who have earned the right to be named champion of their hard fought victory. Only two people will earn that right, one man and one woman. 

  • (50) Star (WHITE) Rancho Roc ~ 150 Class -
    (25) with Black Foil Archer and Red Foil ‘Hanko’ Stamp and
    (25) with Copper Foil Archer and Red Foil ‘Hanko’ Stamp
  • (50) Star (BLACK) Rancho Roc ~ 150 Class -
    (25) with Gold Foil Archer and Red Foil ‘Hanko’ Stamp and
    (25) with Silver Foil Archer and Red Foil ‘Hanko’ Stamp
  • (50) Star (SILVER) Rancho Roc ~ 150 Class -
    (25) with Gold Foil Archer and Red Foil ‘Hanko’ Stamp and
    (25) with Purple Foil Archer and Gold Foil ‘Hanko’ Stamp
  • (50) Star (GOLD) Rancho Roc ~ 150 Class -
    (25) with Silver Foil Archer and Red Foil ‘Hanko’ Stamp and
    (25) with Black Foil Archer and Silver Foil ‘Hanko’ Stamp
  • (50) Star (SWIRLY) Rancho Roc ~ 150 Class -
    (25) with Red Foil Archer and Gold Foil ‘Hanko’ Stamp and
    (25) with Purple Foil Archer and Red Foil ‘Hanko’ Stamp
  • (65) Champion Destroyers ~ 168 -175 grams-
    (25) with Black Foil Archer and Red Foil ‘Hanko’ Stamp and
    (25) with Red Foil Archer and Gold Foil ‘Hanko’ Stamp
  • (15) Black Champion Destroyers*
    (15) with Gold Foil Archer and Silver Foil ‘Hanko’ Stamp. 
    *Black Champion Destroyers will be awarded randomly.

Ghost Archer

One week after general Samurai Archer release, we introduced a limited quantity of special collector’s discs. These discs have a different Samurai Archer stamp configuration and foil configuration. Models are extremely limited. Each disc was numbered and came with a certificate of authenticity.


  • (20) Champion (BLACK) Destroyers
    with Ghost Archer and Gold Sparkle Foil ‘Hanko’ Stamp
  • (20) Star (Gold) Rancho Rocs
    with Pearlized Ghost Archer and Metallic Gold Foil ‘Hanko’ Stamp
  • (20) Star (Black) Rancho Rocs
    with Red Metallic Prism Archer and Silver Refraction Foil ‘Hanko’ Stamp
  • (20) Star (Silver) Rancho Rocs
    with Oil Slick Ghost Archer and Metallic Copper ‘Hanko’ Stamp

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Tags: Japan Open 

By: marty.hapner | December 22, 2017

Here's the information I've collected on the Innova Christmas discs. hopefully this will help you in your search. There are a couple of years that I don't know what the disc or stamp were. There are also a couple of years that they offered more than 1 mold or color but the stamp always was the same. Rick Black

1983 - cherry red - pat. pend. aero - gold hot stamp
1984 - dark blue beadless aviar - white hs
1985 - red XD - no patent# - metallic hs
1988 - white aviar - metallic hs - santa in church
1990 - glo viper - metallic hs 
1993 - Polecat - green with red stamp - Santa in fireplace
1994 - glo ontario roc - santa toy shop
1994 - Glo Raven - white with green stamp - Santa toy shop
1995 - red aviar or aero - silver hs
1996 - Glo Raven - white with green stamp - Toy shop, disc golf rules
1997 - Glo Rancho ROC - 175 - white with red stamp - Kid hanging stocking
1998 - Thumbtrack Birdie - 125 - red with white stamp - bow
1998 - Glo Rancho ROC - white with green stamp - bow
1998 - Glo Viper - white with red stamp - bow
1999 - Glo Viper - white with red stamp - 176 - North Hole - Dave Dunipace character
2000 - Whippet - white with full color stamp - Santa and basket
2000 - Glo Rancho ROC - white with red stamp - wreath and basket
2000 - Small Bead Aviar - white with red stamp - wreath and basket
2001 - DX Valkyrie - white with full color stamp - snowy nightime scene
2002 - 1st run DX Beast - white with full color stamp - candle and basket
2003 - Champion Stingray - white with red stamp - Santa dropping discs into chimneys
2004 - red - 1st run champion sidewinder - santa in innova hat
2005 - Star Sidewinder - white with rainbow stamp - decorated basket
2006 - Star Wraith - white with rainbow stamp - discatcher snowflake
2007 - white champion orc - snow putt globe
2008 - yellow special blend destroyer - holly & wreath
2009 - Champion Coyote - orange with silver stamp - snowman putting at basket
2010 - P-MD2 - neon green with blue stamp - santa flying on giant disc sleigh.

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By: marty.hapner | February 16, 2017

By Rick Black

Copied from Innova Collector group, Facebook post on 2/16/2017

So I get a lot of questions and see a lot of posts about what is CE and what is Ching? I also see a lot of things mislabeled or folks just generalize as CE era etc... So I'm going to share some info that I've researched and collected over the years. This info comes from my time as vendor with Innova during the early 2000's and is straight from the factories and conversatiosn with Dave, Harold, JP, Tim and other employees.

CE and the CE era (2000-2002). CE discs were 1st introduced at the 2000 Worlds flymart in the form of the 1 of 60 SE/CE Teebirds. A new polymer blend Dave was experimenting with, making them more durable than anything before. The response was positive and the next 2 molds, Valks and Gazelles, went into production. These protos were released in September of 2000. The "first runs" of the original big 5 molds were sent to retailers and vendors in December 2000. The final run CE Teebirds were released in September 2002. This is also the final run of anything CE. Both warehouses still had some inventory left in stock and the announcement to discontinue was made in February of 2003. All remaining stock was gone from East by mid spring of 2003.
The original Big 5 molds were Valks, Teebirds, Eagles, Fireirds and Leopards. There were other molds made that were part of a fundraising campaign offered. Some of these other molds were Rocs, Aviars, Spiders, Rhynos, Cheetahs, Gazelles, Aeros, Sharks, Classic Rocs. Plus the 3 Millennium molds, QJLS, QMS, QOmega.

The Ching stamp story. (1997-2003) Ching is a company started in Charlotte in 1997. The founder, Mike Holgate, had discovered a new way to stamp discs using a computer generated design and a new application process. An end result of the process was a flattening of the top flight plate during the application and a certain feel to the top flight plate which was the result of a protectant added afterwards to help preserve the stamp. The 1st Ching stamped discs released were in the summer of 1997 as fundrasiers for the 97 Worlds in Charlotte. The process along with the Ching Skilshot design were eventually sold to Innova in early 2003. After the sale the process was renamed the Innova Full Color stamp.

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By: marty.hapner | October 31, 2016

This is a 2nd run Aviar from 85. The 1st run was small Patent Pending. It had a mold flaw so Innova replaced the mold with this one. The 3rd run had normal size letters that said Patent Pending in 86. Innova got the Patent in 87 and added the small bead and the big bead. This run is very supple and feels like butter. Made in white , pink, and purple. Nice disc! -Mark Peterson

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By: marty.hapner | January 04, 2016

SAKURA
 

First came the "Classic Roc". So named now because it set a benchmark for all discs from that time and for all discs yet to come. The Roc was born from the days of San Marino engraving and Innova setting the standards for consummate play and disc golf 
The special Sakura or "Cherry Blossom" disc art brings to the disc golf world one of Japan's oldest traditions. The Cherry Blossom is a rite of Spring, or the coming of a season filled with tranquility and happiness. Known in Japan as Sakura or Hanami, the Japanese enjoy the new years' warm weather in the shade of this peaceful setting which can only be found in Japan. In a very limited release, you can own one of these discs surely to be a collector's favorite.

(30) Star (WHITE) San Marino Roc ~ 150Cl
- with Pink leaf and Brown trunk foil combination

(25) Star (WHITE) San Marino Roc ~ 150Cl
- with Gold leaf and Black trunk foil combination

(25) Champion (BLACK) San Marino Roc ~ 150Cl
- with Silver leaf and Gold trunk foil combination

(5) Star (BLACK) San Marino Roc ~ 150Cl
- with Pearl leaf and Ghost trunk foil combination

(22) Champion (BLACK) San Marino Roc ~ 150Cl
- with Pearl leaf and Ghost trunk foil combination

(58) Champion (dark- not black) San Marino Roc ~ 150Cl
- with Gold leaf and Silver trunk foil combination

(49) Champion (light color) San Marino Roc ~ 150Cl
- with Green leaf and Brown trunk foil combination

 

Release numbers for Kabuki Fierce Face:

150 Class White Star Roc ~ 50

150 Class Swirly Star Roc ~ 50

150 Class Gold Star Roc ~ 25

150 Class Silver Star Roc ~ 25

150 Class Black Star Roc ~ 20

Category: Holy Grails! 

Tags: Japan Open