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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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 | 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

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By: marty.hapner | October 29, 2015

The OG small Rocs were San Marino. When the mold was retooled to a large diameter, Innova stopped making the small diameter from 88-94.They were brought back in 95 and the word "classic" and the year ,"1995" were added to tell them apart from the original ones. Innova made Ontario mold classic Rocs from 95-2012. In 2012 they started making DX classic Rocs in San Marino and Rancho molds. The Ontario molds fetch more then the other classic molds, up to $25. The new San Marino and Rancho molds are regular DX price from what I have seen. The OG San Marino go for around $50 + when new.

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By: marty.hapner | October 14, 2014

Champion Fundraiser Discs

Available Discs:
Candy Viper  
Candy   Starfire *
Candy   Archangel
Candy   Teebird   TL
Glow Candy   Banshee
Glow Candy   Eagle
Candy   Rhyno
Champion   Roc **

Previous CFR Discs:
CE   Roc
CE   Aviar
CE   Valkyrie
CE   Gazelle  
CE   Aero  
CE   Classic Roc
CE   Rhyno
CE   Shark

* Only available to SuperTour, National Tour, and Majors TDs.

** Only made for USDGC




 

INNOVA strives to make products that add value to your tournaments, be it for player packages, fundraising for purses, and to help promote your event. One of our most popular products has come about with the introduction of the   USDGC   Candy   Roc . What started as a fundraiser for a certain event, has become a new twist on tournament sponsorship. We make a certain number of discs in our Champion plastic - discs that are either not normally run in that plastic, or in our special Glow Champion plastic, and tournament directors sell them at a premium as collectibles or for throwing. We make a disc that people want, and give it only to tournaments to sell. Special item + limited quantities + benefits tournaments = great seller. These discs are sought by collectors and throwers alike.


Want some? Here'e a   list   of tournaments currently selling CFR discs. Are you a TD and want to add CFR discs to your next tournament?   Click here .

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