Innova TeeBird3 Review (When To Throw This Driver?)

Have you ever thrown the fast and consistent TeeBird3? Compared to the original TeeBird, this updated disc has slightly more speed, less glide, and the exact same turn and fade.

When I first wanted to try out the TeeBird3, I wasn’t sure whether there were enough differences between the two discs for it to be worth it or not.

For this TeeBird3 disc review, I’ll explain my thoughts on how this disc performs, the best uses, and whether you should consider moving from the TeeBird to the TeeBird3!

Overview of the Innova TeeBird3

Innova TeeBird3

The TeeBird3 is an 8 speed fairway driver that is reliable and can be thrown on straight lines without a lot of fade back. It does have a good amount of glide, especially for a fairway driver, but there are other discs that could carry further during the flight.

One thing that I learned when throwing the TeeBird3 is that it doesn’t seem to be affected that much during windy conditions. It’s stable enough to cut through any headwinds or tailwinds that you’ll run into during a round.

I also found it easy to control and throw, so I think it’s a good disc recommendation for any players who want easy and controlled distance on their drives.

Innova TeeBird3 Specifications

  • Flight Ratings: 8 Speed, 4 Glide, 0 Turn, 2 Fade
  • Plastics: DX, Star, GStar, Champion, Metal Flake
  • Weight: 150-175g
  • Stability: Stable
  • Fade: Minimum
  • Primary Use: Fairway
  • Skill Level: Beginner

Innova TeeBird3 Features

Plastic Types

You can find this disc golf disc in the following molds; DX TeeBird3, Star TeeBird3, GStar TeeBird3, Champion TeeBird3, and Metal Flake TeeBird3.

  • DX – The DX line is available for virtually every disc model and weight at Innova. This is their most cost-effective plastic and provides outstanding traction in the majority of situations. In comparison to other plastics, discs manufactured with DX plastic are significantly less robust and can be damaged while flying through trees or other obstructions.
  • Star – Star plastic is one of the premium Innova plastics that’s known for being grippy, durable, and consistent. It has the same durability as the more expensive Champion plastic and will keep its shape in both cold and warm weather.
  • GStar – GStar is a softer and less stable premium plastic than other high-end materials. It’s comparable to Star or Champion plastic that has been used and beaten in before. One great advantage of GStar plastic is that it will retain its form and flight path for longer than DX or Pro discs.
  • Champion – The most premium and costly plastic produced by Innova is the Champion mold. It’s extremely long-lasting, firm, and overstable. Discs molded in Champion plastic can withstand abuse from trees or rocks while retaining their flight characteristics. Because it is so robust, this material is less flexible and soft.
  • Metal Flake – The Metal Flake discs from Innova are actually made from the exact same Champion plastic. These discs are firm and long-lasting, with the only difference being the metal flecks that have been added. With the small pieces of metal, the disc will be a heavier weight and more overstable.

Here’s my full guide on the available Innova plastic options.

Available Weights

The TeeBird3 can be found with a minimum weight of 150 grams and a maximum weight of 175 grams.

Best Throws for the Innova TeeBird3

Alright, here’s the most interesting and impactful part that you’ve been waiting for.

For the majority of players, the best throws for the Innova TeeBird3 are:

  • Accurate approaches
  • Power shots
  • Sidearm flicks

Accurate – Some discs are more controllable than others, and this one is straightforward to control and launch for precise lines and distances. You’ll have no trouble keeping this disc on the fairway or aiming straight towards the basket.

Power – Discs for power throws are typically overstable, meaning they will resist turning to the right for a right-handed backhand throw. When thrown with enough power, an overstable disc will flex or turn to the left before returning to its original flight path.

Sidearm – Discs that are great for sidearm throws are usually overstable and provide a lot of grip in the hand. Having a clean release and spin is key to a good forehand, and this disc has a wide enough rim to be able to generate a strong, powerful throw.

TeeBird3 Stability and Turn

Discs with a stable rating are the most neutral type of stability in between understable and overstable options. Stable discs are great for angle control since they should stay on the same angle that they’re released on.

Which Players Should Use the Innova TeeBird3?

Most fairway drivers are easier to control and throw when compared to distance drivers. They don’t require as much speed, and a lot of these discs have maximum glide numbers to help get that extra distance when throwing on the fairway.

The TeeBird3 is no different, and any player should be able to throw a controlled shot that also glides and carries for great distance.

Since this disc has a tag of beginner, that means it’s the perfect option for newer players to try out. That doesn’t mean that more experienced players shouldn’t use it, just that it’s easier for beginners and newer players to control and use.

Where Can You Find the Innova TeeBird3?

As an experienced player, my preferred place to look for certain disc golf discs like the TeeBird3 is at any local disc golf shop in my state. If I can’t find the disc in-store, there are two online shops that I always prefer to shop at.

InfiniteDiscs – They have plenty of disc options and show unique images of each individual disc that you can sort through, look at, and buy.

Amazon – You can find plenty of options for brands and plastics right on the Amazon site.

Discs Related to the TeeBird3

Check out these similar disc golf discs to the TeeBird3 and read through my full reviews below!

Innova TL3 – Similar to the Innova TL, the TL3 features more control with less speed and fade.

Innova Dragon – One of the lightweight drivers from Innova that has grippy plastic and floats in water.

Innova TeeBird – One of the most popular and consistent fairway drivers with good speed and glide.

Final Review

There you go, that covers just about everything that I’ve learned when trying out and throwing the TeeBird3. This review went over,

  • The most common throws that you can use with the TeeBird3
  • What plastic and weight options and available
  • Any similar discs and how they compare to the TeeBird3 fairway driver.