Pros - Flies straight as an arrow when given a hyzer
Cons - Will be too flippy unless thrown correctly
Compares to - Faster Roadrunner, same glide as a Wraith
I got the opportunity to visit some family in Tampa, which has some of my favorite disc golf courses in the country. I stopped by the famous Clearwater Disc Golf store to take a look and ended up with a 163 g Innova Monarch. I took it with me to near-by Cliff Stephens Disc Golf Course to throw a round.
I used the Monarch as my primary driver on several holes (until it went straight into a pond...but that's another post). I was astounded with how understable the disc was right "out of the box". I hyzered it pretty hard and it never faded back. The Monarch flew as straight as an arrow and landed gently about 20 ft. from the first hole. I was sold.
Obviously, the Monarch is also a great turn-0ver disc. Pros will find it to be a very useful roller disc as well. However, I have never come across a more beginner friendly driver. I would have a hard time imagining anyone who couldn't throw a straight drive with the Monarch. In fact, as soon as I got home I texted a newbie friend and told him, "Dude, you need to pick up an Innova Monarch!". Let's hope he does.