Innova’s Pig shines through when used as an approach disc. This disc feels good in the hand, has a soft grip, and a nice thumbtrack.
It has a straight flight path with confident fade that is perfect for intermediate players. The Pig is also great for experienced players who need a reliable putter or approach disc.
Some reviewers say that the Pig flies predictably and performs pretty well in most weather conditions. But let’s take a look ourselves.
Innova Pig Putt & Approach
The Pig is an overstable Putt & Approach disc that will get you out of trouble on any hole. It’s great for hyzer putting, sidearm approaches and backhand spikes.
The Thumtrac Rim allows sure grip when throwing with either hand so it can be used equally well by backhand or forehand throwers.
It does NOT glide, and is a good disc to use when you need it to ‘stick’ to the ground below the pin.
Innova Pig Disc Dimensions
Below are the dimensions of the Pig:
- Diameter: 21.2 cm
- Height: 2.1 cm
- Rim Depth: 1.4 cm
- Rim Width: 1.4 cm
- Max Weight: 178.00 g
Innova Pig Flight Path
The Flight ratings for the Pig stay pretty true to the numbers. Here are the numbers:
- Speed: 4.0
- Glide: 1.0
- Turn: 0.0
- Fade: 3.0
From the numbers, we can see that the Pig has some low glide, and it’s going to hook really fast.
In terms of stability, the Pig is an overstable putter that will fight headwinds regardless if you’re RHBH or LHFH.
No need to worry about an accidental anhyzer!
Below is the list of the available plastic types for the Innova Pig Putter:
Innova Star Plastic ❌
Innova GStar Plastic ❌
Innova Champion Plastic ❌
Innova Metal Flake Plastic ❌
Innova Blizzard Plastic ❌
Innova XT Plastic ❌
Innova Driver Pro Plastic ❌
Innova R-Pro Plastic ✔️
Innova DX Plastic ❌
Currently, the Pig is only available in R-Pro plastic.
R-Pro plastic is an offshoot of the original Pro plastic blend.
It is described as a rubbery or grippy feel and tends to be on the softer side of the plastic blends.
Pro plastic is a grade higher than the baseline DX plastic offered by Innova.
*The Pig was also released in Pro Color Glow plastic for the Bradley Williams Tour Series Stamp.
Best type of throws for the Innova Pig
(Best Choice for: Hyzer putting, Windy putts, Reliable approach shots)
If you’re looking for an approach disc for hyzer putting, the Innova Pig just might be the disc to pick up.
With a 0 turn and 3 fade, the Pig is designed to hyzer quick.
Be mindful of it’s 1 rated glide though, it tends to drop quicker than expected.
With the 3 fade, the Pig makes itself super reliable in the wind.
A disc that will not turn over with 20 mph wind gusts on the course, the Pig is definitely a reliable putter you can bag for windy day upshots.
Reliable Approach Shots
150 feet or less is where this disc makes its money.
The Pig holds very nicely on a ranged down power grip for most intermediate & advanced players.
It can be a really nice forehand flick for the intermediate and advanced player.
If you’re looking to cut back on potential rollaways, this disc does nicely.
Similar Discs to the Innova Pig
There are a few commonalities between the Pig and other popular overstable putters on the market.
Most noticeably, people often ask how does the Pig compare to the Zone, Ryhno and Berg.
While all of these discs are similar in flight path, they each have their own pros and cons when compared to each other.
*I will be writing up a future article to cover this topic.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is It Beadless?
The Innova Pig is beadless.
Does it have a Thumbtrack?
The Pig does have a thick thumbtrack on the rim of the disc.
Is this disc available in Glo plastic?
The only Glo blend that has been released for the Innova Pig is the Bradley Williams Tour Series run.
Is there an Innova Pig Tour Series Release?
Innova has released 2 Tour Series stamps for the Innova Pig.
The Bradly Williams Tour Series stamp was released in February 2022, and the Ricky Wysocki Innova Pig stamps was released as part of the 2021 Tour Series run.
Where can I find a Ricky Wysocki Innova Pig Stamp?
You’ll be hard pressed to find out Tour Series runs still available on the popular online disc stores (but you could try).
The best place to look for a Ricky Wysocki Pig Stamp is the r/discexchange on Reddit, eBay (could be expensive), or the Disc Golf Buy/Sell/Trade FB Group.
Is there an Innova Pig Shirt (Merch)?
Yes. Innova has released t-shirts for the Innova Pig available on various different websites.
Review Methodology & Why You Should Trust Us
There are a lot of different disc golf discs on the market, and it can be a real challenge to understand all the nuances about the differences between them.
Disc Golfer Rich Priebe (#69849) has been playing for over 10 years and has spent hundreds of hours researching, testing and reviewing hundreds of different disc golf discs and talking to experts in the field like Ben Calhoun of The Throw Shop.
As the writer on every article on this site (Rich), I only recommend discs and other products that I believe in and that I think will deliver value for your time, skill, and money.
My goal is to help you find the perfect disc that fits your skill, and fills that hole in your bag as well as budge, so that you can enjoy your rounds of disc while getting better at the game.
The R-Pro Pig is made to be versatile for all types of throwers. It has a stable flight path and can handle some wind.
This disc is perfect for players who want an all-around approach putter that can be used for hyzer putts, windy rounds, and approach shots.
Innova recommends the Pig for advanced players who need a disc they can have confidence with in windy conditions. If you are looking for a reliable overstable putter, check out the Innova Pig.