Damage: Some dings and scratches
Stamp: Corner Swoosh (worn)
Ink: Plate, Wing, and Rim
Sleepy scale: 6/10
About the mold: The TL is the brother of the reliable Teebird. The “L” stands for “Less Overstable” and “Longer”. This disc has the same great speed and glide as the Teebird, but is straighter flying with less fade at the end of the flight. If you are looking for a straight flying maximum fairway driver, the TL is the answer.
Some notes on the plastic: Champion Edition plastic is not the same as modern Champion plastic. From 2000 to 2002 Innova made a unique translucent blend of plastic and called it Champion Edition. From 2003 to 2004 the name changed to Pro Line or Candy Pro. In 2004 the name of this blend was changed to Champion and that’s the name they stuck with. As a result, there was a lot of confusion between Champion Edition, Pro Line, Candy Pro, and Champion. To add to the confusion, there are variations within each blend. The pearly, stiff CE/Pro Line reportedly tends to be more overstable. The gummy, clear CE/Pro Line are usually a bit touchier. The cloudy, tacky CE/Pro Line falls right in the middle.
X-Mold vs L-Mold: The Original L mold appeared in the first CE drivers. At the time, they thought that nobody wanted the more stable versions of these discs in premium plastic. It took far too long to beat them in, due to the strength and durability of CE plastic. They tweaked the molds to be slightly less stable. This was not advertised as a new mold by Innova and continued to be marketed and sold as the Teebird. After a couple of runs, they started running CE in both versions of the molds. Several years later, Innova made the TL its own mold. This final run of CE Teebird is the L-Mold configuration.