Muffin_Man wrote:What is the difference in technique between throwing an understable disc on a hyzer angle and not having it flip up on you, vs throwing the same understable disc on a hyzer-flip and having it flip up?
There are a few factors in play to determine whether an understable disc hyzers, hyzer flips to a straight line or flips into a turnover shot.
1) stability of the disc thrown
2) angle of release
3) amount of snap/power
4) smoothness of throw
(You could also list disc attitude -nose up vs nose down but I personally wouldn't change that for directional purposes)
Let's say you have an understable disc that if thrown with x amount of power will flip 30 degrees before maintaining it's angle.
If you want to hyzerflip it on a straightline
you'd give it 30 degrees of hyzer at release and it would flip up to flat and then should remain on a straight path until it late in it's flight where it either drops straight to the ground or falls slightly left (rhbh).
With that same disc using the same amount of power you could increase the hyzer release to 60 degrees which after flipping up 30 degrees would have it traveling at a 30 degree hyzer angle. This would result in maintaining a hyzer flight
If you wanted a turnover shot
you could release the same disc with the same power with 15 degrees of hyzer and it would flip over 30 degrees into a 15 degree anhyzer angle and result in a controlled turnover shot. (Releasing flat would likely result in disc landing on its roll shoulder and more resemble a cut roller)
) Another option using the same disc at the same power would be to release it with 40 degrees of anhyzer and it would flip over 30 degrees and land at 70 degrees and result in a nifty backhand roller
One disc, 4 totally different shots. You can change the angle and come up with many variations of lines and that's only changing the angle of release. Changing the amount of power would also manipulate the disc into different lines. Naturally the harder you throw the more hyzer angle you'll need to achieve the same shot.
I believe you should strive to be smooth in your acceleration through release. If you are herky jerky this will hurt your consistency and usually make the disc flip harder than with a smoother shot.
However on occassion (very rare) I may purposely be jerky with my acceleration/release to achieve some sort of trick shot from a compromised lie (usually something like a U shaped roller from a kneeling or stretched position to get around a mando or dogleg).
I'm very old school in my disc selections and disc strategy. I typically only use 5-7 discs in a round. I prefer to use one disc for several different purposes by manipulating the aforementioned factors rather than carry several discs to each serve a single purpose.
Want to be consistent? know your plastic