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What Is A Hyzer Flip and How Do I Do It?

Updated: Aug 3, 2021

One of the shots in disc golf that can hook a person into the beauty of the sport is watching the infamous


Hyzer Flip!


This shot is not only useful for trying to gain maximum distance potential, but is also perfect for tight, wooded tunnel navigation commonly seen out on the course.


So,


What is a hyzer flip?


Simply put, a hyzer flip is when an understable disc is thrown with enough hyzer release that instead of turning over like it typically would, it instead "flips" to flat in the middle of it's flight before turning some and fading back to the left.


Usually, when thrown flat, an understable disc will stay flat before ultimately turning over completely to the right if it is given enough speed to do so.


Because of the hyzer release angle, this turn is resisted and the disc instead fades.


Appropriately, this flight pattern is called an S-Turn flight pattern due to the way the disc weaves through the air.


Easy right?


But...


Why use the hyzer flip?


As mentioned, using this flight pattern can help to significantly add more distance to your bomber throws by using the stability of the disc and the air to help the disc ride a longer flight pattern before fading out.


While in the woods, shots off the tee or further into the hole may become quite tight and obstructed.


When using the hyzer flip, you're making the disc essentially smaller by having it release from your hand in a vertical position rather than a typical horizontal or "flat" position.


This can help with sneaking past some of those immediate trees out in front of your shot and then have the disc able to ride out the fairway for better distance in those pesky woods.


How to throw a Hyzer Flip


Throwing this shot tends to be quite easy, even for beginner players.


This is largely due to the hyzer release being a very common release angle as the body naturally wants to lean forward a little bit when a player attempts to give their throw some juice.


This forward lean often leaves the wrist pointed toward the ground a bit.


So, take a stable or understable disc (if you're a slow arm speed or newer to the sport), throw the disc on a slight to moderate amount of hyzer angle (left side tilted down a bit if you're a righty throwing backhand), and snap the disc out of the "power pocket."


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Snapping the disc appropriately will help the Turn rating of the disc to flip the slightly hyzered disc up to flat a little bit down the fairway.


The more understable the disc is, the more of a turn you'll get, making the S-turn flight pattern allow for more distance. This is especially helpful in those open fields where you can really sling the disc.


More experienced players can use just about any stability of a disc to perform a hyzer flip for accurate wooded lines, but have the disc remain overstable immediately after it flips up to flat, helping to make the disc smaller off the initial release.


New, beginner players can use a fairway driver to achieve the hyzer flip, but may need to use a mid-range or even a putter when first learning to throw.


It's important to note that while many more experienced players will usually hyzer flip fairway and distance drivers, you can throw a hyzer flip with any understable or stable disc.


Sometimes, you don't want the distance of the hyzer flip, but rather the flight shape of the hyzer flip to get through tight tunnels.


This is a situation where you may want to use a mid-range or putter rather than a driver.


If you're having trouble performing the hyzer flip, and getting the disc to flip to flat, then we suggest discing down to mid-range or putter, or you may need to improve your throwing form/technique until you have the arm strength to pull it off.


Warnings:


Using a disc with too much stability or not snapping out of the power pocket can give you an undesired hyzer angle that your disc may not be able to fight out of.


Hyzer flipping an understable disc into a headwind will also likely push your disc into exaggerated turn, landing you much further from your intended destination.


Practice this shot!


Who doesn't want more distance!? If this throwing technique can grant more distance without having to put in extra power, then it's certainly a shot worth practicing with a few of your favorite discs.


I spent so much of my early years learning how to primarily throw flat and I could have been using the hyzer flip to my benefit instead.


Looking for some understable discs to use for a hyzer flip?


Here are 5 fairway drivers that would work perfectly for you!


Just click on any of pictures to check out and shop at infinitediscs.com.


Flight Ratings: 8, 5, -3, 1



Flight Ratings: 9, 6, -3, 1



Flight Ratings: 7, 5, -2, 1



Flight Ratings: 9, 5, -3, 1



Flight Ratings: 9, 5, -4, 1



If you instead are looking for mid-range options, our top picks would be:


Or if you're even looking for some putter options, we highly suggest these discs:


And that's all you need to know about Hyzer Flips!


So get out there, practice, and let us know how you like this shot!


If you still have any questions, feel free to please send us a message and we will help you out!


To shop all understable discs you could for a hyzer flip, head over to

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Happy Disc Golfing!




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