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Old 03-22-2009, 08:29 PM
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Flipping Discs?

O.K. - I need some help here. I see all the threads about disc types and strategies and such and every so often....or I guess rather regularly people keep talking about flipping discs? Cand someone point me to a video describing this? The only time I flip a disc is on a thumber or a tomahawk. I know I can't throw as hard as alot of people, but even when I really gun one, it's never flipped on me! Maybe that's because I have perfect form.....yeah right
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Old 03-22-2009, 08:44 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOl5izFVI3g

when bob is introduced he flips his drive pretty bad.
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Old 03-22-2009, 08:46 PM
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I think it's when the disc does a barrell roll in the air, usually cockwise while looking at it for RHBH. If I'm wrong please let me know, but snce we are on this subject; What, exactly, is a hyzer-flip?
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Old 03-22-2009, 08:49 PM
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I think it's when the disc does a barrell roll in the air, usually cockwise while looking at it for RHBH. If I'm wrong please let me know, but snce we are on this subject; What, exactly, is a hyzer-flip?
Cockwise? Is this a new kinda throw?
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Old 03-22-2009, 09:06 PM
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A disc that's "flippy" tends to turn right at high speeds when thrown RHBH.

A hyzer flip is a throw that's released with hyzer angle, but flips up to flat.

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Old 03-22-2009, 09:09 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOl5izFVI3g

when bob is introduced he flips his drive pretty bad.
WHAT That's a shank drive. Surely the threads are referring to something else. Help me out here ericJ - donovan - olorin - timg.....
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Old 03-22-2009, 10:06 PM
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A disc that's "flippy" tends to turn right at high speeds when thrown RHBH.

A hyzer flip is a throw that's released with hyzer angle, but flips up to flat.
This is it. Read this and you will know what flipping a disc actually refers to.

I would also add that a hyzer flip could still have the disc turning significantly to the right on a RHBH throw rather than just going flat.
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Old 03-22-2009, 10:43 PM
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sorry jace. thats what i usually think of flipping. it might just be turning-over a disc... No say
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Old 03-22-2009, 10:50 PM
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O.K. - I need some help here. I see all the threads about disc types and strategies and such and every so often....or I guess rather regularly people keep talking about flipping discs?
A disc thrown RHBH has a natural tendency to turn to the left as the velocity dies off. Flipping a disc can be described with throwing it with a technique that will allow the disc to overcome this natural tendency.

The disc never actually barrel rolls or "flips" It just turns right instead of left (assuming RHBH). An overstable disc will be more difficult to "flip". An understable disc will be easier to "flip".

It took me two years to figure this out because of the bad terminology and no one ever explained it to me as I tend to play alone mostly. I was just as confused as you until I threw an understable midrange disc kinda hard one day and saw it turn right. It's probably too late to change the terminology, but I prefer "breakover" because that's a better description of what the disc is actually doing, breaking over it's natural tendancy/physics and doing something it won't do normally.
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See also this thread: http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums...ead.php?t=2007
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