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When I throw flippy discs, usually I'm throwing them on a hyzer angle so they'll flip up to flat and get longer glide in the middle and end part of the flight. I throw my Rogues this way. But I also throw the Rogues flat on fairways that gently turn right to get that gentle right turn.So to say "I like a flippy disc," is to say you like a disc that will fade to the right whether naturally or by your throw?
Mike has it all wrong. it's in reference to when we go eat pancakes and the cook tosses one to the table and it lands in the wrong plate.
the dude at the "wrong plate " eats it real quick, and we refer to that as a "flip".
its rare ,but angry-awesome when it happens.
I disagree with Mark a bit, I don't consider a flip & anhyzer the same thing. An anhyzer is when you turn a disc over on purpose by releasing it with angle.Flip occurs when the disc is too understable to handle snap given and it turns or "flips" over. Watch some casuals with their old DX plastic. They can start on a hyzer line then flip and turn over to finish, definately not an anhyzer. Anhyzers should have a distinct arc in thier flight with no S-curve.
I agree with Montell and Lotto about the proper definition of "flip" except their physics is backwards. Flip is what a disc does if it is too understable for how fast you threw it. Anhyzer is what you do with the angle of release. Either causes the disc to turn in the understable direction.
However, too much spin does not flip a disc. Insufficient spin flips a disc. Think gyroscope: the faster it spins the harder it is to move it off its axis. Same with a bycycle wheel -- that's why it is easier to balance when you are moving. My brother Jon throws really slow with lots of spin. He can throw an XL into a headwind. I throw faster and with less spin. I can flip a Predator in a headwind. I have trouble throwing anything into a headwind.
Players who throw "hard" often think they are getting a lot of spin, but if they are flipping the disc, they are getting velocity, or maybe they are just getting extra exercise.