The 10 Best Hyzer Flip Discs Reviewed

by Denis Flaschner, Professional | PDGA #49081

Best Disc Golf Hyzer Flip Discs

Whether it's carving up a tight tunnel shot or panning out on a huge flex line, a well-executed hyzer flip is possibly the most beautiful and unique flight path in disc golf. It's also one of the most difficult to achieve. In this article, we'll review some of the best hyzer flip discs for this finesse shot.

What Is A Hyzer Flip?

A shot that is released on a hyzer angle and turns to flat or anhyzer in the high speed portion of its flight. This shot shape takes full advantage of a disc's turn and glide ratings.

For a quick rundown of the fundamentals of a hyzer flip, this video by Danny Lindahl is a great resource:

When To Throw A Hyzer Flip?

With proper manipulation of release angle and speed control, players can perform perfectly straight tunnel shots and long panning flex lines using the hyzer flip technique. A softly thrown putter will hyzer flip and glide straight for a 200ft upshot, while a full-power rip on with the right understable fairway driver will glide flat and straight well past 300ft. 

The hyzer flip is also used for maximum distance throws, as big arms will release a flippy (understable) disc on a high hyzer angle and turn it all the way over to anhyzer, sending it gliding out for massive distance. To understand how to hyzer flip for max distance, watch Garret Gurthie send discs into the stratosphere in the video above.

What Makes A Good Hyzer Flip Disc?

Understable discs that have a negative turn rating will make it easier to throw a hyzer flip shot. That said, this is highly dependent on how hard you can throw. A player must have the required arm speed to activate the turn necessary to flip a disc from a hyzer angle.

Learn More: Understable vs Overstable Discs Explained

While pros will be able to flip speedy distance drivers, beginners and low power players will need to focus on slower mid range and fairway drivers to execute hyzer flip shots. Having a solid understanding of your individual capabilities is key to understanding what makes a good hyzer flip disc for you.

In the following list, we've included a variety of hyzer flip discs for both beginner and advanced players.

Discraft Meteor

Discraft Meteor

Flight Ratings

  • Speed: 5
  • Glide: 5
  • Turn: -3
  • Fade: 1

Dimensions

  • Height: 2.0cm
  • Diameter: 21.5cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.3cm
  • Rim Width: 1.3cm

Popular Plastics

  • ESP
  • Z Line
  • CryZtal

The Meteor is a mid range designed to hyzer flip though tight corridors and glide straight towards the basket. The perfect disc for beginners, the Meteor's sleek profile is designed to generate easy velocity for players with less arm speed. With a generous -3 turn rating, this mold will flip from a hyzer angle to flat at high speeds. When it slows down, it has a reliable little fade.

Also excellent for controlled turnover shots, the Meteor is a fantastic finesse disc that will carve up heavily wooded fairways. It is available in a wide variety of Discraft plastics, and the grippy yet durable ESP is very popular. For exceptional durability, the CryZtal Meteor is a great option.

Axiom Hex

Axiom Hex

Flight Ratings

  • Speed: 5
  • Glide: 5
  • Turn: -1
  • Fade: 1

Dimensions

  • Height: 1.6cm
  • Diameter: 21.4cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.3cm
  • Rim Width: 1.4cm

Popular Plastics

  • Neutron
  • Electron

In the past year, MVP/Axiom has retooled their mid range lineup. The newly released Hex is a slightly understable disc built for consistent and accurate hyzer flips. With just 1.6cm of height, this disc has a very low profile that fits comfortably in any hand. If you hate domey tops, this is the disc for you.

For intermediate to advanced players, the Hex has just enough turn to throw a hyzer flip at full power. Once it gets up to flat, it's going to ride out straight before the fade takes over. One of the best hyzer flip discs for higher power players, we have the Hex available in the popular Neutron plastic blend.

Innova Leopard

Innova Star Leopard Hyzer Flip Fairway Driver

Flight Ratings

  • Speed: 6
  • Glide: 5
  • Turn: -2
  • Fade: 1

Dimensions

  • Height: 1.6cm
  • Diameter: 21.2cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.1cm
  • Rim Width: 1.6cm

Popular Plastics

  • DX
  • Star
  • Halo Star

A longtime staple in the Innova starter pack, the Leopard is the quintessential beginner fairway driver. For many players, this is the first hyzer flip disc in the bag. It is understable enough to allow lower power throwers to flip it up to flat. Bigger arms will be able to put the Leopard on a steep release angle and flip it all the way over for beautiful drifting turnover shots.

We have the classic Leopard available in grippy and durable Star plastic. For most players this will start as a straight flyer and wear in to a hyzer flip machine. A few years ago Innova released the Leopard3, a faster variation with more distance potential. We also have the Leopard available in Halo Star plastic.

Legacy Patriot 

Flight Ratings

  • Speed: 7
  • Glide: 5
  • Turn: -2
  • Fade: 1

Dimensions

  • Height: 1.8cm
  • Diameter: 21.2cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.1cm
  • Rim Width: 1.8cm

Popular Plastics

  • Icon

Often compared to the Innova Leopard, the Patriot offers similar flight characteristics but with a bit more speed. It is a great hyzer flip disc that generates big distance with less effort. Built to fly straight, the Patriot is one of the best discs out there for technical tunnel shots that require a bit of flip to find the fairway.

Legacy discs is a relatively small company owned by southern California disc golf legend Steve Rico. The Patriot is a perfect introduction to their unique product line, and it is available in our store now in the grippy and durable Icon plastic blend.

Discraft Stalker

Discraft Stalker

Flight Ratings

  • Speed: 7
  • Glide: 5
  • Turn: -1
  • Fade: 2

Dimensions

  • Height: 1.6cm
  • Diameter: 21.6cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.2cm
  • Rim Width: 1.6cm

Popular Plastics

  • ESP
  • Z Line

Designed to bridge the gap between the midrange and fairway driver slot, the Stalker has the wide diameter of a mid range with the speed and stability of a driver. This is the best hyzer flip disc for power players who prefer not to throw mid ranges. Many online testimonials note that it feels like a faster Buzzz, the flagship Discraft mid range.

Unlike most fairway drivers, the Stalker has a bead on the bottom of the rim. While this does grant it a bit of extra stability, particularly in the low speed fade portion of its flight, the bead is not for everyone. The Stalker is not understable enough to be a great hyzer flip disc for beginners. We have the special edition 5x Paige Pierce Stalker available now in ESP plastic.

Innova TL3

Innova Halo Star TL3 Hyzerflip Disc

Flight Ratings

  • Speed: 8
  • Glide: 4
  • Turn: -1
  • Fade: 1

Dimensions

  • Height: 1.7cm
  • Diameter: 21.2cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.1cm
  • Rim Width: 1.8cm

Popular Plastics

  • Champion
  • Star
  • Halo Star

The TL3 is understable cousin to Innova's flagship fairway driver, the Teebird. While advanced players use the Teebird for a hyzer flip throw, beginners and intermediate players will find the TL3 much more forgiving on flip shots. It is a straight flyer that is easy to control. While it is a slightly understable disc, it will take a bit of power to activate the -1 turn.

If you want to throw a brand new TL3 on a hyzer flip, we recommend trying it out in lighter weights. At max weight and in premium plastic like Champion or Halo Star, it will start off as a stable fairway workhorse. Once broken in, it will develop into a reliable hyzer flip disc. Both the standard Star and premium Halo Star TL3 are available in our store now.

Kastaplast Falk

Kastaplast Falk

Flight Ratings

  • Speed: 9
  • Glide: 6
  • Turn: -2
  • Fade: 1

Dimensions

  • Height: 1.8cm
  • Diameter: 21.2cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.1cm
  • Rim Width: 1.9cm

Popular Plastics

  • K1, K1 Glow

With tremendous glide and a generous amount of turn, the Falk is an understable disc that will flip to flat from a hyzer angle. This is a great option for beginners looking for a fast yet controllable driver. Given enough space to work, advanced players will be able to flip the Falk over on massive flex lines.

Kastaplast's highly rated K1 blend provides excellent durability. This Swedish company is known for its high quality plastic that has a tacky, grippy feel without being too sticky.

Innova Sidewinder

Innova Sidewinder

Flight Ratings

  • Speed: 9
  • Glide: 5
  • Turn: -3
  • Fade: 1

Dimensions

  • Height: 1.4cm
  • Diameter: 21.1cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.2cm
  • Rim Width: 1.8cm

Popular Plastics

  • Champion
  • Halo Star
  • G Star
  • DX

True to its name, the Sidewinder's large amount of turn make it an excellent hyzer flip disc golf driver for beginners. Since it is so easy to throw, it is the perfect bridge from the fairway to the distance driver category. Players who have graduated from fairway drivers will instantly see extra max distance from a Sidewinder. Higher power players will be find it useful for rollers and finesse turnovers.

With a low profile and somewhat flat top, the Sidewinder fits very comfortably in the sidearm driver grip. This an excellent understable disc for developing hyzer flip forehand shots. In premium plastics like Champion Glow and Halo Star, the Sidewinder will start out neutral and beat in to understable, while the G Star and DX versions will be more true to the flight rating immediately.

A great similar option is Innova's Roadrunner - check out our Roadrunner vs Sidewinder comparison.

MVP Impulse

MVP Impulse

Flight Ratings

  • Speed: 9
  • Glide: 5
  • Turn: -3
  • Fade: 1

Dimensions

  • Height: 1.4cm
  • Diameter: 21.1cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.2cm
  • Rim Width: 2.0cm

Popular Plastics

  • Neutron

The Impulse is an understable and low profile driver that, like the Sidewinder, is a great tool for learning to hyzer flip faster discs. With a wide 2.0cm rim and low 1.4cm height, it takes a strong and confident grip to get the Impulse up to speed. This makes it a good choice for intermediate to advanced players who can already flip mid ranges and fairway drivers.

Get it up to the proper speed and the Impulse will get exceptional glide. Where other discs are fading out early, this distance driver will continue penetrating forward. Available now in our store in popular Neutron plastic, check out the MVP Neutron Impulse for some instant additional distance on your next hyzer flip shot.

Prodigy D3 Max

Prodigy D3 Max Hyzerflip Distance Driver

Flight Ratings

  • Speed: 12
  • Glide: 6
  • Turn: -3
  • Fade: 1.5

Dimensions

  • Height: 1.8cm
  • Diameter: 21.1cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.2cm
  • Rim Width: 2.4cm

Popular Plastics

  • 400, 500

The D3 Max is a very fast maximum distance driver for advanced players looking for an understable bomber. A more throwable version of Prodigy's popular D3 distance driver, this is a great disc for those who have mastered the hyzer flip shot and are looking to increase their range.

If you have the power to flip over the D3 Max onto a flex line, it will glide for a very long distance. Its moderate 1.5 fade will keep this disc from turning and burning. Available now in our store, the D3 Max in 400 plastic is an excellent option for advanced players looking for more power with less effort.

Summary

When it comes to hyzer flip shots, you really can't go wrong with any understable disc golf disc. You can find a huge inventory of understable discs in our online ship including: understable midrange discs, understable fairway drivers, and understable distance drivers.

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