SPEED| Speed is the ability of the disc to cut through the air. Speed Ratings are listed from 1 to 13. Discs with high numbers are faster. Faster discs go farther into the wind with less effort. Slower discs take more power
to throw, but have less of a chance
to fly past the basket.
GLIDE| Glide describes the discs ability to maintain loft during flight. Discs with more glide are best for new players, and for producing maximum distance (especially downwind). Glide is rated from 1 to 7. Beginners looking for more distance should choose discs with more glide.
TURN| High Speed Turn is the tendency of a disc to turn over to the right (for RHBH throws) during the initial part of the flight. A disc with a +1 rating is most resistant to turning over, while a -5 rating will turn the most. Discs rated -2 to -5 make good roller discs.
FADE| Low Speed Fade is the discs tendency to hook left (for RHBH throws) at the end of the flight. Fade is rated from 0 to 5. A disc rated 0 will finish straightest, while a disc rated 5 will hook hard at the end of the flight. Discs with a high fade rating are predicable even in wind.
Stable – The tendency of a disc to remain straight through most of the flight.
Understable/Turnover – The tendency of a disc to turn to the right during the high speed portion of the flight for a Right Hand Back Hand (RHBH) thrower.
Overstable – The tendency of a disc to turn to the left at high or low speeds for a RHBH thrower.
Hyzer – Is an angle of release where the outside edge or left edge of the disc is tilted downward for a RHBH thrower.
Anhyzer – Is an angle of release where the outside edge or left edge of the disc is tilted upward for a RHBH thrower