Flight Bar Details

A Guide to our Flight Bar

Below is a brief description of each flight characteristic outlined in our Golf Disc Flight Information Bar. Please understand this is only a guide to help compare discs. Each individual disc has it's own unique flight characteristics and no two discs will fly exactly the same. Also, it's important to keep in mind that our ratings are based on an average, level throw, by an experienced player. Each flight characteristic is also relative to one another, for example, if a throw doesn't have enough speed, it will effect the turn and fade of the flight. For more information on how different aspects of the flight will affect the path of the disc, check out our "The Nature of Flight" page.

speed-1.gif SPEED - This typically depicts the profile of the disc. The lower the profile the faster the disc flies upon release by the thrower. Of course the speed is relative to the person throwing the disc. Speed is rated on a scale of 1-15.

glide-5.gif GLIDE - This is the amount of 'carry' or 'float' the disc has. The higher a disc's glide rating, the longer it will stay in the faster 'Turn' portion of it's flight. Glide is rated on a scale of 1-10.

turn-minus-2.gif TURN - This is the general flight of the disc as it leaves the thrower's hand. The ratings indicate the general flight of a right handed, backhand throw by an experienced thrower that throws with average power. A thrower with less power will result in the disc having a higher turn rating (more overstable). Turn is rated on a scale of -4 (most understable) to +4 (most overstable).

fade-3.gif FADE - This is the flight of the disc as it starts to slow down and reach the end of it's flight. Turn is rated on a scale of 0-4