Hyzer, Anhyzer?

Heard the terms before? Having a hard time remembering which way is which?

Throwing a Hyzer or Anhyzer is the act of tilting the disc’s outer edge up or down from the usual flat release position. This tilt intentionally gives the disc’s flight an arched or angled trajectory which is called a hyzer or anhyzer.

A Hyzer is the act of tilting the outer edge downward and throwing the disc on the line it would naturally fade towards.

An Anhyzer is the act of tilting the outer edge upwards and throwing it in the opposite direction of the disc’s natural fade.

It doesnt take much to get the disc to fly and often anything released over a 20* angle is going to hold that angle all the way to the ground. (unless of course the disc is extremely stable in the opposite direction of the hyzer or anhyzer thrown, but thats another topic entirely.)

Want to learn more? Checkout these amazing references:

DGA Disctorials – Merle Witvoet explains How to Throw Hyzers and Anhyzers

Disc Golf Review Article on Disc Angles and how they affect your disc flight.