So I’ve been playing disc golf for a couple of years now. I’m not a great disc golfer, but I can normally hold my own against other players. Here lately, I’ve wanted to seriously start improving my game. Now it’s not hard to improve, but you’ve got to put the time in to practice and learn.
Up to this point, I’ve become a jack-of-all-trades kind of player. I can throw just about any disc or throw with moderate success. But I haven’t mastered much of anything on the course.
So during my last round, I decided that I’m going to change things up a little bit. I’m determined to improve my game and I’m going to start by improving my anhyzer throw. I’m pretty good on the backhand, but my backhand anhyzer/turnover throw just plain sucks.
As I started researching for good anhyzer and turnover discs, I noticed that there really wasn’t a good resource for anhyzer/turnover disc recommendations. That’s where this post comes in.
I’ve spent a couple of hours researching and gathering information on the best anhyzer/turnover disc golf discs so that you don’t have to waste any time. The discs on this list are the absolute best distance drivers, control drivers, mid-range discs, and putters for anhyzer/turnover shots. I’ve put together a quick 11 disc recommendation post for you if you’re looking for good anhyzer discs in any of the four categories of discs.
Also in this post, we’re going to look at:
• What an anhyzer/turnover shot actually is
• What the difference is between anhyzers and hyzers
• 3 tips to improve your anhyzers on the course and…
• What to look for in an anhyzer/turnover disc
So let’s get started!
What is an anhyzer/turnover shot in disc golf?
An anhyzer/turnover shot is when the thrower angles the top of the disc towards themself, and after release, the disc’s angle of flight turns to the right (for a right hand backhand thrower).
If you’re curious about the difference between a hyzer throw and an anhyzer throw, check out my post, “What’s the Difference Between a Hyzer and an Anhyzer?” for more information.
3 tips to improve your anhyzer/turnover shots
Improving your anhyzer isn’t hard. In just a couple of hours of practice, mine has improved tremendously. Here’s how I did it:
1. Technique: throwing decent anhyzer shots isn’t always about the disc. While the disc is important, there’s a technique to anhyzers just like every other throw in disc golf. Here’s a very quick breakdown of how to throw an anhyzer throw.
- Footwork – super important. Most disc golfers trying to throw an anhyzer do this incorrectly. You’re not walking up from the very back of the teepad. Instead, you want to walk up at an angle on the right side of the teepad about 1/2 of the way back on the teepad. To see this footwork tip in action, check out DiscgolfKyle’s YouTube video below ⬇️.
- Body angle – most players will tell you to raise up your arm so that you’re arm throws the disc on an angle. This is actually incorrect. You want to lean back just a little bit so that when you bring your disc back to throw, you will naturally have that disc on an angle and you just perform your reach back, throw, and follow through as normal. Eric Oakley has a great video on this tip that you can see below ⬇️.
- Wrist – you want to keep your wrist in a flat, comfortable position, but turn your disc down just a bit toward the ground. Check this tip out in Latitude 64’s anhyzer tips video below ⬇️.
2. Shot placement: before every throw on the course, you want to first ask yourself what kind of throw you’re going to rely on for your next shot. If your answer is the anhyzer, your next question should be, “where do I want the disc to land?” This is important because it will determine your choice of disc.
The following are all with a rhbh thrower:
A really understable disc can turn into a roller shot if you throw your anhyzer on a sharp angle.
An understable disc will hold a line going to the right and keep going right after the throw.
A stable disc will start going right on the arc but will normally even out and fall close to straight in front of you.
Lastly, an overstable disc thrown on an anhyzer will start going to the right on the initial arc and will come back around and fade to the left at the end of flight. This is actually called a flex shot.
So you can see that your disc selection is important when throwing an anhyzer and it’s important to know what your goal is for your shot before each and every throw.
3. Field work: the last thing that really helped me improve was just getting out into a big field and practicing my anhyzer over and over and over again. That’s what I love about field work. No pressure and a lot of repetition. I hate trying to learn throws while I play my rounds because I always try to get good scores and practicing on the course always screws that up. That’s why it’s important to do field work. You practice in the field and have your mastered throws ready for the course. Then you can crush it.
For an awesome post on field work, check out my complete field work guide here.
What to look for in an anhyzer disc
Alright, so the last thing we’re going to look at before we get to our 11 best recommendations is what exactly to look for in an anhyzer disc. There are a couple of disc features that you’re looking for and a couple of shot factors that you’re looking at.
• Shot placement: your shot placement is really going to determine what kind of disc you use. Like I said earlier, if you’re trying to get the disc to finish right, or if you’re trying to throw a roller shot, you might want more understability. If you want the disc to finish straighter, a stable disc might be your choice. If you need an anhyzer shot, but want the disc to fade back some at the end of flight, a somewhat overstable disc will be what you want.
• Understable to stable discs: in general, you’re going to be looking for a understable disc. But stable discs are fine too. If your technique is not very good, start with understable disc and learn the anhyzer technique. Then you can start throwing with stable discs.
If you’d like to learn more about stability in disc golf, check out our complete stability guide here on the site.
• Turn of -1 or more: it’s important for your discs to have enough turn to make them understable. I would go higher with the turn, at -2 or more, but you need at least -1.
To learn more about high-speed turn, check out my post on it here.
• Fade or +3 or less: if you want more understable, I wouldn’t go any higher than +2 fade. But discs like the Beast are -1 turn and +3 fade. That disc is okay for anhyzers, but keep the fade lower if you want more of a finish to the right. The more fade you have, the more the disc is going to fade back to the left at the end of flight.
To learn more about low-speed fade, check out my post on it here.
• High glide: glide is not as important, but depending on what kind of shot you use, distance drive or approach shot, you might want more glide. This one is up to you.
To learn more about glide, check out my post on it here.
So basically, you want mainly understable discs with at least -1 turn, no more than +3 fade, and a decent amount of glide. That’s pretty easy. You might already have something like that in your bag. And honestly, any disc can be an anhyzer disc if you want it to be. But still, check out our 11 best recommendations below.
The 11 Best Anhyzer/Turnover Disc Golf Discs
1. Innova Beast – My #1 Distance Driver (10, 5, -2, 2)
Best for: anhyzers that finish straight
The Beast is one of the most recommended anhyzer discs in the #discgolfcommunity. The Beast is awesome for towering anhyzers that turn hard to the right and fade back just a little bit at the end of flight. This disc is probably the perfect distance driver for anhyzers with its turn and fade, so grab one here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
2. Discraft Avenger SS – Distance Driver (10, 5, -3, 1)
Best for: roller shots or anhyzer’s that finish to the right.
The Avenger SS is at the top of a couple of my recent lists. First, because I believe it’s a very underrated distance driver. But also because it’s just a great disc. The Avenger has really good turn when first thrown. This was my top choice in my best disc golf discs for hyzer flips list that you can see here. On the anhyzer, this disc will give you a lot of turn to the right. So if you’re looking for a disc to wrap around trees and continue right or if you’re looking for an easy to throw roller disc, the Avenger SS is a great choice. Grab one here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
3. Innova Wraith – Distance Driver (11, 5, -1, 3)
Best for: anhyzers that need a little bit of fade at the end or flex shots.
The Wraith is another really popular distance driver for anhyzer throws. But this disc is different than the other two above in that it has a pretty good amount of fade on the back end. So this is a really good flex shot disc. So hit your anhyzer line, watch it turn nicely, and flex back at the end with its +3 ending fade. Yep, the Wraith will do that for you. Grab one here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
4. Infinite Discs Sphinx – Distance Driver (9, 6, -3, 1)
Best for: roller shots or anhyzer’s that finish to the right.
Oh, yeah. The Sphinx is a fun disc. Infinite Discs really did a good job designing this disc. It’s great for newer players trying to get a feel for drivers and it’s a perfect starter driver for anhyzer shots. Be careful, though, because this disc has A LOT of turn so it’s going to flip over after you throw it. Also, good roller disc. If you want to try the Sphinx, grab one here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
5. Innova Leopard – My #1 Control Driver (6, 5, -2, 1)
Best for: learning anhyzers with a control driver, anhyzers that finish straight to right
I freaking love the Leopard. This is just a phenominal beginner control driver. You can utilize this disc in a lot of different ways including learning how to throw control drivers, hyzer flips, anhyzers that finish mostly straight, or big anhyzers that finish right if the disc is beat in a bit. This is a fun anhyzer disc to have in your bag. Grab yours here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
6. Latitude 64 River – Control Driver (7, 7, -1, 1)
Best for: towering anhyzer drives and anhyzers that mostly finish straight
The River is another awesome control driver that is somewhat similar to the Leopard in that it’s perfect for newer players to throw. But for your anhyzer drives, this thing is going to do two things – finish straight and glide like there’s no tomorrow. The River has a +7 glide rating so this is the disc you want for long, towering anhyzers. If thrown hard enough, it will just go and go. If that’s what you need, grab a River here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
7. Discraft Comet – My #1 Mid-Range (4, 5, -2, 1)
Best for: being the best mid-range anhyzer disc by far (haha) and basically any anhyzer that finishes straight or to the right.
The Comet wins best mid-range for anhyzer shots by a mile. Basically, when I was looking for anhyzer mid-range recommendations, I had a couple of choices – Comet, Comet, or, uh, the Comet. I finally found some other decent anhyzer mid-range discs, but it took a bit before I saw any other recommendations. After throwing the Comet, I’d say most players are pretty spot on with this disc. It had a good amount of turn and not much fade. So it is really great for most anhyzer throws. It doesn’t really fade back at the end of its flight, so don’t look for this as a flex shot disc or one that will break back to the left hard. Other than that, it’s a great disc that you can get here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
8. MVP Tangent – Mid-Range (4, 4, -0.5, 0.5)
Best for: anhyzer approaches/short drives and anhyzers that finish straight
I put the Tangent on this list because I like it a lot. The Tangent is a spectacular disc from the MVP lineup that can help you dominate a course. The Tangent is a very useful, multi-purpose disc that can be used for almost everything but distance driving (similar to the Discraft Buzzz but with a different feel). The Tangent shines on the anhyzer and will really hold your line. Grab one here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
9. Latitude 64 Fuse – Mid-Range (5, 6, -1, 0)
Best for: anhyzer approaches/short drives and anhyzers that finish right
The Fuse is yet another awesome anhyzer disc. This disc flies mostly straight and has a ton of glide. Plus it holds lines like nobody’s business. Grab yourself a Fuse here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
10. Axiom Envy – My #1 Putter (3, 3, 0, 2)
Best for: tieing the 5X World Champion, sinking the best disc golf shot ever, and ultimately helping you win your first World Championship
The Envy is a really awesome anhyzer disc that is perfect for flex shots. Or if you’re James Conrad, you use it for one of the best (anhyzer) shots ever ⬇️.
If you’re looking for an Envy, get in line…but you can try to get it here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
11. Dynamic Discs Judge – Putter (2, 4, 0, 1)
Best for: anhyzer approach shots, holding short anhyzer lines, and any kind of putt.
I’m a huge Judge fan. It’s been my go to since the beginning of my disc golf career. It’s just such a great disc golf putter that you have to try. Im not gonna say anything else other than this thing can crush some anhyzer shots. Grab one here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
The anhyzer shot is tough. It takes time, patience, practice, and the right discs to master. But hopefully after reading through this post, you’ve gained some insight and found the disc recommendations you needed to improve your anhyzer game. I know I learned a lot from just writing this post and practicing a little bit. So good on you for checking this piece out. Alright, good luck out there, disc golfers!
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