Originally Posted by davei
I retooled the old Aero mold, which was on its last legs. I knew what I wanted to make, (it was in the original patent drawings). I also knew that the disc would not be a particularly good golf disc. It was fairly over stable at low speeds and stable to slightly under at high speeds. I taught Sam Ferrans how to throw a high anhyzer, which was necessary for this type of disc. It took him about 2 weeks to get it down. He was the first to use this style of distance throwing. The disc was legal to 190, but we used a lighter disc at 176-177gms to get more carry and initial acceleration. First tournament, he set the record. He had thrown farther in practice though, so it wasn't a fluke. The mold didn't last too much longer.
That's pretty cool. I assume that the previous distance records were set using a hyzer-flip type shot? It's hard to imagine that there was actually a point in disc golf that the anhyzer flex shot wasn't part of most pro's shot repertoire.