Originally Posted by John Hernlund
I was wondering how Innova produces flight patterns like the ones compiled in the following image:
I figure that somebody compiled these based upon the patterns published in the Innova catalog. My question is more about the origin of the flight patterns, themselves. Here are some specific questions I have:
-What is the characteristic release speed for these flights?
-Are these flight patterns for flat release, hyzer/anhyzer, nose up/down?
-What is the spin rate at release supposed to be to produce this flight?
-What is the distance scale?
-Is this computed? Or an artistic rendering?
-Is the left-right and up-down to scale? Or is the vertical/horizontal skewed?
I'm very interested in your response. The answers to these questions will help me along in my research.
These flights are really not supposed to be compared across all speed ratings; only within speed ratings. Also, I noticed that several are wrong, and if they are ours, need to be changed. One notable was the Yeti shown more low speed overstable than the JK.
One thing is missing from these is the distance grid on the left of each speed category that tells how far the disc needs to fly to achieve these characteristics, thrown flat and nose level, with calm wind. Many people read these distances as how far the disc will fly, but it really represents how far you need to throw it.
As you infer, from your questions, throwing style can change the way the disc flies; especially nose up, nose down, or up wind, down wind.