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What are disc golf flight numbers?
This information is based on the Innova Flight Rating System. Different manufacturers rate discs differently, but in general, you can count on these ratings to be very similar. These flight numbers are typically found on the disc.
Range: 1 to 14
The speed rating of a disc is possibly the most important flight number. A disc with a high-speed rating is more aerodynamic having a thinner profile to help it cut through the wind, i.e. a distance driver. Discs with a lower speed rating like putters and mid-ranges are less aerodynamic.
The speed of a disc relates to how fast the disc should be thrown to get the optimal flight from the disc. As a general rule of thumb, the higher the speed number, the faster the disc must be thrown.
A disc with a higher speed rating is meant to be thrown further, but you cannot buy a high-speed disc and expect it to travel further. Getting a lot of distance requires really good throwing technique. Beginners should opt for lower-speed discs with less than a 10-speed rating while developing better technique.
Range: 1 to 7
The glide flight number relates to how the disc will react to the wind in regard to loft. A disc that glides more is more affected by the wind. Glide is an important factor in a disc, but generally not as important as the other three flight ratings. Discs with a higher glide rating tend to give you more distance at the cost of control.
Range: +1 to -5
Turn is where it gets interesting and difficult to explain. Turn is related to the under-stability of a disc meaning that the disc will “turn” or drift to the right when throwing a RHBH throw. This concept may be difficult to understand at first because you may not know the fundamental characteristics of disc flight.
With a RHBH throw, a disc will almost always “fade” to the left at the end of its flight. A disc with a high turn number, thrown with the correct amount of power, will “turn” to the right before fading out left.
Range: 0 to 5
Fade is the easiest flight number to understand. If you throw any disc flat at a lower speed, the disc will “fade” to the left with a RHBH throw. The higher the fade rating, the more harshly that fade will typically be. Discs with a higher fade rating are typically more over-stable.