Originally Posted by JMan
Discs aside, remember that a flat level shot goes level, a shot that starts low and finishes higher, hyzers, and a shot that starts high and finishes lower goes annie. The degrees needed vary by player, ability and disc.
What he said.
Up angle, fighting gravity. Harder to maintain airspeed. Slows down and hyzers out.
Down angle, gravity assist. Easier to maintain airspeed. Speeds along and annies out.
Big arms help with big annies. If you're not a big arm (like me), you can't expect a long annie shot to hold on. Any time you are turning right, or left, you are giving up vertical lift and the aerodynamics of the disc (rotary wing). I wish I could power those annie shots out there, but I can't. My 275 foot drive becomes a 235 foot drive when I turn it right.