This disc will bend your scorecard! The hellbender disc series is a putt-approach disc that has a reliable fade on every shot. The disc was made for pinpoint approaches where you need to trust that the disc is going to finish its fade every single time. A comfortable, low profile mold, the hellbender with have not problem getting you inside the circle.
Ultra Performance Plastic – Durable opaque plastic similar to our ‘High Performance’ plastic with improved grip and a little more flex.
Fossil records date the existence of hellbender salamanders to more than 160 million years ago. They are the largest salamanders in North America. Growing to over two feet long, weighing over four pounds and can live up to 50 years of age.
Their scientific name is, Cryptobranchus which means “hidden or secret gills.” They have lungs, but breath completely through pores in their skin. They lose their gills around 2 years of age, which are absorbed into the body. Unlike other salamanders, they can’t regrow their limbs.
They hunt like eels, lurking under heavy rocks and lunging at crayfish, worms, and small fish. And their gullet is enormous — they can swallow fish almost as long as themselves.
No one is sure how they got their name, but one theory is that fishermen named them hellbenders because they “look like they crawled out of hell and are bent on going back.” They are also called “mud cats,” “devil dogs” and “snot otters” named for the mucus they secrete through their skin when threatened.
Flight Rating Descriptions
SPEED Speed is the ability of the disc to cut through the air. Speed Ratings are listed from 1 to 14. Discs with high numbers are faster. Faster discs go farther into the wind with less effort. Slower discs take more power
to throw, but have less of a chance
to fly past the basket.
GLIDE Glide describes the discs ability to maintain loft during flight. Discs with more glide are best for new players, and for producing maximum distance (especially downwind). Glide is rated from 1 to 7. Beginners looking for more distance should choose discs with more glide.
TURN High Speed Turn is the tendency of a disc to turn over or bank to the right (for righthand backhand throws) during the initial part of the flight. A disc with a +1 rating is most resistant to turning over, while a -5 rating will turn the most. Discs rated -2 to -5 make good roller discs.
FADE Low Speed Fade is the discs tendency to hook left (for righthand backhand throws) at the end of the flight. Fade is rated from 0 to 5. A disc rated 0 will finish straightest, while a disc rated 5 will hook hard at the end of the flight. Discs with a high fade rating are predicable even in wind.