The Heat’s high Glide and balanced-to-understable flight tendencies provide very long flights for players with moderate power.
The Heat’s low Fade further increases distance by providing a long, straight finish.
Flight Rating Analysis:
|Distance Driver (1.9cm rim)||High Glide for extended flight time||Balanced / slightly understable aerodynamics produce long turnover flights at a wide range of speeds||Long, straight finish for additional distance|
Rim Width (cm): 1.9
Rim Configuration: 29.5
Height (cm): 2.1
Diameter (cm): 21.1
Rim Depth (cm) 1.2
Flexibility (kg): 11
Cert. # 14-83
Why Z-Line Plastic?
Ultra-premium Z-Line is Discraft’s most durable, rigid plastic with excellent grip, giving it the superior torque resistance for maximum flight consistency with both forehand and backhand release styles.
For this reason, Z-Line is the most popular of all Discraft plastics with professional players.
Recommended Weights: 160-174g
These weight classes provide an excellent combination of distance potential with wind-resistance, while also providing balance for the Heat’s natural high-glide performance.
160-166g: Maximizes Glide and release velocity, creating the farthest possible flights but a lower level of wind-resistance
167-172g: Balanced performance, providing good distance balanced with good wind resistance and control.
173-174g: Maximizes control and wind-resistance; also a good option for power throwers.
“The Heat™ debuted as the 2014 Ace Race proto and quickly caught fire with players for its control, glide and distance at slower arm speeds. It has a smaller rim for easier grip, and is being hailed as a breakthrough in delivering improved distance for new and developing players.” Source