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Aerobie Epic

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The name “Epic” is a pun in two ways 1) It is named for being an epic disc that no other disc comes close to, and 2) It (more seriously) has an epicyclic design ,which means the rim and weight is off-center.

The Epic is the only disc which also requires “tuning”, where you actually bend the disc prior to the throw (yes, every throw). The bend which you apply to the disc actually transforms the flight of it, making it either overstable or understable. For this reason, the Epic is the only disc which can fit into all of those categories at the same time and may fly with either a hook or a slice – you choose. Also, for this reason, the flight ratings (10/4/-2/4) and reviews which are given about the Epic are not to be taken completely serious; your experience will vary. You will notice that while some disc golfers love the disc, others find that this disc lives up to its claim – it can fly further than any other disc. Not for everybody, but those who love it, swear by it.

The Epic is typically thrown overhand, more like you would throw a baseball.

Aerobie Epic

Aerobie Epic Dimensions:

  • Diameter: 21.1cm (98.64% of average)
  • Height: 1.4cm (72.15% of average)
  • Rim Thickness 2.5-4cm (164.33% of average on the narrow end)
  • Available Weights (Standard): 166-169g

Aerobie Epic Additional Information:

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InfiniteDiscs.com Flight Rating: //-/

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19 Reviews

  1. Justin
    Reader

    This disc is definitely not for everyone. I am an ex-baseball player and attribute my success with this disc to that fact. I began this game as an exclusive tomahawk/ thumb thrower off the tee for about 6months. Once I began to research discs, it did not take long to discover the Epic. I have bagged 1 to 3 ever since. I leave one “neutral”, for short controlled left finishing shots thrown with the thumb tucked firmly in the rim and the flight plate facing outwards. This shot is thrown high in the air at a 90 degree angle of release. I tune one very over-stable(downward) to handle more powerful thumb-in throws that finish left(and sometimes right depending on power,wind, and angle of release. And I tune one very under-stable(upwards)for max distance (550-600ft) 2 finger tomahawk throws that finish left. The 2 finger(forehand grip) throw requires a motion and snap equivalent to throwing a slider from center field to home plate. This technique is the one that produces monster distances, albeit highly unpredictable. Both the thumb-in throw and the 2 finger tomahawk must be thrown with incredible velocity and produce massive amounts of torque on your elbow and shoulder. I rarely attempt to throw the Epic for max “D” anymore, unless, I am playing doubles and my partner has already put us in good position. Over the last 2 years my game has developed into a primarily rhbh power thrower with an occasional forehand mixed in, but I almost always find a few places on any course where I can throw a more controlled thumb-in shot that puts me well ahead of the rest of the card. This shot is great for going over trees, on holes that finish left, and is quite accurate (depending on the wind) for shots between 275-350 (depending on your arm). Without any tuning or only a slight downward tune the Epic produces in this fashion directly out of the box. To really maximize the quality and consistency of your throws I would strongly recommend tuning one for thumb in throws (as described above) and tuning one slightly upwards, for the two finger tomahawk throw. DO NOT TUNE THE DISC PRIOR TO EACH THROW!! Only just prior to the round. This will also aide in keeping the discs consistent. Just as with any other disc, the over stable disc will perform better into the wind and the under stable disc will perform more predictably with the wind at your back. Parting advice… take a few, tuned differently, to a wide open space, and throw them with and against the wind until you can find a couple flight lines you can produce consistently. Memorize those lines, then look for those lines on holes where other people are forced to shape lines through the trees and go over the top of everyone……also, STRETCH your arm well prior to blowing everyone on your card away with some absurd flight lines!!!!

  2. Moose
    Review Lover, L6

    I finally broke down and bought an Epic.

    As a player that throws tons upon tons of tomahawks I had to try it, it was not disappointing. My first serious throw was a big tomahawk into a vicious headwind. Next shot was a serious cross wind. Into the headwind it preformed admirably, going 350+ and dead on target. Next throw went 400+ just slightly to the left.

    Shot after shot it was impressive, even out driving my trusty Ape on a couple of forehands.

    Even shots where I made a release mistake or it flew unpredictably in the 20+ mph winds it still went about 300 and stayed in a useable area.

    I like it, we will see if it stays this good after the sine wears off, the plastic is on the soft side.

  3. ed shelton
    Reader

    I’m new to the sport and can’t throw backhand for distance .most of my throws are sidearm and man does this disc work great for me . Tomahawk with this disc is pretty awesome to watch it flip and turn and smooth out to really weird approach.

  4. john
    Review Lover, L6

    This disc is really not a good disc. Terrible backhand and forehand disc. The only good thing about this disc is when you throw it tomahawk it turns over really fast and flies like a backhand

  5. Tyler
    Review Supporter, L4

    A tomahawk only, hard to figure out, low-end plastic, lopsided monster. But when you figure it out (aka throw it a mile in the air as hard as you have ever thrown anything in your life) it will barrel-roll 1 or 2 times then flatten out and float (the opposite direction you would expect) until it hits a tree 100ft passed your target. I have yet to achieve the advertised distance, but have grown very confident throwing over trees, tall buildings, and planets to have it spike and stick around 300ft. Throwing it up or down hill though it may possibly get stuck in orbit and make for some great shots.

  6. Duncan
    Review Lover, L6

    This disc is evil black magic! It flies like nothing you have ever seen and requires you to sell you soul in order to throw lol. My buddy (an avid baseball player) can tomahawk this thing straight into the sky and have it barrel roll its way down to the basket, like stupidly long distances. I’m tellin’ you, if you sell your soul and learn how to throw this disc, it will bail you out of some very nasty spots.

  7. Mike Packer
    Review Lover, L6

    I bought one because it looked funny and I wanted to see what it did. I wouldn’t ever recommend one to anybody, but it flys if you throw it, so I guess thats a good thing. I can throw any other disc in my bag just as far, but it is fun to have around.

  8. Micronaut
    Review Enthusiast, L3

    Let me start by saying that I love this disc, but it took a lot of getting used to. I bought one of these when I was first starting out, and experimenting with a lot of discs to improve my distance. The packaging makes it out to be easy to throw for beginners, which it is not. It also claims that it will be your farthest flying disc. This has not been my experience. When I first tried to throw it, it was extremely overstable. Even when I tried to tune it, it still just faded like crazy. Every throw would just crash and burn. It was completely unusable. I tried to throw it with a tomahawk or thumber, as I had read about people getting crazy distance this way, but it never worked for me. I gave up on it for the longest time, and just threw other discs. But as my skills improved I decided to try it again. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! I still can’t make the thumber work, and it doesn’t fly as far as my Katana or Mamba. But it comes close, and it has become one of my most reliable discs. I don’t tune anymore, I just throw it like any other driver; backhand. Although my grip is slightly modified due to the weird shape of the rim. But this thing flies very far and straight for me ’till the very end of the flight, then it fades very strongly. It also skips like crazy. I once jumped it like 10 feet into a basket at close to 90 degrees! This thing is sick! I wouldn’t recommend the Epic to beginners, but if you can throw pretty well, then this disc is worth a try. For me it was worth the wait. I’m sure it’s not for everyone, but for some it will be very much worthwhile. A bonus that most people don’t know about is that this disc floats in water, as does the Arrow, which is another great disc from Aerobie.

    • Rum
      Review Fanatic, L5

      My experience is very similar to yours. The Epic began so overstable I didn’t think I would ever find a use for it, but now that it has become well worn it is my most reliable rhbh hook disk. This disc doesn’t glide so much as it knifes through the air, flying low and straight, and it doesn’t fade but turns over hard and dives at the ground where it will skip and roll, as you mentioned. I like the feel and grip of the Epic better than anything else I have thrown. My best throws are usually about 335′, and I have thrown this far with the Epic. Just to provide the readers with context, I am a beginner/intermediate and my other go to discs are a Star Leopard and a Star Valkyrie.

  9. Mark
    Review Extroadinaire, L11

    This is actually a great disc. I bought one and found one. I’ll admit I never figured out the one I bought… great overhand, but the backhand didn’t work. Just a bit of tuning on the one I found though, and I found myself overshooting baskets I can’t even reach with any other disc by 50 or 60 feet. If you get it right, this disc is fantastic.

    • Mark Kahmann
      Review Extroadinaire, L11

      I would like to update this review a bit, Even with the tweaking mentioned, over time the backhands with this disc have become inconsistant. I still love it for overhands, and even more so for this reason: I have discovered it floats in water. Those long shots over lakes are much easier now.

    • Kirk
      Review Lover, L6

      You are the reason why everybody wants to love this disc… awesome story, but for the rest of us it just hardly pans out. But that’s seriously awesome for you! Hopefully many others can duplicate your success with it!

  10. The strangest disc I’ve ever seen in my life. You have to “tune” it to decide which direction it wants to go. It is PDGA approved, but I don’t know why anyone would use it.

    It only works when thrown with a huge tommy, then watch it just flip over and do crazy glide things. Fun to mess around with, but that’s about it.

  11. Kirk
    Review Lover, L6

    I want this disc to be awesome, but I just can’t figure out how to make it awesome. By the sounds of it, I’m not alone.

  12. Stuart Autry
    Review Fanatic, L5

    Awesome idea, terrible execution. Rarely useful in a golf situation, this disc is only usable for overhand shots. It’s not accurate but it will go an incredibly long way if you can figure out how to tune the thing. It is fun to watch do a full flip, flatten out and glide and glide and glide. Still, I feel that it’s nothing more then a gimmick disc. You’ve been warned.

  13. CC
    Review Supporter, L4

    This is the only disc I’m comfortable leaving a less than favorable review for. For any serious disc golfers, this disc is fun and can fly far, but it’s really just a novelty. You have to ‘tune’ it before every single throw, meaning bending it up or down to manipulate its flight. Cool idea, but really bad on the course. You can’t count on this disc to have anywhere close to the same flight from one throw to the next. Additionally, the only plastic it currently comes in has the durability of a crayon. And as others stated, my review is also based on overhand shots only (tomahawks/thumbers).

  14. Hammers/thumbers. Only way to throw this disc in my opinion. It’s fun, but rarely useful for me. I know some people that love it though. The unique thing about hammering/thumbering it is that you can actually flip it completely over and then some to the point that it actually flattens out after the hammer and starts to glide like a normal flight. I pretty much only bring this to ski slope courses and hammer it off mountainsides and just watch glide all the way down. Really fun. Again though, not really useful except in those rare situations.

  15. Dan H.
    Review Supporter, L4

    When I’ve thrown this disc, I have really enjoyed it. It’s asymmetrical underside will probably weird out most people but for those who figure out how to throw it, it may be your distance record breaking disc. The material can be bent up or down to “tune” the disc to be more or less stable depending on your preference. I’ve also read that this disc is used by some tomahawk/thumber throwers to reach insane amount of distance. Either way, for the price, it’s worth trying out.

  16. Alyx Kendzierski
    Review Enthusiast, L3

    still haven’t totally figured this disc out yet. on the really lucky shots, this is one of the coolest discs i’ve ever seen, just be wary of how understable it is…it hooks like crazy with the slightest pressure to the right.

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