The Helios was simply ahead of its time. Produced in 2008, it is the predecessor to the likes of the Vulcan or Avenger SS. What held it back at the time was its Canadian origins.
Helios is an understable distance driver with significant high-speed turn and moderate low speed fade making it ideal for high drifting turnovers, hyzer-flips, low ceiling screamers, and rollers. If you don’t have a sidearm and want to mimic that flight with a backhand, this is the disc for you.
Earth Grade Resin (EGR) is a base plastic specifically blended for extra grip in cold and wet conditions that Canadian players charge against for the better half of the year!
150 class Helios (meaning all discs of this version are 160 grams or less) turned out different than the FGR production runs. They are flatter, which made them faster with less turn and more fade, making them more of a hybrid control-distance driver. This version was also much more conducive to sidearm throws. But rest assured they will beat into a nice driver with an easy turn. Only a couple hundred were ever made!
If you didn’t already know it, lighter discs are: easier to throw if you’re a junior or senior player, improve your form if you’re a new player to the game, and simply fly farther, which is cool no matter who you are.
Helios were printed before Snap brought hot-stamping in-house. These are not done to Snap’s current quality standard! But don’t worry, they still bomb.
Max Weight: 180.1gr
Rim Depth: 1.2cm
Rim Thickness: 2.3cm
Inside Rim Diameter: 17.0cm
Rim Depth / Diameter Ratio: 5.5%
Rim Configuration: 28.50
|Dimensions||23 × 23 × 1.5 cm|
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