These are the discs that Lightning Golf Discs considers beginner friendly. Lightning understable discs turnover or 'slice' in the direction of the spin. These are the best discs for beginners.

Starting with a light weight, understable, standard plastic mid range driver or multi-purpose disc golf disc is recommended for new players.
* A lighter weight disc is easier to control than a heavier disc and it doesn't have as strong of a tendency to curve left or right.
* Understable discs are the most beginner friendly. They have a tendency to turn right when thrown flat, straight and with average power for right handed back hand (RHBH) throws. It's just the opposite for lefties. Avoid overstable discs until you gain some experience. As you gain experience, you'll want to move on to drivers.
* Standard plastic because it is inexpensive if you lose one.
* Mid range drivers or multi-purpose discs are easier to control than fairway and distance drivers. A player can use one of these to play the entire course.

See more Beginner Information and find other helpful into on the Lightning Flight Chart.

If you still have questions about any discs or would like some advice on what types of discs are best for you, please contact us. We've been in the business since 1987, throwing even longer and we love what we do!


Lightning Driver #3 - Standard

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Lightning Flyer #1 - Standard

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Lightning Flyer #3 - Standard

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Lightning Roller #2 - Standard

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Lightning Slice #1 - Standard

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Lightning Slice #2 - Standard

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Lightning Slice #3 - Standard

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Lightning Upshot #2 - Standard

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Lightning Upshot - Standard

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