Understable is a term that describes the overall flight pattern of golf discs, i.e. where they land compared to their starting point.

* Understable discs are the most beginner friendly.
* They turn in the direction of their spin during the initial stages of their flight when thrown flat, straight and with average power. Towards the end of their flight as they lose speed, all spinning discs tend to fall in the opposite direction of their spin, but not so much for understable discs. Therefore...
* RHBH (right handed back hand) throws will spin right and turn to the right. Opposite for lefties, i.e. LHBH (left hand back hand) throws will spin left and turn left.
* They turn in proportion to the speed of release. RHBH fast released discs fly in the direction of their spin longer and further before they eventually tail off to the left at the end of their flights, therefore ending much more to the right compared to their starting point. Slower released discs will not see much movement in the direction of their spin, fly rather straight and then quickly fall opposite the direction of their spin as they lose speed, i.e. ending less to the right compared to the starting point.
* Great for beginners but also used by pros and experienced players for various specialty shots.
* Easiest for new players to control.
* Provide the most distance for beginning disc golfers.
* Use them for anhyzer shots on a dogleg right or for roller shots.
* Generally not used in a headwind as they are too unpredictable.

This list of understable distance drivers can be sorted by Model (which is really Manufacturer), Price or Plastic which will arrange discs in groups that may help your search. Play around with it.

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Innova Tern - Star

The Innova Star Tern is a distance driver that is slightly understable. The Tern has excellent speed and a flight path that maximizes glide over the entire flight. Similar to the Archon, the Tern is a fast slightly understabl…

Innova Vulcan - Star

The Innova Star Vulcan is an understable distance driver that was designed with the less powerful disc golf players in mind. The Vulcan flies similarly to the Katana with less low speed fade. (The Katana is less understable o…

Innova Vulcan - Star, Proto Star Stamped

The Innova Proto Star Stamped Vulcan is an understable distance driver that was designed with the less powerful disc golf players in mind. The Vulcan flies similarly to the Katana with less low speed fade. (The Katana is less…

Innova Roadrunner - StarLite

The Innova StarLite Roadrunner is a straight to slightly understable long-range distance driver golf disc with lots of glide. It makes an excellent finesse driver or long range roller. Power throwers can use this disc for lon…

Innova Sidewinder - StarLite

The Innova GStar Sidewinder is a fast beginner friendly understable distance driver golf disc with a predictable high speed turn and lots of glide. This disc can add distance to anyone’s drive, but is especially useful for th…

Westside Underworld - Tournament

The Westside Tournament Underworld is an understable distance driver that combines glide with precision regardless of arm strength. Speed 7, Glide 6, Turn -3, Fade 1 Official specifications Max weight 176.8 grams Diam…

Westside Underworld - VIP

The Westside VIP Underworld is an understable distance driver that combines glide with precision regardless of arm strength. Speed 7, Glide 6, Turn -3, Fade 1 Official specifications Max weight 176.8 grams Diameter 21.3…

Discraft Stratus - Elite X

The Discraft Elite X Stratus a long range driver with a stability of -1.0 (understable). It is great for beginners as well as pros. Easy to throw, it will fly straight and hold a line at low to mid speeds, or fade to an anhyz…

Discraft Xpress - Elite X

The Discraft Elite X Xpress is an extra long turnover driver with stability rating of 0.0 (stable). It is an excellent choice when you need to throw a long slow anhyzer. The Xpress will hold that turnover line and keep on gli…

Discraft Glide - Elite Z

The Discraft Elite Z Glide is an understable long range driver with a stability rating of -0.5. It's easy to throw and named for the way it just keeps going with minimal arm speed. Grab a Glide when you need a little more con…

Discraft Nuke SS - Elite Z Dyed

The Discraft Elite Z Dyed NUKE SS is a maximum distance driver with a stability of 1.0. The moderately overstable disc delivers virtually effortless distance for newer players with lower arm speed. The Nuke SS gives developin…

Latitude Bolt - Zero

The Latitude 64 Bolt - Zero is an understable distance driver. The flight of the Bolt is like an understable Halo. It goes very fast and has an understable flight path with good glide. It will fit the player that does not hav…

Latitude Vision - Zero

The Latitude 64 Vision - Zero is a distance driver that was developed to suit beginner and amateur disc golf players. It has an understable flight path and good glide. It can also be used as a roller by more advanced players.…