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 Wahoo - R-Pro

The Innova R-Pro Wahoo is an understable long range distance driver that floats!!! It is a fast disc with a lot of glide and great grip. It flies similar to the Dragon but with increased speed and range. The Wahoo will give y…

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 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 - Pro

The Innova Pro 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 or…

Innova Vulcan - Champion

The Innova Champion 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 understab…

Innova Vulcan - Blizzard Champion

The Innova Blizzard Champion 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 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 Tern - GStar

The Innova GStar Tern is a distance driver that is slightly understable. The GStar offers flexibility and even more grip. It has an opaque color like Star with a pearlescent sheen players love. The Tern has excellent speed an…

Innova Tern - Echo Star

The Innova Echo 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 under…

Innova Tern - Champion Gummy, 2014 DU Open

This Innova Champion Gummy Tern is a CFR for the 2014 Discs Unlimited Open. All are 170-1472 grams. The Innova Champion Gummy Tern is a distance driver that is slightly understable. It offers a gummy bl…

Innova Tern - Champion Dyed

The Innova Champion Dyed 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 u…

Innova Tern - Champion

The Innova Champion 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 unders…

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…

Innova Sidewinder - Star

The Innova Star 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 tho…

Innova Sidewinder - GStar

The Innova Star 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 tho…

Innova Sidewinder - DX

The Innova DX 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 those…

Innova Sidewinder - Champion Dyed

The Innova Champion Dyed 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 usefu…

Innova Sidewinder - Champion

The Innova Champion 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…

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 Roadrunner - Star

The Innova Star Roadrunner is a beginner friendly 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 long turno…

Innova Roadrunner - GStar

The Innova GStar Roadrunner is a beginner friendly 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 long turn…

Innova Roadrunner - Echo Star

The Innova Echo Star Roadrunner is a beginner friendly 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 long …

Innova Roadrunner - Champion Glow

The Innova Champion Glow Roadrunner is a beginner friendly 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 l…

Innova Roadrunner - Champion Dyed

The Innova Champion Dyed Roadrunner is a beginner friendly 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 l…

Innova Roadrunner - Champion

The Innova Champion Roadrunner is a beginner friendly 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 long t…