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 fairway 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 Leopard - Star

The Innova Star Leopard is a great beginner friendly fairway driver that is understable. It should be everyone’s first driver as it is easy to throw straight and far and has excellent glide. The Leopard is a great turnover di…

Lightning Slice #3 - Standard

The Lightning Slice #3 - Standard is a midrange driver. It is a verstile, understable disc that is great for a controlled turnover. It will hold a slice for 90% of its flight saving right handers on left handed holes and vice…

Axiom Inspire 1776 - Proton

The Axiom Proton 1776 Inspire is an understable fairway driver. It is the second fairway driver from Axiom Discs, and is an understable complement to the breakout hit Crave. Skilled players will be able to get smooth straight…

Innova Leopard - Pro

The Innova Pro Leopard is a great beginner friendly fairway driver that is understable. It should be everyone’s first driver as it is easy to throw straight and far and has excellent glide. The Leopard is a great turnover dis…

Latitude Diamond - Opto Moonshine

The Latitude 64 Opto Moonshine Diamond is a multi purpose driver or fairway driver. It has an understable flight path with good glide and small fade. It's a great choice for beginners, children and people who don't throw very…

Latitude Jade - Opto

The Latitude 64 Opto Jade is a fairway driver in the very popular ”Easy To Use” line of discs from Latitude 64°. The Diamond has been one of the most sold discs of any kind from Latitude 64° simply because it suits both men a…

Latitude Diamond - Opto

The Latitude 64 Opto Diamond is a multi purpose driver or fairway driver. It has an understable flight path with good glide and small fade. It's a great choice for beginners, children and people who don't throw very far. It i…

Latitude Fury - Opto

The Latitude 64 Fury - Opto is an understable control driver. Latitude made the disc for people that like the feel of the Saint, but find it too overstable. The Fury is a control driver that will suit a large part of the disc…

MVP Switch - Neutron

The MVP Neutron Switch is a slightly understable fairway driver that serves as a neutral complement to the Servo. The Switch is part of a new class of fairway drivers with a lower power requirement and more controllable speed…

Axiom Inspire - Neutron

The Axiom Neutron Inspire is an understable fairway driver. It is the second fairway driver from Axiom Discs, and is an understable complement to the breakout hit Crave. Skilled players will be able to get smooth straight and…

MVP Impulse - Neutron

The MVP Neutron Impulse is an understable distance driver. It's understable profile will allow high power throwers to achieve controllable hyzerflips that will carry far and accurately. The Impulse's Neutral to Understable fl…

Dynamic Discs Witness - Lucid

The Dynamic Discs Lucid Witness is a fairway driver great for players with lower arm speed. An understable flight path and tremendous glide make the Witness an excellent choice for players looking to gain distance without sac…

Innova Leopard - Echo Star

The Innova Echo Star Leopard is a great beginner friendly fairway driver that is understable. It should be everyone’s first driver as it is easy to throw straight and far and has excellent glide. The Leopard is a great turnov…

Legacy Patriot - Icon

The Legacy Icon Patriot disc is a speed 7 fairway driver designed for long straight and negative turn shots. The Patriot is easy to control with very little fade at the end of its flight. This disc is designed for all skill l…

Innova Leopard - GStar

The Innova GStar Leopard is a great beginner friendly fairway driver that is understable. It should be everyone’s first driver as it is easy to throw straight and far and has excellent glide. GStar offers flexibility and even…

Latitude Fury - Gold

The Latitude 64 Fury - Gold is an understable control driver. Latitude made the disc for people that like the feel of the Saint, but find it too overstable. The Fury is a control driver that will suit a large part of the disc…

Latitude Diamond - Frost

The Latitude 64 Frost Diamond is a multi purpose driver or fairway driver. It has an understable flight path with good glide and small fade. It's a great choice for beginners, children and people who don't throw very far. It …

Innova Leopard - DX

The Innova DX Leopard is a great beginner friendly fairway driver that is understable. It should be everyone’s first driver as it is easy to throw straight and far and has excellent glide. The Leopard is a great turnover disc…

Innova Archangel - DX

The Innova Archangel - DX is a fairway driver that is understable and one of Innova's easiest to throw for distance, especially for those with less power. The Archangel’s high glide, fast speed and turning characteristic all …

Innova Leopard - Champion Dyed

The Innova Champion Dyed Leopard is a great beginner friendly fairway driver that is understable. It should be everyone’s first driver as it is easy to throw straight and far and has excellent glide. The Leopard is a great tu…

Innova Leopard - Champion

The Innova Champion Leopard is a great beginner friendly fairway driver that is understable. It should be everyone’s first driver as it is easy to throw straight and far and has excellent glide. The Leopard is a great turnove…

Prodigy F7 - 400 Series

The Prodigy F7 - 400 Series is a medium speed and under stable fairway driver with substantial glide. It is a great choice for recreational and beginner players. It is also excellent for turn shots and rollers. The disc featu…