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 putters and approach discs 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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Gateway Magic Soft - "S"

The Gateway Magic Soft - "S" is a popular Gateway putter and approach disc and one of the best all around discs for new players as well as more experienced players. It is a beadless, straight flying putt and approach disc tha…

Gateway Magic Super Soft - "S"

The Gateway Magic Super Soft - "S" is a popular Gateway putter and approach disc and one of the best all around discs for new players as well as more experienced players. It is a beadless, straight flying putt and approach di…

Gateway Magic Super Stupid Soft - "S"

The Gateway Magic Super Stupid Soft - "S" is a popular Gateway putter and approach disc and one of the best all around discs for new players as well as more experienced players. It is a beadless, straight flying putt and appr…

Prodigy PA4 - 300 Series

The Prodigy PA4 - 300 Series is an under stable Putt and Approach disc. It is designed for all players and skill levels. The PA4 will turn up when thrown hard and will then have a long glide and gentle turning finish. Avai…

Prodigy PA4 - 400 Series

The Prodigy PA4 - 400 Series is an under stable Putt and Approach disc. It is designed for all players and skill levels. The PA4 will turn up when thrown hard and will then have a long glide and gentle turning finish. Avai…

Aerobie Arrow

Introduced in 2003, the Aerobie Arrow approach and putter disc golf disc brings the patented Aerobie spoiler rim to the game of disc golf. With the straightest flights and least fade of any known golf disc, the Arrow golf di…

DGA Reef - D Line

The DGA Reef - D Line is a slightly understable putter and approach that evolved from the revolutionary Discraft APX mold. It has a slow, straight flying, controllable flight path with consistent fade. It can keep your putts …

Innova Sonic - DX

The Innova Sonic is a putt and approach disc golf disc that is understable. Introduced in October 2007 and based on the Hero 235 canine freestyle disc which is also a great disc for kids to learn to throw. The Sonic has a com…

Innova Wedge - DX

The Innova DX Wedge is an understable putt and approach disc. Actually, it is 'wedged' between a putter and a mid range driver. Smaller hands and those preferring a low profile straight flying putter will find the Wedge easie…

Innova XD Plus - DX

The Innova DX XD Plus is a putt & approach disc that is straight. It has a low profile and thin rim which promotes a secure grip and an easy, natural release. These features combined with straight flight characteristics m…

Latitude Ruby - Opto

The Latitude 64 Ruby - Opto is an understable putter and approach disc with a small grip and a neutral flight path. It is in the Easy-to-use series of discs from Latitude 64° that started out with the Diamond. Beginner friend…

DGA Reef - SP Line

The DGA Reef - SP Line is aslightly understable putter and approachthat evolved from the revolutionary Discraft APX mold. It has a slow, straight flying, controllable flight path with consistent fade. It can keep your putts c…

Innova Wedge - Star

The Innova Star Wedge is an understable putt and approach disc. Actually, it is 'wedged' between a putter and a mid range driver. Smaller hands and those preferring a low profile straight flying putter will find the Wedge eas…

Vibram Summit - X-LINK

The Summit X-Link is an understable putt and approach disc golf disc from Vibram. It compliments the overstable V.P. putter. The Summit flies straight at lower speeds. It is great for beginners as well as players looking for …

Vibram Summit - X-LINK Firm

The Summit X-Link Firm is an understable putt and approach disc golf disc from Vibram. It compliments the overstable V.P. putter. The Summit flies straight at lower speeds. It is great for beginners as well as players looking…

Vibram Summit - X-LINK Soft

The Summit X-Link Soft is an understable putt and approach disc golf disc from Vibram. It compliments the overstable V.P. putter. The Summit flies straight at lower speeds. It is great for beginners as well as players lookin…