The discs listed here are what Innova considers beginner friendly altho they are not just for beginners. Many top players, including pros, use these too.

Resist the temptation to try a lot of different discs. Concentrate on learning to throw only one disc, preferably a mid range, until you develop a feel for throwing golf discs. As you gain experience, you'll be ready to try other mid range, fairway and distance drivers.

Starting with a light weight, understable, DX, mid range driver or multi-purpose disc golf disc is recommended for new players.
* Lighter weight discs are easier to control than heavier discs and don't have as strong of a tendency to curve.
* 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. Some stable discs are beginner friendly too. But avoid overstable discs until you gain some experience.
* DX discs are less expensive if you lose one and more understable than the same models made with higher quality plastics.
* 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 info on these links:

Drivers - Speed 6-13 | MidRange - Putters - Speed 1-5

Flight Paths | Plastics | Flight Characteristicsflight ratings

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

Just an FYI, see Beginner Throwing Tips - Dave Dunicape's Instructional Throw Charts
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Innova Aviar Putter - XT

The Innova XT Aviar Putter is a great beginner friendly putt & approach disc that is straight. It is a durable and grippy beadless model, a straight flier with a predictable finish. Versatile and dependable in all conditi…

Innova Atlas - XT Overmold

The Innova XT Atlas is a straight mid-range driver. It may just be the best new mid-range in years. Think of it as a dead straight KC Roc. The XT stands for Extra Tough, but it also has Extra Traction in your hand. The XT pla…

Innova Valkyrie - StarLite

The Innova StarLite Valkyrie is a distance driver that is straight and has great glide. It is an easy to learn disc, and in lighter weights will give newer players extra distance. Lighter weights also give players extreme ran…

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 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 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…

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 Valkryie - Echo Star

The Innova Echo Star Valkyrie is distance driver that is straight and has great glide. It is an easy to learn disc, and in lighter weights will give newer players extra distance. Lighter weights also give players extreme rang…

Innova Valkyrie - Star

The Innova Star Valkyrie is a distance driver that is straight and has great glide. It is an easy to learn disc, and in lighter weights will give newer players extra distance. Lighter weights also give players extreme range w…

Innova TL - Star

The Innova Star TeeBird-L (TL) fairway driver is straight. The TL is the brother of the reliable TeeBird (see below). The “L” stands for “Less Overstable” and “Longer”. This disc has the same great speed and glide as the TeeB…

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 Stingray - Star

The Innova Star Stingray is a large diameter, understable, mid range driver that has a very predictable turn and excellent glide. It has a shallow rim that makes it easy to grip for smaller hands and allows for a smooth consi…

Innova Skeeter - Star

The Innova Star Skeeter is a mid range driver golf disc that is straight. It has a slight but dependable fade. This disc and the Shark are Innova's best all around, multi purpose golf discs. The Skeeter is easy to throw and m…

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 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 - 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 Mamba - Echo Star

The Innova Echo Star Mamba is a beginner friendly distance driver that is understable. It was designed to give maximum distance for minimal effort. The Mamba has more high speed turn than any other Innova long range driver. T…

Innova Mamba - Star

The Innova Star Mamba is a beginner friendly distance driver that is understable. It was designed to give maximum distance for minimal effort. The Mamba has more high speed turn than any other Innova long range driver. Throwi…

Innova Mako3 - Star

The Innova Star Mako3 is a mid range driver that is straight. It is the perfect solution for anyone wanting a straight flyer with very limited fade. Players will like the Mako3's glide for added distance. The smooth and comfo…

Innova Mako3 - GStar

The Innova GStar Mako3 is a mid range driver that is straight. It is the perfect solution for anyone wanting a straight flyer with very limited fade. Players will like the Mako3's glide for added distance. The smooth and comf…

Innova Mako - Star Bottom-Stamp

The Innova Star Bottom-Stamp Mako is a mid range driver that is straight. It is a large diameter disc and Innova's straightest flying and straightest finishing mid range driver. It has the flight characteristic of a putter wi…

Innova Mako - Star

The Innova Star Mako is a mid range driver that is straight. It is a large diameter disc and Innova's straightest flying and straightest finishing mid range driver. It has the flight characteristic of a putter with the glide …

Innova Lycan - Star

The Innova Star Lycan golf disc is a predictably straight midrange driver with a stable finish. A relative of the Mako, the Lycan has a beefy rim that is easy to grip, feels good in the hand and releases clean. The Lycan has …

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…

Innova Kite - Star

The Innova Star Kite is a beginner friendly mid range driver that is understable. It is a great precision, small diameter golf disc that has good glide. It makes a great first roller. Beginners will find this is an easy-to-th…

Innova Foxbat - Star - Proto Star-Stamp

The Innova Star Foxbat is a mid range driver that is stable. Less experienced players will find it easy to throw straight, while experienced players will be able to throw long turnover approach shots with minimal fade. The Fo…

Innova Foxbat - Star

The Innova Star Foxbat is a mid range driver that is stable. Less experienced players will find it easy to throw straight, while experienced players will be able to throw long turnover approach shots with minimal fade. The Fo…

Innova Eagle - Star

The Innova Star Eagle is a fairway driver that is straight. As Innova's original, professional level golf disc, it ushered in a new era for distance and reliability. The Eagle’s superior speed and predictable flight character…

Innova Dart - Star

The Innova Star Dart is a putt and approach disc that is super straight. The Dart is a small diameter golf disc well suited for all players. The Dart is especially good for long range putts and go-for shots. It has a flight s…

Innova Beast - Star

The Innova Star Beast is a maximum distance driver that is straight. It glides long to a predictable finish. Its high glide, high speed, and high speed turn all combine to give big distance. It is suitable for beginners and p…

Innova Aviar, InnColor - Star (DU Open Fundraiser)

The Innova Inn-Color Star Aviar Putter is a great beginner friendly putt & approach disc that is straight. It is a beadless model, a straight flier with a predictable finish. Versatile and dependable in all conditions. …

Innova Aviar Putter - Star

The Innova Star Aviar Putter is a great beginner friendly putt & approach disc that is straight. It is a durable grippy beadless model, a straight flier with a predictable finish. Versatile and dependable in all condition…

Innova Atlas - Star Overmold - Star Stamp

The Innova Star Atlas is an overmold that combines a firm, low-profile flight plate with a grippy rim. It is a straight flying mid range driver with a small amount of high speed turn and very little fade. It combines accuracy…

Innova Atlas - Star Overmold

The Innova Star Atlas is an overmold that combines a firm, low-profile flight plate with a grippy rim. It is a straight flying mid range driver with a small amount of high speed turn and very little fade. It combines accuracy…

Innova Archon - Star Echo

The Innova Echo Star Archon is a distance driver that is straight - stable. It blends the graceful long turn of the Katana with the smooth fade of the Wraith. It can be described as a longer Valkyrie. For newer players, th…

Innova Archon - Star

The Innova Star Archon is a distance driver that is straight - stable. It blends the graceful long turn of the Katana with the smooth fade of the Wraith. It can be described as a longer Valkyrie. For newer players, the Archon…

Innova Wahoo - R-Pro Star Stamped

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 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 Skeeter - R-Pro

The Innova R-Pro Skeeter is a mid range driver golf disc that is straight. It has a slight but dependable fade. This disc and the Shark are Innova's best all around, multi purpose golf discs. The Skeeter is easy to throw and …

Innova Polecat - R-Pro

The Innova R-Pro Polecat is a beginner friendly putt and approach disc that is straight. It is a straight and flat flying disc made in a comfortable, grippy plastic. This putter is great for short drives and approaches as it …

Innova Dart - R-Pro

The Innova R-Pro Dart is a putt and approach disc that is super straight. The Dart is a small diameter golf disc well suited for all players. The Dart is especially good for long range putts and go-for shots. It has a flight …

Innova Aviar Putter - R-Pro

The Innova R-Pro Aviar Putter is a great beginner friendly putt & approach disc that is straight. It is a soft gummier beadless model, a straight flier with a predictable finish. Versatile and dependable in all conditions…

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 Valkyrie - Pro

The Innova Pro Valkyrie is a distance driver that is straight and has great glide. It is an easy to learn disc, and in lighter weights will give newer players extra distance. Lighter weights also give players extreme range wh…

Innova Nova - Pro Overmold

The Innova Pro Nova is a unique putter designed with overmold technology.  The rim uses a grippy putter Pro plastic, which is fused to a stiff, firm Pro center section.  The Nova has a stable flight that is amazingl…

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…

Innova Beast - Pro

The Innova Pro Beast is a maximum distance driver that is straight. It glides long to a predictable finish. Its high glide, high speed, and high speed turn all combine to give big distance. It is suitable for beginners and pr…

Innova Mako - Echo Star

The Innova Echo Star Mako is a mid range driver that is straight. It is a large diameter disc and Innova's straightest flying and straightest finishing mid range driver. It has the flight characteristic of a putter with the g…

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…

Innova Kite - Echo Star

The Innova Echo Star Kite is a beginner friendly mid range driver that is understable. It is a great precision, small diameter golf disc that has good glide. It makes a great first roller. Beginners will find this is an easy-…

Innova Valkyrie - GStar

The Innova GStar Valkyrie is a distance driver that is straight and has great glide. It is an easy to learn disc, and in lighter weights will give newer players extra distance. The GStar offers flexibility and even more grip.…

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 TeeBird3 - GStar

The Innova GStar TeeBird3 represents the evolution of the TeeBird. The TeeBird3 is faster (Speed 8) with less glide, and has the same trusted turn and fade flight ratings as the original TeeBird. Many people have described a …

Innova Skeeter - GStar

The Innova GStar Skeeter is a mid range driver golf disc that is straight. It has a slight but dependable fade. This disc and the Shark are Innova's best all around, multi purpose golf discs. GStar offers flexibility and even…

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 Shark - GStar

The Innova GStar Shark is a time tested accurate mid range driver, straight to slightly overstable, for players of all skill levels. GStar offers even more flexibility than the Star plastic. The GStar Shark is a very accurate…

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 Mamba - GStar

The Innova GStar Mamba is a beginner friendly distance driver that is understable. It was designed to give maximum distance for minimal effort. The GStar offers flexibility and even more grip. If has an opaque finish like Sta…

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…

Innova Daedalus - GStar

The Innova GStar Daedalus is a distance driver. The Daedalus is a new maximum downwind distance driver that is crafted for less powerful players. This disc will double as a long distance roller for more advanced players. A…

Innova Beast - GStar

The Innova GStar Beast is a maximum distance driver that is straight. It glides long to a predictable finish. Its high glide, high speed, and high speed turn all combine to give big distance. It is suitable for beginners and …

Innova Aviar Putter - GStar

The Innova GStar Aviar Putter is a great beginner friendly putt & approach disc that is straight. It is a very flexible, extra grippy beadless model, a straight flier with a predictable finish. Versatile and dependable in…

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 Zephyr - DX

The Innova DX Zephyr is a Specialty disc - throw and catch disc as well as a disc golf disc approved for Super Class tournament play. It has long been a favorite for the Overall events of Discathon and Accuracy (160 grams). T…

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…

Innova Wolf - DX

The Innova DX Wolf is an understable mid range driver designed for making medium range straight and turnover shots. It features the patented INNOVA Thumtrac for added grip and reliability. The Wolf allows any player to learn …

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 Valkyrie - DX

The Innova DX Valkyrie is a distance driver that is straight and has great glide. It is an easy to learn disc, and in lighter weights will give newer players extra distance. Lighter weights also give players extreme range whe…

Innova Stingray - DX

The Innova DX Stingray is a large diameter, understable, mid range driver that has a very predictable turn and excellent glide. It has a shallow rim that makes it easy to grip for smaller hands and allows for a smooth consist…

Innova Spider - DX

The Innova DX Spider is a mid range driver that is straight. It works for hyzer, straight and turnover throws.Throw it with the nose up and the Spider will turn left, with the nose down it will turn right. The Spider is a lo…

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 Skeeter - DX

The Innova DX Skeeter is a mid range driver golf disc that is straight. It has a slight but dependable fade. This disc and the Shark are Innova's best all around, multi purpose golf discs. The Skeeter is easy to throw and mak…

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 Shark - DX

The Innova DX Shark is the perfect mid range driver, straight to slightly overstable, for players of all skill levels. It is a very accurate disc golf disc for drives and approach shots. Great for predictable straight, hyzer …

Innova Roc, Classic - DX

The Innova DX Classic Roc is a straight to slightly overstable small diameter putt and approach disc. It is an accurate disc that provides a great "touch" on shorter holes and longer approach shots. It is a solid performer fo…

Innova Polecat - DX

The Innova DX Polecat is a beginner friendly putt and approach disc that is straight. It is a straight and flat flying disc made in a comfortable, grippy plastic. This putter is great for short drives and approaches as it tak…

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 Kite - DX

The Innova DX Kite is a beginner friendly mid range driver that is understable. It is a great precision, small diameter golf disc that has good glide. It makes a great first roller. Beginners will find this is an easy-to-thro…

Innova Gazelle - DX

The Innova DX Gazelle is fairway driver that is straight to slightly overstable. It is a great overall disc for players of all skill levels because of its versatility and control. It is a dependable driver that has long strai…

Innova Eagle - DX

The Innova DX Eagle is a fairway driver that is straight. As Innova's original, professional level golf disc, it ushered in a new era for distance and reliability. The Eagle’s superior speed and predictable flight characteris…

Innova Dragon - DX

The Innova DX Dragon is a beginner friendly lightweight fairway driver golf disc that is straight. It has excellent glide for less powerful throwers who want to get more distance with less effort. Made of a special DX plastic…

Innova Dart - DX

The Innova DX Dart is a putt and approach disc that is super straight. The Dart is a small diameter golf disc well suited for all players. The Dart is especially good for long range putts and go-for shots. It has a flight sim…

Innova Cobra - DX

The Innova DX Cobra is a predictable midrange driver that is straight to slightly understable. This slightly larger diameter disc is an excellent all-around disc that is easy to grip, easy to throw straight and has great glid…

Innova Cheetah - DX

The Innova Cheetah - DX is a straight fairway driver and an easy disc to learn. It flies straight for mid to long range shots on narrow fairways for all skill levels. It is a very versatile disc that is predictably stable at …

Innova Birdie - DX

The Innova Birdie - DX a putt and approach disc that is straight. The Thumtrac grip provides a sure release. It has great chain catching ability. Great for approach shots as it flies straight and slowly start to finish. It is…

Innova Beast - DX Glow

The Innova DX Glow Beast is a maximum distance driver that is straight. It glides long to a predictable finish. Its high glide, high speed, and high speed turn all combine to give this disc golf disc big distance. It is suita…

Innova Beast - DX

The Innova DX Beast is a maximum distance driver that is straight. It glides long to a predictable finish. Its high glide, high speed, and high speed turn all combine to give big distance. This disc golf disc is suitable for …

Innova Aviar Putter - DX Glow

The Innova Glow Aviar Putter - DX is a great beginner friendly putt & approach disc that is straight. It is a beadless model, a straight flier with a predictable finish. Versatile and dependable in all conditions. It i…

Innova Aviar Classic - DX

The Innova Classic Aviar - DX is a beginner friendly straight putt and approach disc. It's a beedless Aviar, made with a firm plastic, has a firm grip and is Innova's straightest flying Aviar model from start to finish. Relia…

Innova Aviar Putter - DX Bottom - Stamp

The Innova Bottom Stamp Aviar Putter - DX is a great beginner friendly putt & approach disc that is straight. It is a beadless model, a straight flier with a predictable finish. Versatile and dependable in all conditions.…

Innova Aviar Putter - DX

The Innova Aviar Putter - DX is a great beginner friendly putt & approach disc that is straight. It is a beadless model, a straight flier with a predictable finish. Versatile and dependable in all conditions. The Aviar Pu…

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 Aero - DX

The Innova DX Aero is a Putt and Approach disc that is straight. The Aero is the straightest point-to-point golf disc and the easiest disc to keep on the fairway for novice players. It's a great all-around disc golf disc for …

Innova 3 PC Boxed Golf Set - DX

The Innova DX 3pc Set includes 150 gram discs. DX Leopard Distance Driver DX Shark Midrange Driver DX Aviar Putt and Approach Disc …

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 Valkyrie - Champion Glow

The Innova Champion Glow Valkyrie is distance driver that is straight and has great glide. It is an easy to learn disc, and in lighter weights will give newer players extra distance. Lighter weights also give players extreme …

Innova Valkyrie - Champion Dyed

The Innova Champion Dyed Valkyrie is a distance driver that is straight and has great glide. It is an easy to learn disc, and in lighter weights will give newer players extra distance. Lighter weights also give players extrem…

Innova Valkyrie - Champion

The Innova Champion Valkyrie is a distance driver that is straight and has great glide. It is an easy to learn disc, and in lighter weights will give newer players extra distance. Lighter weights also give players extreme ran…

Innova TL+ - Champion

The Innova Champion TL+ differs from the TL in that it is made from the Plus Mold. The angle of the rim under the disc was changed in that It angles outwards slightly more than the regular rim which is more of a 90° angle to …