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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Discraft Stratus - Pro D

The Discraft Pro D Stratus a fairway 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 anhyzer at…

$7.95

Dynamic Discs Freedom - Prime

The Dynamic Discs Prime Freedom is an understable distance driver. For the big arm throwers, this disc goes a long way on an anhyzer line with a predictable fade back to stable at the end giving easy distance on hyzer flip sh…

$7.95

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…

$7.95

Prodigy D6 - 200 Series

The Prodigy D6 - 200 Series is a very fast understable distance driver. It is designed for all players and flies extremely far. The D6 will flip up when thrown hard, turn towards the right (for right handed throwers) and then…

$7.95

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…

$8.50

Discraft Stratus - X

The Discraft Elite X Stratus a fairway 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 anhyzer …

$10.95

Discraft Xpress - 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…

$10.95

Latitude Vision - LE2 Test Run

The Latitude 64 LE2 Test Run Vision 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 pl…

$10.95

Millennium Aquarius - Standard

The Millennium Standard Aquarius is an understable distance driver that FLOATS IN WATER. It's made of an extra stiff yet grippy Millennium plastic in weights 156-158 grams. The Aquarius is a disc golf disc for all skill level…

$10.95

Millennium Astra - Standard

The Millennium Standard Astra is an ultra long range driver - Long Drift - understable. This wide rim disc is an easy golf disc for beginners to throw. Beginners and slower arm speed throwers will find success in releasing it…

$10.95

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…

$11.95

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…

$12.65

Dynamic Discs Renegade - BioFuzion

The Dynamic Discs BioFuzion Renegade is a distance driver designed to suit players of all skill levels. It is a very fast, understable flyer for slower arm speed players. Players with more power will find the Renegade useful …

$12.95

Innova Tern - Pro Driver

The Innova Pro 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 designed for long shaping t…

$12.95

ABC Secret Weapon - Gold Line

The ABC Secret Weapon - Gold is an understable long range driver. It does what only a broken in golf disc will do. Perfect for those left to right shots and carving your way through the woods. Give this understable disc some …

$13.00

Discmania TD (Rush) - C-Line

The Discmania C-Line TD Rush is an understable distance driver. TD stands for turning driver. This is an easy-to-throw disc suitable from beginners to top level pros. This speed 10 driver has a comfortable smaller rim grip th…

$13.95

Discraft Glide - Z

The Discraft Elite Z Glide is an understable fairway 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 contro…

$13.95

Discraft Thrasher - Z

The Discraft Elite Z Thrasher is a maximum distance driver with a Stability of 0.4.  It's very fast and understable but not flippy. It responds like lightning to average arm speeds and is very forgiving of release proble…

$13.95

Discraft Thrasher - Z Big

The Discraft Elite Big Z Thrasher is a maximum distance driver with a Stability of 0.4.  It's very fast and understable but not flippy. It responds like lightning to average arm speeds and is very forgiving of release pr…

$13.95

Innova Daedalus - Champion

The Innova Champion Daedalus is an understable distance driver. The Daedalus is a maximum downwind distance driver that is crafted for less powerful players. Being one of the smoothest gliding drivers out there, it's a real b…

$13.95

Innova Mamba - Champion

The Innova Champion 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. Th…

$13.95

Innova Monarch - Champion

The Innova Champion Monarch is a great beginner friendly distance driver that is understable. It has significant high speed turn making the Monarch a good choice for beginning disc golf players and those with slower arm speed…

$13.95

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…

$13.95

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…

$13.95

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 designed for long shaping…

$13.95