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 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…

$20.05

Millennium Astra - Quantum Stardust - DU Open 2017 - 30th Anniversary

The Millennium Quantum Astra - Stardust is a fundraiser disc for the 2017 Discs Unlimited Open. The Astra is an ultra long range driver - Long Drift - understable. This wide rim disc is an easy golf disc for begi…

$20.00

Vibram unLace - X-LINK Medium

The Vibram X-Link Medium unLace is an understable long range driver. This compliment to the Lace is great for starters. It doesn't require big arm speed to perform. Whether you're stepping up to distance drivers, or a pro loo…

$19.00

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…

$18.00

Millennium Astra - Standard M-Color Sunset

The Millennium Standard M-Color Astra is an ultra long range driver - Long Drift - understable. This wide rim disc is an easy golf disc for beginners to throw. Experienced players will enjoy it as a great specialty driver or …

$17.95

Millennium Astra - Standard M-Color - FHO '14

This Millennium M-Color Astra is a fundraiser disc for the Inaugural Flint Hills Open, 2014. The Millennium Standard M-Color Astra is an ultra long range driver - Long Drift - understable. Thi…

$17.95

Axiom Excite - Neutron - Special Edition Punk

This Special Edition Neutron Punk Excite features a quadruple-foil stamp from MVP Art Director ZAM. Get ready to rock as this Punk excites the strings on the Neutron Excite! This Punk captures the energy and power of this …

$17.95

MVP Inertia - Plasma

The MVP Plasma Inertia is a stable to understable distance driver with precision and reliable fade. Power throwers will achieve a range of turnover lines with a fade finish. The understable profile of this disc golf disc …

$17.90

Westside Underworld - Tournament

The Westside Tournament Underworld is an understable distance driver for beginners that combines glide with precision regardless of arm strength. This understable disc has a high degree of high-speed turn, followed by minimal…

$16.95

Prodigy D6 - 400G Series

The Prodigy 400G D6 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 …

$16.95

Prodigy D4 - 400G Series

The Prodigy 400G Series D4 is a very fast understable distance driver. It is designed for all players and flies extremely far. The D4 will flip up when thrown hard with Hyzer and finish with its long glide and gentle fade. Th…

$16.95

MVP Wave - Neutron

The MVP Neutron Wave is a stable-understable distance driver. It is a longer Inertia with a stable-understable flight profile and responsiveness to throws of al lpowerlevels. For the most powerful throws, long gliding turnove…

$16.95

MVP Relativity - Neutron

The MVP Neutron Relativity is a understable distance driver that allows controllable turnovers, rollers, and high line distance shots. While its net landing spot will normally be to the understable side of its launch point, t…

$16.95

MVP Orbital - Neutron

The MVP Neutron Orbital is an understable high-speed distance driver. The Orbital is the most understable driver in MVP's acclaimed 21.5mm Distance Class. Fans of the Wave, Inertia, and Impulse will find a familiar and highly…

$16.95

MVP Octane - Neutron

The MVP Neutron Octane is a high speed stable to understable distance driver. The 23 mm Class Octane falls in the general stability lineage of Switch, Amp, Inertia, and Wave, with a slow-turning profile that holds long and st…

$16.95

MVP Inertia - Neutron

The MVP Neutron Inertia is a stable to understable distance driver with precision and reliable fade. Power throwers will achieve a range of turnover lines with a fade finish. The understable profile of this disc golf disc all…

$16.95

MVP Impulse - Neutron

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

$16.95

MVP Catalyst - Neutron

The MVP Neutron Catalyst is an understable distance driver with warp speed and a nice even dome. With it, the 23mm Distance Class was introduced on July 1, 2016. The Catalyst is a perfect starter for big distance. Its stabili…

$16.95

Millennium Aries - Sirius

The Millennium Sirius Aries is a moderately high speed long range turn driver suitable for all skill levels. Beginners will find that it exhibits enough glide in order to increase their distances, and experienced players will…

$16.95

Latitude Bolt - Gold

The Latitude 64 Gold Bolt is an understable distance driver. The flight of the Bolt is like an understable Halo. It goes very fast and has an understable flight path with good glide. It will fit the player that does not have …

$16.95

Dynamic Discs Renegade - Fuzion

The Dynamic Discs Fuzion Renegade is a fast, understable flyer for slower arm speed players. Players with more power will find the Renegade useful for super long tailwind shots, anhyzers, and long rollers. The Renegade h…

$16.95

Dynamic Discs Captain - Lucid - First Run

This is the First Run Dynamic Discs Lucid Captain. The Dynamic Discs Lucid Captain is an understable distance driver. For newer players the Captain is a great introduction to distance drivers. For experienced players this …

$16.95

Discraft Thrasher - Titanium

The Discraft Titanium Thrasher is an understable maximum distance driver (0.4). This disc golf driver is very fast but not flippy. It responds like lightning to average arm speeds and is very forgiving of release problems. Sl…

$16.95

Axiom Virus - Neutron

The Axiom Neutron Virus is an understable distance driver. The defining characteristic of the Virus' flight is a steady turnover tendency with forward fade. This disc golf disc can be manipulated by more skilled throwers, or …

$16.95

Axiom Vanish - Neutron

The Axiom Neutron Vanish is an understable distance driver in the 21.5mm Class. This disc golf disc will actually be straight to understable depending on the thrower and wind conditions. The Vanish's stability profile places …

$16.95