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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Westside Seer - VIP

The Westside VIP Seer is an understable fairway driver with good glide and control.  A narrow rim allows easier grip and is designed to improve the game of players with smaller hands and lower po…

$14.95

Westside Seer - Tournament

The Westside Tournament Seer is an understable fairway driver with good glide and control.  A narrow rim allows easier grip and is designed to improve the game of players with smaller hands and lower power. …

$16.95

Innova Leopard3 - Star

The Innova Star Leopard3 is an understable fairway driver. Right out of the box it has a nice controllable turn. It can be thrown smoothly for straighter shots, or harder for more turn. Adjusting the angle of release of this …

$15.95

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…

$15.95

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

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…

$12.65

Legacy Patriot - Pinnacle

The Legacy Icon Patriot is a  slightly understable fairway driver designed for long straight shots. It is easy to control with very little fade at the end of its flight. The Patriot responds to power, angle, and wind con…

$14.95

Latitude Diamond - Moonshine Opto Glow

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…

$17.95

Latitude Maul - Opto

The Latitude 64 Opto Maul is a fairway driver made for turnover shots. It resembles the Latitude River, in both speed and glide, but is more understable. This disc is a great choice for beginners, amateurs, and for people …

$14.95

Latitude Jade - Opto

The Latitude 64 Opto Jade is an understable fairway driver. The Latitude 64 Jade is the newest addition to Latitude's “Easy to Use” line of beginner friendly discs. The Jade is an excellent step up from the Diamond since it w…

$14.95

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…

$14.95

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…

$14.95

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…

$16.95

Axiom Inspire - Neutron

The Axiom Neutron Inspire is an understable fairway driver. The defining characteristic of the Inspire is its responsive turn at high speed. With increasing power or headwind, the Inspire will yield a predictable level of tur…

$16.95

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…

$14.95

Dynamic Discs Breakout - Lucid

The Dynamic Discs Lucid Breakout is a slightly understable fairway driver. It feels like a fairway driver but has the easy release of a midrange. It will hold an anhyzer angle without turning over all the way to the ground an…

$14.95

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…

$15.50

Legacy Patriot - Icon

The Legacy Icon Patriot is a slightly understable fairway driver designed for long straight shots. It is easy to control with very little fade at the end of its flight. The Patriot responds to power, angle, and wind condition…

$15.95

Innova Leopard3 - GStar

The Innova GStar Leopard3 is an understable fairway driver. Right out of the box it has a nice controllable turn. It can be thrown smoothly for straighter shots, or harder for more turn. Adjusting the angle of release of this…

$15.95

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…

$15.95

Latitude Jade - Gold

The Latitude 64 Gold Jade is an understable fairway driver. The Latitude 64 Jade is the newest addition to Latitude's “Easy to Use” line of beginner friendly discs. The Jade is an excellent step up from the Diamond since it w…

$16.95

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…

$16.95

Dynamic Discs Witness - Fuzion

The Dynamic Discs Fuzion Witness is a fairway driver 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 sacrific…

$16.95

Latitude Havoc - Frost

The Latitude 64 Frost Havoc is a superfast long distance 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 is produce…

$14.95

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 …

$14.95