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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Innova Archangel - DX

The Innova DX Archangel is an understable fairway distance driver 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 …

$7.95

Innova Leopard - DX

The Innova DX Leopard is a great beginner friendly understable fairway driver. It should be everyone’s first disc golf driver as it is easy to throw straight and far and has excellent glide. The Leopard is a great turnover di…

$7.95

Innova Leopard3 - DX

The Innova DX 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 di…

$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…

$7.95

Legacy Patriot - Excel Skulboy

The Legacy Excel Patriot with a Skulboy Design 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, an…

$9.95

Dynamic Discs Witness - BioFuzion

The Dynamic Discs BioFuzion Witness is an understable 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 dis…

$12.95

Innova Leopard - Pro Driver

The Innova Pro Driver Leopard is a great beginner friendly understable fairway driver. It should be everyone’s first disc golf driver as it is easy to throw straight and far and has excellent glide. The Leopard is a great tur…

$12.95

Prodigy F5 - 350G Series

The Prodigy 350G F5 is high speed, stable to understable fairway driver. It is designed for all skill levels and flies extremely far and incredibly straight. The F5 will turn up slightly when thrown hard it will go into a lon…

$12.95

Prodigy F5 - 350RX Series - Proto

The Prodigy 350RX F5 is high speed, stable to understable fairway driver. It is designed for all skill levels and flies extremely far and incredibly straight. The F5 will turn up slightly when thrown hard it will go into a lo…

$12.95

Innova Leopard - Champion

The Innova Champion Leopard is a great beginner friendly understable fairway driver. It should be everyone’s first disc golf driver as it is easy to throw straight and far and has excellent glide. The Leopard is a great turno…

$13.95

Innova Leopard3 - Champion

The Innova Champion 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 t…

$13.95

Dynamic Discs Breakout - Lucid and Lucid Air

The Dynamic Discs Lucid and Lucid Air 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…

$14.95

Dynamic Discs Witness - Lucid

The Dynamic Discs Lucid Witness is an understable 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 distanc…

$14.95

Latitude Diamond - Opto and Opto Air

The Latitude 64 Opto and Opto Air Diamond is an understable fairway driver or multi-purpose driver. It has good glide and small fade. This disc golf driver is a great choice for beginners, children and people who don't throw …

$14.95

Latitude Fury - Opto

The Latitude 64 Opto Fury is an understable control fairway driver. Latitude made this disc golf driver for people that like the feel of the Saint, but find it too overstable. Experienced players find it to be a great roller.…

$14.95

Legacy Patriot - Pinnacle

The Legacy Pinnacle 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 condi…

$14.95

Prodigy F5 - 400 Series

The Prodigy 400 F5 is a high speed, stable to under stable fairway driver. It is designed for all skill levels and flies extremely far and incredibly straight. The F5 will turn up slightly when thrown hard it will go into a l…

$14.95

Prodigy F7 - 400 Series

The Prodigy 400 F7 is a medium speed and under stable fairway driver with substantial glide. It is a great choice for recreational and beginner players. It is also excellent for turn shots and rollers. The disc features Prodi…

$14.95

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

Innova Leopard - Echo Star

The Innova Echo Star Leopard is a great beginner friendly understable fairway driver. It should be everyone’s first disc golf driver as it is easy to throw straight and far and has excellent glide. The Leopard is a great turn…

$15.50

Axiom Inspire - Proton

The Axiom Proton 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 turn…

$15.95

Innova Leopard - Champion Dyed

The Innova Champion Dyed Leopard is a great beginner friendly understable fairway driver. It should be everyone’s first disc golf driver as it is easy to throw straight and far and has excellent glide. The Leopard is a great …

$15.95

Innova Leopard - GStar

The Innova GStar Leopard is a great beginner friendly understable fairway driver. It should be everyone’s first disc golf driver as it is easy to throw straight and far and has excellent glide. The Leopard is a great turnover…

$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 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