Just a few years back, I had barely any idea how to play disc golf. My first disc ever was a stable driver, but I couldn’t throw it to save my life. I was a complete newbie with no idea how stable distance drivers would soon improve my game.
About a year later, once I started getting better, I was able to use a couple of discs that were a little tougher to throw. That’s when I picked up another stable distance driver – the Dynamic Discs Sheriff. That disc helped me get better every time I played with it. And that’s what these stable distance drivers can do for you.
You see, stable distance drivers are a necessity in disc golf. They fly straight, they’re reliable, and can be some of the farthest flying distance discs in your bag. Now we’ve already talked about understable distance drivers and overstable distance drivers, so we’ve got to dig in to some stable discs today. We’ve got you covered, so let’s get into it!
The 13 best stable distance drivers
1. Dynamic Discs Sheriff
2. Infinite Discs Pharaoh
3. Innova Shryke
4. Discraft Crank
5. Dynamic Discs Renegade
6. Innova Beast
7. Latitude 64 Flow
8. Westside Discs Sword
9. MVP Octane
10. Kastaplast Grym X
11. Discmania DD2 Frenzy
12. Axiom Tantrum
13. Infinite Discs Aztec
What is stability?
Stability is a disc’s tendency to turn over to the right, fly straight, or fade to the left, during the beginning of flight (For rhbh throws). Discs, when released, will fly according to how stable, understable, or overstable they are.
Stable: discs will usually fly straight when released flat.
Understable: discs will turn over to the right when released flat.
Overstable: discs will usually fade more to the left at the beginning of flight when released flat.
Stability is simply how a disc immediately flies after it is released from the throwers hand straight and flat. The level of stability in a disc will determine if it is going to turn to the right right away, fly straight through the whole flight, or fade to the left early on in the disc’s flight.
And this is determined by each individual disc. The cool thing is that every single disc has a unique set of personality characteristics called flight ratings. That means each and every disc is unique. Each disc flies based on speed, glide, turn, and fade. See more about flight ratings here. The stability of a disc is affected by the 3rd and 4th flight rating, or the high-speed turn and low-speed fade of a disc.
If you’re looking for something more understable or overstable, check out our other distance driver posts on the site before you go:
The 13 best stable distance drivers
Our #1 pick – Dynamic Discs Sheriff (13, 5, -1, 2)
I picked the Sheriff because of how great, and straight, it flies for me. This stable disc loves to get distance and does it while maintaining a crazy straight flight path. I call this disc the “multi-tool” of my bag because of how versatile it is for me on a variety of different distance shots.
Performance: Dynamic states that this disc is great for “long anhyzers, flex shots, and pure hyzers.” As for overall performance, the Sheriff is an awesome distance disc and I’d recommend it for newer players who have learned the game and want to start increasing their distance. For more on the Sheriff, check out Danny Lindahl from Dynamic Discs in the video below ⬇️ showing you three more reasons why you need to throw the Sheriff.
2. Infinite Discs Pharaoh (13, 6, -1, 2)
I’ll start out by saying that the Pharaoh is a REALLY well built disc from Infinite Discs and is VERY highly reviewed on their site. I love the feel of this disc, as it is similar to my Dynamic Discs Sheriff (which obviously you can tell that I love).
Here’s what InfiniteDiscs.com has to say about this disc: “The Pharaoh is the quintessential distance driver, built for a high speed release and maximum distance. The fade is not overpowering, making this a distance driver that will work wonders even for intermediate players. Throw the Pharaoh off the tee when you need to cover as much territory as possible. Rule your local disc golf course with the Pharaoh!”
3. Innova Shryke (13, 6, -2, 2)
Ever since the Shryke came out, it’s been hailed as a winner by A LOT of disc golfers. Even though it’s a 13 speed driver, the Shryke is somewhat easy to throw and will fly insanely far due its 6 glide rating. If you’re looking to break your personal distance record, you may need to add a Shryke to your bag. Grab one here on Discgolfunited.com.
4. Discraft Crank (13, 5, -2, 2)
This reliably straight distance driver is ridiculously fast and has the glide to make you say, “whoa.” As far as Accuracy and distance go, this disc is one of the best.
Discraft states that, “[the] Crank is the fastest, most controllable max distance driver you’ve ever thrown. If you’ve been struggling to improve your distance while maintaining accuracy, you haven’t tried the Crank.”
With a narrow rim, and comfortable grip, the Crank is very controllable and can benefit almost any player. But this disc is NOT for disc golf newbs. If you think you can handle it, grab one here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
5. Dynamic Discs Renegade (11, 5, -2, 3)
This straight-stable distance driver has the potential to help you extend out your distance game a lot if thrown with some power. Even though the speed is only 11, this super popular disc won’t disappoint. It has a good deal of high-speed turn (probably more than what the flight ratings suggest), reliable flight, tremendous glide, and a predictable ending fade. Get a Renegade here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
6. Innova Beast (10, 5, -2, 2)
The Beast is a great disc. I remember my first couple of rounds on the course like it was yesterday…I hated this disc. Why? Because this distance driver was the first disc I was given. No idea why. Now even though this is a good disc, as a new player, it was way too tough for me to throw and I just couldn’t get it to fly the way I wanted it to. The Beast was also the only disc I ever lost.
Many months later, due to some disc Karma, I found another Beast. But this time, because I was a bit better, I could actually throw it! Now I don’t use it much, but this straight-flying disc is great for holding just about any line you put it on, works well for forehand and backhand, and can complement both less-experienced players and pros alike. I just wouldn’t use it if you’re brand new. Grab a beast for your bag here on Discgolfunited.com.
7. Latitude 64 Flow (11, 6, -0.5, 2)
The Flow from Latitude 64 is a very popular, stable distance driver that is great for those looking for a forehand distance driver. With its decently low speed of 11 and its 6 glide, this disc should help those with lower arm speed just absolutely crush their drives. The Flow is a really solid, neutral driver that will fly forever after it’s thrown. It’s reliability is also great for holding lines, making it a nice transition driver from those looking to step up into the world of distance discs. Get one here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
8. Westside Discs Sword (12, 5, -0.5, 2)
While the Sword may be the most overstable disc on this list, that doesn’t mean it won’t “cut” through the air for straight shots and max distance. This one’s worth a test run in your bag. Grab it here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
9. MVP Octane (13, 5, -1, 2)
The Octane is basically MVP’s take on the Innova Destroyer. This is actually a really great disc that has the potential to fly a bit farther and a bit straighter than Innova’s golden disc. The Octane feels really great with the overmold, allows flight straight down the middle of the fairway. If you release this disc with a bit of hyzer, it’ll flip up a bit and glide for days. Grab one here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
10. Kastaplast Grym X (13, 5, -1, 2)
The Grym X is the more stable version of the popular Grym distance driver. The X is the “beefier cousin” to the Grym, according to InfiniteDiscs.com. If your looking for something similar to a Sheriff or something a little straighter than a Destroyer or Zeus, check out the Grym X. Grab yours here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
11. Discmania DD2 Frenzy (13, 5, -2, 2)
The DD2 is a very underrated disc from Discmania. This is a smooth disc that you will either love or hate. I really like most of the Discmania discs and the DD2 is no exception. It’s turn and fade give it the ability to stay pretty straight during flight and it will normally glide for a long time. Grab a DD2 here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
12. Axiom Tantrum (14, 5, -1.5, 3)
This Tantrum is a blindingly fast disc from Axiom that has the potential to be your go-to long-range distance driver. With a 14 speed, though, you better be ready to throw it hard. Grab one here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
13. Infinite Discs Aztec (10, 5, -1, 2)
The Aztec is a nice addition to the Infinite Discs line of distance drivers. This disc requires less speed but still has the ability to really capture a long drive for the thrower.
Here’s what InfiniteDiscs.com has to say about it: “The Aztec is a speed 10 driver, flying staight with a little bit of fade at the end. Don’t let the speed 10 fool you, the Aztec will bring unexpected distance and accuracy to your game. This disc has a skinnier rim than the big distance drivers, making it more comfortable for most disc golfers.”
Stable discs can play a huge role in your disc golf game. These discs won’t turn too much and won’t fade too much, but should fly just right – straight down the middle. The 13 distance drivers on this list were hand-picked and vetted to be the best stable distance discs available to help you improve your game. So grab a couple of these discs and hit the course!
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