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Everybody should have a reliably stable fairway driver in their bag!
Stable Fairway Drivers
These discs are meant to fit the slot between a midrange and a distance driver. Fairway drivers (or control drivers, as they’re sometimes known) will have speed ratings in the range of 6 to 10, and they come in handy for players looking to make an accurate shot between 250 and 350 feet.
Because fairway drivers can be understable, stable, or overstable, they can cover an extensive range of shots. A disc’s stability type essentially dictates its flight path when thrown at the correct speeds.
Right in the middle of the stability spectrum are stable discs. These are designed to fly straight, whereas understable discs will go right, and overstable discs will finish left at the end of their flight. Stable discs are also described as having a “neutral” flight. When released flat, you can safely expect to use these discs to land dead straight.
Curious if your fairway driver is stable? If you look at the turn rating (the third flight rating number on the disc), it will typically be rated -2 to -1. A stable disc will also have a fade rating (the last number) that will “cancel” the turn rating out. So, a disc labeled 10/5/-2/2 would result in a stability rating of 0, meaning it would fly straight.
Stable fairway drivers are an excellent choice for anybody looking for a disc that will hold its neutral flight path and can manipulate release angles to get those versatile shots. Neutral discs are super reliable in the way they can be utilized. Every disc is so different, so having the ability to experiment with different speeds, release angles, and heights is essential.
Because fairway drivers are also manufactured to have good glide and tend to be pretty forgiving, beginners can also explore the world of stable fairway drivers. They’re easy to throw straight and far without requiring too much energy.
We wouldn’t recommend making a stable fairway driver your first purchase if you’re just starting out; we’d recommend going with something understable to be safe and definitely something with a slower speed rating. If you’re more of an intermediate player, rest assured your neutral fairway driver will beat in over time to become more understable, too.