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What Is the Best Discraft Fairway Driver?

You’ve taken a look at the best Discraft discs and even added some to your bag already, but now you're ready to add some fairway drivers to the mix.

As you probably know though, Discraft has A TON of options in all categories, and you just aren't sure what the best discs are as there are so many to choose from!

Mix in the fact that we all have different skills and abilities, and finding the perfect disc for you is sometimes challenging to say the least.

In this article, we're going to do our best to make the selection process just a tad bit easier so that you will be able to find the

10 Best Discraft Fairway Drivers

available for you to choose from and get out on the course with as soon as possible!

You don't need to spend time on reviews and sifting through descriptions as we have done all that research for you and compiled it in one easy to find spot!

While this list is not exhaustive, it is a great starting spot if you know that you want a Discraft fairway driver, but aren't sure which ones.

Fairway drivers are a staple for any player's bag, especially for players who are just starting to increase their throwing distance, have increased arm speed, and are ready for the faster speeds offered by fairway drivers that mid-ranges just can't quite compete with.

Distance drivers are appealing, but many players have trouble throwing them due to their higher speed rating, unless they're stable or understable.

In this article, we will provide you in order, the top rated options on the market today, with flight ratings and a brief description of why the disc is favored. Stable, understable, and overstable options will be provided, so you can complete your bag with ease.

I like overstable fairway drivers to be used to fight headwinds, as well as finish with their reliable fade both forehand and back hand.

Stable, to slightly understable options are great for when you need a straight approach to the basket, with just a touch more distance than what you get with a mid-range, while still having the most subtle amount of fade at it’s finish.

Lastly, I enjoy slightly understable fairway drivers for hyzer flips and longer mid-range shots when throwing uphill and a mid-range disc just won’t get me to the pin.

This is what I use my fairway drivers for, and I think that you’ll enjoy using them for these reasons as well!

In previous articles, we discussed Discraft's best putters, best mid-ranges, and distance drivers, so we now turn our attention to fairway/control drivers.

So without further ado, let's get into it!

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Best Discraft Fairway/Control Drivers

Flight Ratings: 9, 5, -1, 2

First up is the extremely popular, Discraft Undertaker!

This 9 speed driver is a natural fan favorite because of it's easy to throw flight ratings that do make it technically slightly overstable, yet a very straight flyer overall that will really fight to fade at the end of it's flight path.

For beginners and players with average arm speed, this disc may fly a little more overstable than expected, especially in more premium plastics, which makes this a disc that is great for headwinds whether you're using it backhand or forehand.

As your arm speed improves, and the disc beats in, the Undertaker may straighten out just a little bit for you, but will fight to not turnover completely, unless of course it is a very high wind.

You'll also be pleased with the glide of 5, which will aid you in getting down the fairway with less effort.

If you're looking for an option that will reliably fade on you but not too much and within a controllable amount, then the Undertaker is your disc.

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Flight Ratings: 9, 4, 0, 3

Beefing things up a little bit, we come to the overstable Raptor!

I feel that having a truly overstable fairway driver is a must for every player, beginner or advanced, and the Raptor fills this slot extremely well.

It's overstability makes it a natural forehand or backhand disc that can handle just about any wind you throw at it, even the stoutest of headwinds.

Slower armed players will see this overstability more so than faster armed players, but all players will agree that this disc will fade no matter what! I'd compare it to the popular Innova Firebird in that regard.

This is definitely a disc you'll want to consider adding to your bag, especially because of the sweet stamp options as well!

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Flight Ratings: 10, 6, 0, 3

Moving on to one of the newer discs on our list, we arrive at #3, the Discraft Anax!

Pronounced Onyx (On-ix), the Anax is an extremely versatile disc despite looking like your traditional overstable fairway at first glance.

The first thing you may notice is that for fairway driver standards, the speed of 10 is very high, but combined with the excellent glide rating of 6, and this disc can be used to achieve excellent distance, even with it's fade of 3.

Players with slower arms will primarily use this disc to fight head winds, and to be reliably overstable in all conditions, just like they would a Raptor.

Faster armed players however will be able to really stretch the versatility of this disc by using it for backhand and forehand flex lines by putting this disc on some anhyzer and trusting it to fade back to center. They'll also see this disc hold a rather straight flight path, even when torqued, before ultimately and reliably fading at the end of it's flight path.

The great part is this disc will age like fine wine and really beat into perfection while still maintaining that fade and distance!

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Flight Ratings: 10, 5, 0, 2

Next, we stay on the overstable train and check out the Discraft Vulture.

While still considered an overstable option, the Vulture is much more tame and much more manageable for players of all skill levels and arm speeds.

The speed of 10 is still on the higher side, but you'll notice a significantly straighter flight path with the Vulture compared to other options so far due in part to it's modest fade of 2.

It will still fight headwinds some, but will finish straighter in those conditions rather than being able to fight the wind AND fade.

The Vulture is also an excellent choice for down hill shots as it won't turn over on you and will still finish straight or a little left for RHBH players, and can handle both forehand and backhand throws alike.

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Flight Ratings: 9, 6, -3, 1

Up next on our list at #5 is perhaps the most beginner friendly fairway driver option from Discraft, the Heat!

If the speed of 9 and glide of 6 wasn't good enough for any new player to learn to throw, this great disc is then paired with a turn of -3 and fade of 1, making for an awesome combination that new players will appreciate!

This understable driver is so beginner friendly because slower arms will find these flight ratings favorable for throwing long distances without having that dreaded early fade that can kill distance quickly like with overstable discs.

Faster arms will be liable to turn this 9 speed driver over due to this understability, but if they can manage their release angle, the Heat retains it's long range potential in the form of high glide hyzer flips.

For those with a strong enough arm, the Heat could potentially be used as a turnover or roller disc and would be an excellent choice to learn those shots with if you don't have them in your arsenal already.

If you are a new player looking for an easy to throw fairway driver option, the Heat might just be the ticket. There is a reason Discraft often includes it in their starter packs!

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Flight Ratings: 7, 5, -1, 2

Another straight flying option from Discraft, the Stalker is a great choice for players ranging from beginner to seasoned vet.

The Stalker is easy to throw due in part to it’s speed of 7, and will make a very nice fairway driver for beginners looking for something that will fight wind some and finish with a reliable fade.

For faster, more experienced arms, this disc will fly with a little bit of an S shape, but will want to finish dead straight on the line that it was thrown on, especially with a little bit of hyzer upon release.

Head winds or too much anhyzer will make this disc want to turnover, which can be a good thing if that is a shot that you are looking for.

This would be a great disc choice for those who love their Buzzz, but are seeking to achieve just a little more distance than what they can with a mid-range, so be sure to give it a chance!

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Flight Ratings: 9, 4, 0, 4

From a straight flying option at #6, we arrive at another beefy, overstable disc choice possibility for you in the Predator!

Simply put, if you liked everything about the Raptor but wished it had a little more fade, then look no further than the Predator.

This disc can and will fill the overstable fairway driver slot in your bag and quickly become a workhorse for you when out on the course.

Forehand, backhand, overhand, you name it, this disc will do it, and with all the fade you could ever want.

A popular comparable disc to the Predator would be the Innova Firebird, and while they are similar in many ways, the Predator will show just a touch more glide than it‘s counterpart.

If you need a very overstable fairway driver that is going to fade in any conditions and fight through any wind, then be sure to give this disc a look!

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Flight Ratings: 8, 4.5, -1.5, 2

Moving along to #8 is the Discraft Mantis!

The Mantis provides you with another solid option if you’re looking for a fairway driver that is going to hold it’s overall line dead straight to where you throw it.

It does have a little bit more turn than other straight flying options on our list, which is balance out by a little more fade to give it that neutral flight path.

You can also expect moderate distances out of this disc via it’s speed of 8 and glide of 4.5.

The Mantis is another great option for players of all arm speeds, with slower armed players expecting to see more fade than turn than the flight ratings indicate, and faster more experienced players seeing more of a neutral to slight turn over flight path depending on wind and arm speed.

If you are in need of a straight flyer, then consider the Mantis!

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Flight Ratings: 8, 5, -1, 1

If you really like the speed and glide of the Mantis, but are a little nervous about having a straight flyer have so much turn, then why not consider the Passion?!

A signature disc by world famous FPO player Paige Pierce, the Passion is another quality option from Discraft that you can pick up to fill the stable, straight flying slot in your long mid-range, fairway driver portion of your bag.

As expected, the turn and fade of -1/1 provides a very straight flying flight for players of all skill levels and arm speeds, although faster arms may need to tweak release angle to prevent any chance of this disc turning over.

Otherwise, the Passion should hold any line it is placed on, and can get you down the fairway towards the pin quickly, as allowed by it’s speed of 8 and high glide of 5.

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Flight Ratings: 6, 5, -1, 1

Rounding out our top 10 list is the final, but perhaps most unique disc on our list, the stable, straight flying Discraft Zombee!

While there are no shortage of straight flyers on this list, especially on the back half, the Zombee is unique as you can probably tell by it’s extremely slow speed yet relatively high glide compared to other options we’ve looked at so far.

You’d think that these slower speeds are solely for the purpose of being new player friendly (which it definitely is!), but you’ll be pleased to know that the Zombee, due it’s slow speed and high glide, is a great option for a multitude of shots you’ll be faced with out on the course.

I especially like to use a disc like the Zombee on straight, downhill shots where I want neither a lot of fade or turn, and to simply allow the glide of the disc to do all of the work with gravity.

I also like it for long approach shots where I want to prevent a skip past the basket, as the slow speed rating does just that.

When thrown slowly, you will see some reliable fade at the very end of it’s flight, but otherwise, the Zombee is a very stable flying disc, and will hold any line you put it on extremely well.

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And that concludes our list!

The great part about a long standing manufacturer of discs, is that there are no shortage of options at your disposal, and Discraft is no different.

This list was very hard to put together and order as there are just so many discs that we didn’t have room for, not due to performance, but due to the fact that the one’s on this list are just simply much better.

Every player needs to bag themself several different fairway drivers, covering everything from understable to overstable, and any player can do so with confidence from this list of time tested Discraft discs.

So when you choose some, be sure to let us know what you think and tell us how much your game improved!

That being said,

Happy Disc Golfing!

Do you think that we missed a distance driver option or have one that you have in your bag that we didn’t mention?

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Again, if you're also looking for some of the best Discraft Putters, Discraft Mid-Ranges, or Distance Drivers, be sure to check them out next!

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