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Roadrunner works great for beginners.
The ease of the disc gives you the ability to learn how to get distance and work your way into others like a Wraith......
Since I have struggled mainly with throwing the disc flat and building enough arm speed, more overstable discs have posed the most challenge. Understable drivers have allowed me the time to get my game together without everything hyzering to the left to far. I have been using the Champion Monarch and the Avenger SS for most long distance shots. Medium long shotts get the Leopard, and true mids get the Roc or Buzzz.
I also used lighter discs in the beginning to help my speed. I gradually increased the weight on my understable discs and started using lighter weight overstable discs as I got better. I still use a few understable discs in the 172gm range for a lot of shots.
I believe in what ever feels comfortable to make the shots needed to play the game or at least the course you are playing. Heavier more understable discs do not make you a bigger man, they just fight the wind better and some people get better snap with a heavier disc. I have a couple 150gm discs in bag that I can really bomb in calm conditions or when I am shooting down wind.
Start understable and go from there.
Break it in and it should fly long and straight.
DX Stingray works great if you are really just starting out, then move into the leopard as your form improves.
Get the lower grade plastic so you can quickly learn and enjoy the benefits of discs being broken in.
Work the lifespans of the discs. As they get broken in, do not replace them, add a new one to them...now you have the flight of your old one and the flight of the broken in one. This can be done with all of your discs, putters, mid-range, and drivers. Example: I carry 4 Cobras...a new one that has a bit of hyzer on the end of the flight, a beat one that flies straight as an arrow, another super beat one that will do a slow burn to the right all the way through its flight, and an ugly beat one that I can use for extreme turnovers, or hyzer late turns as well as rollers (where you try to fly it and it just turns over and becomes a wheel).
Good Luck and Have Fun!