The Pearl and the Ruby both are good to handle for beginners. A good choice for longer drives if you are not using a driver or go on for short distances. It goes very straight and is easy to set up for a right curve if you are not safe with the forehand.
I've been bagging the Opto Pearl for around 2 months. It has become a staple in my bag and a go to for easy turn over approach shots. I enjoy being able to shape shots with less arm speed. This disc gives me about an extra 50 feet because of the glide and more birdie opportunities consistently on the course. I would recommend this disc for any skill level player.
Both my wife (beginner with smaller hands/carpel tunnel) and myself (3 years playing) threw the Opto Pearl and loved it. Took my wife a few throws to get used to since she has the beginner habit of anhyzering to get more distance but it is much easier for her to gain distance without working to hard for it. And for me, it is a gentle throw on flat or a hyzer to get it flying straight and far. DON'T throw in the wind!!
I have a pathetic forehand but the Pearl has made up for that.
This disc can turn over forever… it can also cut roll forever too if it doesn’t land flat.
I don’t use this disc in every round on every course, but when I need it it is full of surprises! Usually good ones.
If you need an under stable disc and are willing to forgive the occasional adventure I would recommend the Pearl.
I haven't got to use it much yet, but I love it! It Flys very straight, easy to grip with my small hand. Seems very durable, since I have hit nearly every tree within 50 ft. HA! Very happy I purchased it.