I posted this review on MVP's page, but this disc deserves it's own thread. Anyway, this thread will be the vector for the Vector's dispersal.
Ok, I'm going to try and give a cohesive review after my first day with the Vector. This disc grooved with me as quick or quicker than any new disc I've tested...including the Ion. I had some ridiculous shots with it today and parked some holes I've never reached with a mid before.
Physically this disc is very interesting. I received 2 Vectors, both weighing 177 (my OCD midrange weight of choice). One is dayglo green and the other is a dayglo red/orange/pink color. The plastic looks AMAZING. More or less identical to Opto plastic as far as I can tell. The overmold is the same black rubbery feeling plastic as on the Ions. The tops have a very smooth, gradual, and shallow dome that is perfectly formed on both my discs. The bead is so smooth that I can't even tell it's there with the disc locked in my power grip. MVP used a new molding process that placed the parting line that is usually on the bottom of the bead/disc up below the overmold so the bottom of the disc is completely smooth with no sanding or breaking in required. There are embossed logos (MVP, VECTOR, GYRO, and PDGA) spaced out on the bottom of the wing on the overmold that are interesting...They are very small...maybe 1/64". It looks pretty cool. The stamp also looks great (thanks to ZM!!). In the hand it feels very close to a Buzzz or Fuse as the inner wall is a bit shorter than a Roc (this surprised me as the pictures and specs looked closer to the Roc). Everything is smooth and comfortable with no raised lettering or textured areas on the underside of the disc.
The Vector is on the fast side for a mid. Out of the hand it is about Buzzz/Core/Mako speed, but due to it's greater gyroscopics, it holds it's speed longer. The gyroscopics give it awesome glide as well, without sacrificing wind resistance. It glides like an Ion(if you've thrown them for anything longer than putts you know what I'm talking about)...Just give it a little snap and watch it go. It has a zero in HSS as far as I can tell from my arm and a 10mph headwind. It will be interesting to see how it holds up for the biggest arms on here. Despite it's HSS, it can fly on a forward dominant line riding hyzer the whole way...I had several 250'-280' shots that I thought would fail because I didn't throw it flat/turned over enough, only to see them fly pretty straight with a hyzer lean and end up in the circle. The Vector pushes the performance limits of a midrange with it's glide and speed...Without good LSS, it would be a disc with a limited appeal as it would be very difficult to range (like a high powered sports car without enough downforce). Luckily, the LSS of the Vector is just enough to keep it totally predictable and controllable. Whatever line and angle I put the Vector on one thing was constant...It always faded. The fade reminds me of only one disc...The Rancho Roc. Unless really powered, the fade usually starts to happen at about 60% of the way through the flight. However, it is very gradual and forward dominant, so it keeps you on the fairway. Shots released hyzer got decent forward penetration while staying true on their line of release. Mid and high powered anhyzer releases always flexed out unless thrown really low.
I can see many possible uses for the Vector. In a multiple mid setup it could definitely occupy the moderately overstable slot and prove versatile enough to get a lot of tee shots. Only time will tell how the Vector will break in, but it's starting at a great point for a minimalistic setup. Personally I'm sidelining my Buzzz for a while to learn the Vector, and it seems to pair seamlessly with my Fuse.
Last edited by discspeed
on Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:59 pm, edited 2 times in total.