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Re: Axis of Evil

Postby Joz » Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:53 am

discspeed wrote:
jwb wrote:So is this going to be like the Ion? 1st run is different from the 2nd.


MVP has come a long way since the FR Ions. The last run of Ions was by far their largest and most consistent run, and they are more consistent in shape and flight than any other discs out there. The Vectors have been coming out perfect as well. So I expect the first run of Axes to represent what they will fly like in subsequent runs.


Wrong thread, but I have to ask those in the know...

I have taken a hiatus from my P2s and returned to the Ion. What is the physical difference between the first and second runs? Is it the textured bottoms? I have a soft textured (no stamp), medium textured (w/ stamp), and the newer soft Proton plastic. I have really grown attached to my Proton plastic Ion, as I think it flies a little more consistently and feels better in my hands.
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Re: Axis of Evil

Postby jubuttib » Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:18 pm

They're all Proton plastic, they just changed the colorant to a translucent one from the old opaque one recently.

The First Run IONs were the orange overmold/blue core light ones (~165g) that came out with uneven overmolds and very obscured beads, and flew much more understable than any run after that. They also had a HUGE flash (soft though, didn't scrape your hand) and the bottom was smooth, not textured.

EDIT: Chad, I seem to recall that the overmold plastic was called Electron, is this right?

EDIT2: Found it! Was a Marshall Street reference.
This sets up to be a potentially great idea for the ION, because MVP will be able to change the flexibility of the putter with the blue part (Proton Plastic), while keeping the same grippy, red "overmold" that wraps around the edge (Electron Plastic) for whatever flexibility they decide to go with in the future.
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Re: Axis of Evil

Postby cmrichar » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:06 pm

jubuttib wrote:They're all Proton plastic, they just changed the colorant to a translucent one from the old opaque one recently.

The First Run IONs were the orange overmold/blue core light ones (~165g) that came out with uneven overmolds and very obscured beads, and flew much more understable than any run after that. They also had a HUGE flash (soft though, didn't scrape your hand) and the bottom was smooth, not textured.

EDIT: Chad, I seem to recall that the overmold plastic was called Electron, is this right?

EDIT2: Found it! Was a Marshall Street reference.
This sets up to be a potentially great idea for the ION, because MVP will be able to change the flexibility of the putter with the blue part (Proton Plastic), while keeping the same grippy, red "overmold" that wraps around the edge (Electron Plastic) for whatever flexibility they decide to go with in the future.
Also here.

All Ions are in our Proton line. We now have established it with our transparent colors, same plastic.

All our current discs will not have the same experience the Ions had. It was our first disc and have since then buttoned up all our tolerances and will always have a defined and systematic process. This means all runs, first runs and production runs will all fly the same within our manufacturing standards. The red overmolded Ions were our first discs we have ever made intended for public sale. We have no intentions of ever making these again, so hold onto the first run Ions you may have with a tight grip.

Edit: Before we introduced any other models we had thoughts of this. However it was going to cause too much confusion and redundant use of terms. We have kept our Proton line as our constant and this is unique to both of the materials that are used in creating our golf discs, and not electron.
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Re: Axis of Evil

Postby discspeed » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:49 am

I just got back from the course after giving my Axes a thorough workout. I played Taylor Park, and the way the course is set up currently there are only two holes in which a driver is the best choice, so it was a perfect place to test the Axis.

I threw on straight, anny, flex, and hyzer shots at varying heights from distances between 250'-350'. Simply put, this is the best mid I've ever thrown and probably my favorite disc already. It's as if someone interrogated me for hours talking about the best mids of all time (Roc/Comet/Buzzz) and how to somehow combine them into the perfect disc, and then went and did it. I was excited to get this disc and I had huge expectations...Even so, I'm still a little surprised by just how good it is. It is like a faster/midrange version of the late run medium textured Ions. It has a teeny tiny bit of high speed turn, not even enough to flip from a flat throw under 350', but enough to hold whatever micro angle you put on it. The flight reminds me more of a faster Roc than it does a Buzzz because it is much more forgiving of nose angle and it is also not height sensitive. Even though my lightest Axis is heavier than the mids I normally carry, I had no trouble throwing it flat and high above trees....It was SOOO much easier to do this with than the Buzzz is, but at the same time it also excels at low ceilings. It is totally point and shoot...From 100' or 350'. It is the easiest disc to just pick up and throw at a basket that I've ever used. It also has a more dependable LSS than the Buzzz, starting a tick earlier in the flight, but much more forward dominant rather than a dump fade. It is much easier to range due to this. I played through the course nearly 2 times and parked every hole in range of the Axis...Not just approximate drives that got me in putting range, but shots that flew exactly how I visualized them and ended within 10' of the pole.

I love the Ion and I've also grown quite fond of the Vector, but I must say that the Axis is going to prove more revolutionary than either. It is every bit as versatile as the Vector is consistent, all while not being the least bit touchy. It has all the greatness of the Ion, but is much more applicable as everyone drives with mids (and not everyone actually throws their putter). I can't wait until this disc gets into more hands as it is going to cause a real freak out.
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Re: Axis of Evil

Postby discspeed » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:19 pm

This disc is basically the answer to the Buzzz/Roc debate...
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Re: Axis of Evil

Postby jubuttib » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:41 pm

Fuck you discspeed. Seriously. Fuck. You. Do you know how long I'm going to have to wait before I'll get my hands on them?
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Re: Axis of Evil

Postby turso » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:54 pm

What the fucking fuck? Just as my love for comets just deepends, you have to come out with news that there's a disc that has the best qualities of the best mids on the market and none of the bad ones? What the shit. I need to think about this long and hard.
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Re: Axis of Evil

Postby Jeronimo » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:57 pm

Remember guys, he's sponsored.
I am dumb.

...and a drama queen.
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Re: Axis of Evil

Postby discspeed » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:09 pm

Jeronimo wrote:Remember guys, he's sponsored.



...and he's dumb, and a drama queen. :lol:
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Re: Axis of Evil

Postby discspeed » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:30 pm

This is the only disc that I've been in the ear of a disc designer about for years, so I must admit I already have an unnatural affection for it. It's got roots in the culmination of all the Rocs vs. Buzzzes vs. Comet threads, and has aspects of design that each of those molds is lacking. It's faster and glides a little better than the Rancho as it has a more rounded top and less bead. It has better glide, a more consistent LSS, and a wider cruising speed than the Buzzz because it has a bead and glidier top. It's stability and glide is similar to a Z Comet, but it's faster, more wind resistant, and works different lines better. Even in feel, the Axis most resembles the Buzzz despite having a bead(the main reason many take up the Buzzz is the feel). You just don't feel the bead in your grip.

Even though I love the Ion, it was the Axis that I saw in my crystal ball before I ever even joined with MVP. I don't know if Chad remembers or not, but discussion of the possibilities of a neutral mid with their technology was one of the first things I brought up when I met him. I know my expectations made him nervous at times during the Axis development, but my god has he come through!
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Re: Axis of Evil

Postby jubuttib » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:48 pm

A straight flying mid has always been the center of my game (I will much rather try to throw right at something than let a hyzer drop there, and usually prefer hyzer or anhyzer to over or understability). I found my holy grail with the original orange P-MD2's, briefly. They are still my favorite discs, but almost impossible to find any more of, and there will not be another run like them (both the nose and the wing were mis-molded, that ain't happening again). Now you're saying that MVP has come up with basically the same thing, except in premium plastic, added gyroscopicness and made by the most consistent company in the business.

The offer is tempting, but I'm going to have to throw them myself before I'll believe it. The grip won't be the same but if the flight matches...
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Re: Axis of Evil

Postby Fightingthetide » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:50 pm

discspeed wrote:This is the only disc that I've been in the ear of a disc designer about for years, so I must admit I already have an unnatural affection for it. It's got roots in the culmination of all the Rocs vs. Buzzzes vs. Comet threads, and has aspects of design that each of those molds is lacking. It's faster and glides a little better than the Rancho as it has a more rounded top and less bead. It has better glide, a more consistent LSS, and a wider cruising speed than the Buzzz because it has a bead and glidier top. It's stability and glide is similar to a Z Comet, but it's faster, more wind resistant, and works different lines better. Even in feel, the Axis most resembles the Buzzz despite having a bead(the main reason many take up the Buzzz is the feel). You just don't feel the bead in your grip.

Even though I love the Ion, it was the Axis that I saw in my crystal ball before I ever even joined with MVP. I don't know if Chad remembers or not, but discussion of the possibilities of a neutral mid with their technology was one of the first things I brought up when I met him. I know my expectations made him nervous at times during the Axis development, but my god has he come through!


Chad can thank you for MVP getting it's first dollar from me...next paycheck. I'm stoked on this, because I picked up the Buzzz for the way it feels in the hand (like you described), but I'm experiencing all the issues you just said. I just thought those were the norm, so I didn't think they were "issues". The worst part is, I told myself I would stick to the molds I currently have for a while. So much for that.
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Re: Axis of Evil

Postby Monocacy » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:51 pm

jubuttib wrote:Fuck you discspeed. Seriously. Fuck. You. Do you know how long I'm going to have to wait before I'll get my hands on them?

I'll wager an Axis that you get one before I get a 165. :(

I am so looking forward to trying a Roc - Axis midrange lineup. DX Roc for fades, headwinds, distance control, and those magic glide-around-the-corner shots that they do so well. If the Axis is like the Ion, learn to make it do everything else.

That's the plan, anyway. No hurry, Chad. Tap. Tap. Tap . . . :wink:
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Re: Axis of Evil

Postby turso » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:02 pm

I have hard time believing the glide is comet-like before I see it though.
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Re: Axis of Evil

Postby Monocacy » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:15 pm

turso wrote:I have hard time believing the glide is comet-like before I see it though.

Even if the Axis is all that, the Comet might stay in the bag for certain courses that require particularly Comety shots on certain holes. I would like to stick with two midrange molds, though - throwing a lot of different discs definitely messes with my consistency.
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