sunspot wrote:The Volt is overrated and overhyped. It is not near as good as people make it out to be.
Based on my experiences? Yeah. It's nothing magical, but it is a good disc, and there's hope that in the future MVP will be very consistent with it, which is a reason to use it all by itself.
Don't get me wrong, I want MVP to succeed. I don't think the Volt lives up to their potential. I say it is overrated due to the type of praise it receives over at DGCR. It shouldn't surprise coming from there, but it's annoying.
Here's my reasoning why I think the Volt is overrated:
1. It is hard to range. Too much power, it turns and burns; not enough power, it fades out (even with more stable Volts it does this). I'm not saying it is the worst at ranging distances, but it is not that good at it. It is less like a slightly beat Eagle and more like a slightly beat Valkyrie with less distance potential.
2. The rim width (2.0) should create the potential to go further, but I find it flying like a speed 7/8. I can throw smaller rim discs as far or further than the Volt. I don't think I can ever break 400 ft with a Volt, but I can get the PD to 400ft on a good rip.
3. The shallowness of the rim doesn't bother me as much as the combination of the shallowness and the slanted rim. It doesn't feel as comfortable to grip.
I wanted to like the Volt but couldn't find myself to be satisfied with it.
In my humble opinion, they need to make a less slanted, normal feeling disc that can pushed out further without being too squirrelly. That's why I like slightly beaten EXs and SPDs so much. You can realize it on a hyzer and let it flip up and turn and come back reliably. The EXs can be pushed out further without being too squirrelly. Whether this requires them to make a disc with a smaller rim, I don't know, but I do know that I don't like the Volt.