Disc Data: Best Selling MVP & Axiom Molds
Here we are again with some more Disc Data for you! These time we’re taking a look at MVP & Axiom molds! I chose the last 12 months for this data, so it’s Sept. 2017 to Sept. 2018. Here’s the data, then we’ll discuss!
So what do we notice? I noticed two main things:
First off the Envy! The number one selling mold is by far the Envy, and rightfully so. The Envy is Axiom’s most popular Putt & Approach disc, most commonly used as a driving putter. The Envy sales about doubled those of the Volt, the top selling driver.
Second, let’s talk about the three top selling drivers, the Volt, Photon, and Tesla. These are all awesome discs that are widely loved among MVP & Axiom fans. What I find interesting, however, is that these three molds are the only three molds that are produced in Fission plastic. Even more interesting, though, is that the top selling plastic for each of these drivers is Fission plastic! That begs the question, would MVP & Axiom fans want more molds produced in Fission plastic?
Leave a comment with your opinion and any questions you have!
Would love to see Axiom Vanish, Virus, And Theory in Fission Plastic…
Answer, yes! Have never had a power arm and as I age, (turning 65 shortly) am finding lighter disks help maintain what distance I have. Currently throwing drivers 144g-148g, and 153g-162g midranges.
Have been throwing a 145g Tesla the last couple weeks and like it–flies a lot like a Discraft Crank in the same weight (but much more durable–I’ve been cycling lightweight Cranks because they seem to come only in base plastic).
Fission Photon is next up on my buy list, and I’ll add a Volt when I see one (I’ve had a 158g Volt for a long time but pretty much stopped using it in favor of Discraft Crank/Surge). Would certainly try other Fission molds.
The one thing about discs as light as these are they seem to be less forgiving of bad technique. But in a way that’s good because they promote good habits. Slower arm speed means less forward disc speed but light weight/good technique provides faster spin so holds flight profile longer.
Yes. Yes more molds in Fission have been needed. A symptom of manufacturing issues scaling up production to faster speed, wider rimmed discs? Perhaps there are more reasons or other reasons entirely for the few molds offered in Fission.
Perhaps the performance boost is so significant with Fission they’re waiting to release additional molds until they need to maintain sales or keep up with other manufacturers and their advancements (remember Westside filing a patent for a module that is embedded into a disc to give rotional feedback, speed of release, etc?!? The video is on YouTube, on mobile so can’t link).
I remember reading a graphic of MVP’s showing how Fission plastic is 2 to 5 times more dense in the rim overmold than the flight plate density and was MVP’s best plastic type in terms of density to flight plate ratio (or should I say difference in weight). If true it’s plausable they’re waiting and just stretching their product line releases and/or they’re having issues with manufacturing to larger higher speed discs.
Yes, more Fission!
I have thought about this as well, and I find it interesting that the 3 molds have basically the same flight characteristics just different power requirements. So it’s’ either they chose these three because they were their most popular molds, or they have issues with manufacturing anything that differs greatly from these since they are so similar.
On a separate note. I think I alone paid for someone’s vacation at Axiom due to the amount of Envy’s I have. It’s the greatest disc ever. I have multiples of every plastic and bag 4 of them. Every disc golfer needs a couple.