MVP Electron Matrix
The Matrix is designed to resist turnover for all power levels and situations, and its stability is best described as a longer Axiom Envy. Matrix should have a long straight travel for most throwers, followed by a dependable fade. While this is not a “meathook” style overstable midrange, its utility is not to be underestimated. Release angles make all the difference with this type of midrange, yielding useful flights on releases from anhyzer to flat and hyzer.
High-Tech Baseline Material
- Tactile boutique blends for superb grip
- Designed to wear slowly with use
- Added glide and neutral flight with wear
- Also available in soft flexibility for putters
I have already written a pretty fulsome review for the Matrix in Neutron, to which the only updates I would make are (a) that it has absolutely made the bag this season, beating out the Verdict, Emac Truth and RocX3, and (b) it is far more of a wind fighter than I realised, capable of holding a golf line at full power even in a stiff headwind.
But that is the Neutron version. As you may already know, MVP discs fly very differently depending on the plastic and run, to the point where MVP stamps different flight numbers for the same mold across the range of plastic options. And so let's start there: unless Olli has read this review and changed the listing, you will see that the Electron reads as rating at 5/4/-1/2 but the eagled-eyed shopper will see that disc itself is stamped 5/4/-1/1.5! That is a meaningful 0.5 difference as it really does fly much straighter than in Neutron. It is also more vulnerable to headwinds as a result, which should surprise no-one.
But Electron is made to beat in, and that is where the disc becomes a little bit interesting as a potential multitool because I have found it seasons quite quickly. So much so that it is easier to manufacture various levels of wear in a relatively short time, and you can have a fresh disc as your most stable option, another as a straighter hyzerflip woods navigator, and yet another as a turnover specialist disc in that bag at the same time within 2/3 months of buying 3 discs (assuming this level of nerdery is your kind of DG madness).
However (and I am open to debating this) the overmold rim seems to help the discs stabilise once they reach what feels like their "forever" levels of wear. So my hyzerflip Matrix doesn't carry on wearing out just as rapidly to becoming a turnover disc. As long I refrain from slamming it full speed into tree trunks, it stays in its shot-shape lane.
There is a slightly annoying price to pay, though, for having the Neutron rim act like a corset for the Electron centre, and that is the tendency for the flight plate to warp and puddle after about a year or so. I still throw it, and it still flies like it should, but it does feel a little bit broken.
The final point to make is that this is the glidiest Matrix when fully seasoned, beating out even the Proton version (usually the longest throwing option) because when you hit a max power throw on the right hyzer throw it S-lines like an FD to eat up the yardage like a cheat code. It is always so gratifying to hear your cardmates protest: "WTF, no way can that be a midrange!"
Thanks for the review Adam. Flight Numbers Update. Olli.
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