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Old 01-16-2014, 12:46 PM
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There is some discussion of this disc in other threads, but I figured it deserved its own spot.

I'm curious to see for myself how it compares to the Tangent and Axis.
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:54 PM
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Based on the early feedback from the testers, sounds like it'll be a nice complement to the tangent, especially for those of us that just never jived well with the Axis. I still pull it out every now and then and see how it works for me. But, quite honestly, I use an Atlas in this spot. Would love for the Alias to boot the Atlas from the bag to have another MVP thrower in there.
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So does the Alias have a "normal" inner edge like Envy?
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I found it compares to the Axis more than the Tangent. It will be flying more like a Buzz, pro Roc3, Axis, M3 type of disc rather than something more understable like a Tangent, Atlas, D Buzz, Fuze etc.

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You can't see it in the photo, but there is a bit of swirl in the blue.

Haven't thrown it much yet, but I will say it feels closer in speed to the Tangent than the Axis. Likes some height to do its thing. I plan on taking it out for a good workout against the Axis later, so I'll report back with the initial results.
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So does the Alias have a "normal" inner edge like Envy?
What do you mean "normal" inner edge? Did they push the overmold to the inside rim? Or by normal do you mean standard MVP inner rim?
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What do you mean "normal" inner edge? Did they push the overmold to the inside rim? Or by normal do you mean standard MVP inner rim?
I believe they are referring to the typical rounded inner rim on the Ion and Anode vs. the typical cornered inner rims you find on other manufacturers.
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It took me 3 production axises and 2 first runs to finally jive with this disc. Now that i have, and i have a few cycled it's probably the most important disc in my bag. This probably won't be checked out by me unless someone else has one.
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My Axis was my goto mid for a while but a few weeks ago I got a Neutron Tangent and my Vector is nice and beat in so they are covering most of my shots.

I've had 3 Axis and I didn't jive with the first two but I found a really domey pink one that I love. I'm hoping the Alias will be more like one of the domey pink Neutron Axis.
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Disclaimer: Noodle arm with some OATishness creeping in lately. Your mileage may vary.

Raced the sunset tonight to get some field throws in with the Alias, and this thing was really perplexing at first. It took about 10 throws to really dial it in, which is often the case with a new MVP disc for me.

After about 15 or 20 throws with it, I realized what this disc is: An Axis in Tangent form.

What do I mean by that? It was running similar lines to the Axis for me, but it has a similar feel in the hand, and similar floatiness, if you will, to the Tangent. It grabbed onto whatever line I released it on, with a baby fade at the end. But man, when I had some OAT creep in, it did not appreciate it. I felt like the Axis was a hair more forgiving in that regard, but that's not a bad thing.

I think this will fit into the bags of people who are already throwing the Tangent, as it seems to complement that pretty well (from how my memory of the Tangent serves - I gave mine to my dad to let him try it out a while back). If you are an Axis loyalist - as I am, after many, many tries to get it to click - I am not sure it will fit. But it is going to be fun to find out.

I will say that the Axiom description of it being great for placement shots is spot on. It just wanted to sit down gently at the end, whereas I can get some skip out of the Axis sometimes.

I'm looking forward to getting a couple actual rounds in this weekend to see what it can really do.
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