Axiom Fireball Review
The ultra-predictable Fireball is a board flat meathook designed for power players. This is one of the most aggressive utility discs we have for sale. It is excellent for forced flexes, spike hyzers, and headwind drives. It is particularly popular for overhand thumber shots. The Axiom Fireball review will help you decide which Fireball in stock is right for you.
Axiom Fireball Plastics
- Neutron: MVP/Axiom's "flagship" blend, this premium plastic combines excellent durability with a reliable grip. Most of their lineup is readily available in this blend.
- Proton: Stiff and highly durable, this plastic has a translucent look similar to Innova Champion or Discraft Z-line. Discs fly more overstable in Proton and will maintain original flight patterns for years.
- Plasma: An eye-catching blend with an iridescent sheen. Softer and more flexible than Proton and has similar durability to Neutron.
- Fission: This lightweight blend has air bubbles injected into the plastic. A Fission Fireball is the best option for amateur-level players.
Axiom Fireball Flight Numbers
- Speed: 9
- Glide: 3
- Turn: 0
- Fade: 3.5
All brands have a signature utility driver, but MVP/Axiom's patented "gyro" technology maximizes the Fireball's stability. Only the most powerful arms can get any turn or glide out of this disc. No matter the release angle, the Fireball will quickly start pulling towards a hyzer finish.
This reliable overstability makes the Fireball an extremely predictable disc. It won't fly very far, but you know exactly what is it going to do: finish on hyzer. On the other hand, power thumber throwers can push the Fireball well past 350 feet. Its overstability keeps it gliding upside on thumber and tomahawk lines.
- Diameter: 21.1cm
- Height: 1.4cm
- Rim Depth: 1.1cm
- Rim Width: 2.0cm
If you like a disc with a thin profile, look no further. The Fireball's flat top, shallow rim, and sharp edge combine to give it a knife-like shape that generates massive skip shots. The 1.1cm rim depth is low for such an overstable disc, making it fit perfectly in the forehand and thumber grips. This is one of the best options for players with experience throwing baseballs.
When MVP launched the Axiom brand in 2014, the Fireball was among the first discs in the new lineup. It was released at the same time as the similarly overstable MVP Motion. There is a lot of overlap between these two discs, but the Fireball stands out for its flat profile and shallow rim. This unique design feature fulfills Axiom's promise to be an experimental brand.
Skill Level Recommendations
Pro-level power is required to get the most out of the Fireball, but it can serve a niche role for amateurs who know when and how to use it.
- Novice: Too overstable for most beginners, but could work well for converted baseball players learning to throw power thumbers.
- Intermediate: Utility driver for scramble situations and extreme conditions. Try the Fireball in lightweight Fission plastic for more workability.
- Advanced: The reliable and predictable tool every serious player needs in the bag.
- Pro: Matt Dollar, one of the best thumber throwers in disc golf history, uses the Fireball as one of his primary drivers. Simon Lizotte and James Conrad keep it in their bags for big hyzers, flex shots, and the occasional forehand.