Axiom Pyro Review
The Pyro is a torque-resistant overstable midrange for intermediate to advanced players. Coming with some extra speed and an aggressive hyzer finish, the Pyro is a utility midrange meant for power players. This is one of the most predictable discs we have in stock and for sale, and this Axiom Pyro review breaks down what this disc can do for you.
Axiom Pyro Plastics
- Neutron: The "flagship" blend, this premium plastic is stiffer and slicker than baseline Electron. Discs fly truest to their flight numbers in Neutron. Also available in a more gummy and flexible Soft variety.
- Proton: Stiff and extremely durable, this blend has a translucent look similar to Innova Champion or Discraft Z. Discs fly a bit more overstable in Proton and will maintain original flight patterns for years.
- Plasma: An eye-catching blend with a pearlescent sheen. Softer and more flexible than Proton, and has similar durability to Neutron.
Axiom Pyro Flight Numbers
- Speed: 5
- Glide: 4
- Turn: 0
- Fade: 2.5
The Pyro is overstable, but not ridiculously overstable. It has some workability in the mid-flight, especially on forced flex lines and power flat shots. The Pyro always finishes with a reliable hyzer fade, but it will hold the line out of the hand a bit longer than super beefy mids like the MVP Deflector or Dynamic Discs Justice. It is also excellent straight flyer in headwinds.
- Diameter: 21.5cm
- Height: 1.6cm
- Rim Depth: 1.3cm
- Rim Width: 1.6cm
Axiom's website states the Pyro has a 1.45cm rim width, while the disc's PDGA approval page lists it at 1.6cm. Either way, it is a deep and chunky rim for a midrange, offering plenty of bulk to grab ahold of. Combine that with a board flat top, and you have a very comfortable grip, particularly on the forehand side.
The Pyro was released in 2019, joining the now-discontinued Alias and Thoery in Axiom's midrange group. They expanded their lineup in the following years, with the neutral Hex and understable Paradox joining the category in 2021. The Pyro is often described as a more throwable version of the super-beefy MVP Deflector.
Skill Level Recommendations
- Novice: Beginners will develop bad habits trying to control this overstable disc.
- Intermediate: Excellent utility midrange for tight hyzers, forced flexes, and scramble situations.
- Advanced: A workable mid-flight with a predictable fade make the Pyro a potential all-around workhorse for power players.
- Pro: Big-armed pro Simon Lizotte carries a Pyro in the bag, and if it can handle his speed and spin, it can hold up to anybody's.