Axiom Vanish Review
The Vanish is an understable high-speed driver that helps lower-power players achieve maximum distance. It is one of the best drivers in stock and for sale on controlled turnover and long-panning flex lines. This Axiom Vanish review explains why the Vanish is an excellent introduction to the high-speed driver category.
Axiom Vanish Plastics
- Neutron: The "flagship" blend, this premium plastic is durable with a bit of flex Discs fly truest to their flight numbers in Neutron.
- Plasma: An eye-catching blend with an iridescent sheen. It has similar durability to Neutron and has a gummier and more flexible hand feel.
- Proton: Stiff and extremely durable, this blend has a translucent look and is similar to Innova Champion or Discraft Z. Discs fly a bit more overstable in Proton and will maintain original flight patterns for years.
Axiom Vanish Flight Numbers
- Speed: 11
- Glide: 5
- Turn: -3
- Fade: 2
The Vanish has excellent mid-flight workability when thrown with moderate power. The reliable -3 turn makes it easy to throw on flexing s-curve lines. Likewise, it has a dependable flip up to flat from a hyzer release. Once it makes the turn the Vanish will get a good glide before finishing with a hyzer fade.
While it rides tailwinds well, the Vanish is not suited for fighting headwinds and crosswinds. For power arms, it lacks the stability and versatility necessary to be a workhorse driver. However, when thrown with elite speed and spin, it makes for an excellent roller disc.
- Diameter: 21.1cm
- Height: 1.5cm
- Rim Depth: 1.1cm
- Rim Width: 2.1cm
The Vanish's 2.1cm rim width is right in the sweet spot – wide enough to generate high-end speed but not so thick as to be uncomfortable in hand. A flat top and shallow profile add to the aerodynamic feel. These dimensions help make the Vanish an excellent introduction to the maximum distance driver category.
Released in 2016, the Vanish slots in between the more stable Wave and the more understable Orbital on the MVP/Axiom flight chart. Between their three brands, MVP has a plethora of options in the distance category, and the Wave is the company's most popular understable driver right now. Time will tell if the Vanish can gain a more significant foothold in the market.
Skill Level Recommendations
- Novice: It is too fast for brand-new players, but with some experience, the Vanish is a good introduction to high-speed discs.
- Intermediate: Great option for controlled turnovers, hyzer-flips, and maximum distance flex lines. The Vanish will be most versatile at this skill level.
- Advanced: Complimentary disc with reliable understable flight characteristics.
Pro: Nice utility disc for rollers and severe turnovers.