MVP Resistor Review
The Resistor fits the mold of the ultra-overstable utility driver that every serious player needs in the bag. From spikey knife hyzers to tight flex forehands to overhand thumbers, this is the super predictable tool necessary to get out of trouble and save par. In this MVP Resistor review, we'll see which Resistor in stock and on sale is right for you.
MVP Resistor Plastics
- Neutron: The "flagship" blend, this premium plastic is stiffer and slicker than MVP's baseline Electron plastic. 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. Discs fly more overstable in Proton and will maintain original flight patterns for years. Resistors are rarely made in Proton, but there are some out there.
- Eclipse: The brightest and longest lasting glow plastic on the market. Runs of the Resistor are especially overstable in this plastic.
MVP Resistor Flight Numbers
- Speed: 7
- Glide: 4
- Turn: 0
- Fade: 3.5
True to its name, the Resistor is going to resist turning. Only the most powerful throwers in the world will be able to get any flip out of this overstable pig in maximum weights. It is more workable in lighter plastics.
The Resistor will hold the line out of the hand and always fight to finish on hyzer. This makes it extremely predictable. It has enough glide in the mid-flight for power players to get a nice forced flex line before the strong fade takes over.
- Diameter: 21.1cm
- Height: 1.5cm
- Rim Depth: 1.2cm
- Rim Width: 1.7cm
The Resistor has standard dimensions for a fairway driver. Like most MVP discs, it has a flat top and low profile. The common 1.2cm rim depth is very comfortable in forehand and thumber grips, though players with smaller hands might prefer a 1.1cm rim.
The Resistor was released in 2013 and has develop a small, yet loyal following. This was never a disc for the masses, rather it fills a need in advanced players' bags. It is particularly popular amongst forehand-dominant players, who praise it for having a perfect rim for the sidearm grip.
Skill Level Recommendations
The Resistor is a pro-level disc that requires above-average power and skill to control.
- Novice: Too overstable for new players. Beginners may develop bad habits trying to push the Resistor down the fairway.
- Intermediate: Niche disc for extreme situations such as ripping headwinds, steep anhyzer flex forehands, or get-out-of-trouble overhand throws.
- Advanced: Perfectly fills the overstable utility slot. Extremely reliable and predictable. Will hold original flight pattern for years.
- Pro: Several MVP-sponsored pros throw the Resistor, including big-armed Simon Lizotte. He says no matter how hard he throws it, his Eclipse plastic Resistor will never get any turn.