MVP Tesla Review
The Tesla is a versatile driver that is workable for advanced arms and overstable for lower-power players. It has more length than a typical fairway driver, but not enough speed to enter the maximum-distance category. This blend of speed and accuracy makes it one of the best control drivers we have in stock and for sale, and this MVP Tesla review will explain why.
MVP Tesla Plastics
- Neutron: MVP's "flagship blend," this durable premium plastic is has a slick feel and a bit of flex.
- Plasma: An eye-catching blend with an iridescent sheen. It has similar durability and hand feel to Neutron.
- 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
- Eclipse: The brightest and longest-lasting glow blend on the market. Has a stiff and slick feel and more overstable flight characteristics.
- Fission: This lightweight blend has air bubbles injected into the plastic. Besides creating super light discs for less powerful arms, this allows MVP to decrease the density of the flight plate relative to the rim, thus increasing the gyroscopic effect.
MVP Tesla Flight Numbers
- Speed: 9
- Glide: 5
- Turn: -1
- Fade: 2
The Tesla offers the controlled flight of a fairway driver with a speed boost. It is built to fly straight with a stable finish, and has just enough mid-flight anhyzer drift to capture excellent glide on full-power shots. Elite arms can hyzer-flip the Tesla and watch it sail well past 350 feet on a frozen rope.
For lower power players, the Tesla is a stable to slightly overstable driver. Release it with a bit of anhyzer to get a tight s-curve, and throw it flat for a forward penetrating straight flight with an aggressive hyzer finish. Lightweight Teslas, particularly in Fission plastic, will get more high-speed turn and late-flight glide.
- Diameter: 21.0cm
- Height: 1.4cm
- Rim Depth: 1.2cm
- Rim Width: 1.85cm
Like many MVP discs, the Tesla has a board flat top that gives it a fast and aerodynamic hand feel. Its relatively wide rim has a curved wing that comes to a sharp point. It also has the minimum legal diameter according to PDGA standards. The Tesla is especially comfortable in a forehand grip.
The Tesla debuted in 2014 alongside three other 9-speed MVP drivers: the Motion, Inertia, and Impulse. These four all share the same rim width but have very different flight characteristics. Due to its overall versatility, the Tesla is the most popular of the four. Add the overstable Motion and understable Inertia to the bag to cover all the shot shapes in the 300-400 foot range.
Skill Level Recommendations
- Novice: The more understable Impulse and Inertia are better options for beginners.
- Intermediate: A predictable stable driver that is especially good for forehand-dominant players.
- Advanced: All-around workhorse in the distance/fairway hybrid slot. Excellent versatility with some distance upside.
- Pro: The Proton Tesla is a staple in big-armed pro Simon Lizotte's bag, as well as several other MVP-sponsored players.