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MVP Proton Catalyst Disc Golf Distance Driver

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  • Speedi 13

    The first number is the speed of the disc. It can range from 1-14. Putters are rated 1-3 and are designed to function at low speeds any player can use. Mid range discs are 4-5 and require more speed when thrown to achieve their desired results. A fairway driver will be speed 6-8, these discs fly mostly straight. Discs that are speed 9 and above are classified as distance drivers. Throwing a distance driver takes a significant amount of power to get up to speed, players are rewarded with additional distance if they learn to control these discs. New players are cautioned that speed does not equal distance. Due to the difficulty of controlling higher speed discs, a beginner could find that a light weight disc with a speed of 6 or 7 could fly farther for them than a max distance driver with a speed of 13. In fact most new players should learn by throwing putters only so they can develop the proper form. After a few weeks they'll begin to get reliable results and are ready ×

  • glidei 5.5

    This second rating is numbered 1 – 6. Glide describes a disc’s ability to remain in flight. Discs with higher glide ratings will fly further than discs rated lower in this category. A high glide rating is good when the goal is distance, but can have the wrong effect for putts and approach shots. Sometimes overshooting the basket can be worse than not making it far enough. Low glide ratings such as 1 or 2 are popular with upshot putters because they don't fly for distance but for a little extra control. Glide is different for different kinds of discs as well. A putter with a glide of 4 will stay airborne much longer than distance drivers with a glide of 4 ×

  • Turni -2

    Third in Innova’s flight rating system is turn. Turn is rated from 1 to -5?, with -5 being the most understable. The lower the numer, the more striking turn will result. A newer, slower-throwing disc golfer using an understable disc with a ‘high’ negative turn rating will enjoy great distance, as the disc isn’t going to fade as quickly. Also, players whose farthest throw is 200 feet or less probably won’t notice any turn in the flightpath. Once a player gets more speed and power, they will see their understable discs start turning to the right at the beginning of the flight before fading to the left at the end. Discs rated -4 or -5 are popularly used for rollover or roller throws by experienced players. Some discs have 0 turn which means that they'll start to fade when they run out of speed during the flight and at no point will they turn. It's important to carry at least one disc with a high turn rating in your bag for rounds. ×

  • Fadei 2

    This last rating category ranges from 0 to 5; with a disc rated 0 being the straightest finishing, while a disc rated 5 fading the most during the last portion of the flight. Even discs rated lowest in turn will still ‘fade’ as the disc slows at the end of the flight. A disc with a higher fade rating is useful for a hole with a dogleg. Straight finishing discs are great for control, discs with little fade are normal. If you're a Right-hand backhand thrower you'll find that almost every disc wants to fade to the left at the end of your flight. Discs with a 4 or 5 fade rating are excellent in heavy winds. They sacrifice a little of the distance but make sure that the disc won't do anything unexpected. Discs with a low fade are more susceptible to being affected by the wind. ×

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Product Description

The MVP Catalyst in the Proton plastic is an understable high speed disc golf distance driver. This disc was designed for players to get a big S curve and to have a long high glide flight that leads to max distance. It's for players who are consistently reaching 300+ feet but want more out of their discs. It features the classic MVP black rim with extra weight for a gyroscopic flight.

The flight path of the Catalyst is going to have lots of early turn when thrown flat or on a slight anhyzer then it will flex to flat and ride out the flight on a little hyzer. With a little bit of power you can get the Catalyst to fly down the fairway on shaped shots. It's going to be the disc you turn to in your bag when you have a tailwind, or when you have lots of room and you need more distance than your go to driver. It's a great choice for forehand or backhand players. The main thing you can expect with your Catalyst driver is that it's always going to go far. You can have it be a flip up hyzer, an S curve, or hold a turnover and always know that you won't be coming up short with it.

Proton plastic from MVP is a premium blend known for it's durability and consistent flight. It tends to be a bit more overstable than other plastics and take longer to beat in. It's a great choice for the Catalyst as you will be ripping this for years and want it to still have a little stable finish.

The MVP Catalyst is going to give you that extra bit of distance on the drive over your other discs. It's that maximum distance disc that lets you access further away greens. Get that huge S curve and see why players love this driver.

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Plastic Benefits

Proton Plastic

  • Premium plastic see through and stiff.
  • Most durable blend of plastic.
  • Most overstable of MVP plastics.
  • Available in a variety of weights.

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