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Old 06-02-2017, 11:28 PM
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Old 06-06-2017, 05:53 PM
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My catalyst is either oddly OS or protons just run more overstable... but I've driven 500 foot holes with star terns on distance lines that don't come back until the absolute last second and the catalyst fades out well before 450 most of the time. The turn of the catalyst is noticeably more minor than the tern as well, which is odd cause I expected them to be quite similar. Thing still crushes on hyzer flip to minor S curve confident distance shots.
Yea I would try a Neutron, because my 171 N has a super late, very gentle fade.
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Old 06-01-2018, 06:48 AM
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I didn't realize MVP discs could be this domey. Maybe I got a flukey disc, but my Catalyst has a dome like a Heat. The Catalyst definitely glides like nothing else if I get it to stand up, but it's surprisingly difficult to stop it from hyzering out. It's not a max distance disc for my BH at the moment, but I can forehand it 50 feet further than anything else in my bag if I hit it just right. Basically just give it some height and crank it over on purpose so that it's constantly trying to fight out of that turn through its whole flight, and it glides out past 350' which is a really awesome distance for my forehand. The lift this huge dome seems to produce is crazy.
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Old 06-01-2018, 06:00 PM
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The higher speed drivers all have intentional dome. It's not a fluke. It will begin to lose its fade and develop high speed turn as it breaks in.
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:34 PM
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The higher speed drivers all have intentional dome. It's not a fluke. It will begin to lose its fade and develop high speed turn as it breaks in.
Well my Catalyst already has a few months' worth of seasoning, so that's not the issue. I've been working with it a little more in the past week and I think I figured out what I was doing wrong before. The big dome and wide rim just make it a little harder to get the disc properly nose down, and the Catalyst is definitely sensitive to nose angle. Any nose-up angle and the extra lift from the big dome will put the brakes on the forward momentum very quickly.

So after doing a bunch of field work with the disc, I changed my grip a little bit (basically I'm using a 3 finger grip on it now because my pinkie is too short to get a good grip under the rim) and now I'm getting out past 350' with the Catalyst on my backhand throws too.

Just today I threw it and parked a hole where I normally come up 25' short, so I had a tap-in instead of a long putt. It's all about getting the disc to fly right so that its dome is lifting the disc straight up while the leading edge is cutting through the air, and if you get that right then you don't even have to throw the disc all that hard for it to fly really far.

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Old 07-14-2018, 12:13 AM
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Threw a Catalyst for the first time today. Proton, 169g. Its a boomer. Very domey, very fast, and great glide. Bit of a touchy driver. It likes to flip and not come back. I found that a slight bit of hyzer flip was necessary to keep the Catalyst on the right line.

The disc crushes. On the throws I was able to flex it out properly I'd say I was hitting 450'. Lot of S curve flex going on. The Catalyst seems to be one of those drivers that needs some high speed turn to really max out the distance potential.

The Catalyst does not like headwinds...at all. The few times I tried to throw it through headwinds resulted in hard flips. The Catalyst seems to be more of a downwind or calm conditions driver. Its a big flex bomber though. Similar in flight to the Shryke, but a tick faster.

I'd put the Catalyst in the very upper echelon of pure distance drivers. The thing freaking mashes. Little finicky, but HUUGGEE distance potential.

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Old 07-25-2018, 12:48 AM
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Does the Catalyst follow the stability pattern of
Least stable = Plasma
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Most stable = Proton
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Old 08-04-2018, 04:00 PM
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So is the Catalyst like MVP's Shryke or Sheriff, or is it more US? I'm thinking about getting one in a trade and I usually throw Shrykes about 440' max, and haven't experimented with any Gyro drivers in about 2 years, since my Plasma Tesla and PDGA Inertia.
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Old 08-04-2018, 08:25 PM
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So is the Catalyst like MVP's Shryke or Sheriff, or is it more US? I'm thinking about getting one in a trade and I usually throw Shrykes about 440' max, and haven't experimented with any Gyro drivers in about 2 years, since my Plasma Tesla and PDGA Inertia.
I would place the Catalyst somewhere between the Sheriff and the Captain, but I don't throw as far as you so YMMV.
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I would place the Catalyst somewhere between the Sheriff and the Captain, but I don't throw as far as you so YMMV.
I've never thrown either, but I know the Shryke and Sheriff are very close, so that's why I used that comparison. Do MVP drivers typically hate nose up? My Tesla absolutely hated it, so I wonder if a Catalyst would help me throw nose down.
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