The Catalyst is a perfect starter for big distance. Its stability profile lends itself to being incredibly useful even when underpowered. Catalyst is similar to a longer Wave. High power throwers will be able to control rollers, sky anhyzers, and tight turns, while average to low power players will get easy distance with great glide, and a power responsive amount of turn-to-straight. The Catalyst is molded with the same core and nice even dome as the Octane, yielding extra glide for maximum distance shots.
Speed: 13 | Glide: 5.5 | Turn: -2 | Fade: 2
Experienced power throwers are best suited to maximize the high speed, yet controllably understable flight characteristics that the Catalyst offers. Although it’s the most accessible 23mm distance driver, discs of this speed are quite demanding and average to newer players may see more distance with slower drivers.
Average throwers can access extra range from the Catalyst’s understable flight, with more turnover and less fade back as power increases. Power throwers will have a useful max distance understable response from the Catalyst, with enough low speed bite to stick those long turnovers and provide shaped lines in a tailwind.