The MVP Proton Catalyst is an understable distance driver with warp speed and a nice even dome. With it, the 23mm Distance Class was introduced on July 1, 2016. The Catalyst is a perfect starter for big distance. Its stability profile lends itself to being incredibly useful even when underpowered. The Catalyst is significantly less understable (more stable) than its 21.5mm counterpart, the Orbital. 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. This disc golf disc is molded with the same core and nice even dome as the Octane, yielding extra glide for maximum distance shots.
Proton Catalyst adds a firmer and straighter option to the Catalyst family. Its signature dome is firmed up in Proton, taking extra grip pressure for monster rips and resisting plate deformation during flight, which retains more natural stability. Catalyst fans have dubbed it the “longer Wave.”
Catalyst Model Specs
Class: 23mm Distance Driver
Weights: 164g - 175g
Rim width: 23mm
PDGA max weight: 175.1g
The 23mm Class represents MVP's maximum speed class available under PDGA guidelines. The cores are deeper than typical MVP drivers to afford more glide for distance, and feature a nice dome not typically seen in MVP drivers. From its shape to its weight distribution, the 23mm class is built for distance.
Proton plastic - MVP's most durable plastic is impact abrasion resistant, very slow to wear, has a very long life and bright transparent colors with no contaminating weighting agents. Proton Soft is just softer.