Starting at the paddle and the blade, the True Catalyst 9X is designed with an improved braided rib system, which offers a dampened feel and optimized balance and durability, in addition to being incredibly lightweight. The Catalyst 9X is approximately 30 grams lighter than the previous generation AX9.
The Catalyst 9X offers a redesigned higher flex zone in the paddle, giving the stick a mid-kick profile. This flex profile is optimized for easier, faster loading times and more powerful passes while clearing the puck.
Moving up to the handle of the True Catalyst 9X, you will notice a departure from the A-series, with a more rounded corner of the shaft and a steeper angle. This allows for added grip and ultimate feel while stickhandling.
Finally, throughout the True Catalyst 9X, True’s all-new Precision Laminate Design (PLD) optimizes the angles of the carbon fiber layers throughout the shaft, which offers increased impact strength and optimal stiffness while reducing the weight of the stick.
When compared to the Catalyst 5X, the 9X will feature higher grade materials, as well as a carbon finish on the blade and iridescent True logos on the paddle.
If you are an elite-level goaltender who is looking for the most lightweight and durable composite stick around, look no further than the True Catalyst 9X Goalie Stick.
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