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Abyss Fafnir F6 Wheel Evolution is an Attack Type Beyblade released by Hasbro as part of the Burst System as well as the SpeedStorm System. It was released in western countries as a part of the Slayer Showdown Battle Set for CAD$109.99 in Canada and USD$84.99 in the United States.

Storm Chip - Fafnir F6

Main article: Storm Chip - Fafnir F6

Hasbro's Fafnir F6 is a left-spin Storm Chip that features a dragon representing the Storm Chip's namesake: Fafnir, son of the dwarf king Hreidmar. Two claws grip the center of the Storm Chip, akin to the design of its GT Chip predecessor Fafnir F5. Fafnir F6 has a standard weight for Hasbro Storm Chips, but has low Burst Resistance. Thus Fafnir F6 is outclassed by other left-spin Storm Chips such as Devolos D6 and Spryzen S6.

Ring - Abyss

Main article: Ring - Abyss (Hasbro)

In-depth information for Hasbro's Abyss Ring will be placed here once drafting has been completed for it. Please be patient.

Forge Disc - Wheel

Main article: Forge Disc - Wheel (Hasbro)

Hasbro's Wheel is a symmetrical, circular Forge Disc based on Takara Tomy's Wheel, and as such retains the same high Outward Weight Distribution (OWD) and Life-After-Death (LAD) that is useful for any kind of Combination. However, there are notable differences: Hasbro's Wheel is smaller in size and about 5 grams lighter than Takara Tomy's Wheel, and also has regular, full tabs. As such its weight is comparable to the likes of 0 and 00; however the aforementioned Core Discs can facilitate Disc Frames, which can increase their weight further, while Wheel cannot. It has four gaps intended to increase Outward Weight Distribution and its Stamina potential, as well as a circular perimeter that increases Life-After-Death. Due to its round shape and weight, it is comparable in performance to Discs such as Outer. As Hasbro's Wheel is purely a weaker version of its Takara Tomy counterpart, there is no reason to use Hasbro's Wheel over the latter. However, in the WBO's Burst Limited Format, where the Takara Tomy version is banned, Hasbro's Wheel finds use due to its high Outward Weight Distribution and weight.

Performance Tip - Evolution

Main article: Performance Tip - Evolution

Evolution features a rubber tip, made up of two sets of rubber spikes, that begins at a taller than average height. The spikes are meant to wear down and break off with use so, unlike most other rubber tips and like its predecessor VariableEvolution will become more aggressive instead of less aggressive over time.

When launched in mint condition the first set of six spikes will create a mildly aggressive pattern at speeds akin to Blow, albeit without the Stamina due to the greater friction the rubber has. While Evolution's taller height would, in theory, increase the rate of Disc-to-Layer contact and Burst the opponent, due to the height of most Layers and the minimal difference in height, such contact is rare. Furthermore, most Attack Type Combinations benefit from a shorter height as a taller height creates a Destabilization risk instead. Due to how tall the first six teeth are and the somewhat brittle nature of the rubber in the Takara Tomy release, the first set of teeth will break off relatively quickly.

When launched after the first set of six spikes have given way to the second set of fourteen spikes, Evolution's speed increases remarkably, becoming as fast or even faster than Xtreme, due to the now increased surface area and diameter. However, that same speed and diameter increase makes Evolution incredibly difficult to control at this stage as banking is difficult to maintain, Self-Knock-Outs become common and its Stamina worsens. Due to the greater number of spikes and their shorter length, Evolution does not wear out as quickly at this stage. Of the stages, this stage of Evolution is considered the best.

When the second set of spikes break off, what's left is a solid base of rubber. At this point Evolution's speed increases further but the aforementioned control and Stamina issues become even worse, having trouble even staying on the Tornado Ridge of the stadium and losing spin too quickly to perform any meaningful attacks before it begins to slow down.

When Evolution loses spikes, it does become shorter as a result. However because Evolution starts above the standard height, the height reduction only brings the Tip back down to standard height. However, due to the wide base, Evolution has relatively high Life-After-Death when worn down, making it a somewhat safer choice against Spin-Equalization Combinations.

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Trivia

  • While the set and Beyblade Burst app lists this Beyblade as coming with the SpeedStorm Performance Tip Evolutional-SP, the actual product includes its normal counterpart Evolution instead.

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