- Weight: 7 grams
The Attack Ring of Voltaic Ape, Mountain Hammer, is deceptively aggressive: while mostly round, the two Ape heads that are the focal point of its design produce a fair amount of Smash, however, in less aggressive setups, they produce a high level of Recoil, making this part highly unsuitable for Defensive customization, including most Compacts. Mountain Hammer does have some Smash Attack use, though the compact shape can be quite limiting. These combinations focus on using high weight to enhance momentum, and while this is usually not as effective as conventional Smash Attack setups, it can still be used effectively in a competitive situation.
Use in Smash Attack Customization
- AR: Mountain Hammer (Voltaic Ape)
- WD: Wide Defense
- SG: Neo-Right/Neo-Left (HMC)
- SP: Defense Ring (Voltaic Ape)
- BB: Customize Grip Base (Dragoon V2)
This combination focuses on the bludgeoning effect from its weight and small size, as well as limiting the recoil of Mountain Hammer. It is surprisingly effective, given it breaks almost every rule of Smash Attack customization. It does have one significant limitation, however: it is noticeably less effective against opposite-spin opponents, and as such, is best only used against Beyblades which use the same spin direction.
Uriel 2’s SG Grip Change Base can be used for additional speed and power, however, it is a very fragile and expensive part, so this is generally not recommended. That said, it is arguably the safest combination to use that base in, as the areas which make contact with the base are relatively low-profile, meaning there is less stress on the weak gold plastic which the base is composed of.
With an excellent Attack Ring and what is arguably the best Survival/Defense Support Part, as well as a useable-if-outclassed Blade Base and useful-if-generic Spin Gear, Voltaic Ape is one of the most useful releases of the highly acclaimed V2 Series. Every Blader should own multiples of this Beyblade.
- Voltaic Ape - Limited Green Ver. (Aeon Shop Limited)
- Voltaic Ape - Shadow Black Ver. (Random Booster 11)