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Caynox C3 13 Guard is a Defense Type Beyblade released as part of the Burst System as well as the God Layer System. It was released in western countries as a SwitchStrike Starter Pack for CAD$17.99 in Canada, USD$12.99 in the United States, and AUD$24.99 in Australia.
Energy Layer - Caynox C3
Main article: Energy Layer - Caynox C3
Caynox C3 is a Stamina Type Energy Layer that features an almost completely round perimeter made of two large wings with each wing is split into three blades. The primary points of contact come from a large gap on either side with the right hand side’s blade protruding further than the other, this blade is sloped in order to grant the Layer Upper Attack. As part of the SwitchStrike/God Layer System, Caynox C3 features a gimmick; the wings of the Layer are spring loaded, akin to Genesis Valtryek V3, in order to create “Bound Defense”, akin to Guardian Kerbeus and Jerk.
The springs of Caynox C3 are positioned vertically to allow the blades to shift so that when under impact, the Layer will cushion impacts and destabilize the opponent by pushing back. Despite this gimmick however, Caynox C3 has poor Burst resistance due to the sharp protrusions.
Caynox C3's Stamina exceeds that of Guardian Kerbeus and against Defense Types and other Stamina Types, the sloped blades of Caynox C3 severely destabilize the opponent and in turn drain their Stamina. This along with the Layer's stronger teeth of the Japanese release and the Layer's high Life After Death potential without Frames makes Deep Chaos outclass the aforementioned Layer in Stamina Combinations. Despite this however, the teeth still must rely on an A Mold God Chip in order to perform competitively and is still vulnerable against Attack Types.
Forge Disc - 13
Main article: Forge Disc - 13
13, like most other odd numbered Core Discs, is asymmetrical and elliptical in shape in order to facilitate a Disc Frame. Each side features four protrusions with molding to create the shape of a "13" with one side featuring a greater number of molding lines, though too shallow to create any noticeable imbalance. While the aggressive design of the Disc may imply high Burst potential from Disc-to-Layer contact, due to the fact that most Burst Performance Tips are of the same or very similar heights, such contact is rare. Compared to other Core Discs, 13 is one of the lightest, even lighter than 6. This light weight severely hinders 13's Attack, Defense and Stamina potential and while the light weight would create high Burst resistance, the heavy weight of the SwitchStrike/God Layer System and the Cho-Z Layer System makes the use of lightweight Discs for Burst resistance obsolete.
Performance Tip - Guard
Main article: Performance Tip - Guard
Guard features a ball shaped tip surrounded by a downward facing dish that freely moves vertically, akin to Zero-G Beyblade's E230 Track. In theory the dish is meant to make contact with the stadium floor when the Beyblade is struck, forcing it back upright, acting as brakes to prevent a KO while the vertical movement of the dish is meant to prevent Stamina loss. In practice however, the vertical movement prevents the dish from stabilizing a Combination on the shallow curvature of the stadium and because the dish does not spin freely, it causes the Beyblade to accelerate instead of stopping which worsens Destabilization further.
Unlike other ball based Performance Tips, Guard's tip does not features any tabs as their purpose had been integrated into the dish. However, the relatively smooth rim of the dish and its vertical movement nullifies most of its KO resistance with greater Stamina loss and the small diameter of the tip does little to stop the Beyblade. While the smooth ball would imply greater Stamina than Defense, the aforementioned dish nullifies any Stamina benefit.