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Crash Ragnaruk 8Bump Yard (クラッシュラグナルク・エイト・バンプ・ウェッジ, Kurasshu Ragunaruku Eito Banpu Wejji) is a Stamina-Type Beyblade released as part of the Burst System as well as the Cho-Z Layer System. As an anime-exclusive Beyblade, it was never released. It is owned by Taka Kusaba.

Energy Layer - Crash Ragnaruk

Main article: Energy Layer - Crash Ragnaruk
Takara Tomy's Crash Ragnaruk is a round Energy Layer designed for Stamina. Consisting of four wings, two of which are small and made of clear plastic and two of which are large are made of colored plastic, akin to its predecessor Blaze Ragnaruk. The large wings are molded to create the visage of heads to match the anime's rendition of the Layer's beast, a winged demon. As part of the Cho-Z Layer System, Crash Ragnaruk features metal in its design; in this case, concentrated on the wings.

The compact placement of the wings creates a very round design where any protrusions and gaps from and between the wings are too shallow to create high recoil. The large size of the metal laced wings improves Stamina Potential by creating high Outward Weight Distribution (OWD). Furthermore, Crash Ragnaruk keeps the same "Stamina Wings" gimmick from its predecessor Blaze Ragnaruk. In Crash Ragnaruk however, the "Stamina Wings" are made of metal, and while the movement action has no effect in battle, the weight of the metal does increase Stamina.

However, Crash Ragnaruk features four teeth of only medium-short height which severely reduces the Layer's Burst Resistance. However, Crash Ragnaruk's heavy weight and the round, low recoil perimeter can compensate to create tournament acceptable Burst Resistance.

Like many other Cho-Z Layers, Crash Ragnaruk is unbalanced, though not to the same degree as others, which increases Burst risk and drains Stamina. However, these issues can be solved with the use of a Level Chip that fits underneath the Layer.

Forge Disc - 8

Main article: Forge Disc - 8
8, like other even numbered Core Discs, is symmetrical and elliptical in shape in order to facilitate a Disc Frame. Each side features four protrusions, each molded into the shape of an "8". Each of the lower loops of the "8"s features gaps, akin to Knuckle, which takes weight away from the center and creates high Outward Weight Distribution (OWD) and subsequent Flywheel Effect, features theoretically perfect for Stamina. Furthermore, 8 is one of the heaviest Discs in the game, heavier than Heavy, Gravity, 2, 4, and 6 and its use can bolster a Beyblade's Knock-Out Resistance and Attack potential. However, like other heavy discs with high Outward Weight Distribution (OWD) such as Gravity and Ring, the use of 8 severely decreases a Beyblade's Burst Resistance as a trade off. ==Disc Frame - Bump

Disc Frame - Bump

Main article: Disc Frame - Bump
Bump is a round Disc Frame with numerous protrusions to give it a rough perimeter. While too small to come into contact with the opponent's Layer, Bump is one of the thickest and thus heaviest Frames in the game, heavier than Meteor, which grants high Attack potential when paired with Core Discs such as 7. While the round shape may imply high Life-After-Death, the rough perimeter makes it outclassed for Defense and Stamina by Glaive and Cross.

Performance Tip - Yard

Main article: Performance Tip - Yard
Yard features a free rotating ball tip, akin to its predecessors Orbit and Atomic, surrounded by a wide ring, akin to Defense. In theory, the ball tip would increase a Beyblade's Knock-Out Defense by having greater surface area and friction and the wide ring is meant to make contact with the stadium floor when the Beyblade is struck, forcing it back upright and acting as brakes to prevent Knock-Outs. However, in practice the free rotating nature of the ball reduces most of the Knock-Out Resistance given by the surface area of the ball and the diameter of the ball makes contact with the ring rare. Unlike other ball based Performance Tips, Yard does not feature tabs around the tip as their purpose have been taken by the wide base. If launched hard, the greater surface area creates a semi-aggressive movement pattern early in the battle, bringing the Beyblade close to the Tornado Ridge.

While these features may imply that a Yard Combination would be easy to Knock-Out, in reality the heavy weight of SwitchStrike/God and Cho-Z Layers, Core Discs and Yard's own weight compensates for the rotating ball. Furthermore, the free rotating tip increases Burst Resistance. While the shape of the base can create Life-After-Death and may imply high Stamina and Spin-Equalization potential, the low placement of the base creates a high scrape risk and the lack of free rotation in the base nullifies Spin-Equalization potential.

Yard is slightly shorter than most other Pre-Cho-Z Performance Tips. In theory, this is meant to prevent the opponent's Layer from striking the Yard Combination from below and Destabilizing it, thus increasing Defense potential. In practice however, due to the design of the Burst System, this increases the chances of Disc-to-Layer contact and can potentially Burst the Yard Combination. Though the only minor reduction in height mitigates the effect.

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Trivia

  • This Beyblade has parts from the Beyblades of various main characters from the previous Burst seasons: the Crash Roktavor Energy Layer from Ranjiro Kiyama's Crash Roktavor, the 8 Forge Disc from Free De La Hoya's Drain Fafnir, the Bump Disc Frame from Toko Aoi's Spiral Treptune, and the Yard Performance Tip from Fubuki Sumiye's Emperor Forneus.

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