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Dead Hades 8'Expand Xtreme' (デッドハデス・エイトダッシュエキスパンド・エクストリームダッシュ, Deddo Hadesu Eito Dasshu Ekisupando Ekusutorīmu Dasshu) is an Attack Type Beyblade released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System as well as the Cho-Z Layer System. It was released in Japan on April 27th, 2019 for 1080円 as one of eight possible Beyblades in Random Booster Vol. 15.
Energy Layer - Dead Hades
- Main article: Energy Layer - Dead Hades
Takara Tomy's Dead Hades is a Balance Type Energy Layer that features a helmeted, fanged face facing forward, surrounded by two large sloped blades in the shape of scythes. As part of the Cho-Z Layer System, Dead Hades features metal on its design; in this case, concentrated on the scythes.
The inclusion of metal improves Attack potential by increasing the weight of the Layer, granting high inertia that increases both Knock-Out and Burst Attack as well as increasing the Layer's Burst Resistance; its high inertia resists lock skipping, a property that compensates for the fine locks. The Layer's Attack potential is further improved as the metal is placed near the point of impact. Due to these factors and the shape of the blades, Dead Hades performs well in Attack Combinations.
Like many other Cho-Z Layers, Dead Hades 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. 8' is essentially a wider and lighter version of 8, with higher Outward Weight Distribution (OWD) due to its wider shape. As a result, 8' has higher Stamina Potential than its predecessor. Like 8, 8' features four protrusions on each side. Each of the protrusions features gaps, akin to Knuckle, which takes weight away from the center and creates high Outward Weight Distribution. However, like other heavy Forge Discs with high Outward Weight Distribution, the use of 8' decreases Burst Resistance as a trade off.
Disc Frame - Expand
- Main article: Disc Frame - Expand
Expand is a round, wide Disc Frame with four smooth blades, with six gaps in total. This design, like the Maximum Garuda and Air Knight Energy Layers, is intended to produce Upper Force. In theory this Upper Force will help "lift" the Beyblade, lowering friction between the Performance Tip and the stadium floor to improve Stamina. In practice however, the blades instead create air resistance when spinning and slow the Beyblade down. The round design of Expand creates high Stamina and Life-After-Death (LAD), as its wide shape prevents the Energy Layer from touching the stadium floor when the Beyblade is tilting. Its LAD capabilities are comparable to those of other popular Disc Frames such as Cross, Glaive and Proof.
Performance Tip - Xtreme'
- Main article: Performance Tip - Xtreme'
Xtreme', like its predecessor Xtreme, features a flat rubber tip with a circular depression in the center that sits at the standard height. Unlike its predecessor, Xtreme' features a much thicker spring in its locking mechanism, increasing Xtreme''s Burst Resistance and solves the weakness featured in its predecessor.
Due to surface area to friction ratio, Xtreme' will create a highly aggressive, and if launched with a Banking Shoot, somewhat controllable movement pattern. In terms of speed, because it uses softer rubber than its predecessor, Xtreme' is faster than Xtreme and is as fast as or slower than Jolt or a worn Variable. Xtreme''s high speed allows for strong attacks and its high friction creates less chances of losing the Banking Pattern in battle making it the best choice for Attack Combinations at the time of writing.
However, Xtreme' has two major weaknesses. Firstly, the high friction of the rubber means that Xtreme' has incredibly low Stamina, furthermore, the light weight of early Burst System Combinations compared to previous Systems means that there is less inertia, exacerbating the Stamina issue further. Secondly, Xtreme' will wear down with use, decreasing its aggression with little to no improvement to the tip's Stamina, meaning that multiple copies must be purchased in order to replace worn ones. Furthermore, Xtreme''s softer rubber wears down more quickly than Xtreme's.
Like other Dash Performance Tips, Xtreme' features a stronger spring lock, increasing the Performance Tip's Burst Resistance.