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Dranzer Spiral Spread Liner is a Balance Type Beyblade released by Hasbro as part of the Burst System. It was released in western countries as a part of the Elite Warrior 4 Pack for USD$29.99 in the United States.
Energy Layer - Dranzer Spiral
- Main article: Energy Layer - Dranzer Spiral (Hasbro)
Hasbro's Dranzer Spiral is a Burst System adaptation of the Double Wing Attack Ring and Dranzer Bit Chip from the Original Series' Spin Gear System. As such it features an overall elliptical shape with two bird heads and wings on either side which act as the main points of contact creating an aggressive, recoil heavy shape and an image of the Bit Beast Dranzer in the center. The only differences between the Energy Layer and the original Attack Ring is that the Layer is much thicker overall, the wings are more compact making the Layer somewhat smaller, and the "Bit Chip" is non-removable. The slopes of Dranzer Spiral are unable to withstand the recoil that comes with the aggressive shape causing it to Self-Burst very easily.
Forge Disc - Spread
- Main article: Forge Disc - Spread
Spread is a completely circular Forge Disc, featuring a smooth perimeter and underside only interrupted by four small bumps located beneath the prongs, as well as several stylized blade designs on top. As with all Forge Discs, the letter representing the Forge Disc, in this case, S, is present on top of the prongs that fit into the Energy Layer. Spread has a significant amount of Outward Weight Distribution (OWD), and a relatively thin and aerodynamic shape, making it a viable choice for Stamina Combinations. Depending on which Performance Tip is used, Spread can also provide the combo with some Life-After-Death as it will roll along the stadium floor and give the Combination a few extra rotations after falling over, which can be crucial for Out Spinning an opponent.
For some time after its release, Spread was very useful in Stamina Combinations due to its weight distribution and its fair weight. However, as Bladers now have a wider array of competitively viable Forge Discs to choose from, Spread has fallen out of use compared to options such as Gravity and Knuckle.
Performance Tip - Liner
- Main article: Performance Tip - Liner
Liner is a Performance Tip that features a free-spinning wheel that's positioned vertically. As its name suggests, Liner features a "Stabilization" gimmick that is meant to realign the Beyblade; in this case, through the use of its free-spinning wheel.
At first, depending on the parts used, Liner is mostly stationary and easily takes refuge in the center of the stadium. However, once struck by the opponent, Liner's free-spinning wheel will move, creating a somewhat erratic movement pattern, and thus, theoretically, will retake refuge in the center of the stadium. In practice, the Beyblade is easily capable of heading back into the center when struck, and thus Liner's "Stabilization" gimmick works as intended.
At the same time, this gimmick also allows the Beyblade to counterattack the opponent, potentially being able to Knock-Out or Burst them. Sometimes, this even results in continuous head-on collisions. However, while this may imply Attack potential, Liner can become unbalanced, which acts as a "double-edged sword"; as the unbalanced nature, while it is beneficial in Attack Combinations, can also increase the risk of Bursts and creates poor late-game Stamina. This also makes Liner ill-suited for Spin-Equalization Combinations, as the late-game unstable spin of the tip's wheel will prevent the Combination's Layer's rubber from making direct contact with the opponent.
As such, Liner is best suited for Knock-Out Defense Combinations; as the ability to quickly get from the Tornado Ridge to the center of the stadium allows it to avoid potential Knock-Outs than most other Performance Tips, such as Atomic.