Earth Virgo GB145BS is a Stamina-type Beyblade released in Japan as the prize Beyblade in Random Booster Vol. 4 Mirage Virgo in September 2009 for 682円.

Face Bolt: Virgo

Main article: Face Bolt - Virgo

The Face Bolt depicts Virgo, the sixth astrological sign of the Zodiac.

Energy Ring: Virgo

Main article: Energy Ring - Virgo

Virgo was first released in a translucent yellow tint. Virgo has a smooth, easily flowing design to emulate a woman's hair, and features a small notch on both sides. Attack: 1 - Defense: 2 - Stamina: 4

Fusion Wheel: Earth

Main article: Fusion Wheel - Earth

Earth has four thick, textured wings surrounding its perimeter, with each pair facing each other on a slight incline. The space created between the wings is quite small, and the resulting effect is similar to any Wheel that has no spaces: minimal recoil. Though it is on the lighter side of Metal Wheels, its almost unperturbed circular design, and minimal recoil made it one of the best, Defense-oriented Wheels available for competitive play. However, it has since been severely outclassed by the extremely heavy 4D Metal Wheels and Zero-G Chrome Wheels paired in Synchrom, such as Duo, Revizer and Genbull.

IMPORTANT: Mold Variations

Earth Fusion Wheel (second mold) Earth has two different molds. The first mold was released in BB-47 Starter Earth Aquila 145WD, and the second in both the purple WBBA "Event Special" MF Earth Aquila 105HF/S, and SonoKong manufactured Earth Fusion Wheels. However, Takara-Tomy has since ceased production on the first mold, thus making it a difficult part to obtain. The second mold addressed breaking problems that the original mold faced by modifying the inside of each of Earth's wings. The new mold is up to three grams heavier than the old mold (30-31 grams versus 33 grams on the new mold), which makes it significantly more effective for Defense customizations. Therefore, the new mold is the preferred choice for Defense customs using Earth, while the original mold would be the best for Stamina.

Use in Defense Customisation

Earth is best utilized in the top-tier Defense customization, MF-H Earth Bull/Kerbecs BD145CS. Earth's low recoil can be put to good use in combination with BD145 which prevents many KO's by top-tier low track attackers and adds a fair amount of weight making it difficult to knock around. CS, being the tallest Defense Performance Tip currently, is the only suitable choice in combination with a BD145 in normal mode and due to BD145's weight, it makes up for CS' lesser defensive prowess compared to the completely rubber tip, RS. When you add Bull or Kerbecs for extra weight along with MF-H you essentially have a very low recoil, decently heavy defensive beyblade which can withstand attackers from all heights. Nevertheless, even Basalt outclasses it due to its sheer weight, rendering Earth completely useless in the metagame.

Use in Stamina Customisation

Earth also has exceptional Stamina capabilities because of its low recoil and good weight distribution. Earth can be utilized in the top-tier Stamina custom, Earth Bull AD145WD. Bull is chosen due to it being one of the heaviest Fusion Wheels with with a great distribution of weight.

Attack: 1 - Defense: 1 - Stamina: 5

Spin Track: Gravity Ball 145

Main article: Spin Track - GB145
Gravity Ball 145 is a wide, round Spin Track with two free moving metal balls. These balls move towards the outside of the Spin Track while spinning, causing additional spin retaining force. While the Spin Track is relatively heavy due to the inclusion of the metal balls, it has been outclassed by later releases of Stamina Type Spin Tracks.

At release it was seen as inferior to Claw 145 (C145), due to the lack of energy-absorbing free spinning wings, making it not as effective against low attacker Beyblades, which were popular at the time. Gravity Ball 145 later found use in Defense Type combinations against Change Height 120 (CH120)-based attacker Beyblades. These types of attackers do not aim to hit the Spin Track, and thus the free spinning wings of C145 are not necessary, and instead a Beyblade could be given a significant increase in the overall weight of the customization. However, it has been outclassed for Defense Type customizations by Spin Tracks such as Boost Disk 145 (BD145). Attack: 0 - Defense: 3 - Stamina: 2

Performance Tip: Ball Sharp

Main article: Performance Tip - BS

BS offers very little movement and provides no Attack potential. The pointed tip is supposed to allow very little friction between the Performance Tip and the stadium surface, which is used to help prevent the loss of spin velocity. However, BS has a low amount of Stamina, being beaten by many attack type tips in stamina battles. It also experiences the balance issues that the S series bottoms share because its tip is so fine. It is not recommended to use in competitive battles. D, WD, S and SD are better choices. Attack: 0 - Defense: 3 - Stamina: 4

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Overall

Earth Virgo GB145BS is comprised of mostly outclassed parts, and only GB145 holds enough potential in a contemporary metagame.

Trivia

  • This was the first Beyblade to use both GB145 and BS.
    • It is currently the only beyblade to use the GB145BS combo.
  • There is a recolored version of this with red stripes.
  • The GB145 spin track is similar to the Jade wheel in Jade Jupiter which also have gravity balls that are fixed/mobile.

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