- This article is about the Hasbro version. For the Takara Tomy version, see Energy Layer - Cho-Z Spriggan.
Turbo Spryzen S4 is an Energy Layer released by Hasbro as part of the Burst System as well as the SlingShock System. It debuted in western countries with the release of the SlingShock Starter Pack Turbo Spryzen S4 0Wall Zeta-S.
Hasbro's Turbo Spryzen S4 is a Balance Type Energy Layer that features a round design with large gaps and two heads, and a large double bladed axe that goes from the center to the perimeter. Like its predecessors, Turbo Spryzen S4 is a Dual-Spin Layer with two sets of slopes for Right-Spin and Left-Spin. Like other Dual-Spin Layers, its spin direction can be switched with a dedicated tool found on most Hasbro Launchers.
Unlike its predecessor Spryzen Requiem S3 and its Takara Tomy counterpart Cho-Z Spriggan, Turbo Spryzen S4 lacks metal in its design. However, like other Layers with the "Turbo" prefix, Turbo Spryzen S4 retains the anti-Bursting gimmick called "Turbo Awakening".
At high spin velocity, the centrifugal force activates a mechanism, revealing sub wings called the "Turbo Wings" and in turn extending "Burst Stopper" tabs in the grooves meant to fit the prongs of the Forge Disc. These Burst Stoppers then obstruct the Forge Disc, preventing the Combination from Bursting. Unlike Cho-Z Spriggan, these Burst Stoppers use weaker springs and are thus easier to activate but also push in, reducing the gimmick's effectiveness. The wings and tabs must be manually pushed in after every match to allow the gimmick to work as intended.
Due to the Layer's Dual-Spin nature, there are two sets of "Turbo Wings" and only one set will activate for each spin direction as the starting position of the Disc will obstruct the other set.
Recoil between the opponent and Turbo Spryzen S4 can be increased or reduced depending on the Layer's and the opponent's spin directions. Furthermore, Turbo Spryzen S4's points of contact are identical between Right-Spin and Left-Spin, creating little discernible difference between the two.
Turbo Spryzen S4 exhibits poor Attack potential due to the position of the "Turbo Wings". The "Turbo Wings" are positioned on top of the Layer, and due to the Layer's thickness, the blades rarely contact the opponent. Furthermore, when the "Turbo Awakening" gimmick is activated, the "Turbo Wings" cover up half of the gaps between the blades, further reducing Attack potential.
As such, 'Turbo Spryzen S4 is better suited for Spin-Equalization Combinations and it is recommended to set the Layer to the opposite spin direction to the opponent to maximize Defense and Stamina potential as there is too little recoil for Attack potential.
Turbo Spryzen S4's size makes it heavier than most other Hasbro Layers. At the time of writing, it is the second heaviest Hasbro Layer (excluding the Pro Series).
Unlike previous SlingShock System Layers and like other Layers with the "Turbo" prefix, Turbo Spryzen S4 is incompatible with a Level Chip.
Turbo Spryzen S4 is a strictly weaker version of Takara Tomy's Cho-Z Spriggan, with a lower weight and weaker anti-Bursting mechanism. As such Turbo Spryzen S4 finds the most use in formats where Cho-Z Spriggan and other stronger Energy Layers are restricted. Unfortunately, the only format where this is the case is a Hasbro-Only format, as its format legality is the same as Cho-Z Spriggan.
As such, Hasbro's Turbo Spryzen S4 is recommended for collection purposes only.