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Flame-X Diomedes D4 8 Defense-S is a Defense Type Beyblade released as part of the Burst System as well as the SlingShock System. It was released in western countries as a SlingShock Single Pack for CAD$9.99 in Canada, USD$7.99 in the United States, and AUD$13.99 in Australia.
Energy Layer - Flame-X Diomedes D4
Main article: Energy Layer - Flame-X Diomedes D4
Flame-X Diomedes D4, despite the added "Flame-X" prefix and "D4" suffix, is simply a recolored Diomedes D2. As such, one should refer to the Diomedes D2 page for more information.
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 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 KO resistance and Attack potential. However, like other heavy discs with high Outward Weight Distribution such as Gravity and Ring, the use of 8 severely decreases a Beyblade's Burst resistance as a trade off.
Performance Tip - Defense-S
Main article: Performance Tip - Defense-S
Defense-S, as its name implies, is a SlingShock Performance Tip based off of Defense. However, unlike the original Defense, Defense-S' ball tip is significantly taller and it features two tabs on either side that are connected to the ball tip, which is meant for the activation of the Performance Tip's "SlingShock Mode". As a part of the SlingShock System, Defense-S can be manually altered to switch between "Battle Ring Mode" and "SlingShock Mode"; in this case, by sliding the tabs to the other side, and then pushing both tabs downwards, and vice-versa.