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Flame Byxis 230WD is a Balance Type Beyblade released as part of the Hybrid Wheel System. It was released in Japan in November 2010 for 787円.

In the anime, Zeo replaces this Beyblade with Spiral Fox TR145W2D.

Face Bolt: Byxis

Main article: Face Bolt - Byxis

The Face depicts Pyxis, one of the 88 constellations in space. Pyxis represents the mariner’s compass.

Energy Ring: Byxis

Main article: Energy Ring - Byxis

Byxis was originally released in a turquoise green color. It is overall round in shape, and has four arrows. There are two large arrows, on which stickers can be placed with the remaining two arrows having a dark blue color. The Energy Ring represents a compass, with four circular symbols to represent North, South, East, and West. Byxis’s unique shape meanwhile allows it to be used in conjunction with certain Fusion Wheels to expose their contact points more prominently, thus resulting in higher attack power.

Fusion Wheel: Flame

Main article: Fusion Wheel - Flame

The Fusion Wheel Flame is predominantly circular, with two small spikes and two additional smaller gaps on its circumference. The Fusion Wheel is relatively thin throughout, with the very edge of the Fusion Wheel being slightly thicker. Due to the design of Flame where the Fusion Wheel’s perimeter is raised slightly, more of the Spin Track below is exposed compared to other Fusion Wheels, hence making it easier for other Beyblades to strike its Spin Track. This significantly reduces its Defense capabilities. However, the raised perimeter allows slightly more wobbling time, as the raised Wheel reduces floor scraping.

Spin Track - 230

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Main article: Spin Track - 230

230 is the tallest Spin Track released in the Metal Saga toyline. It was first released with Flame Byxis 230WD as part of the Maximum Series, and was advertised as the "Maximum Height" for Spin Tracks. 230 has six indents near the top that sharpen downwards to the middle of the Spin Track. 230 is rounder and thicker than other regular Spin Tracks with no gimmicks, in order to protect it structurally when it comes into contact with opposing Fusion Wheels. Its round and smooth shape results in significantly less recoil than if it were based on the traditional hexagonal Spin Track shape.

Since 230 is so tall, it can wobble at great lengths for extra Stamina, defeating various Stamina Type customizations with lower Tracks. From a defensive viewpoint, 230 uses its height as an advantage to protect itself from low incoming Attacks, by protecting the Fusion Wheel from major contact while using the reinforced plastic to absorb most of the shock. As a result of this, 230 can defeat most low Attack customizations under the 120 height when paired with other top-tier Defense parts.

230 also has some notable weaknesses, however. As a Defense Type Spin Track, 230 is extremely susceptible to tall Spin Track opposite spin Attack Type customizations. Additionally, 230 is outclassed by the likes of Triple Height 170 (TH170), which offers the same height and also the versatility of the height change gimmick.

Performance Tip - Wide Defense

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Main article: Performance Tip - Wide Defense

Wide Defense (WD) retains the two curved holes D contained but are now thinner, smaller and found on the Sharp tip.

Being wider brings advantages and disadvantages to WD. An advantage is being able to conserve better Stamina than D and SD, due to the more surface area as well as being able to spin at a lower spin-rate that that of D or SD which cannot. A disadvantage however, is that it is worse at regaining balance than D. The wide shape gives WD a harder time to regain its balance whereas, D does it much easier. This should take into consideration when using a Spin Track such as 230 or TH170. D would be a better choice than WD as it would regain balance much easier to help cope with 230. However, while D can regain balance better, it cannot maintain it as well as WD, especially with the heights of 170 and above.

At release, WD has found quick use as a Stamina-Type Tip, much better than D and has become top-tier. Despite this however, as many more Performance Tips like AS, EWD, and B:D were released; they have overshadowed WD. EWD has also overshadowed WD due to EWD's bearing to regain balance better and much better Stamina. W²D performs basically the same as WD though but with worse balance but better attack.

Wide Defense (WD) has significant defensive capabilities as well, but because it still uses a form of sharp tip, its friction with the stadium floor is decreased, which as a result makes it easier to knock around than a Tip like WB which has much more friction with the stadium floor. But since it can recover quickly, it does not matter.

Some Bladers experience a fast movement from Wide Defense, allowing the Wide Defense tip with fast movement to be paired with high-recoil fusion wheels such as Vulcan, Beat, Fang, Spiral, Flash, or Variares, to create powerful, or even a 1-Hit KO Attack-type combos, or be paired with low-recoil fusion wheels such as Bakushin, Duo, Gravity (Perseus Stamina), Fusion, Wing, Death to create counter-attacking Defense-Type combos.



Takara Tomy






  • Prior to the release of Flame Byxis, Takara-Tomy originally started out with a modified D Performance Tip that had its height raised. This modified Performance Tip then inspired the idea for a super-high Spin Track. For testing purposes, they had created prototype Spin Tracks in a range of varying heights, ranging from 19.5mm (195) to 27.5mm (275). It was determined that 275 had a rather unfair advantage, as test battles with that Spin Track saw it gain a considerable winning streak. Because of that, a Spin Track that measured 23.0mm in height (230) was chosen for the final product of Flame Byxis.