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Zenith (ゼニス, Zenisu) is a Forge Disc released as part of the Burst System as well as the Cho-Z Layer System. It debuted with the release of the B-127 Starter Cho-Z Valkyrie Zenith Evolution on November 17th, 2018. It later debuted in western countries with the release of the SwitchStrike Starter Pack Turbo Valtryek V3 Zenith Evolution.

Description

Zenith, like Magnum, Jerk and Polish, is a Forge Disc made up of a metal core and plastic perimeter making up the gimmick of the Disc. Unlike the aforementioned Discs however, Zenith uses a different metal core with three blades in the shape of "Z"s.

For Zenith's gimmick, the plastic houses rubber sections, meant to increase recoil and increase Attack potential during Disc-to-Layer contact. However, due to most Burst Performance Tips being of similar heights, such contact is rare. Furthermore, if such contact does occur, the rubber is liable to act as brakes, slowing the Zenith combination down. Additionally, because the rubber extends to the underside of the Disc, which when combined with Zenith's rough perimeter, any Life-After-Death potential is nullified.

Despite the non-functioning gimmick, Zenith's metal core is significantly heavier than that of Magnum, Jerk and Polish, with weight comparable to commonly used Core Discs with Frames. Furthermore, the triangular design of the metal synergizes with the Valkyrie series of Layers, significantly increasing their Attack potential without negatively effecting balance.

Overall

Zenith's heavy weight and weight distribution makes it one of the best Discs to pair with a Valkyrie series Layer, specifically Cho-Z Valkyrie. However, that same weight distribution, as well as the rubber pieces, reduces Zenith's versatility as well.

As such, Zenith is not a must have but is instead a welcome addition to any blader's collection. However, if one prefers to use Cho-Z Valkyrie, Zenith will become a must have.

Products

Takara Tomy

Hasbro

Gallery

Takara Tomy

Hasbro

Trivia

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