Ring (リング, Ringu) is a Forge Disc released by Takara Tomy and Hasbro as part of the Burst System. It debuted in Japan with the release of the B-22 Beyblade Custom Set Defense & Stamina on November 14th, 2015. It later debuted in western countries with the release of the Valtryek & Unicrest Dual Pack.
As its name suggests, Ring is a Forge Disc with a smooth, solid ring that forms its perimeter. The ring is interrupted by 4 small designs that cause it to somewhat resemble a pipe. The ring is connected to the interior of the disk by two thin triangular structures, as well as the prongs that fit inside the Energy Layer. Ring's smooth perimeter provides the Beyblade with a small amount of Life-After-Death, allowing it to roll on the edge of the disc for a few extra rotations after falling over, making it useful for Stamina Combinations. Additionally, nearly all of Ring's weight is located on its perimeter, so it offers impressive Outward Weight Distribution (OWD) and increases the Beyblade's Stamina significantly thanks to the Flywheel Effect. However, this weight distribution also has its downsides.
As a Forge Disc with high Outward Weight Distribution (OWD) such as Ring, it's more difficult to slow down while spinning, when colliding with an opponent, a Beyblade using Ring will not lose very much Stamina from the force of the impact. This force must go somewhere, though, and is usually absorbed by the Energy Layer instead, making it more likely to skip its teeth and Burst. Because of this, Ring is generally not recommended over Forge Discs with similar Stamina but less of a tendency to Burst, such as Spread and Knuckle.
Use in Stamina Combinations
Because Ring's Burst Defense is rather poor, it performs best on a Tornado Staller such as Deathscyther Ring Zephyr. This Combination is able to Out-Spin several Stationary Combinations without coming into contact with them and risk being Burst.
With its high Outward Weight Distribution (OWD), Ring maintains its Stamina well when taking hits, but is largely susceptible to Bursting as a result. In addition, better alternatives exist, such as 4 and 7.
As such, Ring is recommended for collection purposes only.
- B-22 Beyblade Custom Set Defense & Stamina - Unicorn Ring Defense
- B-31 Yggdrasil Ring Gyro
- B-95 Random Booster Vol. 8 Shelter Regulus.5S.Tw - Alter Chronos Ring Tower
- B9492 Valtryek & Unicrest Dual Pack - Unicrest Ring Defense
- C0941 Unicrest Ring Defense
- C0943 Yegdrion Ring Edge
- E1053 Quetziko Q2 Ring Edge
- E7720 Cosmic Valtryek V5 Ring Trick-H
- F0213 Wolborg Ring Prevail-S