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Fafnir F4 8' Absorb, known as Geist Fafnir 8' Absorb (ガイストファブニル・エイトダッシュ・アブソーブ, Gaisuto Fabunīru Eito Dasshu Abusōbu) in Japan, is a Stamina Type Beyblade released as part of the Burst System as well as the Cho-Z Layer System. It was released as a Starter in Japan on September 22nd, 2018 for 1566円.
Energy Layer - Fafnir F4
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Forge Disc - 8'
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Performance Tip - Absorb
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Absorb features a spring-loaded sharp tip of a small diameter surrounded by a free-spinning ring, akin to a combination of Revolve and Nothing. The sharp tip of Absorb provides low friction with the stadium floor, resulting in high Stamina and Burst Defense properties. The wide diameter of the ring gives Absorb high Precession time and Spin-Equalization potential in Opposite-Spin match-ups. Compared to similar Performance Tips, Absorb's Precession time is equal to Revolve's but lower than Eternal's.
The spring-loaded tip has two purposes, the first is to prevent harsh impacts against the stadium floor from launch, preventing accidental Self-Knock-Outs from bouncing. The second is that when the tip is fully depressed, the center sharp tip is retracted and the ring is locked in place, creating a hollow flat tip with aggressive movement akin to Zephyr. However, without a mechanism to keep the spring compressed, this aggressive movement only happens briefly upon first landing.
- Like its predecessor Fafnir F3 8 Nothing, Geist Fafnir's name is based off of Fafnir, a son of the dwarf king Hreidmar, in Norse mythology. Fafnir was cursed by Andvari's ring and gold, turning him into a dragon, which is enforced by Fafnir's dragon avatar.
- The word 'Geist' in its name is the German word for "ghost" or "spirit".
- In the Turbo anime, Geist Fafnir possesses a gold Level Chip.