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Geist Fafnir Ratchet Gyro (ガイストファブニル・ラチェット・ジャイロ, Gaisuto Fabunīru Rachetto Jairo) is a Stamina Type Beyblade released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System as well as the Cho-Z Layer System. It was released in Japan on July 20th, 2019 for 1080円 as one of eight possible Beyblades in Random Booster Vol. 16.
Energy Layer - Geist Fafnir
Main article: Energy Layer - Geist Fafnir
Takara Tomy's Geist Fafnir, like its predecessor Drain Fafnir, is a Stamina Type Energy Layer that features a triangular perimeter and three side profile dragon heads with an "F" along each, meant to represent this Layer's namesake; Fafnir the Nordic Dragon of Greed. As part of the Cho-Z Layer System, Geist Fafnir features metal in its design; in this case, interspersed between the dragon heads. The inclusion of metal makes this Layer heavier than most God Layers.
Geist Fafnir also features gimmicks: The first is that this Layer is meant to spin Left, opposite to most other Beyblades. The second is that the "F"s are made of rubber, akin to both its predecessor and the L-Drago II Clear Wheel from Metal Fight Beyblade. The inclusion of rubber aids in this Layer's ability to equalize spin with a Right-Spin opponent. The third is that the Layer features an automatic mode change gimmick, akin to Variares from Metal Fight Beyblade.
While the triangular shape and rough perimeter of Geist Fafnir may imply recoil, the Left-Spin nature of this Layer reduces recoil against a Right-Spin opponent. When spinning slower than a Right-Spin opponent, the rubber "F"s of Geist Fafnir allows for Spin-Equalization, where the Layers of two opposite spinning Beyblades work akin to gears and equally distribute their spin, by acting as a cushion against impact, increasing friction between Layers, acting as a "hook" for the other Beyblade to catch into and propel Geist Fafnir faster and reducing recoil to increase the rate of contact. Due to the greater exposed surface area of the rubber, the effect is more prominent than in Drain Fafnir, though the greater weight makes the effect far less pronounced against lightweight opponents.
When against a Left-Spin opponent, Geist Fafnir cannot equalize spin and the rubber will instead act as brakes. If the opponent has less Burst Resistance than Geist Fafnir, then the friction can potentially Burst the opponent. However, if the opponent has greater Burst Resistance than Geist Fafnir, the friction of the rubber can cause a Geist Fafnir Combination to self-Burst or severely lose Stamina.
At low spin speeds, the rubber blades will extend outwards, creating a perimeter akin to a reversed Winning Valkyrie, meant to improve Spin-Equalization potential at low spin speeds by exposing more rubber. At high spin speeds, Geist Fafnir's rubber blades will retract inwards, creating a rounder perimeter akin to its predecessor, Drain Fafnir, meant to prevent Spin-Equalization against a slower Right-Spin opponent by exposing less rubber. However, the large amount of rubber in Geist Fafnir's design makes the gimmick ineffective.
Forge Disc - Ratchet
Main article: Forge Disc - Ratchet (Takara Tomy)
Takara Tomy's Ratchet is a Forge Disc that contains plastic and metal. The plastic part locks in place against a Right-Spin opponent and spins freely against a Left-Spin opponent akin to Tornado Wyvern to theoretically help with Spin-Equalization, however, in practice, the plastic piece has little to no effect as it is too small to come in any contact unless Disc-to-Layer contact has occurred.
Performance Tip - Gyro
Main article: Performance Tip - Gyro
Gyro features a small free-spinning, low angled cone tip, akin to a combination of Survive and Metal Fight Beyblade's Eternal Sharp. It is the height of a standard Performance Tip. In prime condition, Gyro causes the Beyblade to have a calm movement pattern while the low angle of the tip resists Destabilization and subsequent scrape risks. The free-spinning nature of Gyro allows it to outclass its predecessor Survive in Stamina potential.