- This article is about the Hasbro release. For the Takara Tomy release, see Bloody Longinus 13 Jolt.
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Luinor L4 13 Jolt-S, stylized as Lúinor L4 13 Jolt-S, is an Attack Type Beyblade released by Hasbro as part of the Burst System as well as the SlingShock System. It was released in western countries as a SlingShock Starter Pack for CAD$14.99 in Canada, USD$9.99 in the United States, and AUD$18.99 in Australia.
Energy Layer - Luinor L4
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Forge Disc - 13
Main article: Forge Disc - 13
13, like most other odd numbered Core Discs, is asymmetrical and elliptical in shape in order to facilitate a Disc Frame. Each side features four protrusions with molding to create the shape of a "13" with one side featuring a greater number of molding lines, though too shallow to create any noticeable imbalance. While the aggressive design of the Disc may imply high Burst potential from Disc-to-Layer contact, due to the fact that most Burst Performance Tips are of the same or very similar heights, such contact is rare. Compared to other Core Discs, 13 is one of the lightest, even lighter than 6. This light weight severely hinders 13's Attack, Defense and Stamina potential and while the light weight would create high Burst Resistance, the heavy weight of the SwitchStrike/God Layer System and the Cho-Z Layer System makes the use of lightweight Discs for Burst Resistance obsolete.
Performance Tip - Jolt-S
Main article: Performance Tip - Jolt-S
Jolt-S is a rubber-based Performance Tip that features a wide rubber-flat tip, akin to a mix between Xtreme and Metal Fight Beyblade's Extreme Flat, unlike the standard Jolt, which is a mix of Xtreme and Spiral. As a part of the SlingShock System, Jolt-S has a manual mode-change, allowing it to switch from "Battle Ring Mode" to "SlingShock Mode".
In "Battle Ring Mode", Jolt-S performs on its rubber-flat tip. Due to the surface area to friction ratio, Jolt-S will create a highly aggressive, and if launched with a Banking Shoot, somewhat easily controllable movement pattern. In terms of speed, the greater surface area makes Jolt-S faster than Xtreme and as fast as Merge when launched or struck at an angle. Jolt-S’ high speed allows for strong attacks and its high friction creates less chances of losing a Banking Pattern in battle, making it one of the better choices for Attack Combinations.
In "SlingShock Mode", there is no change in the tip itself, aside from an increase in height. Because of this, "SlingShock Mode" only creates a high risk of destabilization due to the aforementioned increase in height. Of the two modes, "Battle Ring Mode" has the greater success.
Like any other rubber-based Performance Tip, Jolt-S has three major weaknesses:
Firstly, the high friction of the rubber means that Jolt-S has incredibly low Stamina. Furthermore, the light weight of the Burst System compared to previous Systems means that there is less inertia, exacerbating the Stamina issue further, unless heavy Forge Discs such as 0 are used along with Jolt-S.
Secondly, the high friction also means that Jolt-S resists changes to the Beyblade's spin from contact with the opponent, thus more force is transferred the slopes in Hasbro's Energy Layers, increasing the chances of Self-Bursts.
Lastly, Jolt-S will wear down with use. While this can create an initial benefit in speed from the tip fitting into the curvature of the Stadium, heavy use will decrease its aggression with little to no improvement to the tip's Stamina, meaning that multiple copies much be purchased in order to replace worn ones.
Unlike Takara Tomy's Jolt, Hasbro's Jolt-S does not feature the six spikes and is instead wider to create greater aggression, though the six spikes are engraved onto the rubber tip to simulate the appearance of the standard Jolt.