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This article is about the Hasbro release. For the Takara Tomy release, see Maximum Garuda 8Flow Flugel.

Maximus Garuda G3 8Flow Flugel is a Stamina Type Beyblade released by Hasbro as part of the Burst System as well as the SwitchStrike System. It was released in western countries as a SwitchStrike Starter Pack for CAD$17.99 in Canada, USD$12.99 in the United States, and AUD$24.99 in Australia.

Energy Layer - Maximus Garuda G3

Main article: Energy Layer - Maximus Garuda G3

Hasbro's Maximus Garuda G3 is a circular Stamina Type Energy Layer based on Takara Tomy's Maximum Garuda Layer. It is virtually unchanged and as such features the same wide and smooth edge that is interrupted by shallow bumps. The only visual difference is the God Chip is now irremovable. The slopes of Maximus Garuda G3 grant the Layer greater Burst Resistance than its Takara Tomy counterpart. As part of the SwitchStrike System, Maximus Garuda G3 features a gimmick: the center is connected to the perimeter by five blades that are intended to create Upper Force.

In theory the Upper Force will "lift" the Beyblade off the stadium floor and decrease friction between the Performance Tip and the stadium floor to improve Stamina. In practice however, the blades instead create air resistance when spinning and slow the Beyblade down, an issue that becomes exacerbated the harder a Maximus Garuda G3 combination is launched.

The almost perfectly circular perimeter of Maximus Garuda G3 creates little to no recoil which prevents both Bursts and Knock-Outs. Furthermore, the round shape creates high Life-After-Death (LAD) and creates high resistance to Spin-Equalization Combinations. Despite the air resistance created by its Upper Force gimmick, Maximus Garuda G3 still has high Stamina. As a result, Maximus Garuda G3 is an ideal Layer for Stamina/Defense Combinations.

Forge Disc - 8

Main article: Forge Disc - 8

8, like other even numbered Core Discs, is symmetrical and elliptical in shape in order to facilitate a Disc Frame. Each side features four protrusions, each molded into the shape of an "8". Each of the lower loops of the "8"s features gaps, akin to Knuckle, which takes weight away from the center and creates high Outward Weight Distribution (OWD) and subsequent Flywheel Effect, features theoretically perfect for Stamina. Furthermore, 8 is one of the heaviest Discs in the game, heavier than Heavy, Gravity, 2, 4, and 6 and its use can bolster a Beyblade's Knock-Out Resistance and Attack potential. However, like other heavy discs with high Outward Weight Distribution (OWD) such as Gravity and Ring, the use of 8 severely decreases a Beyblade's Burst Resistance as a trade off.

Disc Frame - Flow

Main article: Disc Frame - Flow

Flow is a Disc Frame that features a triangular design with each side featuring three sloped blades, meant to provide Upper Force in Right-Spin and Down Force in Left-Spin. However, the small size of the blades means that the effect is negligible. Compared to Cross, Star and Glaive, Flow’s perimeter is too rough to aid in Life-After-Death in Defense and Stamina Combinations and compared to Vortex, Meteor and Bump, Flow has too little weight to aid in Attack Combinations.

Performance Tip - Flugel

Main article: Performance Tip - Flugel

Flugel features a low angled cone tip that sits at the standard height akin to Survive, but differs by featuring four wings, akin to Metal Fight Beyblade's Down Force 145, that offer Upper Force in Right-Spin and Down Force in Left-Spin.

The cone shape gives Flugel low surface area and friction to conserve Stamina in battle while also providing Stability, giving a Combination resistance against the Layer scraping against the Stadium floor and losing Stamina.

In theory, when used in Right-Spin Combinations, the Upper Force would increase Stamina by generating an air current that "lifts" the Beyblade off of the stadium, effectively reducing the friction between Flugel and the stadium. When used in Left-Spin Combinations, the Down Force generated would push the Beyblade down into the stadium and increase Stability at the cost of Stamina. However in practice, the small size of the wings means that any Upper Force or Down Force generated is minimal with no discernible difference in performance.