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Minoboros M2 Quarter Quake, known as Mad Minoboros Quarter Quake (マッドミノボロス・クオーター・クエイク, Maddo Minoborosu Kuōtā Kueiku) in Japan, is an Attack Type Beyblade released as part of the Burst System as well as the Dual Layer System. It was released in Japan on August 11th, 2017 for 2700円 as part of the 3on3 Battle Booster Set.
Energy Layer - Minoboros M2
Main article: Energy Layer - Minoboros M2
Minoboros M2 is an Attack Type Layer, based on the Greek legend of the Minotaur. It has a shape similar to the original Minoboros, but it is more aggressive in design, with the blades being more curved and flared out. It still retains a similar imbalance, however, unlike Minoboros, this Layer has less Stamina due to its more aggressive design traits. Despite the design however, this Layer does not have as many major attack points as its predecessor and therefore is not as good at Burst Attack as the original. While the Takara Tomy release of Mad Minoboros features strong teeth to the point of "sticking", it does little to compensate for the poor performance.
Forge Disc - Quarter
Main article: Forge Disc - Quarter
Quarter is a Disc with a wide, round, pipe-like shape interrupted by four rounded rectangular protrusions, on one of the protrusions is a small, marked elevation that creates the look of the letter 'Q'. Like all Forge Discs, it has two tabs that protrude from the top and fit in the slots in the Energy Layer. These tabs are marked with a stylized 'Q' for identification.
Quarter's gimmick is that it is highly unbalanced, it achieves this by being mostly hollow on the underside, with the marked protrusion being half filled in with metal. A weight distribution like this has two primary uses.
The first is to increase the Smash Attack of Attack Combinations as the unbalanced nature creates momentum like a flail, this is further enhanced by the weight of Quarter which is greater than Heavy or Gravity. However, the off-set weight distribution is too little to increase Attack potential meaningfully while also severely increasing the risk of Self-Bursts.
The second is to make a Combination using an unbalanced layer, like Xcalibur, more properly balanced by placing the heavier corner opposite the heavier side of the Layer which increases its Stamina and Burst resistance.
Furthermore, this same unbalanced nature makes Quarter unsuitable for Stamina and Defense Combinations as the more unbalanced a Beyblade is, the easier it is to Burst.
Performance Tip - Quake
Main article: Performance Tip - Quake
Quake features an elliptical shaped flat tip that is off center of the Performance Tip, meant to make the Beyblade that it is connected to jump around the stadium akin to Quake in Metal Fight Beyblade. However, due to how shallow the tip's angle is as well as how little it is off center, the effect is not consistent and must rely on a lightweight and off balance Combination as well as a heavily angled launch. The hopping gimmick is meant to create Layer to Disc contact and Burst the opponent, however the aforementioned lack of consistency in the effect makes such an attack method not recommended for competitive play. Furthermore, the offset and slanted tip means that Quake is incapable of maintaining a Banking Pattern and will grind against the Tornado Ridge, making Quake ill-suited for Mobile Attack and Tornado Staller Combinations in general.