- This article is about the Takara Tomy release. For the Hasbro release, see Odax Central Blow.
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Odin Central Blow (オーディン・セントラル・ブロウ, Ōdin Sentoraru Burou) is an Attack Type Beyblade released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System. It was released as a Booster in Japan on October 17th, 2015 for 864円.
Energy Layer - Odin
Main article: Energy Layer - Odin
Takara Tomy's Odin is an elliptical Energy Layer that features three sloped blades on the longer sides and the center features a face on either side with only one eye colored red; meant to represent Odin, father of Thor in Norse mythology.
While elliptical shapes normally generate high recoil, the sloped blades act like those found on Wyvern; deflecting attacks and reducing recoil. Furthermore the elliptical shape concentrates this Layer's weight onto two sides creating a high Outward Weight Distribution (OWD) and Flywheel Effect, giving Odin comparable stamina to Deathscyther. Odin features three teeth of medium length allowing it to withstand most of the recoil that isn't deflected by the blades the elliptical shape produces. However, like other pre-Xcalibur Layers, Odin's teeth will wear down quickly with use, meaning that multiple copies must be purchased to replace ones that have worn down.
There are two mold variations of Odin that have been released. The second mold reinforces one side increasing the weight by 0.2 grams and making the Layer slightly off balanced. However this does little to affect performance.
Forge Disc - Central
Main article: Forge Disc - Central
Central features a thickened central ring and a thinned perimeter meant to create Centralized Weight Distribution (OWD). The centralized weight is meant to increase spin velocity which has numerous effects on performance:
If used on Attack Combinations, the higher spin velocity will increase the force of impact. If used on Defense Combinations, the centralized weight will increase Knock-Out Resistance.
While Central has an indent on once side to prevent this Disc from being perfectly balanced, it is not the main downfall of this Disc. What prevents this Disc from being competitive is the light weight which makes any effect from the Centralized Weight Distribution (CWD) negligible at best as there is too little mass for effective Attack potential and too little mass for effective Knock-Out Resistance.
Performance Tip - Blow
Main article: Performance Tip - Blow
Blow, like Accel, features a flat plastic tip, albeit at a smaller diameter. This smaller diameter is designed to bring the Beyblade towards the center faster to strike the opponent at a much faster rate than Accel and conserve greater Stamina. While these effects do occur, they are hampered by the shape of the tip. Unlike other flat tips, Blow's tip is taller and shaped in the form of a cone rather than a short straight cylinder. This shape means that Blow becomes very easily destabilized, akin to Metal Fight Beyblade's Sharp Performance Tip, and become liable to floor scrapes.