- This article is about Hasbro's SlingShock release. For Hasbro's Pro Series release, see Perfect Phoenix 8'Proof Friction.
Perfect Phoenix P4 1 Tower-S is a Balance 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 - Perfect Phoenix P4
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Hasbro's Perfect Phoenix P4 is a Defense Type Energy Layer that is created by combining the Dread Armor from Dread Phoenix P4 and the Revive Core from Phoenix P4. The alternate combination featuring the other components is referred to as Unperfect Phoenix P4. While sharing the same name as its Takara Tomy counterpart, Hasbro's Perfect Phoenix P4 lacks metal in its design.
Like its predecessors, Perfect Phoenix P4 features a bird in the center and four feathered blades that make up the bird's wings, representing the Energy Layer's namesake; the mythical immortal bird, the Phoenix. The Dread Armor is attached to the rest of the Energy Layer via a locking mechanism, and the Armor can be knocked off during battle. While the loss of the Dread Armor makes the Energy Layer lighter, the smoother perimeter created reduces recoil. Furthermore, the Dread Armor is left in the stadium, interfering with the opponent and impeding Banking Patterns and reducing Stamina. However, this can also interfere with the Perfect Phoenix P4 Combination.
Forge Disc - 1
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1, like other odd numbered Core Discs, is asymmetrical and elliptical in order to facilitate a Disc Frame. One side features two small sword-tip like protrusions and the other side features a single, larger protrusion of the same shape. 1's gimmick is that it is highly unbalanced, it achieves this by having the side with the larger protrusion being more filled in with metal than the other, akin to Quarter. This weight distribution has two primary uses: The first is to increase the Burst Attack of Attack Combinations by generating momentum like a flail which is further enhanced by the heavy weight of 1. The second is to make a Combination using an unbalanced Layer such as Sieg Xcalibur more properly balanced by aligning the heavier side opposite the the heavier side of the Layer which increases Stamina and Burst Resistance.
Compared to Quarter, 1 has greater success in Attack Combinations and has proven capable of increasing the rate of Bursts despite being lighter than most other Core Discs. However, the same imbalance makes 1 unsuitable for Stamina or Defense as the more unbalanced a Combination is, the easier it is to Burst and the faster it loses Stamina. Furthermore, the imbalance slows down Mobile Attack Combinations, making it better suited for Stationary Attack Combinations.
Performance Tip - Tower-S
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Tower-S, as its name implies, is a SlingShock Performance Tip based off of Tower. However, unlike the original Tower, Tower-S' automatic "Height Change" gimmick is disabled, and is instead tied with the Performance Tip's "SlingShock Mode", along with the tip itself being flat and made of a wider diameter than Tower's semi-flat tip. As a part of the SlingShock System, Tower-S can be manually altered to switch between "Battle Ring Mode" and "SlingShock Mode"; in this case, by twisting the tip clockwise, pulling it downwards, and twisting it clockwise again, and vice-versa.