- This article is about Evolutional-SP. For its normal counterpart, see Performance Tip - Evolution'.
Evolutional-SP features a rubber tip, made up of two sets of rubber spikes. These rubber spikes begin at a very tall height, as Evolutional-SP is taller than its normal counterpart, Evolution, which already begins at a taller height than the average Performance Tip. The rubber spikes are meant to wear down and break off with use, becoming more aggressive over time. Unlike Evolution, Evolutional-SP features softer rubber, allowing the spikes to wear more easily. Once fully worn, its height is comparable to a mint condition Evolution. The softer rubber of Evolutional-SP creates faster and more aggressive movement when compared to its normal and Dash counterparts.
When launched in mint condition the first set of six spikes will create a mildly aggressive pattern at speeds akin to Blow, albeit without the Stamina due to the greater friction the rubber has. While Evolutional-SP's taller height would, in theory, increase the rate of Disc-to-Layer contact and Burst the opponent, due to the height of most Layers and the minimal difference in height, such contact is rare. Furthermore, most Attack Type Combinations benefit from a shorter height as a taller height creates a Destabilization risk instead.
After the first set of spikes have given way to the second set of fourteen spikes, Evolutional-SP's speed increases dramatically, becoming as fast or even faster than Xtreme, due to the now increased surface area and diameter. However, that same speed and diameter increase makes Evolutional-SP incredibly difficult to control at this stage as banking is difficult to maintain, Self-Knock-Outs become common and its Stamina worsens. Due to the greater number of spikes and their shorter length, Evolutional-SP does not wear out as quickly at this stage. Of the stages, this third stage of Evolutional-SP is considered the best.
When the second set of spikes break off, what is left is a base of rubber. At this point Evolutional-SP's speed increases further but the aforementioned control and Stamina issues become even worse, having trouble even staying on the Tornado Ridge of the stadium and losing spin too quickly to perform any meaningful attacks before it begins to slow down.
When Evolutional-SP loses spikes, it does become shorter as a result. However because Evolutional-SP starts much taller than the standard height, the height reduction only brings the Tip closer to the standard height. However, due to the wide base, Evolutional-SP has relatively high Life-After-Death when worn down, making it a somewhat safer choice against Spin-Equalization Combinations.
Like its normal and Dash counterparts, Evolutional-SP has a similar lack of control and Stamina. Furthermore, Evolutional-SP is outclassed by its normal and Dash counterparts, as well as Variable due to Evolutional-SP's taller height which hampers Attack potential. Like its predecessor, Evolutional-SP can be used in Attack combinations that do not necessarily require control, instead relying on Evolutional-SP's high speed when worn down. Evolutional-SP's high speed and Attack potential can be used to counter other Attack combinations utilizing Xtreme'.
As such, Evolutional-SP is a must-have for competitive bladers.