- This article is about Hunter'. For its normal counterpart, see Performance Tip - Hunter.
Hunter' (ハンターダッシュ, Hantā Dasshu) is a Performance Tip released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System as well as the Cho-Z Layer System. It debuted in Japan with the release of the B-00 wbba. Store Exclusive Booster Emperor Forneus 4Glaive Hunter' on August 25th, 2018.
Hunter', like its predecessor Hunter, features a flat rubber tip with a circular depression in the center that sits at the standard height. Unlike its predecessor, Hunter' features a much thicker spring in its locking mechanism, increasing Hunter''s Burst Resistance and solves a weakness featured in its predecessor.
The surface area to friction ratio of Hunter' creates a moderately aggressive, easy to control movement pattern. In terms of speed, Hunter' is faster than Accel and Zephyr but slower than Xtreme, Hold and a worn Variable. Hunter''s speed allows for strong attacks and its high friction creates less chances of losing the Banking Pattern in battle which makes it an excellent choice for Attack Combinations.
However, Hunter' has three major weaknesses. First, the high friction of the rubber means that Hunter' has incredibly low Stamina, which when combined with the light weight of early Burst System Combinations compared to previous Systems means that there is less inertia, exacerbating the Stamina issue further. Secondly, Hunter' will wear down with use, decreasing its aggression with little to no improvement to the tip's Stamina, meaning that multiple copies much be purchased in order to replace worn ones. Finally, even when in mint condition, the small surface area means that Hunter' will settle to the center much more quickly than other rubber tipped Attack Drivers. However, Hunter' uses softer rubber than Hunter, increasing its aggression and when paired with parts with high Outward Weight Distribution (OWD), this weakness does not apply. While Hunter' features high Knock-Out Resistance when settled, higher than Defense or Bite, its Stamina is too low for it to be viable.
Hunter' features great speed and excellent Burst Resistance and control but is plagued by low Stamina, and compared to other rubber Dash Drivers, Hunter' is outclassed by Xtreme' and Jolt' in pure Attack Combinations. However, Hunter' can be used in place of the aforementioned Drivers if they are not available or one has difficulty controlling their greater aggression.
As such, Hunter' is not a must have but is instead a welcome addition to a blader's collection.
- B-00 Emperor Forneus 4Glaive Hunter' (wbba. Store Exclusive)
- B-146 Random Booster Vol. 16 - 02: Gaia Dragoon Around Hunter'
- B-00 Gaia Dragoon Around Hunter' (Red Dragon Ver.)