Hunter' (ハンターダッシュ, Hantā Dasshu) is a Performance Tip featured in the Burst System as well as the Cho-Z Layer System. It debuted with the release of the 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.
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 would make 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 the Burst System 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 incredibly quickly, too quickly for Attack Combinations, however, when paired with parts with high Outward Weight Distribution, this weakness does not apply. While Hunter' features high KO resistance when settled, higher than Defense or Bite, its Stamina is too low for it to be viable.
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.
Hunter' features great control but is plagued by low Stamina. Other Performance Tips are able to match or overtake Hunter''s best traits while also improving on its weaknesses; Xtreme gives greater speed with comparable control and Accel gives comparable control with greater Stamina. However, when paired with parts with high Outward Weight Distribution, Hunter' can be an excellent Xtreme alternative.
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)