Jolt (ジョルト, Joruto) 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-110 Starter Bloody Longinus 13 Jolt on April 28th, 2018. It later debuted in western countries with the release of the Pro Series Starter Pack Cho-Z Valtryek Blitz-P Jolt.
Due to the surface area to friction ratio, Jolt will create a highly aggressive, and if launched with a Banking Shoot, somewhat easily controllable movement pattern. In terms of speed, the greater surface area given by the spikes makes Jolt faster than Xtreme and as fast as Merge. Jolt’s high speed allows for strong attacks and its high friction creates less chances of losing a Banking Pattern in battle, which would make it one of the better choices for Attack Combinations.
However, Jolt has four major weaknesses. Firstly, the high friction of the rubber means that Jolt has incredibly low Stamina, furthermore, the light weight of the Burst System compared to previous Systems means that there is less inertia, exacerbating the Stamina issue further. Secondly, the high friction also means that Jolt resists changes to the Beyblade's spin from contact with the opponent, thus more force is transferred the teeth in Takara Tomy Layers, increasing the chances of Self-Bursts. Third, Jolt features a slightly weak spring lock, further exacerbating the risk of Self-Bursts. Lastly, Jolt will wear down with use. While this can create an initial benefit in speed from the tip fitting into the curvature of the Stadium, heavy use will decrease 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.
Jolt is slightly shorter than most Tips, this reduction in height is meant to improve Attack potential by striking the opponent’s Layer from an upwards angle, creating Destabilization potential. However, the height of most Layers and the negligible difference between Jolt's height and the height of most other Drivers mitigates the Destabilization potential.
The direction of Jolt’s rubber spikes are meant to, in theory, create greater speeds in Left-Spin Combinations. In practice however, there is little discernible difference in movement speed between Left-Spin and Right-Spin.
Jolt is one of the fastest, most aggressive and easier to control tips in the game but is plagued by low Stamina and high Burst risk. As such, Jolt is outclassed by Xtreme, Xtreme' and Jolt' in pure Attack Combinations.
Despite this, Jolt is still a welcome addition to any blader's collection.