- This article is about Loop. For its SlingShock counterpart, see Performance Tip - Loop-S.
Loop (ループ, Rūpu) is a Performance Tip released by Takara Tomy and Hasbro as part of the Burst System as well as the God Layer System and SwitchStrike System. It debuted in Japan with the release of the B-74 Starter Kreis Satan 2Glaive Loop on March 18th, 2017. It later debuted in western countries with the release of the Star Storm Battle Set.
Loop features a ball shaped tip that sits at a standard height with four tabs, akin to Defense, but differs by having two free rotating rollers draping down on either side of the Tip in place of the defensive ring.
The diameter and placement of the four tabs are identical to Defense, thus the tabs act as brakes against Knock-Outs by striking against the stadium floor at the cost of Stamina and the diameter of the ball prevents aggressive movement meaning that Loop will mostly stay in the center of the stadium during battle.
In theory the rollers would bring a Beyblade using Loop back upright if knocked off balance with little Stamina loss due to the free rotating nature of the wheels, while this action does happen, it only works early in the battle when spin velocity is high. Later in the battle, when spin velocity drops, the lower placement of Loop's rollers compared to Defense's ring causes scraping, instead of preserving spin and aiding Life-After-Death in this state, the low placement instead acts as brakes that stop the rotation, completely nullifying any Life-After-Death.
The shape and placement of the rollers makes Loop lag behind Defense severely in terms of Stamina. While Loop does have an almost identical performance to Defense early in a battle, that does not make up for this weakness.
As such, Loop is recommended for collection purposes only.
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