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This article is about Needle-Q. For its normal counterpart, see Performance Tip - Needle.

Needle-Q is a Performance Tip released by Hasbro as part of the Burst System as well as the QuadDrive System. It debuted in western countries with the release of the Destruction Ifritor I7 & Stone Nemesis N7 Dual Pack.

Description

Needle-Q is a Defense Type Performance Tip and Hasbro's QuadDrive counterpart to Needle. It consequently features small bumps on the area surrounding the tip. The studded design is meant to increase friction with the stadium floor to prevent Knock-Outs. Like its SpeedStorm counterpart and unlike its normal and SlingShock counterparts, the tip of Needle-Q has been flattened instead of being a ball. This change is intended to increase speed in a QuadDrive System Beystadium. As Needle was already outclassed, the flat tip of Needle-Q renders it even worse competitively. Other flat Performance Tips serve the role of an Attack Type Performance Tip better, and Needle-Q has too low Stamina and Knock-Out (KO) Resistance to be effective for Defense. Its Burst Resistance is also low due to a weak spring.

Unlike its normal, SlingShock, and SpeedStorm counterparts, Needle-Q features a modified shape and two attachment points to accommodate the use of an Armor Tip. Like all QuadDrive Performance Tips, an Armor Tip can be attached to Needle-Q, switching it to "Plus Mode". In this mode, Needle-Q is essentially replaced by the Armor Tip, and the height becomes similar to a SpeedStorm Performance Tip.

Overall

While at first Needle-Q seems to be identical to the original Needle, the flattened tip renders Needle-Q even worse than the already outclassed Needle.

As such, Needle-Q is recommended for collection purposes only.

Products

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