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Accel (アクセル, Akuseru) is a Performance Tip released as part of the Burst System. It debuted with the release of the B-01 DX Starter Valkyrie Wing Accel on July 18th, 2015. It later debuted in western countries with the release of the Valtryek & Unicrest Dual Pack.

Description

Accel features a plastic flat tip with a small diameter, akin to Flat from Metal Fight Beyblade, and sits at the standard height. The center of the Driver also contains an embossed logo featuring a stylized letter A for easy differentiation from other Drivers. Due to the surface area, Accel will create an aggressive, and if launched at an angle, somewhat easily controllable movement pattern. In terms of speed, Accel is faster than Blow but is slower than Xtreme, capable of reaching and stalling on the Tornado Ridge. Due to the plastic construction, Accel is an excellent choice for both Mobile Stamina and Attack/Stamina Balance Combinations. Furthermore, the solid construction also ensures that Accel will not wear out like other Tips such as Xtreme nor be damaged like Zephyr.

However, Accel's plastic construction is also a weakness as Attack Combinations using Accel can lose their Banking Pattern somewhat easily, especially if the Combinations are unbalanced. Furthermore, the low friction means that Accel is liable to self-Knock-Outs.

Use in Attack Combinations

Accel can be used in the Attack Combination Cho-Z Valkyrie/Cho-Z Achilles/Winning Valkyrie 0/00/10/8/7 Bump/Turn/Meteor Accel. The heavy weight of 0/00/10/8/7 Bump/Turn/Meteor bolsters the Attack potential of Cho-Z Valkyrie/Cho-Z Achilles/Winning Valkyrie while the Layer's weight, strong teeth and gimmick compensates for the Burst risk. If one struggles to control rubber tips at the spin speeds needed to activate Cho-Z Valkyrie/Cho-Z Achilles' gimmick, then Accel can be used instead with the combination's high spin speeds compensating for the slower movement.

Overall

Accel was once one of the best Drivers for Mobile Stamina Combinations, but due to the introduction of Left-Spin in the Burst System, Mobile Stamina Combinations are no longer useful for competitive play. However, Accel is still a viable Driver for Attack if one struggles to control rubber Drivers such as Xtreme, Hunter, and Jolt.

As such, Accel isn't a must have but is instead a welcome addition to a blader's collection.

Differences in the Hasbro Version

Hasbro's Accel is somewhat rounded, creating speeds akin to Blow, struggling to reach the Tornado Ridge and settling into the center much more quickly, making it outclassed in Attack potential by Zephyr and Xtreme.

As such, Hasbro's Accel is recommended for collection purposes only.

Products

Takara Tomy

Hasbro

Gallery

Takara Tomy

Hasbro

Trivia

  • It was the first Attack Driver ever released.

References