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Zephyr (ゼファー, Zefā) is a Performance Tip released as part of the Burst System. It debuted with the release of the B-28 Booster Neptune Armed Zephyr on January 23rd, 2016. It later debuted in western countries with the release of the Nepstrius & Roktavor Dual Pack.

Description

Zephyr features a hollow plastic flat tip with a small diameter, akin to Hole Flat from Metal Fight Beyblade, and sits at the standard height. Compared to Accel, the diameter of Zephyr is slightly larger. The center of the Driver also contains an embossed logo featuring a stylized letter "Z" for easy differentiation from other Drivers. Due to the surface area, Zephyr will create an aggressive, and if launched at an angle, somewhat easily controllable movement pattern. In terms of speed, Zephyr is comparable to Accel, capable of reaching and stalling on the Tornado Ridge. Due to the plastic construction, Zephyr is an excellent choice for both Mobile Stamina and Attack/Stamina Balance Combinations.

However, Zephyr's plastic construction is also a weakness as Attack Combinations using Zephyr can lose their Banking Pattern somewhat easily, especially if the Combinations are unbalanced. Furthermore, the low friction means that Zephyr is liable to self-Knock-Outs. Finally, due to Zephyr's hollow construction, the Driver is liable to denting in the case of Disk to Driver contact after a Burst.

Use in Attack Combinations

Zephyr can be used in the Attack Combination Cho-Z Valkyrie/Cho-Z Achilles/Winning Valkyrie 0/00/10/8/7 Bump/Turn/Meteor Zephyr. 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 Zephyr can be used instead with the combination's high spin speeds compensating for the slower movement.

Overall

Zephyr is a viable Driver if one struggles to control rubber Drivers such as Xtreme, Hunter, and Jolt. However, due to the dangers of the Driver denting, it is recommended to be prepared to replace it or instead use Zephyr'.

As such, Zephyr is a welcome addition to any blader's collection.

Products

Takara Tomy

Hasbro

Gallery

Takara Tomy

Hasbro

Trivia

  • Despite being a Hole Flat tip, which are commonly classed as Attack types, Zephyr is marketed as a Balance Type Performance Tip.

References

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