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This article is about Xtend+. For its normal counterpart, see Performance Tip - Xtend. For its HyperSphere counterpart, see Performance Tip - Xtender-H.

Xtend+ (エクステンドプラス, Ekusutendo Purasu) is a Performance Tip released as part of the Burst System as well as the Cho-Z Layer System. The Xtend+ Chip used to make Xtend+ debuted in Japan with the B-123 Long BeyLauncher Set on September 22nd, 2018. The full part however, debuted in Japan with the release of the B-150 Booster Union Achilles Convert Xtend+ Retsu on September 21st, 2019. It later debuted in western countries with the release of the Pro Series Starter Pack Zwei Luinor Blitz-P Xtend+ Metsu.

Description

Xtend+ is a variant of the Xtend Performance Tip featuring a new tip add-on. Unlike its predecessor, Xtend+ does not have a manual height change gimmick but instead features the adjustable Xtend Chip (エクステンドチップ, Ekusutendo Chippu) tip at a standard height with three modes: Attack, Defense and Stamina.

The Attack Mode features a wide, hollow flat tip, wider than Assault and akin to Zephyr at the standard height of most Performance Tips. Due to the surface area of this mode, Xtend+ will create a highly aggressive movement pattern with speeds greater than Assault. However, the wide diameter of the tip makes it difficult to maintain a banking pattern and creates relatively low Stamina, making the mode poorly suited for both traditional Attack and Tornado Stalling Combinations.

The Defense Mode features a low angle, stepped cone tip, at the standard height of most Performance Tips. Due to the stepped cone, when an Xtend+ Combination is struck and reaches higher on the Stadium's slope, the flat edge of the tip will create a second point of contact, briefly increasing friction and aggression to both slow down the Combination and counter attack. However, due to the edge of the tip being made of plastic rather than rubber like in Unite and smooth rather than tabbed like in Defense, the effect of the second point of contact is minimal, creating poor Knock-Out Resistance.

The Stamina Mode features a low angle cone tip, akin to Trans' Stamina Mode at a lower height than most Performance Tips. Due to the low friction, Xtend+ creates excellent Stamina. Of the three modes, Stamina has the best performance.

In all three modes, the tip's low angled base and wide diameter grant Xtend+ high Life-After-Death potential, comparable to Eternal, Atomic and Bearing.

Overall

While in theory Xtend+ is a versatile Performance Tip due to having three different modes, in practice the Attack and Defense modes lag behind their closest equivalents, and are heavily outclassed. However, the Stamina Mode's high Stamina potential, combined with some of the highest Life-After-Death potential in the game, makes Xtend+ excellent for Stamina Combinations.

However, Xtend+ has seen less use with the introduction of the Dynamite Battle Layer System and High Xtend+', which features a higher height. Due to the nature of Dynamite Battle Layers, Xtend+ presents a scrape risk when used, and thus in the current metagame, its successor High Xtend+' is more preferable.

As such, Xtend+ is not a must have but is instead a welcome addition to a blader's collection.

Xtend+ is not legal in the WBO's Burst Limited Format.

As such, Xtend+ is recommended for collection purposes only.

Xtend+ found use in the format due to its high Stamina and Life-After-Death potential. However, it has since fallen into disuse with the introduction of High Xtend+', which features both a higher height and Burst Resistance, both preferable aspects in this format.

As such, Xtend+ is not a must have but is instead a welcome addition to a blader's collection.

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