- This article is about Xtend+. For its normal counterpart, see Performance Tip - Xtend.
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.
Xtend+ is an add-on to the Xtend Performance Tip. Unlike its predecessor, Xtend+ does not feature a manual height change gimmick but instead features an adjustable tip at a standard height with three settings; Attack, Defense and Stamina, akin to X Drive from Metal Fight Beyblade.
The Attack Setting 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 setting, 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 setting ill-suited for both traditional Attack and Tornado Stalling Combinations.
The Defense Setting features a low angle, stepped cone tip, akin to X Drive's Stern Semi Defense 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 Setting features a low angle cone tip, akin to Trans' Stamina Setting at a lower height than most Performance Tips. Due to the low friction, Xtend+ creates acceptable Stamina. Of the three settings, Stamina has the best performance.
While Xtend+ is theoretically a very versatile Tip with three different mode settings, in practice the alterations made to the tips of the Attack, Defense and Stamina Settings makes them lag behind their closest equivalents. Furthermore, all three Settings are heavily outclassed in today's metagame. However, Xtend+ boasts some of the highest Life-After-Death potential in the game and with the option for Attack available with most of the Life-After-Death intact, Xtend+ is one of the best choices for Stamina and Stamina-based Balance Combinations.
As such, Xtend+ is a must have for competitive bladers.
- B-123 Long BeyLauncher Set (Xtend+ Chip Only)
- B-150 Union Achilles Convert Xtend+ Retsu
- B-00 Union Achilles Convert Xtend+ Retsu (Holy Sword Ver.) (CoroCoro Exclusive)