- This article is about Zephyr'. For its normal counterpart, see Performance Tip - Zephyr.
Zephyr' (ゼファーダッシュ, Zefā Dasshu) is a Performance Tip released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System as well as the Cho-Z Layer System. It debuted in Japan with the release of the B-125 Random Booster Vol. 12 Dead Hades.11T.Z' on October 20th, 2018.
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 Disc-to-Driver contact after a Burst.
However, unlike its predecessor, Zephyr' features a much thicker spring in its locking mechanism, increasing Zephyr''s Burst resistance and significantly reducing the risk of Driver damage.
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 Performance 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.
Like its predecessor, Zephyr' is a viable Driver if one struggles to control rubber Drivers such as Xtreme, Hunter, and Jolt. Furthermore, with the stronger spring lock, Zephyr' can be used on Layers with weak teeth, giving it greater versatility.
As such, Zephyr' is a welcome addition to any blader's collection.
- B-125 Random Booster Vol. 12 Dead Hades.11T.Z' - 01: Dead Hades 11Turn Zephyr'
- B-151 Random Booster Vol. 17 - 02: Lightning L-Drago 10Reach Zephyr' (Kyokuryu Ver.)
- B-00 Legend Star Bey Set - Ace Dragon 0Glaive Zephyr' Ten
- B-00 Metal Fight Beyblade Anime 10th Anniversary Set - Lightning L-Drago 10Reach Zephyr'