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Psychic Phantom Polish Weight (サイキックファントム・ポリッシュ・ウエイト, Saikikku Fantomu Porisshu Ueito) is a Stamina Type Beyblade released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System as well as the Dual Layer System. It was released in Japan on November 12th, 2016 for 3780円 as part of the Beyblade Super Custom Set Speed Ver..
Energy Layer - Psychic Phantom
Main article: Energy Layer - Psychic Phantom
Takara Tomy's Psychic Phantom is a Stamina Type Energy Layer that features four waving blades, two of which have wisp-like skulls or spirits on either side like its namesake, phantoms.
Like Wild Wyvern, Psychic Phantom seems to be round at first glance, but upon close inspection is actually square in shape. Each of the corners of this square shape and the wave-like design of each of the blades create points of recoil making it unsuitable for Stamina. Psychic Phantom has teeth akin to Wild Wyvern which leads to the downfall of this Layer. The teeth are so short that they are unable to withstand the recoil that comes with the square and wave shapes making Psychic Phantom incredibly prone to losses by Burst.
Forge Disc - Polish
Main article: Forge Disc - Polish
Polish, like Magnum and Jerk, is a Forge Disc made up of metal core and plastic perimeter with the letter, in this case "P", embossed onto the plastic on either side with the plastic making up the gimmick of the Disc.
For Polish's gimmick, the plastic creates a "skirt" with a perfectly smooth and circular perimeter meant to, in theory, create high Life-After-Death so that a Stamina Combination can Out-Spin its opponent. In practice, the gimmick works as intended, however, a single factor restricts Polish's performance in Stamina Combinations; the plastic construction.
Due to having a metal core and plastic perimeter, Polish has a Centralized Weight Distribution (CWD) rather than an Outward Weight Distribution (OWD) which creates poor spin retention and spin times making Polish Combinations liable to being Out-Spun. Furthermore, the same construction makes Polish very lightweight and makes Combinations highly vulnerable to Knock-Outs.
However, the same lightweight allows Polish to be used to great effect in Spin-Equalization Combinations as the low weight creates low inertia and makes it easier for a Polish Combination to Spin-Equalize and the high Life-After-Death allows Spin-Equalization Combinations to Out-Spin their opponents by a few more rotations.
Performance Tip - Weight
Main article: Performance Tip - Weight
Weight features a ball shaped tip made of metal, akin to Metal Fight Beyblade's Metal Ball Performance Tip, surrounded by a plastic ridge.
Like Metal Ball, the metal tip is meant to decrease friction with the stadium floor and improve Stability and Knock-Out Resistance by lowering the center of balance with its weight and the plastic ridge is meant to provide Life-After-Death with its smooth perimeter.
In practice however, the shape and diameter of the ball creates a semi-aggressive movement pattern early in battle if hard launched, bringing the Beyblade close to the Tornado Ridge. Due to the low friction of the metal, a Beyblade in this state becomes much easier to Knock-Out. A secondary weakness is the plastic ridge, its low positioning means that it is easy for it to contact the stadium floor which exacerbates the aforementioned issue and drains Stamina.
While Weight's sheer weight can improve Knock-Out Defense, it's mitigated by the low friction of metal and rarity of Knock-Outs in the Burst metagame.
- Psychic Phantom is the third bey to have 2 spirits in one, the first two being Gemios DF145FS and Evil Gemios DF145FS in the Metal Saga.
- Interestingly enough, both share a red and blue coloring in their motif.