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Quad Quetzalcoatl 4Star Flugel (クアッドケツァルカトル・フォースター・フリューゲル, Kuaddo Ketsarukatoru Fō Sutā Furyūgeru) 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 October 21st, 2017 for 972円 as one of eight possible Beyblades in Random Booster Vol. 8 Shelter Regulus.5S.Tw.
Energy Layer - Quad Quetzalcoatl
Main article: Energy Layer - Quad Quetzalcoatl
Takara Tomy's Quad Quetzalcoatl is a wide and thick Energy Layer designed for Defense. The top of the Layer features a snake's head with its tongue flickering out, the center features a loop of molded scales like a coiled serpent, the bottom features a snake's tail tip and the perimeter is molded like the hook of a cobra or large wings, all meant to represent this Layer's namesake; the feathered serpent Quetzalcoatl, the Aztec god of wind and learning.
While Quad Quetzalcoatl may appear round at first glance, on closer inspection this Layer is actually tear drop shaped. The top and bottom of this drop are open to allow the serpent's head and tail tip to protrude in order to facilitate this Layer's gimmick, counter attack. In theory the large wings are to deflect attacks, the tail tip and serpent head are meant to create points of recoil in order to Burst the opponent. While this gimmick creates a design akin to Xcalibur, in practice it almost always hinders Quad Quetzalcoatl's performance. The tear drop shape of the wings is unable to deflect attacks as well as a round shape and the snake head and tail tip do not protrude far enough to create the desired Burst Attack, instead slowing a Quad Quetzalcoatl-based Combination down and while Quad Quetzalcoatl does have four teeth of medium-high length, the Burst Resistance is reduced by the recoil of the counter attack gimmick and does not compensate for the poor Stamina.
Forge Disc - 4
Main article: Forge Disc - 4
4, like other even numbered Core Discs, is symmetrical and elliptical in shape in order to facilitate a Disc Frame. Each side features two protrusions, one molded into the shape of a "4" and the other molded into the shape of the Roman Numeral "IV". The protrusions extend further from the center more than other Core Discs which grants 4 high Outward Weight Distribution (OWD) and subsequent Stamina potential. As a Core Disc, 4 is comparatively heavier than regular Forge Discs such as Heavy and Gravity which grants higher Knock-Out Resistance and the ability to facilitate Disc Frames can add characteristics such as Life-After-Death with Cross or Glaive. While 7 has greater Stamina, 4's Stamina is still comparable.
Disc Frame - Star
Main article: Disc Frame - Star
Star, as its name implies, is a Disc Frame that has a star-like shape. Its design consists of eight protrusions; five of which are placed in a star-like formation, and the other three are placed in between them. The underside of the Disc Frame features ten protrusions; eight of which are seen on the frontside, and the other two are placed near the sockets needed to apply Star onto a Core Disc.
While Star is too small to come into contact with the opponent's Layer, its thick design makes it heavier than most Disc Frames, providing use in Attack Combinations, though not to the degree of other Disc Frames such as Meteor and Bump. However, unlike the aforementioned Disc Frames, Star's rather smooth underside provides Life-After-Death, though not to the degree of Glaive and Cross. Nonetheless, Star has use in both Attack Combinations and Spin-Equalization Combinations.
Performance Tip - Flugel
Main article: Performance Tip - Flugel
Flugel features a low angled cone tip that sits at the standard height akin to Survive, but differs by featuring four wings, akin to Metal Fight Beyblade's Down Force 145, that offer Upper Force in Right-Spin and Down Force in Left-Spin.
The cone shape gives Flugel low surface area and friction to conserve Stamina in battle while also providing Stability, giving a Combination resistance against the Layer scraping against the Stadium floor and losing Stamina.
In theory, when used in Right-Spin Combinations, the Upper Force would increase Stamina by generating an air current that "lifts" the Beyblade off of the stadium, effectively reducing the friction between Flugel and the stadium. When used in Left-Spin Combinations, the Down Force generated would push the Beyblade down into the stadium and increase Stability at the cost of Stamina. However in practice, the small size of the wings means that any Upper Force or Down Force generated is minimal with no discernible difference in performance.