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Quetziko Q2 Jerk Press, known as Quad Quetzalcoatl Jerk Press (クアッドケツァルカトル・ジャーク・プレス, Kuaddo Ketsarukatoru Jāku Puresu) in Japan, is a Defense Type Beyblade released as part of the Burst System as well as the Dual Layer System. It was released in Japan on October 22nd, 2016 for 900円 as the prize Beyblade in Random Booster Vol. 4 Quad Quetzalcoatl.J.P and was later released in western countries as a Starter Pack.

Energy Layer - Quetziko Q2

Main article: Energy Layer - Quetziko Q2
Quetziko Q2 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 Quetziko Q2 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 Xcalius, in practice it almost always hinders Quetziko Q2'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 Quetziko Q2-based Combination down and while the Takara Tomy release of 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 - Jerk

Main article: Forge Disc - Jerk
Jerkis a round, thick and symmetrical Forge Disc that features a round perimeter made of soft plastic that's attached to the Forge Disc via screws, akin to Magnum and Polish. The soft plastic perimeter features two shield-like bumpers that are placed behind the Forge Disc's prongs. Unlike most Forge Discs, Jerk features a "Bound Defense" gimmick; in this case, the bumpers are designed to push inwards.

Upon impact, during Disc-to-Layer contact, the bumpers will theoretically bend inwards to absorb the shock of the impact and reduce recoil. In practice, this gimmick is rather dysfunctional. First, due to how rare Disc-to-Layer contact occurs, Jerk will rarely make contact with the opponent. Second, Jerk is rather hollow, creating poor Stamina despite the Forge Disc being round in shape. Lastly, the soft plastic bumpers hardly have any flexibility. This, combined with the Forge Disc's short distance between the stadium floor makes Jerk unsuitable for Defense and Stamina Combinations.

Performance Tip - Press

Main article: Performance Tip - Press
Press features a ball-shaped tip, much like Defense, but differs by having four significantly wider tabs around its tip compared to Defense's. In theory, these tabs will force the Beyblade back into an upright position after being knocked off balance and act as brakes to prevent KOs by striking against the stadium floor at the cost of Stamina. While such an effect does occur, the wider tabs create greater Stamina drain than Defense's with little to no improvement on stability and KO resistance. The top portion of Press also has four wall protrusions with a spike in the center on the sides of the Performance Tip, but hold no real purpose other than a slight source of Stamina loss, since they can also scrape along the stadium floor and are too low to be struck by any Burst System Beyblade.

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  • Quetziko's Japanese name, Quad Quetzalcoatl, and avatar are based off the mythical creature of Aztec mythology: Quetzalcoatl, a feathered serpent, a flying reptile (much like a dragon), who was a boundary-maker and transgressor between the earth and sky.

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