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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 featuring a loop of molded scales like a coiled serpent, the bottom featuring a snake's tail tip and the perimeter is molded into the hook of a cobra or large wings, all meant to represent this Layer's Japanese namesake; the feathered serpent Quetzalcoatl, the Aztec god of wind and learning. Unlike most Layers of the Dual Layer System, Quetziko Q2 features a gimmick; the Layer can defend and counterattack.

In theory, the Layer's large wings are meant to deflect attacks against the opponent, whilst leaving gaps open enough to allow the Layer's serpent head and tail tip to create points of Burst Attack in order to Burst the opponent. While its gimmick creates a design akin to Xcalius, in practice, it almost always hinders Quetziko Q2's overall performance. Furthermore, while Quetziko Q2 may appear round at first glance, on closer inspection its actually tear-drop shaped. As such, the tear drop shape of the wings are unable to deflect attacks as well as a round shape like that of Unicrest U2 and Evipero, and the snake head and tail tip do not protrude far enough to create the intended Burst Attack like Xcalius does, and instead slows a Quetziko Q2-based Combination down. While the Takara Tomy release of Quad Quetzalcoatl has four teeth of medium-high length, its Burst Resistance is reduced by the recoil of its gimmick creates, and does not compensate for its poor Stamina either.

Forge Disc - Jerk

Main article: Forge Disc - Jerk
Jerk, like Magnum and Polish, is a Forge Disc made up of a metal core and a plastic perimeter with the letter, in this case "J", embossed onto the plastic on either side with the plastic making up the gimmick of the Disc.

For Jerk's gimmick, the plastic forms two shields on either side of the Disc that, in theory, bend inwards and bounce the opponent back upon impact. In practice however, since all Performance Tips are of the same height, so are most Beyblade Burst Combinations, thus any contact between the Layer and the Disc is rare unless the Beyblade using Jerk is off balance. Even when such contact occurs, the size and shape of the shields are ill-suited for their purpose as the opponent's Layer is more likely to be caught in the thin sections of plastic connecting the metal to the shields, producing heavy recoil and slowing the Jerk Combination down immensely. In addition, the shields make Jerk very thick as well, severely increasing the risk of floor scrapes and subsequent Stamina loss. Furthermore, Jerk is very lightweight due to being mostly plastic, making its KO resistance sub-par compared to more popular choices such as 0 or 7. Finally, even in ideal cases where the opponent's Layer strikes the plastic shields directly, the Jerk Combination is more likely to move than the shields, meaning that the rebound gimmick fails to even work.

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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