- This article is about the Takara Tomy release. For the Hasbro release, see Roktavor Central Accel.
Ragnaruk Central Accel (ラグナルク・セントラル・アクセル, Ragunaruku Sentoraru Akuseru) is an Attack Type Beyblade released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System. It was released as a Booster in Japan on July 18th, 2015 for 864円.
Energy Layer - Ragnaruk
Main article: Energy Layer - Ragnaruk
Takara Tomy's Ragnaruk is a rugged looking Energy Layer that bears a striking resemblance to Seaborg's Whale Attacker, featuring two flat, blunt protrusions with smaller, pointier trailing edges. Unlike most other Energy Layers that incorporate some sort of slope or relief, Ragnaruk has a nearly-uniform thickness throughout the Layer. The majority of Ragnaruk's weight is packed behind its two primary contact points, which, coupled with the shape of these protrusions, provide the Layer with a considerable amount of Burst Attack. However, these same features also subject Ragnaruk to large amounts of rotational recoil during a collision as well. As Ragnaruk has only three average sized teeth and one small tooth, it is unable to handle its own recoil and tends to Burst quite often, making it practically nonviable in competitive play.
Forge Disc - Central
Main article: Forge Disc - Central
Central features a thickened central ring and a thinned perimeter meant to create Centralized Weight Distribution (OWD). The centralized weight is meant to increase spin velocity which has numerous effects on performance:
If used on Attack Combinations, the higher spin velocity will increase the force of impact. If used on Defense Combinations, the centralized weight will increase Knock-Out Resistance.
While Central has an indent on once side to prevent this Disc from being perfectly balanced, it is not the main downfall of this Disc. What prevents this Disc from being competitive is the light weight which makes any effect from the Centralized Weight Distribution (CWD) negligible at best as there is too little mass for effective Attack potential and too little mass for effective Knock-Out Resistance.
Performance Tip - Accel
Main article: Performance Tip - Accel
Accel features a plastic flat tip with a small diameter, akin to Flat from Metal Fight Beyblade, and sits at the standard height. The center of the Driver also contains an embossed logo featuring a stylized letter A for easy differentiation from other Drivers. Due to the surface area, Accel will create an aggressive, and if launched at an angle, somewhat easily controllable movement pattern. In terms of speed, Accel is faster than Blow but is slower than Xtreme, capable of reaching and stalling on the Tornado Ridge. Due to the plastic construction, Accel is an excellent choice for both Mobile Stamina and Attack/Stamina Balance Combinations. Furthermore, the solid construction also ensures that Accel will not wear out like other Drivers such as Xtreme nor be damaged like Zephyr.
However, Accel's plastic construction is also a weakness as Attack Combinations using Accel can lose their Banking Pattern somewhat easily, especially if the Combinations are unbalanced. Furthermore, the low friction means that Accel is liable to Self-Knock-Outs.