*Note: Since this article was published, significant new and more accurate information has come to light, and as a result, this article must be updated. Please do not take all of the information here as the truth, as more extensive testing on the parts of this Beyblade has since provided information which conflicts with and/or expands upon the understanding of these parts this article was based upon. However, the Overall section has been updated based on this new information, and as such is a reliable source of information. Updates will be posted on the main page when completed.
Roller Defenser (ローラーディフェンサー Roller Defenser) is a Spin Gear System Beyblade released on February, 2000. It weighs 151 grams.
Attack Ring (AR): Roller Defense Ring
Main article: Attack Ring - Roller Defense Ring
- Weight: 7 grams
Roller Defense Ring is a compact AR built for Defense. Its gimmick is to deflect attacks with use of its two wheels. On paper, this may seem useful for Defense, however, the wheels work as a force against the AR. When in contact from a hit, the wheels are supposed to spin in order to deflect attacks. Depending on the parts used with it, the wheels can stay fixed causing it to recoil and lose balance. This also strains the AR which is one of the main causes of it breaking.
Using Roller Defense Ring in Left Spin
NOTE: The following has been officially declared illegal under WBO rulings, and is being kept here for informational purposes. Although it can not fit into a Left SG properly, it is still possible for it to work in left spin. By placing the wheels on top of the AR instead of the spot where they belong, the gap where the launcher fits into the AR becomes tight enough for it to stay on.
Use in First Generation Zombies
An example combo would be:
- AR: Roller Defense Ring (Roller Defenser)
- WD: Wide Survivor
- BB: Bearing Base (Metal Dragoon Bearing Stinger)
Roller Defense Ring is compact enough that it would mostly rely on the Wide Survivor for taking the hits in order to steal spin.
Weight Disk (WD): Heavy
Main article: Weight Disk - Heavy
As the name “Heavy” implies, the Heavy series of WDs is the heaviest available weight disk (including WDs not in the Six/Eight/Ten sided category). Due to the heavy weight and the compactness of that weight, the Heavy weight disks are often used for Compact type combos for the simple reason of increased RPM.
When the weight of a Beyblade is focused towards the centre (as opposed to a Wide WD where it is focused around the perimeter), its RPM will increase. This weight is also often put to use in Defense oriented customs, with weight being the primary concern in that type.
Ten Heavy is the heaviest out of all of the Heavy weight disks, and generally speaking, is chosen over Six and Eight Heavy when customizing.
- Six Heavy: 16 grams
Blade Base (BB): Semi-Flat Base
Main article: Blade Base - Semi-Flat Base
- Weight: 7 grams
This part's tip is what gives this BB its uniqueness. It is sharp but flattened on the very end. The movement pattern exhibited when launched straight into a BeyStadium is best suited for Endurance purposes. However, when launched on a slant it begins to move in an extremely controlled, circular attack-type pattern. Seeing as a flat tip would sacrifice all of its Survival ability while a sharp tip would sacrifice its Defense ability. Being a mixture of both allows it to have Balance. Here are two sample customizations:
With an excellent, if somewhat fragile Attack Ring for all types of Right Spin Defense, Compact and Survival customizations, a useful Weight Disk and decent, if outclassed Blade Base, as well as solid performance out of the box, Roller Defenser is undoubtedly an excellent purchase. However, due to the wide range of alternatives to its Attack Ring such as Tiger Defenser and War Lion, both of which can be used in Left Spin, Roller Defenser is not an essential purchase. This Beyblade is not a must-have, but it is nevertheless a welcome addition to any collection.