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This article is about the Hasbro release. For the Takara Tomy release, see Hell Salamander 12 Operate.
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Salamander S4 12 Operate-S is a Balance Type Beyblade released by Hasbro as part of the Burst System as well as the SlingShock System. It was released in western countries as a SlingShock Starter Pack for CAD$14.99 in Canada, USD$9.99 in the United States, and AUD$18.99 in Australia.

Energy Layer - Salamander S4

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Forge Disc - 12

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12, like other even numbered Core Discs, is symmetrical and elliptical in shape in order to facilitate a Frame. Each side features three protrusions with the center protrusion in each set featuring molding in the shape of a "12" and four holes in the center, akin to 6. While the aggressive design of the Disc may imply high Burst potential from Disc-to-Layer contact, due to the fact that most Burst Performance Tips are of the same height, such contact is rare. Furthermore, 12's design is so aggressive that there have been numerous cases of the Disc severely damaging Layers that collide with it. Finally, 12 is the lightest Disc at the time of writing, lighter than even Armed which severely hinders Attack, Defense and Stamina potential. While the light weight would create high Burst Resistance, the heavy weight of the SwitchStrike/God Layer System and the Cho-Z Layer System makes the use of lightweight Discs for Burst Resistance obsolete.

Performance Tip - Operate-S

Main article: Performance Tip - Operate-S
Operate-S, as its name implies, is a SlingShock Performance Tip based off of Takara Tomy's Operate. However, unlike the original Operate, Operate-S does not feature the two tabs on its cylinder base that is meant to be pushed downward in order to switch to Attack Mode. Aside from this, Operate-S keeps the same "Mode Change" gimmick from its Takara Tomy counterpart; which is through the use of an adjustable ball tip. As a part of the SlingShock System, and unlike all other SlingShock Performance Tips, Operate-S can be manually altered to switch between four modes: "Battle Ring Defense Mode", "SlingShock Defense Mode", "Battle Ring Attack Mode" and "SlingShock Attack Mode"; in this case, by adjusting the ball tip, pulling the cylinder base clockwise, pulling it downwards, and twisting the base clockwise again, and vice-versa.

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