Turbo Valtryek V3 Zenith Evolution is an Attack Type Beyblade released by Hasbro as part of the Burst System as well as the SwitchStrike System. It was released in western countries as a SwitchStrike Starter Pack for CAD$17.99 in Canada, USD$12.99 in the United States, and AUD$24.99 in Australia.
Energy Layer - Turbo Valtryek V3
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Hasbro's Turbo Valtryek V3 is an Attack Type Energy Layer, with the center featuring a feathered, armored face facing forward meant to represent the Layer's namesake; Odin's handmaidens of Norse mythology. Like the previous Valtryek Energy Layers, Turbo Valtryek V3 features three wings as its main points of contact. Like other Layers with the "Turbo" prefix, Turbo Valtryek V3 has an anti-Bursting mechanism called "Turbo Awakening".
At high spin velocity, the centrifugal force activates the "Turbo Wings", and consequently the Burst Stopper on the left groove. This Burst Stopper obstructs the Disc from moving, preventing the Beyblade from Bursting. The "Turbo Wings" must be manually pushed back in after battle. Due to the Layer's triangular design, only the upper-left wing will move the Burst Stopper with the other two being purely aesthetic. Unlike its Cho-Z Layer System and Pro Series System counterparts, Cho-Z Valkyrie and Cho-Z Valtryek, the springs of the mechanism are much weaker, and thus activation of the "Turbo Wings" is more common. In addition, the weaker springs make the Burst Stoppers much easier to push back in. As a result, Turbo Valtryek V3 has low Burst Resistance compared to its Cho-Z counterparts, due to its moderate slopes and the aforementioned weaker Burst Stopper.
Turbo Valtryek V3 also lacks the metal of its Cho-Z counterparts, reducing its weight. Despite this reduction in weight, Turbo Valtryek V3 is still one of the heaviest Hasbro Energy Layers, surpassed only by Turbo Achilles A4 and Turbo Spryzen S4.
The Layer's size and shape of the three wings improves the Attack potential of Turbo Valtryek V3, and show greater potential when the "Turbo Wings" are not activated, as they cover up an acute point of contact; when the "Turbo Wings" are active, the new point of contact is much more obtuse, reducing recoil. Turbo Valtryek V3 works best when paired with three pointed Forge Discs such as Zenith to concentrate weight at the points of contact to be effective. In the WBO's Burst Limited Format, Turbo Valtryek V3 finds some use in Attack Combinations.
Forge Disc - Zenith
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Hasbro's Zenith Forge Disc is very similar to its Cho-Z Layer System and Pro Series System counterparts, being made up of a metal core and plastic perimeter. However unlike its counterparts, Hasbro's Zenith lacks the rubber sections meant to increase recoil during Disc-to-Layer contact. However, as such contact is rare, the difference in performance is negligible. The triangular design of the metal synergizes with the Valtryek series of Layers, increasing their Attack potential without negatively affecting balance.
Performance Tip - Evolution
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Evolution features a rubber tip, made up of two sets of rubber spikes, that begins at a taller than average height. The spikes are meant to wear down and break off with use so, unlike most other rubber tips and like its predecessor Variable, Evolution will become more aggressive instead of less aggressive over time.
When launched in mint condition the first set of six spikes will create a mildly aggressive pattern at speeds akin to Blow, albeit without the Stamina due to the greater friction the rubber has. While Evolution's taller height would, in theory, increase the rate of Disc-to-Layer contact and Burst the opponent, due to the height of most Layers and the minimal difference in height, such contact is rare. Furthermore, most Attack Type Combinations benefit from a shorter height as a taller height creates a Destabilization risk instead. Due to how tall the first six teeth are and the somewhat brittle nature of the rubber in the Takara Tomy release, the first set of teeth will break off relatively quickly.
When launched after the first set of six spikes have given way to the second set of fourteen spikes, Evolution's speed increases remarkably, becoming as fast or even faster than Xtreme, due to the now increased surface area and diameter. However, that same speed and diameter increase makes Evolution incredibly difficult to control at this stage as banking is difficult to maintain, Self-Knock-Outs become common and its Stamina worsens. Due to the greater number of spikes and their shorter length, Evolution does not wear out as quickly at this stage. Of the stages, this stage of Evolution is considered the best.
When the second set of spikes break off, what's left is a solid base of rubber. At this point Evolution's speed increases further but the aforementioned control and Stamina issues become even worse, having trouble even staying on the Tornado Ridge of the stadium and losing spin too quickly to perform any meaningful attacks before it begins to slow down.
When Evolution loses spikes, it does become shorter as a result. However because Evolution starts above the standard height, the height reduction only brings the Tip back down to standard height. However, due to the wide base, Evolution has relatively high Life-After-Death when worn down, making it a somewhat safer choice against Spin-Equalization Combinations.