Twisted Tempo 145WD or Basalt Horogium 145WD (バサルトホロギウム145WD, Basaruto Horogiumu 145WD) is a Defense Type Beyblade that appears in the anime and manga series Beyblade: Metal Masters. It was released as a Starter on February 26, 2011 in Japan.
Face Bolt - Tempo
Main article: Face Bolt - Tempo
The Face Bolt depicts "Horologium", one of the 88 constellations in space. Horologium is Latin for "clock". The design features Horologium stylized as a pendulum clock with four clock hands pointing North, South, East, and West with an eye in the center, as well as four other eyes between the hands.
Energy Ring - Tempo
Main article: Energy Ring - Tempo
Tempo is a circular gear shaped Energy Ring with Roman numerals reminiscent of a clock decorating the circumference. There is a rectangular gap where "III" is supposed to be, and two clock hands causing irregular weight distribution.
A common misconception is the usage of the Roman numeral "IIII" instead of "IV" being an error by Takara Tomy/Hasbro. While the proper Roman numeral for the number 4 is "IV", "IIII" is commonly used on Roman numeral clocks, and hence its usage on the Tempo Energy Ring.
Fusion Wheel - Twisted
Main article: Fusion Wheel - Twisted
Twisted is a thick, completely circular Fusion Wheel, with sets of indents and ridges distributed around its circumference. Twisted is almost cylindrical in its thickness, part of which overhangs the Spin Track.
Twisted is a member of the Maximum Series, with its gimmick being "maximum weight". At the time of its release, it was the heaviest Fusion Wheel available. With the release of Diablo it is no longer the heaviest Fusion Wheel, but Twisted's circular design, in combination with its abnormally heavy weight, make it one of the best Fusion Wheels for Defense Type customizations.
However, Twisted is missing a chunk of metal inside its perimeter which forms what is called the "Spiral Staircase of Death". The "Spiral Staircase of Death" was meant to neuter Twisted's incredibly high power by creating an imbalance within the Fusion Wheel. While this imbalance does indeed occur, it is not a notable hindrance to its usefulness. In fact, despite the imbalance caused by the "Spiral Staircase of Death", Twisted also has strong stamina, although it has since been outclassed by 4D Metal Wheels such as Scythe and Phantom.
Spin Track - 145
Main article: Spin Track - 145
145, along with its variants (Claw 145, Down Force 145, etc.), was once the highest Spin Track available, until the 230 Spin Track was released with Flame Byxis 230WD. It can be used in Stamina Type combinations to great effect due to its tall height, which allows for more wobbling as the Beyblade loses its spin velocity. However, gimmick-paired Spin Tracks such as Boost Disk 145 have immensely outclassed their original basic variant, as have several taller gimmick Spin Tracks, especially against heavy, mid-height Attack customisations. Even in stamina battles, 145 does not offer enough balance: Spin Tracks such as Armor Defense 145 and Wide Defense 145 provide a good center of gravity, and aid with a slight downforce to maintain stability.
Performance Tip - Wide Defense
Main article: Performance Tip - Wide Defense
Wide Defense, as its name implies, is the widest (along with Wave Wide Defense and Eternal Wide Defense) of the "Defense" series of Performance Tips (D, SD, WD, W2D, EWD and PD). The wide surface area prevents the Beyblade from being knocked over easily. In addition, it is able to wobble at a larger angle and for a longer period of time than Defense. However, low spin rate is created towards the end of a battle because in the process of wobbling at such a large angle, more friction is made with the stadium floor, thus decreasing its stamina. Although its name suggests defensive characteristics, WD does not possess any inherent defensive qualities. It finds most use in providing increased stamina in combos.
- Twisted Tempo is the only Beyblade released in the Metal Saga without stickers.
- Due to this, Hasbro opted to print the Tempo motif on the included Ripcord Launcher in all its releases.
- Twisted Tempo is one of two Beyblades to have no Attack power in the BeybladeBattles.com game.
- The second was Jade Jupiter 130B.