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Unicrest U2 Upper Trans, known as Unlock Unicorn Upper Trans (アンロックユニコーン・アッパー・トランス, Anrokku Yunikōn Appā Toransu) in Japan, is a Balance Type Beyblade released as part of the Burst System as well as the Dual Layer System. It was released in Japan on December 28th, 2016 for 972円 as one of eight possible Beyblades in Random Booster Vol. 5 Gigant Gaia.Q.F.
Energy Layer - Unicrest U2
Main article: Energy Layer - Unicrest U2
Unicrest U2 is a round Energy Layer designed for Defense that features ten blades, nine of which are made up of clear plastic and make the "mane" and one which is made of colored plastic and makes "the horn" of this Layer's namesake; the mythical Unicorn, featured in the center.
The clear blades of the "mane" are smooth, compact and placed in a manner that deflects oncoming attacks, creating a low recoil design, while the single "horn" is shaped differently to create this Layer's gimmick; counter attack. Since the horn is much thinner and rests at a much higher angle than the rest of the blades, it creates a sizable gap that is, in theory, meant to provide Smash Attack to Burst the opponent and/or drain their Stamina. However, in practice, the angle and direction of the horn is ill-suited for such a purpose and instead creates a point of recoil, that is more recoil heavy when off balance, that drains Unicrest U2's Stamina.
This problem is further exacerbated by the teeth featured in the Takara Tomy release, which are very short and weak. While they can withstand the low recoil provided by the mane, the recoil provided by the gap makes Unlock Unicorn very prone to Bursts.
While the weight distribution of Unlock Unicorn does lend itself well to Stamina purposes, this does little to compensate for the recoil and teeth issues.
Forge Disc - Upper
Main article: Forge Disc - Upper
Upper features two sloped metal wings that, in theory, provide Upper Force in Right-Spin and Down Force in Left-Spin. However, in practice, the low angle and short width of the wings makes any Upper or Down Force effect negligible. Furthermore, Upper is light in weight, lower than the more popular choices for Stamina; 4 and 7, making its KO resistance sub-par compared to the aforementioned Discs.
Performance Tip - Trans
Main article: Performance Tip - Trans
Trans features an adjustable tip at standard height with two settings, Stamina and Attack, which are switched by twisting the bottom portion of the Performance Tip. Embossed onto the top is a stylized "T" for easy differentiation.
The Stamina setting exposes a small low angle cone tip meant to make the Beyblade stationary in the center of the stadium, however to accommodate the mode change the cone tip is incredibly small in diameter, unlike Survive. Due to this, the tip is susceptible to being knocked off balance in this setting and with the bulky size of Trans, can lead to risks of scraping, though this effect is mitigated by the low angle of the tip. However, the setting lags behind Tips such as Eternal to due to the lack of a free-spinning component.
The Attack setting covers the cone tip with a flat tip with a hole in the center akin to Zephyr, creating an aggressive but controllable movement pattern with a hybrid of Attack and Stamina properties, ideal for Mobile Stamina Combinations. However the edges of the flat tip has 4 small tabs around it which prevents the tip from catching onto the Tornado Ridge, instead causing it to grind and lose Stamina making this tip a poor choice for Tornado Stalling Combinations.