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Wolborg 8 Bearing (ウルボーグ・エイト・ベアリング, Urubōgu Eito Bearingu) is a Stamina Type Beyblade released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System. It was released in Japan on August 11th, 2018 for 2808円 as a part of the Cho-Z Triple Booster Set.
Energy Layer - Wolborg
- Main article: Energy Layer - Wolborg (Takara Tomy)
Takara Tomy's Wolborg is a Burst System adaptation of the Reverse Wolf Attack Ring and Wolborg Bit Chip from the Original Series' Spin Gear System. As such it features an overall square/diamond shape with four wolf heads that act as the main contact points and an image of the Bit Beast Wolborg in the center. The only differences between this Layer and the original Attack Ring are that the wolf heads are more rounded, lack the gap in the blades, and are more compact, making the Layer somewhat smaller overall. The "Bit Chip" is non-removable.
Wolborg features three teeth of tall length. However, two factors leads to the downfall of this Layer despite its teeth; the Layer's shape and its weight. Furthermore, like other Original Series Layer adaptations, Wolborg is made from only a single layer of plastic and is very hollow which creates a light weight. Such weight generates little inertia, making this Layer very prone to Bursts.
Forge Disc - 8
- Main article: Forge Disc - 8
8, like other even numbered Core Discs, is symmetrical and elliptical in shape in order to facilitate a Disc Frame. Each side features four protrusions, each molded into the shape of an "8". Each of the lower loops of the "8"s features gaps, akin to Knuckle, which takes weight away from the center and creates high Outward Weight Distribution (OWD) and subsequent Flywheel Effect, features theoretically perfect for Stamina. Furthermore, 8 is one of the heaviest Discs in the game, heavier than Heavy, Gravity, 2, 4, and 6 and its use can bolster a Beyblade's Knock-Out Resistance and Attack potential. However, like other heavy discs with high Outward Weight Distribution (OWD) such as Gravity and Ring, the use of 8 severely decreases a Beyblade's Burst Resistance as a trade off.
Performance Tip - Bearing
- Main article: Performance Tip - Bearing
Bearing features a free spinning, low angled cone tip composed of PolyOxyMethylene (POM) plastic and supported by ball bearings, akin to a mix between Yielding and Bearing Drive from Metal Fight Beyblade.
The POM plastic reduces friction between the stadium floor and the tip while the ball bearings reduces friction between the tip and the shaft, features that grant Bearing the highest Stamina potential in the game. Furthermore the bearing supported free-spinning shaft resists roaming if a Bearing Combination is off balance or low on spin, helping a Combination remain in the center as much as possible. Additionally, because of how small the tip of Bearing is, combined with the wideness of the cone, the Combination will often be off balance, even when it has a lot of Stamina left. This can actually create Disc-to-Layer contact.
However, the Takara Tomy release of Bearing features two critical weaknesses. The first is the poor Knock-Out Resistance caused by the POM tip; since there is so little friction between the tip and stadium floor, Bearing Combinations are highly susceptible to Knock-Outs. The second and more important is the poor Burst Resistance; while low friction and free-spinning tips normally increase a Combination's Burst Resistance, Bearing's spring lock is noticeable much weaker than any other Performance Tip at the time of writing, making Bearing Combinations the easiest to Burst in the game.