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Yggdrasil Ring Gyro (ユグドラシル・リング・ジャイロ, Yugudorashiru Ringu Jairo) is a Stamina Type Beyblade released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System. It was released as a Starter in Japan on February 20th, 2016 for 1296円. It later evolves into Yaeger Yggdrasil Gravity Yielding.
Energy Layer - Yggdrasil
- Main article: Energy Layer - Yggdrasil
Takara Tomy's Yggdrasil is a Stamina Type Energy Layer named after Yggdrasil, the tree of life in Norse mythology, however to represent the anime’s rendition of this Layer’s beast, two dragon heads are present on either side near the center of the Energy layer.
It is a square-shaped Energy Layer with two Dragon heads and two sloped blades meant to represent dragon claws on each side which make up the primary points of contact of this Layer. There are two small notches on either side of the Layer giving it a rough perimeter, which may imply high recoil but the protrusions are too shallow and produce only moderate recoil in practice.
Most of the weight of Yggdrasil is focused on its perimeter. While this may imply high Stamina potential, the square shape and rough perimeter of the Layer produces recoil which diminishes the Stamina of the Layer in battle, making it outclassed by Energy Layers like Deep Chaos and Screw Trident, Stamina-wise. While the sloped blades may imply Destabilizing potential, the angle is too shallow and so they serve no purposes other than creating recoil. The recoil produced by the its shape is very low to be useful for Attack Combinations. Further more, Yggdrasil features four teeth of short length which are unable to handle its recoil making it extremely prone to losses by Burst.
Forge Disc - Ring
- Main article: Forge Disc - Ring
As its name suggests, Ring is a Forge Disc with a smooth, solid ring that forms its perimeter. The ring is interrupted by 4 small designs that cause it to somewhat resemble a pipe. The ring is connected to the interior of the disk by two thin triangular structures, as well as the prongs that fit inside the Energy Layer. Ring's smooth perimeter provides the Beyblade with a small amount of Life-After-Death, allowing it to roll on the edge of the disc for a few extra rotations after falling over, making it useful for Stamina Combinations. Additionally, nearly all of Ring's weight is located on its perimeter, so it offers impressive Outward Weight Distribution (OWD) and increases the Beyblade's Stamina significantly thanks to the Flywheel Effect. However, this weight distribution also has its downsides.
As a Forge Disc with high Outward Weight Distribution (OWD) such as Ring, it's more difficult to slow down while spinning, when colliding with an opponent, a Beyblade using Ring will not lose very much Stamina from the force of the impact. This force must go somewhere, though, and is usually absorbed by the Energy Layer instead, making it more likely to skip its teeth and Burst. Because of this, Ring is generally not recommended over Forge Discs with similar Stamina but less of a tendency to Burst, such as Spread and Knuckle.
Performance Tip - Gyro
- Main article: Performance Tip - Gyro
Gyro features a small free-spinning, low angled cone tip, akin to a combination of Survive and Metal Fight Beyblade's Eternal Sharp. It is the height of a standard Performance Tip. In prime condition, Gyro causes the Beyblade to have a calm movement pattern while the low angle of the tip resists Destabilization and subsequent scrape risks. The free-spinning nature of Gyro allows it to outclass its predecessor Survive in Stamina potential.