|Driger Metal Slash|
Driger MS was the first HMS beyblade to be released by Takara in Japan and ushered in the HMS era.
Attack Ring (AR): Metal Upper
- Weight: 20 grams
Metal Upper features two slight ramps when in right spin direction that are designed to give the attack ring upper attack so that it may lift other beyblades. In left spin the "heads" of the tiger on the attack ring provide some decent smash attack due to its thick metal spikes. Overall the attack ring is rather rounded and is thus well suited for compact customizations. It was originally very useful when HMS first made it's debut, but has since been surpassed by later HMS Beyblade parts.
When Driger MS was first produced in Japan it shipped with a different Attack Ring from that of current models. This "Japan Mould" AR featured more flat edges on the upper-lifting ramps and a less enforced metal frame that held the AR together.
When production was moved to China, the mould for Metal Upper was changed, adding somewhat rounded edges on the upper ramps and a thicker underlying frame to prevent the AR from breaking.
Weight Disk (WD): Circle Balance
- Weight: 15 grams
Circle Balance is a weight disk that is well suited for all purposes, thus the name. For more information, please see Circle Balance.
Running Core (RC): Semi-Flat Core
- Weight: 2 grams
Semi-Flat core is more or less the HMS rendition of SG Semi-Flat; in other words, a nice Running Core. It's tip is sharp, yet flattened on the very end. This gives it a mild movement pattern when launched straight into a beystadium best suited for endurance or defense purposes. However, when launched on a slant it begins to move in a circular, more aggresive attack-type pattern.
Driger MS was a strong start for the HMS series of beyblades. It offered a nice attack ring in Metal Upper and the HMS version of the popular bladebase SG Semi-Flat. However, it has since been usurped by later parts, such as Death Gargoyle MS's Circle Upper as well as DEMS's Metal Change Core.