Duo Uranus 230WD
|Duo Uranus 230WD|
|System:||Metal Fight Beyblade|
An eery impression is given with this Face: as a matter of fact, we can clearly distinguish a masked head, whose left half is also a skull. It's uncertain how exactly this relates to Uranus however. What is sure is that the Face mark is voluntarily divided in two, which can imply a split personality that is malevolent in both cases.
4D Clear Wheel: Uranus
- Weight: 2.4 grams
The Uranus Clear Wheel, in a dark blue colour, accentuates the wind designs on the 4D Metal Wheel by illustrating shapes in movement coming from the centre of the Beyblade as if it were in a right-spin motion. Uranus has two pentagonal shapes above and below its centre, and the stickers on it represent wings slightly shaped into faces, where one is more diabolical-looking with jagged feathers, and the other is more heroic looking, with smoothly curved lines.
4D Metal Wheel: Duo
- Weight: 42.3 grams
Duo is formed of series of spirals seemingly emitted by the centre, as if they were wind gushes. After all, Duo's gimmick is being either stabilized, or destabilized, so the design relates to the flow and the extent of movement the Beyblade can have.
- Weight: 20.7 grams
This part is simply circular with some relief here and there due to the spirals in its upper design. However, what is interesting about Duo's Metal Frame is the way it makes the mode change work. On its underside, there is a wall on only one part that can either stick out on the side or fit in by covering a slight hole in the Core.
When in Attack Mode, the wall on the underside adds more weight to one side, so the 4D Metal Wheel as a whole is more prone to being destabilized, especially when hit. It relies on these wide movements to perform its Attack and destabilize the opposing Beyblade as well, however this aspect of the gimmick is mostly to its disadvantage.
In Stamina Mode, the slight hole in the Core is filled with the wall from the Metal Frame's underside and Duo is almost completely circular, indeed confering the 4D Metal Wheel impressive Endurance abilities. More importantly, weight is distributed a lot more adequately and equally around the circumference in this mode, causing no imbalance.
- Weight: 21.6 grams
The Core is the heaviest part of the Duo 4D Metal Wheel. It carries the structure of the two cavities required for the mode change. The regions surrounding those empty sections in Duo are much more dense. The most hollow area is the hole where the wall from the underside of the Metal Frame gets placed when in Stamina Mode. There is only one other place where that small wall can be put for the Attack Mode, and that part is right on the left of the other cavity, both of them forming a 90° angle on the Core. This second hole is not as hollow, and by filling it, it therefore leaves a much emptier side on the Core, provoking imbalance easily.
- Weight: 4.1 grams
230 is the tallest Track released thus far. 230 is part of the Maximum Series, and is labeled as the Maximum Height for Tracks. 230 has six indents near the top of the Track that sharpen downwards to about the half of the Track. 230 is rounder and thicker than regular Tracks with no gimmicks, in order to protect it structurally as it comes into regular contact with opposing Wheels. Its round and smooth shape results in significantly less recoil than if it were based on the traditional hexagonal Track shape. Since 230 is so tall, it can wobble at great lengths for extra Stamina, defeating various Stamina customizations with lower Tracks. From a defensive viewpoint, it uses its height as an advantage to protect itself from low incoming Attacks, by protecting the Metal Wheel from major contact while using the reinforced plastic to absorb most of the shock. As a result of this, 230 can defeat most low Attack customizations under the 120 height when paired with other top-tier Defense parts.
230 also has some notable weaknesses, however. As a Defense Track, 230 is extremely susceptible to tall Track Attack types in the opposite spin direction such as MF Lightning L Drago BD145LRF and MF Gravity Perseus BD145RF. Additionally, TH170 at 220 height is successful against 230-based customizations, while also offering height-based versatility at the same time.
Use in Stamina customization
230 can be put to use in the Stamina customization Scythe Bull 230D. D is a superior choice for 230 because it retains balance more easily than WD.
Bottom: Wide Defense
- Weight: 0.7 grams
Wide Defense, as its name implies is one of the widest of the “Defense” series of Bottoms (D, SD, WD, PD, EWD). This brings numerous advantages, but also some disadvantages when compared to the other “Defense” Bottoms, specifically D. The advantages include its ability for abnormally long precession times due to its massive width that reaches the edge of the Bottom's perimeter. This allows it to wobble at a significantly larger angle for a longer period of time than D, and at a much lower spin rate. However, depending on the position of the Beyblade using WD and the spin rate of the opponent, this can be disadvantageous because of how easy it becomes to knock over the precessing WD custom. This low spin rate towards the end of the battle is created because in the process of wobbling at such a large angle, more friction is made with the stadium floor, thus decreasing its Stamina. Nevertheless, this more often an advantage than it is a disadvantage.
Newer parts such as CS, EDS and B:D have overshadowed WD to some degree: CS and EDS due to their ability to be paired with the popular BD145 Track without scraping, and B:D because of its height and even longer precession times, but WD is still one of the best pure Stamina Bottoms available. However, when selecting high Tracks such as TH170 and 230, WD's tendency to wobble at larger angles should be kept in mind, as its extreme precession can often become problematic.
Although the name suggests Defensive characteristics, WD does not possess any inherent defensive qualities. However, its proficiency can be increased significantly when facing left-spin Attackers through the utilization of the Weak Shooting technique.
Use in Stamina customization
WD is arguably the best of the “Defense” series of Bottoms, and its effectiveness can be utilized in the custom Phantom Bull AD145WD.