Earth Virgo GB145BS
|Earth Virgo GB145BS|
|System:||Hybrid Wheel System|
Note: Earth Virgo GB145BS was originally released as the "Rare" Beyblade in Random Booster Vol.4 Mirage Virgo. It has since become more easily obtainable in the Starter version released by SonoKong and the Booster version released by Hasbro.
The Face depicts Virgo, the sixth astrological sign of the Zodiac.
Clear Wheel: Virgo
- Weight: 2.8 grams
Virgo was first released in a translucent yellow tint. Virgo has a smooth, flowing design to emulate a woman's hair, and features a small notch on both sides.
Metal Wheel: Earth
- Weight: 33.1 grams
Earth has four thick, textured wings surrounding its perimeter, with each pair facing each other on a slight incline. The space created between the wings is quite small, and the resulting effect is similar to any Wheel that has no spaces: minimal recoil. Though it is on the lighter side of Metal Wheels, its almost unperturbed circular design, and minimal recoil make it one of the best, Defense-oriented Wheel available for competitive play. However, it has since been severely outclassed by the extremely heavy Basalt.
IMPORTANT: Mold Variations
Earth has two different molds. The first mold was released in BB-47 Starter Earth Aquila 145WD, and the second in both the purple WBBA "Event Special" MF Earth Aquila 105HF/S, and SonoKong manufactured Earth Metal Wheels. However, TAKARA-TOMY has since ceased production on the first mold, thus making it a difficult part to obtain. The second mold addressed breaking problems that the original mold faced by modifying the inside of each of Earth's wings. The new mold is up to three grams heavier than the old mold (30-31 grams versus 33 grams on the new mold), which makes it significantly more effective for Defense customizations. Therefore, the new mold is the preferred choice for Defense customs using Earth, while the original mold would be the best for Stamina.
Use in Defense Customization
Earth is best utilized in the Defense customization, MF-H Earth Bull GB145RS. The heavy weight of the Metal Face, and GB145 make it difficult to knock around, and GB145 provides exceptional Defense against low Attackers such as Vulcan Horseus 85R2F. And to top it off, RS is able to withstand powerful Attacks due to the strong grip created by the sharp, rubber tip.
Use in Stamina Customization
Earth also has exceptional Stamina capabilities and can be utilized in the Stamina custom Earth Bull AD145SD or the Stamina custom Earth Bull AD145WD.
Track: Gravity Bowl 145
- Weight: 4.5 grams
GB145 is a wide, round track featuring two free moving metal balls. These balls move toward the outside of the Track while spinning, causing additional spin retaining force, similar to Draciel Metal Ball Defenser's Metal Ball Base from the plastic generation. Weighing in at 4.5 grams, GB145 is currently one of the heaviest Tracks available, and as such is useful in Defense customizations. At release, it was seen by some as inferior to C145 due to the lack of energy-absorbing free spinning wings, making it not as effective as against low attackers such as Quetzalcoatl 90RF, which were popular at the time.
Where GB145 does shine is when it is utilized in Defense customizations against high CH120-based Attackers, such as MF Lightning L Drago CH120RF. These types of Attackers do not aim to hit the Track, and thus the free spinning wings of C145 are not necessary, and you instead get a significant increase in the overall weight of the customization. However, it has been outclassed for Defense customizations by BD145 and TH170.
Use in Defense Customization
GB145 can be utilized in the Defense customization MF-H Basalt/Earth Aquario GB145RS. The Bull Clear Wheel may also be used as a substitute if Aquario is unavaliable.
Bottom: Ball Sharp
- Weight: 1 gram
BS offers very little movement and provides no Attack potential. The pointed tip allows for very little friction between the Bottom and the stadium surface, which helps prevent the loss of spin velocity. BS has decent Stamina, but it experiences the balance issues that the S series bottoms share because its tip is so fine. D, WD and SD are better choices.
- Earth Virgo T125ES - Beyblade Deck Entry Set (Red)
- Earth Virgo GB145BS - Faceoff: Spiral Blitz (Red painted details on Clear Wheel)
- Poison Virgo 125ES - Hasbro (Dark Blue) NOTE: The inclusion of the "125" track was a packaging error, and was intended to be "ED145". The packaging and instructions say "ED145", however all depictions of the bey on the packaging and instructions show "125". This was corrected in a later on by Hasbro (see below)
- Poison Virgo ED145ES - Hasbro (Dark Blue)
Earth Virgo GB145BS has many positive attributes. Earth is a wheel with great Defense and Stamina, and GB145 is an extremely useful Track for Defense. While BS leaves much to be desired, Earth and GB145 more than make up for it. Every Blader should own at least one of this Beyblade.