Attack Ring (AR): Flying Defense
- Weight: 7 Grams
As the name suggests the Takara version of Flying Defense is able to fly. Hasbro removed this ability and made some other changes. (For more information see Mold Variations below) The width of Flying Defense is 8.84 cm wide (3.50”) and is too large to be thrown out of stadiums such as the Tornado Balance Type S and many others. For this reason it may be useful to use the Hasbro Version with a low base, such as Dragoon S's Storm Grip Base, so it cannot be knocked off balance by an Upper Attacker easily. If this Attack Ring is on a high base, when it is knocked off balance the Attack Ring will scrape across the stadium flaw and stop spinning. Flying Defense is quite breakable, another reason not to use it competitively.
Hasbro removed the ability to fly, as well as removing the three attacking points, leaving a totality circular AR. For this reason the Hasbro mold can be used against spin stealers, when paired with a low base, see this example combo:
- AR: Flying Defense
- WD: 10 Heavy
- SG: Neo Left Spin Gear
- SG Core: Heavy Metal Core ( Takara Metal Driger)
- BB: Storm Grip Base Dragoon S
As it is perfectly circular Flying Defense is almost impossible to steal spin from.
Weight Disk (WD): Eight Balance
See Eight Balance
Blade Base (BB): SG Sharp Base
See SG Sharp
Unless you are a collector there is virtually no reason to buy this beyblade. It cannot be used in any competitive situation.