SYSTEM : XTREME GEAR SPORTS
PRODUCT CODE : BX-16-01
PART : RATCHET
WEIGHT : Approx. 7,15 g
RELEASE DATE : October 7th, 2023
5-80 Stats (Official)
Description of the 5-80 Ratchet
First released in the BX-16 Wizard Arrow 4-80B Starter as part of the Xtreme Gear Sports system, 4-80 (or four eighty) is a Ratchet from the Beyblade X generation.
The number “5” refers to the number of blades along the Ratchet’s perimeter, so 5-80 has five blades. In Beyblade X, Ratchets blades are acting as weak points for burst attacks, therefore players have to make sure the blades of the ratchet are not too exposed.
Additionally, while 5-80 features more blades than 4-80, their contact surface is also wider : 8 mm for 5-80 blades against 4 mm for 4-80 blades. So far, nothing indicates that the increased width and number of blades along 5-80 perimeter are increasing stamina potential. However, this Ratchet and the five wide blades along its perimeter will slightly increase the combination’s weight. In fact, this Ratchet tends to have a negative impact on stamina potential when used with stamina Bits such as Ball.
The following is a provisional note, further testing and more players feedback are required to confirm this hypothesis : Thorough testing reveals an interesting trend : the 5-80 Ratchet decreases precession (in simple words the ability of a Beyblade to keep spinning), which results in decreased stamina potential. Nonetheless, it seems to be an improvement for stationary combinations using pointy Bits such as Needle or High Needle, preventing the Beyblade to wobble and tilt over too early in battle. Therefore, the use of 5-80 in such combo increases stability and stamina potential. However, the five wide blades along 5-80 perimeter can create an increased risk of bursting.
The number “80” refers to the Ratchet height, which in this case is 8 mm. 5-80 features a stronger lock than 5-60, but its height makes it easier to strike from below. In spite of their stronger lock, “80” Ratchets tend to burst more often than “60” variants. Therefore, “80” Ratchets are usually used with attack/balance type Bits, featuring a wider shaft and increased burst-resistance.
List of Beyblade X Products
You can find the 5-80 Ratchet in the following products :