SYSTEM : XTREME GEAR SPORTS
PRODUCT CODE : BX-13
PART : BIT
ABBR. : HN
TYPE : DEFENSE
HEIGHT : 31 mm
WEIGHT : Approx. 2,2 g
RELEASE DATE : August 10th, 2023
High Needle Stats (Official)
Description of High Needle
First released in the BX-13 Knight Lance 4-80HN Booster as part of the Xtreme Gear Sports system, High Needle (or HN) is a defense type Bit.
High Needle is a pointy Bit, featuring sharp cone-shaped tip. As its name suggests, this Bit is a high variant of Needle. When launched with force, the shape of the tip creates more movement than its predecessor, but it remains easier to control than the Ball Bit. Therefore, “HN” creates a semi-stationary behavior, allowing the combination to dodge early hits in the first seconds of the battle. “HN” will quickly stabilize itself in the center part of the Xtreme Stadium.
Furthermore, “HN” has great stamina potential, outclassing its predecessor, Needle. Intended to be a defense type Bit because of its fairly docile behavior, it actually features the highest stamina potential in the Beyblade X generation.
However, the very low contact surface and friction of the tip typically result in the combination tilting over and wobbling fairly quickly, creating a scraping risk, and decreasing stamina potential significantly. Due to the conical and sharp shape of the tip, it will be more difficult for the combination to re-stabilize itself, compared to Bits such as Ball.
Those factors make the combination easier to destabilize and knock-out. Unfortunately, luck is an important factor : depending on the environment, this Bit can remain steady and repel the opponent’s attacks, but it also can be sent flying in the stadium walls and pockets.
Furthermore, the regular (non-widened) shape of High Needle’s upper part results in poor burst resistance.
In a competitive environment, “HN” is used with a good variety of Blades, such as Wizard Arrow, Knight Shield or the attack oriented Dran Sword.
Intended to be a defense type Bit because of its controllable behavior, in reality High Needle has all the attributes of a great traditional stamina tip. However, its innate weaknesses, such as its tendency to tilt over and destabilize can make it a riskier option than Ball.
Therefore, High Needle is a must have in any player’s collection.
List of Beyblade X Products
You can find the High Needle Bit in the following products :