SYSTEM : XTREME GEAR SPORTS
PRODUCT CODE : BX-16-01
PART : BIT
ABBR. : O
TYPE : STAMINA
HEIGHT : 29,5 mm
WEIGHT : Approx. 2 g
RELEASE DATE : October 7th, 2023
Orb Stats (Official)
Description of Orb
First released in the BX-16-01 Random Booster Viper Tail Select as part of the Xtreme Gear Sports system on October 7th, 2023, Orb (or O) is a stamina type Bit.
“O” features a small ball-shaped plastic tip, similar to Ball (B). Compared to Ball, “O” has a smaller diameter, resulting in a smaller contact surface between the Bit and the stadium floor. The smaller contact surface creates less mobility, making combinations using “O” stationary in the center area of the stadium, similarly to Needle or High Needle. When hard launched, a combination using “O” will typically move in small circles before remaining stationary.
This docile behavior allows players to launch the combination with force and confidence, and keeps the combination predictable, making “O” a relatively safe option in that regard. However, the lack of mobility can also make the combination easier to strike early in the battle.
Furthermore, the smaller contact surface between the Bit and the stadium floor creates less friction, increasing stamina potential. In theory, this means that “O” could have more stamina potential than Ball, and its ball-shaped tip could make it more stable than Needle.
However, in reality, “O” stamina potential is outclassed by Ball and High Needle. When compared to Ball, the smaller diameter of Orb also results in a decreased knock-out resistance. Moreover, it makes it more difficult for the combination to re-stabilize itself, and combinations using “O” will tilt over earlier than combos using “B”.
Overall, Orb may not be as strong as Ball, due to its tendency to tilt over earlier in battle, but it may be a decent alternative. Having a behavior similar to Needle, it could find use in stationary combinations using attack oriented Blades such as Dran Sword or Shark Edge. Additionally, players who want safe, easy to control options may want to experiment with “O” in their Deck.
List of Beyblade X Products
You can find the Orb Bit in the following products :