SYSTEM : CHO-Z
PRODUCT CODE : B-106
TYPE : DEFENSE
COMPONENT : PERFORMANCE TIP
WEIGHT : Approx. 7,2 g
RELEASE DATE : March 17th, 2018
Description of Yard
First released with the B-106 Emperor Forneus 0 Yard Booster as part of the Cho-Z Layer system on March 17th, 2018, Yard is defense type Performance Tip.
Yard features a free-spinning ball-shaped tip surrounded by a wide plastic ring. The free-spinning nature of the tip is intended to increase stamina and knock-out resistance. The plastic ring surrounding the tip is also intended to increase knock-out resistance by acting as brakes to prevent the Beyblade from being knocked-out. Furthermore, the ring is also intended to help the combination re-stabilize itself when struck.
In reality, the very short height of the base is causing a scraping risk, decreasing stamina potential instead of increasing knock-out resistance. The ring itself not being a free-spinning part, this driver does not benefit from its round base, which cannot create LAD potential.
Like other free-spinning components, the ball-shaped tip of Yard may spin more or less depending on the copy, affecting the performances of this driver significantly. On some copies of this driver, the ball can encounter resistance and remain stuck at certain points for a few seconds, preventing it from spinning freely.
When launched hard, the shape of the base combined with the free-spinning ball will create movement, allowing the combination to move in wide circles, thus evading or countering opposing Beyblades attacks.
Furthermore, the free-spinning nature of the tip tends to increase burst-resistance. However, in reality, the wider contact surface of the tip and its higher friction is cancelled by its free-rotating nature. This means that in spite of its higher friction levels, this tip does not increases knock-out resistance significantly.
Due to its poor stamina performances and its high scraping risk, Yard has been outclassed by other free spinning Performance Tips such as Atomic’. Therefore, this driver is not a must have, but it can be a nice addition in any player’s collection.
List of Beyblade Products
You can find the Yard’ Performance Tip in the following products :
- B-106 Emperor Forneus 0 Yard
- B-118-02 Random Booster Vol. 11 : Vise Leopard 4 Yard
- B-125-08 Random Booster Vol. 12 : Beat Kukulcan 13Dagger Yard
- B-00 Cho-Z Customize Set CoroCoro Ver. : Emperor Forneus 0 Yard (Cho-Z Gold Ver.)
- B-00 Emperor Forneus 0 Yard (G4 Gold Ver.)
- B-00 Legend Star Bey Set : Cho-Z Achilles 4Bump Yard