SYSTEM : BURST ULTIMATE
PRODUCT CODE : B-201
COMPONENT : BLADE
SPIN DIRECTION : DUAL SPIN
WEIGHT : Approx. 10 g, 6g without “Zest Sword”
RELEASE DATE : August 6th, 2022
Description of the Zest Blade
The Zest Blade Gimmick
Compared to other Blades from the Dynamite Battle and Burst Ultimate systems, this Blade is very thin and has a light weight. However, it comes with an attachment, the Zest Sword, that makes the Blade heavier and its contact points larger. The Zest Sword can be attached on top of the Blade, or underneath it.
This results in three different modes : “Attack”, “Defense”, and “Speed”. Without Zest Sword, Zest is in “Speed Mode”. This mode is intended to be stamina oriented, but the Blade lacks weight to be efficient in that role.
In Attack Mode, Zest Sword makes the Blade’s contact points larger, resulting in poor to average attack potential. To use Zest in Attack Mode, players have to assemble Zest Sword on top of the Blade in right-spin mode, and underneath it in left-spin mode.
In Defense Mode, Zest Sword is used to create a round circular shape, but the Blade remains too thin and too light to create any real defense potential. To use Zest in Defense Mode, players have to assemble Zest Sword on top of the Blade in left-spin mode, and underneath it in right-spin mode.
See the pictures below for Speed Mode, Attack Mode and Defense Mode :
Being a dual-spin Blade and compatible with High and Low Mode, this means that Zest features a total of 12 different modes. However, the Blade “Speed Mode” will have poor performances, lacking weight to have a good stamina potential.
Attack and defense modes can be used in a friendly environment, when used against other stock or slightly modified combinations. The Blade’s design lacks aggressiveness to create attack power, and it is too thin to create defense potential. Furthermore, it does not have any real spin-steal potential. Therefore, this Blade will not excel in any role, and it cannot be recommended for competitive players.
The light weight and thin shape of the Blade result in poor to decent attack, defense and stamina potential, making it outclassed by many other Blades from the Dynamite Battle and Burst Ultimate systems.
However, Zest can be recommended to players who enjoy playing with stock combinations. While this Blade does not excel in any role, it is not poor either, as long as the Zest Sword is assembled. For example, when used in its original combo, Zest Achilles Illegal Quattro’-4, this dual-spin Blade is decent, being used as an additional tool to counter opposing Beyblades.
Therefore, Zest is not a must have for competitive players, but it can be a nice addition to any player’s collection.
List of Beyblade Products
You can find the Zest Blade in the following products :