SYSTEM : DYNAMITE BATTLE
PRODUCT CODE : B-196-03
TYPE : BALANCE
COMPONENT : PERFORMANCE TIP
WEIGHT : Approx. 10,2 g
RELEASE DATE : March 19, 2022
Description of Zone’+X
First released with the B-196-03 Random Booster Volume 28 as part of the Dynamite Battle system on March 19, 2022, Zone’+X is a balance type Performance Tip. For detailed informations about the normal version of this driver, see the complete Zone’ article.
The “Xceed Chip” or “X” is a chip compatible with the Zone’ and Xceed’ Performance Tips. It can be assembled and removed from both drivers.
Zone’+X features a sharp conical plastic tip barely protruding from a thin free-spinning plastic ring, surrounded by the metal disc of the “X” chip. “X” has a ridged perimeter, and it has a slightly conic shape divided in two levels, resulting in the plastic tip barely protruding out of the “X” chip. Furthermore, “X” will lock the plastic part in place, disabling free-spin on both Xceed’ and Zone’.
The added metal chip creates a second point of contact with the stadium, helping to keep the combination stable with limited stamina loss due to the low friction of metal.
However, the design of Zone’+X results in far more aggressive movement, making the combination very hard to control. Therefore, Zone’+X can work when launched with moderate power, but the sweet spot is hard to find. Launching a bit too hard will result in the combination going straight into the stadium’s walls, which implies a high risk of self-K.O. Additionally, the low friction of metal decreases knock-out resistance.
The fact that “X” disables free-spin creates more aggressiveness, resulting in this unpredictable behavior, and it decreases the stamina and LAD (Life After Death) potential of the combination. Zone’+X may feel slightly safer to launch in the wider DB standard stadium, where it can be used in attack type combinations.
Overall, “X” is a decent upgrade, but it disables Zone’ free-spinning nature and it proves to be very hard to control, limiting the number of scenarios where it can be used. Zone’+X is outclassed by other stamina Performance Tips from the Dynamite Battle and Burst Ultimate systems. Furthermore, Zone’+Z is superior in terms of performances, and easier to control.
Therefore, Zone’+X is not a must have, but it can be a nice addition in any Beyblade collection.
List Of Beyblade Products
You can find the Zone‘+X Performance Tip in the following products :
- B-196-03 Random Booster Volume 28 : Infinite Dragon Zone’+X 1A (Demon King Ver.)
You can find the X Chip in the following products :
- B-174 Beyblade Limit Break DX Set : Hyperion Burn Cho Xceed’+X+Z 1B