Dragoon V2 BB Rewrite

(Feb. 20, 2012  7:07 PM)th!nk Wrote: But reading and saying things are okay is hard work, Dan. Serious
Yeah, sorry I forgot about that!

Wut!?

Speaking of which I should go test out those AR's you talked about earlier!
Another great rewrite, guys.

Just a few questions regarding this:
Quote:This tip is very fast and can be used in tandem with HMC and SPs, which is very valuable in an Attack BB and even though it is rather tall, it is still an exceptional choice for any Upper Attack combo. It is far more controllable than [[Uriel 2|SG Grip Change Base]] though it is a tad slower. (Comparable to the difference between [[Dragoon MS|Grip Flat Core]] and [[Dragoon MSUV|Grip Flat Core Ultimate Mode]].)

If it is so tall, is it really fair to say it is "still an exceptional choice for any Upper Attack combo"? I can understand that it would be usable with Upper Claw and the Upper Attack SP, but I'm not sure about anything else.

And Dan, since I know th!nk doesn't have Dragoon MS or MS UV, was it you who originally wrote in the comparison between GFC/GFC UM and Customize Grip Base/SG Grip Change Base? Did you verify this yourself?

Also, we should keep the "Adding a Different SG" section.
Yeah the upper bit should go and dan wrote that.

The adding a different SG section is the most incorrect, misleading section on beywiki and needs to go before any more harm is caused. Look at it, then look at the compatibility doc. Look at the combos in the current version for an example of what goes wrong.
(Feb. 22, 2012  2:42 AM)Kei Wrote: Another great rewrite, guys.

Just a few questions regarding this:
Quote:This tip is very fast and can be used in tandem with HMC and SPs, which is very valuable in an Attack BB and even though it is rather tall, it is still an exceptional choice for any Upper Attack combo. It is far more controllable than [[Uriel 2|SG Grip Change Base]] though it is a tad slower. (Comparable to the difference between [[Dragoon MS|Grip Flat Core]] and [[Dragoon MSUV|Grip Flat Core Ultimate Mode]].)

If it is so tall, is it really fair to say it is "still an exceptional choice for any Upper Attack combo"? I can understand that it would be usable with Upper Claw and the Upper Attack SP, but I'm not sure about anything else.

And Dan, since I know th!nk doesn't have Dragoon MS or MS UV, was it you who originally wrote in the comparison between GFC/GFC UM and Customize Grip Base/SG Grip Change Base? Did you verify this yourself?

Also, we should keep the "Adding a Different SG" section.

meh let that part go and specify Driger V2. Perhaps I'll produce some formal tests later to back up the initial statement.

From videos (hang on, I know all confidence is lost here haha) it is actually ridiculously similar. Extremely uncanny. Videos and my experience with Customize Grip Base and Uriel 2. The pattern, speed, everything is just so dang similar I couldn't not mention it.
Yeah I don't have GFCUM and I'm trying my best to get one off Dei. Should have asked her sooner!
(Feb. 22, 2012  2:56 AM)th!nk Wrote: The adding a different SG section is the most incorrect, misleading section on beywiki and needs to go before any more harm is caused. Look at it, then look at the compatibility doc. Look at the combos in the current version for an example of what goes wrong.

Okay, but the idea of a guide is still good. The instructions themselves are correct, it's just that some compatibility issues need to be clarified. Can you do that?

(Feb. 22, 2012  3:10 AM)Dan Wrote: From videos (hang on, I know all confidence is lost here haha) it is actually ridiculously similar. Extremely uncanny. Videos and my experience with Customize Grip Base and Uriel 2. The pattern, speed, everything is just so dang similar I couldn't not mention it.
Yeah I don't have GFCUM and I'm trying my best to get one off Dei. Should have asked her sooner!

Alright. I suppose what counts is that it illustrates the difference well enough without implying that they're exactly the same (through using the word "comparable").
Is the format in my other drafts (Wolborg 2, for example), mentioning the most notable setups and discussing them okay, or should I just take stuff straight from the compatibility list?
(Feb. 22, 2012  3:25 AM)th!nk Wrote: Is the format in my other drafts (Wolborg 2, for example), mentioning the most notable setups and discussing them okay, or should I just take stuff straight from the compatibility list?

The most elegant way I can think of integrating it is to add the "Adding a Different SG" section to the Compatibility List article, then linking to it only in the description of each custom where it says "Note refer to Adding a Different SG if you do not know how to setup the SG". There's no need to include it in each article, it would become too much if you included long descriptions of which setups work for every casing, shaft, and shell combination in every article. The advantages of a particular setup showcased in each "Use in ______ Customization" section can of course be discussed there, as they are now.
I would think adding a "compatibility" section to each relevant section/part, then linking to the appropriate section of a compatibility list article for that beyblade.
I could probably do a breakdown by beyblade with the base, shaft, and casing compatibilities, so we'd only need the one link per article.
It's just going to be a bit awkward to make it easy to read in a single article, with all of that information on one page. I guess this discussion belongs in the compatibility list topic, but yeah.
..so.

everybody? Also, got those Dragoon V2 AR tests in, Th!nk:

10b Bistool vs. uncustom Dragoon V2
10b Bistool win rate: 1/10 (1 KO)
uncustom Dragoon V2 win rate: 9/10 (9 KO)

Pretty one sided except for a single wall-save. Though it is really obvious Dragoon V2's AR is just nowhere near our other top-tier AR's..
Eh, it's okay, it just needs a better base/better setup overall.

We need to look at editing it in line with Kei's suggestions in the Compatibility List thread, I just haven't had the time to do it all just yet.
Didn't have to do much with this one, methinks: I don't know whether to do a cross-compatibility section as in other drafts, but in my opinion the current structure works well. I'd be interested in thoughts, however, and can edit it if need be.

Quote:== Blade Base (BB): Customize Grip Base==

* '''Weight:''' 7 grams

The BB of [[Dragoon V2]] is called Customize Grip Base with good reason: though initially thought to be useful only for [[Attack]] type combinations, it can also serve as a base for [[Defense]] or [[Endurance]] type combinations with the removal of the tip and use of different SGs. In addition to the numerous amounts of bearing based SGs that can be used with this BB, any other SP can be used as well giving endless combinations with just the BB alone. Because of this, Customize Grip Base helped improved [[Zombie]] type Beyblades, dramatically changing the game by having the option of such support parts along with the choice of a Bearing SG. The prowess of this BB in Attack is not to be put aside though; it has immense speed, being one of the three fastest rubber-tipped Blade Bases of the Plastic Generation.

The tip of this BB, like other Dragoons, is made of rubber. Similar to [[Dragoon V]], there is a small magnet inside of the tip which was meant for a Magnacore based stadium. This tip is very fast and can be used in tandem with HMC and SPs, which is very valuable in an Attack BB and even though it is rather tall, it is still an exceptional choice for [[Driger V2]]-based [[Upper Attack]] combinations, as the low-reaching design of the Support Part more than compensates for any height issues. It is more controllable than [[Uriel 2|SG Grip Change Base]] though it is a tad slower (comparable to the difference between [[Dragoon MS|Grip Flat Core]] and [[Dragoon MSUV|Grip Flat Core Ultimate Mode]].) However, SG Grip Change Base and even [[Grip Attacker|Grip Base]] are both expensive and hard to come by, so if you wish to opt for a more financially practical option, Customize Grip Base is most likely the best choice.

=== Compatible Bearing Casings ===
The following casings are compatible with Customize Grip Base:

* '''SG (Free Shaft Ver.)''' ([[Dranzer S]]) (One Bearing)
* '''SG (Bearing Ver.)''' ([[Wolborg]]) (One Bearing)
* '''SG (Bearing Ver. 2)''' ([[Wolborg 2]]) (One Bearing)
* '''Neo SG (Double Bearing Core)''' ([[Burning Kerberous]]) (Two Bearings)


===Use in [[Upper Attack]] Customization===
It is possible to create a powerful [[Upper Attack]] combination using Customize Grip Base.

* '''AR:''' Upper Claw ([[Driger V2]])
* '''WD:''' [[Heavy Weight Disks | Ten Heavy]]
* '''SG:''' [[Spin Gear#V and V2 Series Spin Gears|Neo Right SG]] Heavy Metal Core ([[Metal Driger]])
* '''SP:''' Upper Attack ([[Driger V2]])
* '''BB:''' [[Customize Grip Base]] ([[Dragoon V2]])
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Due to the height of Customize Grip, the Upper Claw AR and Upper Attack SP of [[Driger V2]] can work together to execute [[Upper Attack]] in rapid motion allowing for more ‘full’ hits.

===Use in [[Defense|Defensive]] [[Zombie]] Customization ===
As stated before, it is possible to make a powerful Defense type combination by using Customize Grip. Here is an example of one:

* '''AR:''' War Lion ([[Galeon]])
* '''WD:''' [[Wide Defense]]
* '''SG:''' [[Spin Gear#S to F Series Spin Gears|Left SG]] (Bearing Version 2) ([[Wolborg 2]])
* '''SP:''' Defense Ring ([[Voltaic Ape]])
* '''BB:''' Customize Grip Base ([[Dragoon V2]])

This combination is built to take a numerous amount of hard hits, using the circular shape of the parts and the rubber tip of SG (Bearing Version 2) to exhibit powerful Grip-Based [[Defense]]. Customize Grip Base and Defense Ring give it good protection against [[Upper Attack]], and the bearing support of SG (Bearing Version 2) provides good stamina, and, coupled with a Left SG, the ability to steal spin from Right-Spin opponents, enhanced by the circular shape of the combination as a whole, as a more defensively-focused [[Zombie]].

===Use in [[Zombie]] Customizations ===

[[Zombie]] Beyblades received a weight advantage with the release of [[Dragoon V2]], and when other [[Support Parts]] were released such as Defense Ring ([[Voltic Ape]]) and Cross Survivor ([[Dranzer V2]]), they became Top Tier customizations.<br>

Here is an example of a [[Zombie]]:

* '''AR:''' Tiger Defense ([[Driger S]])
* '''WD:''' [[Wide Survivor]]
* '''SG:''' Left SG (Bearing Version) ([[Wolborg]])
* '''SP:''' Defense Ring ([[Voltaic Ape]])
* '''BB:''' Customize Grip Base ([[Dragoon V2]])

Customize Grip Base’s ability to hold an SP allows for increased life after death and Defense against [[Upper Attack]], greatly boosting the power of [[Zombie]] customizations.





== Overall ==
[[Dragoon V2]] was one of the earlier Beyblades that introduced the players into the highly acclaimed V2 generation, with the use of support parts. Uncustomized, it is just an average blade. The Spike Dragon AR is not particularly useful, but the Blade Base makes this Beyblade worth buying. With the ability to use a wide range of Bearing SGs as well as [[Support Parts]], Customize Grip Base propelled [[Zombie]] beyblades into their position of one of most feared types in the entire Plastic Generation. Furthermore, while often overlooked, Customize Grip Base is the most financially practical of the three fastest rubber-tipped bases in plastics, as well as having the ability to use [[Support Parts]]. Takara’s Dragoon V2 also comes with a [[MG WD]] (also available in [[Voltaic Ape]] and the [[Magnacore Accessory Pack]]) which has several uses. The huge versatility of the Blade Base alone means that every blader should own multiple copies of this Beyblade.

There are a couple of things - I'm not sure whether to add a note to the compatible casings section to say 'see the compatibility list for a full list of which shafts may be used in these casings", basically as we don't have the compatibility list thing up yet. One could also refer to the linked articles on the bey each casing comes from, as they'll discuss the useful shafts, but I currently have rewrites up for two, have one almost finished rewrite, and the other I am still getting around to rewriting but it needs some small work, soooooo.

I mean, I can do "what I feel is best" for everything but I don't have that sort of authority and I would like to have some discussion on it first, haha.
I don't know why, but the very first sentence seems to be wrong. Confused
Quote:The BB of [[Dragoon V2]] is called Customize Grip Base for a reason:

This.
This sentence confused me once (if anyone remembers), and I thought that Dragoon V2's base was called Customize Grip because it could be used with different shafts...
It was not until th!nk and Ultra corrected me(they said that every V2 base was called Customize ___ ___ due to their ability to hold SPs), that I was out of this misconception...

It sounds correct of course, but its a pun on the word "Customize". But instead of mentioning both the meanings, we focus only on the meaning created by "us". The intended meaning of the word Customize (to be able to hold SPs) isn't mentioned... Wouldn't that confuse certain newbies?
I've tweaked it a little, so it's less specific like that. While larger changes may work, we should probably pay a little more care to keeping people's attention rather than having them tune out, which is why I like that sentence. Of course, this is just personal preference and I guess I should leave that kinda thing for my own personal work elsewhere, haha. Either way, I think it is good now, no?
Yep, that's true haha!
Actually, if we add what I said, we'd be just reiterating TT's terms. It'd be like saying- Boost Disk 145 is called Boost Disk because it has a disk around the track.

Yes, that'd certainly give some information(which we'd rather expect people to know already, thus deeming that sentence to be WAY too unimportant), but that'd be a boring start to a paragraph. So nobody would continue further, and miss out on the exceptional uses BD145 has as a track.

Therefore, its a great way to seek the reader's attention there! The slight change you made there makes it less specific, so its a safe move now, haha!

As I said earlier, we'd already expect people to know that why BD145 is known as "Boost Disk". But can we expect people, who are total strangers to plastics(and we all know that there are MANY people who don't know much about plastics), to know why are they called "Customize ___ Bases"?
Then again, it isn't really important to know that they are called Customize ____ Bases for their ability to accommodate SPs. What's more important to know is the customizations it offers.
Even if the current sentence causes a misunderstanding, it wouldn't be detrimental in any way.
So, its alright I guess! Grin
Wrote a new AR section. I'll get the SP section done tomorrow and then tie it all together neatly :3

Quote:==Attack Ring (AR): Spike Dragon==
Spike Dragon is a fairly thick Attack Ring, depicting four dragon heads and crests, each elevated slightly above the lower edge of the AR's central ring. The relatively smooth, curved edge that is formed by the brow ridges, top of the head, and crest leads back to an abrupt, thick, flat face at the end of each head, resembling in form an exaggerated form of its predecessor, [[Dragoon V|Eight Attacker's]], main contact points. These flat faces are the primary contact points of Spike Dragon in left spin and the source of its incredibly powerful [[Smash Attack]]. Furthermore, each of these contact points are augmented with four parallel vertical lines, which further improve the Attack Ring's power by focussing the force of its hits onto a smaller area; providing the [[Smash_Attack#Points_of_Pressure|Spike Attack]] which gives Spike Dragon its name.

However, while Spike Dragon is an extremely hard-hitting left spin Attack Ring, it is hampered by the severe [[Recoil]] it suffers as a result of the wide, flat faces of its contact points. While the use of Spike Attack does negate this somewhat, the fact remains that this issue leaves Spike Dragon only effective as a [[OHKO]] AR, albeit one of the more competitive OHKO AR's of the Plastic Generation.

In right spin, the curved edges of each dragon head and crest form the main contact points of this AR. Due to the lack of significant contact points, and the fact that while rounded in a defensive manner, the sheer size of each protrusion mean they suffer from substantial recoil, Spike Dragon has no competitive use in right spin.

===Use in OHKO Customization===
The key to successfully using Spike Dragon in an [[Attack]] is a good launch. It must make contact early in battle, when it is moving at maximum speed, to be able to overcome its recoil and knock the opponent out, or it will almost certainly lose. The following customization is focussed on maximising controllability and speed at the start of the battle, with only enough [[Survival]] and weight to make and survive the early hits Spike Dragon needs.

* '''AR:''' Spike Dragon ([[Dragoon V2]])
* '''WD:''' [[Wide Defense]]
* '''SG:''' [[Spin_Gear#V_and_V2_Series_Spin_Gears|Neo Left SG]] (Metal Weight Core)
* '''BB:''' Storm Grip Base ([[Dragoon S]])

While it loses speed sooner than other bases, for example Dragoon V2's own Customize Grip Base, Storm Grip Base is still extremely fast at the start of the battle, and unlike Customize Grip Base, handles Recoil very well and the loss of speed is not a major issue for Spike Dragon, which is usually unable to KO after that much time has passed anyway. The externalised weight distribution of the Wide Defense weight disk helps both increase this speed and maintain it longer, as well as focussing more weight behind the contact points. In addition to the weight of Wide Defense, a Metal Weight Core is used in the Spin Gear to control the recoil of Spike Dragon without weighing down Storm Grip severely, providing an excellent balance between recoil control and speed.

If the formatting isn't perfect, I'll fix it tomorrow, but it's 10:30 and I've been typing and testing all day, haha. I want to tweak the wording a little in places too, to make it sound a little more professional, but it should be easier to do that once I stick the whole thing together :3
Quote:==Attack Ring (AR): Spike Dragon==
Spike Dragon is a fairly thick Attack Ring, depicting four dragon heads and crests, each elevated slightly above the lower edge of the AR's central ring. The relatively smooth, curved edge that is formed by the brow ridges, top of the head, and crest leads back to an abrupt, thick, flat face at the end of each head, resembling in form an exaggeration (?) of its predecessor, [[Dragoon V|Eight Attacker's]], main contact points. These flat faces are the primary contact points of Spike Dragon in left spin and the source of its incredibly powerful [[Smash Attack]]. Furthermore, each of these contact points are augmented with four parallel vertical lines, which further improve the Attack Ring's power by focussing the force of its hits onto a smaller area; providing the [[Smash_Attack#Points_of_Pressure|Spike Attack]] which gives Spike Dragon its name.

However, while Spike Dragon is an extremely hard-hitting left-spin Attack Ring, it is hampered by the severe [[Recoil]] it suffers as a result of the wide, flat faces of its contact points. While the use of Spike Attack does negate this somewhat, the fact remains that this issue leaves Spike Dragon only effective as a [[OHKO]] AR, albeit one of the more competitive OHKO AR's of the Plastic Generation.

In right spin, the curved edges of each dragon head and crest form the main contact points of this AR. Due to the lack of significant contact points, and the fact that, while rounded in a defensive manner, the sheer size of each protrusion means they suffer from substantial Recoil, Spike Dragon has no competitive use in right spin.

===Use in OHKO Customization===
The key to successfully using Spike Dragon in an [[Attack]] is a good launch. It must make contact early in battle, when it is moving at maximum speed, to be able to overcome its Recoil and knock the opponent out, or it will almost certainly lose. The following customization is focussed on maximising controllability and speed at the start of the battle, with only enough [[Survival]] and weight to make and survive the early hits Spike Dragon produces.

* '''AR:''' Spike Dragon ([[Dragoon V2]])
* '''WD:''' [[Wide Defense]]
* '''SG:''' [[Spin_Gear#V_and_V2_Series_Spin_Gears|Neo Left SG]] (Metal Weight Core)
* '''BB:''' Storm Grip Base ([[Dragoon S]])

While it loses speed sooner than other Bases, for example Dragoon V2's own Customize Grip Base, Storm Grip Base is still extremely fast at the start of the battle, and, unlike Customize Grip Base, it handles Recoil very well and the loss of speed is not a major issue for Spike Dragon, since it is usually unable to KO after that much time has passed anyway. The externalised weight distribution of the Wide Defense Weight Disk helps both increase this speed and maintain it longer, as well as focussing more weight behind the contact points. In addition to the weight of Wide Defense, a Metal Weight Core is used in the Spin Gear to control the Recoil of Spike Dragon without weighing down Storm Grip severely, providing an excellent balance between Recoil control and speed.


This is all good except the few corrections I have made in bold. I am not certain about the "exaggeration" correction though, but you had two "forms" originally, and it made no sense.
For the end of the first paragraph in the "Use in OHKO Customizations" section, I know what you meant by "needs", but it sounded very awkward. Hopefully you still think that "produces", along with everything else written in that Attack Ring description, gives the same meaning to the reader in general though.


I wanted to look at the other revisions today, but it was planned that I would watch Dir en grey all day, and then we had no electricity anymore ...
Thanks very much for bolding those corrections, I'll keep them in mind in future. I'm not used to capitalising recoil as it isn't a proper noun or anything, but I will stick to that from now on. The exaggeration correction is completely correct.

Not 100% happy with produces but I'll work something else out when I stitch it all together and run it by you. I'd still be going with a synonym of needs, though, something like "requires". I didn't discuss recoil directly in that sentence just because it would have made the ending too awkward in that sense.

Anyway, I'll get to work on the SP and stitching together now. :3
"Needs" or anything like that makes it sound like a masochist, hah.
That definitely works. I hope you copied and pasted my corrected version though, because there are some punctuation notes that actually do not appear really bolded for some reason, but some commas were definitely needed.
Of course Smile

EDIT: This may take me til tomorrow as I need to get some measurements and so on as well as there being a fair bit more work to do than I thought, and some other things happened today that wasted a few hours of my time (and I had some organisational stuff to do as well in terms of beywiki work). I'll try to get it done tonight though, haha.
Quote:== Blade Base (BB): Customize Grip Base==

* '''Weight:''' 7 grams

The BB of [[Dragoon V2]] is called Customize Grip Base with good reason: though initially thought to be useful only for [[Attack]] type combinations, it can also serve as a base for [[Defense]] or [[Endurance]] type combinations with the removal of the tip and the use of different SGs, hence the "customize" qualifier. In addition to the numerous amounts of bearing-based SGs that can be used with this BB, any other SP can be used as well, giving endless combinations with just the BB alone. Because of this, Customize Grip Base helped improved [[Zombie]] type Beyblades, dramatically changing the game by having the option of using such an array of support parts along with the choice of a Bearing SG. The prowess of this BB in Attack is not to be put aside though; it has immense speed, being one of the three fastest rubber-tipped Blade Bases of the Plastic Generation.

The tip of this BB, like other Dragoons, is made of rubber. Similar to [[Dragoon V]], there is a small magnet inside of the tip which was meant for a Magnacore based stadium. This tip is very fast and can be used in tandem with HMC and SPs, which is very valuable in an Attack BB and even though it is rather tall, it is still an exceptional choice for [[Driger V2]]-based [[Upper Attack]] combinations, as the low-reaching design of the Support Part more than compensates for any height issues. It is more controllable than [[Uriel 2|SG Grip Change Base]] though it is a tad slower (comparable to the difference between [[Dragoon MS|Grip Flat Core]] and [[Dragoon MSUV|Grip Flat Core Ultimate Mode]].) However, SG Grip Change Base and even [[Grip Attacker|Grip Base]] are both expensive and hard to come by, so Customize Grip Base is most likely the best, most financially practical choice.

=== Compatible Bearing Casings ===
The following casings are compatible with Customize Grip Base:

* '''SG (Free Shaft Ver.)''' ([[Dranzer S]]) (One Bearing)
* '''SG (Bearing Ver.)''' ([[Wolborg]]) (One Bearing)
* '''SG (Bearing Ver. 2)''' ([[Wolborg 2]]) (One Bearing)
* '''Neo SG (Double Bearing Core)''' ([[Burning Kerberous]]) (Two Bearings)


===Use in [[Upper Attack]] Customization===
It is possible to create a powerful [[Upper Attack]] combination using Customize Grip Base.

* '''AR:''' Upper Claw ([[Driger V2]])
* '''WD:''' [[Heavy Weight Disks | Ten Heavy]]
* '''SG:''' [[Spin Gear#V and V2 Series Spin Gears|Neo Right SG]] Heavy Metal Core ([[Metal Driger]])
* '''SP:''' Upper Attack ([[Driger V2]])
* '''BB:''' [[Customize Grip Base]] ([[Dragoon V2]])

Due to the height of Customize Grip, the Upper Claw AR and Upper Attack SP of [[Driger V2]] can work together to execute [[Upper Attack]] in rapid motion, allowing for more ‘full’ hits.

===Use in [[Defense|Defensive]] [[Zombie]] Customization ===
As stated before, it is possible to make a powerful Defense-type combination by using Customize Grip. Here is an example:

* '''AR:''' War Lion ([[Galeon]])
* '''WD:''' [[Wide Defense]]
* '''SG:''' [[Spin Gear#S to F Series Spin Gears|Left SG]] (Bearing Version 2) ([[Wolborg 2]])
* '''SP:''' Defense Ring ([[Voltaic Ape]])
* '''BB:''' Customize Grip Base ([[Dragoon V2]])

This combination is built to take a generous amount of hard hits, using the circular shape of the parts and the rubber tip of SG (Bearing Version 2) to exhibit powerful Grip-Based [[Defense]]. Customize Grip Base and Defense Ring give it good protection against [[Upper Attack]], and the bearing support of SG (Bearing Version 2) provides good stamina. Moreover, this bearing support, coupled with a Left SG, confers to the combo the ability to steal spin from Right-Spin opponents, enhanced by the circular shape of the combination as a whole, as a more defensively-focused [[Zombie]].

===Use in [[Zombie]] Customizations ===

[[Zombie]] Beyblades received a weight advantage with the release of [[Dragoon V2]], and when other [[Support Parts]] were released such as Defense Ring ([[Voltaic Ape]]) and Cross Survivor ([[Dranzer V2]]), they became top-tier customizations.

Here is an example of a [[Zombie]] using Dragoon V2's Blade Base:

* '''AR:''' Tiger Defense ([[Driger S]])
* '''WD:''' [[Wide Survivor]]
* '''SG:''' Left SG (Bearing Version) ([[Wolborg]])
* '''SP:''' Defense Ring ([[Voltaic Ape]])
* '''BB:''' Customize Grip Base ([[Dragoon V2]])

Customize Grip Base’s ability to hold Support Parts allows for increased Life After Death and Defense against [[Upper Attack]], greatly boosting the power of [[Zombie]] customizations.





== Overall ==
[[Dragoon V2]] was one of the earlier Beyblades that introduced the players into the highly acclaimed V2 generation, with the use of support parts. Uncustomized, it is just an average blade. The Spike Dragon AR is not particularly useful, but the Blade Base makes this Beyblade worth buying. With the ability to use a wide range of Bearing SGs as well as [[Support Parts]], Customize Grip Base propelled [[Zombie]] Beyblades into their position as one of most feared types in the entire Plastic Generation. Furthermore, while often overlooked, Customize Grip Base is the most financially practical of the three fastest rubber-tipped bases in Plastics, and it has the ability to use [[Support Parts]]. Takara’s Dragoon V2 also comes with an [[MG WD]] (also available in [[Voltaic Ape]] and the [[Magnacore Accessory Pack]]) which has several uses. The huge versatility of the Blade Base alone means that '''every Blader should own multiple copies of this Beyblade'''.


Based on what you told me in private messages, this should be all fine now.

Is it "Support Part" or "Support Parts" though ?
Plural, as there are two pieces.

Still, that doesn't cover everything about it that needs to be said, which I didn't realise when I said I'd have this done today, haha. I'm about half to three quarters of the way through what I'm doing but I'm about to go and get some sleep.
Okay, finally done this darned thing, it's about 3780 words long but I swear I've written at least 100,000 in the numerous versions of each section I've scrapped along the way. I've basically redone the whole thing from scratch. Dan's version was excellent at the time but I've had so much time to find and test new things now that I couldn't write a coherent article without starting over and be happy with it.
Sorry it took so long, though, I'm sick of looking at it myself, but I've been through it multiple times and previewed it on the wiki and everything so it should be at least up to standard. That said, I do tend to miss more things than normal when I'm sick to death of an article so I am posting it here before I put it up.

Some things are new standards, like the combo part separation, the weights to .1 of a gram (I finally got a calibration weight for my scale, everything was at least 3 samples and usually more, except the tip of which I have only ever managed to own one due to shenanigans). Not going to do to .01 as that degree of weight is affected by the relatively large stickers of the plastics gen.

Hopefully the amount of effort and research and stuff that went into this is evident so my apparent slowness makes a bit more sense. August is an extremely busy month and I apologise to everyone for perhaps developing tunnel vision over this particular draft.

Oh, I aimed to keep the linking to only linking to a page once per section/subsection, which makes things look cleaner while still keeping the links nearby for readers.

Anyway, here it is, don't mind the blood, sweat and tear stains, heh.

Quote:{{Beybox
| image = DragoonV2.jpg
| full item name = Dragoon Victory 2
| item number = A-69
| beyblade system = [[6-Layer]]/[[Magnecore]]
| beyblade type = [[Attack]]
| starter or booster = starter
}}
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==Brand Differences==
The [[Hasbro]] release of '''Dragoon V2''' came with [[Wide Weight Disks|10 Wide]] and a [[Spin_Gear#V_and_V2_Series_Spin_Gears |South Magnecore]] rather than the [[Magne Weight Disk]] and the unique Normal Core of the [[Takara]] release. While generally inconsequential, it should be kept in mind when considering the purchase of this Beyblade.

==Attack Ring (AR): Spike Dragon==
* '''Weight:''' 4.8g
Spike Dragon is a fairly thick Attack Ring, depicting four dragon heads and crests, each elevated slightly above the lower edge of the AR's central ring. The relatively smooth, curved edges that are formed by the brow ridges, top of the head, and crest of each dragon head lead back to abrupt, thick, flat vertical surfaces, resembling in form an exaggeration of its predecessor, [[Dragoon V|Eight Attacker's]], main contact points. These flat faces are the primary contact points of Spike Dragon in left spin and the source of its incredibly powerful [[Smash Attack]]. Furthermore, each of these contact points are augmented with four parallel vertical lines, which further improve the Attack Ring's power by focusing the force of its hits onto smaller areas; providing the [[Smash_Attack#Points_of_Pressure|Spike Attack]] which gives Spike Dragon its name.

However, while Spike Dragon is an extremely hard-hitting left-spin Attack Ring, it is hampered by the severe [[Recoil]] it suffers as a result of the wide, flat faces of its contact points. While the use of Spike Attack does negate this somewhat, the fact remains that this issue leaves Spike Dragon only effective as a [[OHKO]] AR, albeit one of the more competitive OHKO Attack Rings of the Plastic Generation.

The curved edges of each dragon head and crest form the main contact points of this AR in right spin. Due to the lack of significant contact points, and the fact that, while rounded in a defensive manner, the sheer size of each protrusion means they suffer from substantial Recoil, Spike Dragon has no competitive use in right spin.

===Use in OHKO Customization===
The key to successfully using Spike Dragon in an [[Attack]] customization is a good launch. It must make contact early in battle, when it is moving at maximum speed to be able to overcome its [[Recoil]] and knock the opponent out or it will almost certainly lose. The following customization is focused on maximizing controllability and speed at the start of the battle, with only enough [[Survival]] and [[Defense]] to make and survive the early hits Spike Dragon requires for victory.

* '''AR:''' Spike Dragon ([[Dragoon V2]])
* '''WD:''' [[Wide Defense]]
* '''SG:''' [[Spin_Gear#V_and_V2_Series_Spin_Gears|Neo Left SG]]
* '''SG Core:''' Metal Weight Core
* '''BB:''' Storm Grip Base ([[Dragoon S]])

While it loses speed sooner than other Bases, for example '''Dragoon V2's''' own Customize Grip Base, Storm Grip Base is still extremely fast at the start of the battle, and, unlike Customize Grip Base, handles Recoil very well. The loss of speed is not a major issue for Spike Dragon, since it is usually unable to KO after that much time has passed anyway. The externalized weight distribution of [[Wide Defense]] helps both increase this speed and maintain it longer, as well as focusing more weight behind the contact points. In addition to the weight of Wide Defense, a Metal Weight Core is used in the Spin Gear to control the Recoil of Spike Dragon without weighing down Storm Grip severely, providing an excellent balance between Recoil control and speed.
While risky, given a good [[Sliding Shoot]], this customization can be used very successfully in a competitive situation.

==Weight Disk (WD): Magne Weight Disk==
* '''Weight:''' 14.6g
See [[Magne Weight Disk]].

==Spin Gear (SG): Neo Left Spin Gear (Normal Core)==
* '''Weight (Total):''' 3.6g
* '''Weight (Core):''' 1.2g

The [[Takara]] release of Dragoon V2 came with a unique SG Core, which replaced the metal cylinders of the Metal Weight Core and Magnecores with a hollow plastic tube, resulting in extremely light weight. This serves to reduce the weight directly over the tip of the Beyblade, to produce a more externalized weight distribution, ideal for [[Smash Attack]] and [[Survival]]. However, as the internal plastic part of regular Spin Gears may also be used in Neo Casings, the Normal Core is only the second lightest option available (though certain bases from the V and V2 series may only be used with a Neo Spin Gear, few of these are competitively viable), and for Survival, between this factor and the high performance offered by Bearing-based Spin Gears, the Normal Core sees little use – though it is the best option for using [[Voltaic Ape|Customize Metal Sharp Base]] in a [[Zombie]] combination. For Smash Attack, often the [[Recoil]] handling ability granted by heavier Cores is desired, and again, if one seeks light weight, a regular SG internal part is superior. As such, this part sees relatively little competitive use, though it may still be helpful in fine-tuning Smash Attack customizations and the aforementioned Zombie customization - for which the Neo Left SG it comes with is also useful.

===Use in [[Zombie]] Customization===
* '''AR:''' Scissor Attacker ([[Metal Dranzer]])
* '''WD:''' [[Wide Survivor]]
* '''SG:''' [[Spin_Gear#V_and_V2_Series_Spin_Gears|Neo Left SG]]
* '''SG Core:''' Normal Core ([[Dragoon V2]])
* '''SP:''' Defense Ring ([[Voltaic Ape]])
* '''BB:''' Customize Metal Sharp Base ([[Voltaic Ape]])

While outclassed by Bearing-based alternatives, being the lightest Spin Gear Core that is compatible with [[Voltaic Ape|Customize Metal Sharp Base]] makes Normal Core the primary choice for Zombie Customizations using that Base. Customize Metal Sharp Base has excellent [[Survival]] thanks to the low friction of its sharp metal tip, and counters the inherent stability issues of this tip with sloped plastic surrounds, which allow it to continue spinning for a long time after losing balance, providing it with good [[Life After Death]], and also serving to slightly increase the [[Defense]] of the Base. Defense Ring further increases that Life After Death, albeit only slightly, as the combination only topples to this point once it has barely any spin remaining. Scissor Attacker provides solid Defense and excellent Survival due to the smooth curves of its leading edges in left spin and its small size, barely protruding past the edge of Wide Survivor, and outperforms the more famous [[Driger S|Tiger Defenser]] in this spin direction (though performing noticeably worse in right spin), as well as being inexpensive and relatively easy to find. Wide Survivor is chosen for the unmatched Survival and Spin Stealing offered by its wide weight distribution and circular perimeter.
A Neo Left Spin Gear is chosen as right spin opponents are more common, though against a left spin opponent, Neo Right Casings should be used. As a whole, while this combination is somewhat outclassed, most of the parts required are either very useful themselves or the Beyblades they come from come with other useful parts, making it a worthwhile combination while one is still building a collection of competitive parts, though it is still a good Survival customization in its own right.

==Support Parts (SP): Reverse Attack==
* '''Weight:''' 0.9g each
Dragoon V2's Support Parts, Reverse Attack, are the two-part variety of Support Parts, with two fin-shaped protrusions on each part, which can be flipped over so these fins face left or right. Their overall shape is loosely based on the main contact points of Spike Dragon in either spin direction, in their more aggressive mode, with the fins tips facing forwards, they are similarly striated, again creating [[Smash Attack#Points_of_Pressure|Spike Attack]], though their overall shape is much less extreme and the ends of the fins are more curved than the abrupt ends of Spike Dragon, producing far less [[Recoil]]. This makes them a fairly reliable [[Smash Attack]] Support Part – arguably more so than the more popular [[Draciel V2|Fin Tectors]], due to the latter's Recoil troubles.
When Reverse Attack is reversed, the smooth, curved leading surface of each fin, based on the brows of Spike Dragon's dragon heads, provides some [[Defense|Defensive]] ability, albeit heavily outclassed by the numerous Defense and [[Survival]] Support Parts available, such as [[Voltaic Ape|Defense Ring]], [[Dranzer V2|Cross Survivor]], and [[Dark Series|Survivor Ring]].

In fact, the weight distribution and low Recoil of such Support Parts often makes them a much more reliable choice for [[Attack]] Customizations than Reverse Attack– Attack Types usually have little need for secondary contact points, given their Attack Rings are specifically chosen for this purpose, and much better at it than any Support Part. While tall bases such as Dragoon V2's own Customize Grip Base do benefit from lower contact points, not only does the widely available [[Driger G|Triple Tiger]] reach low enough to compensate for this, but [[Ortros|Twin Guard]] and [[Dark Series|Survivor Ring]] both provide suitable Smash Attack for this purpose, suffer less Recoil and have a much better Weight Distribution, allowing greater speed and more powerful attacks, making them better choices.
Overall, despite their solid performance, Reverse Attack are generally outperformed by other options, and should only be used if those are unavailable.

== Blade Base (BB): Customize Grip Base==
* '''Weight of Base:''' 4.7g
* '''Weight of Tip:''' 1.8g

Customize Grip Base is a relatively tall Base with a mostly smooth underside, interrupted by the bolt-like details of the slightly raised cross pattern which divides the base into four quadrants. In the center is a wide shaft section with fairly thick walls which taper slightly towards the bottom, ending in a fairly wide hole, inside which sits a removable blue-colored flat rubber Tip with rounded sides. Like the tip of [[Dragoon V]], this tip contains a magnet, designed for use in a Magnecore Stadium.
The width of the bottom of the tip is slightly wider than that of [[Dragoon Grip Attacker|Grip Base]], and as a result Customize Grip Base is capable of similarly fast, aggressive movement. In addition to this, not only can Customize Grip Base be used with any non-gimmicked Spin Gear or Neo Spin Gear, but as a Base from the V2 Series, it is also able to use Support Parts, allowing for a wide range of customizations, being one of two Bases with the ability to use the various Neo Spin Gear Cores (including [[Metal Driger|Metal Driger's]] Heavy Metal Core), Support Parts, and a rubber Tip simultaneously, and given the fragility of the only other Base able to do this, [[Ariel 2|SG Grip Change Base]], it is certainly the only viable choice for doing so.

However, Customize Grip Base has three major weaknesses that prevent it from outshining Grip Base and SG Grip Change Base] (or at least the Tip thereof) for [[Attack]]. The first and most obvious is its height – it is a tall Base, meaning that it has difficulty against lower opponents, both in making contact and the Recoil some Attack Rings suffer as a result of the angle they hit at, though it does offer some advantages against other taller opponents with well-defended lower portions such as [[Wolborg 4|Wolborg 4's]] Circle Survivor or Grip-Based [[Defense]] Customizations, may be compensated for by the use of an Attack Ring which overhangs the Weight Disk, most notably [[Driger G|Triple Tiger]], or even used to a customizations advantage in a [[Force Smash]] combination.
The second issue is weight – while the Tip is slightly wider than that of Grip Base and of identical consistency, which should mean faster movement, the weight of the Base, its Support Parts and the magnet in the Tip itself mean Customize Grip Base falls slightly short of the incredible speeds Grip Base is capable of.
Lastly, and most importantly, the rounded sides of the Tip easily slip over the Tornado Ridge of Stadiums, resulting in a tendency to self-KO when launched incorrectly or as a result of collisions, so Customize Grip Base has relatively poor Recoil handling for a rubber-tipped Blade Base. This also nullifies any controllability that may be gained from its weight.
It must be kept in mind, though, that the only two superior options are exceedingly rare and expensive, leaving Customize Grip Base as arguably the best value for money [[Attack]] Base, and certainly one of the most versatile.

Customize Grip Base's usefulness is not limited to Attack, however. In fact, it is perhaps more famous for its use in [[Defense]], and to a lesser extent, [[Survival]] customization. Due to the removable Tip and diameter of the Shaft section, Customize Grip Base is capable of holding a wide range of other Spin Gear setups, most notably Bearing SGs such as [[Wolborg 2|Wolborg 2's]] SG (Bearing Version 2), as well as having the ability to use Support Parts, the only base to do so other than [[Burning Kerberous|Customize Bearing Base]], which is much more limited in terms of compatible Spin Gears. For Survival, the usefulness of this is questionable: most, if not all [[Zombie]] Tips have such poor Defensive ability that using Customize Grip Base merely sacrifices the superior Life After Death offered by [[Wolborg 2|Defense Grip Base 2]] without providing any worthwhile increase in the Defensive potential of the combination as a whole, although some may still prefer the slight increase it does provide. Furthermore, of all the Survival-oriented Zombie Spin Gears available, arguably the best is [[Burning Kerberous|Burning Kerberous']] Neo SG (Double Bearing Version), which is best used with the Customize Bearing Base it comes with, due to Customize Grip Base suffering scraping issues with that Spin Gear and Customize Bearing Base's superior shape for Defense and Stamina.

However, the main use of Customize Grip Base's Defensive abilities is as a staple component of Grip-Based Defense Customizations (more specifically Defensive Zombies), due to the excellent synergy it has with the integral part of those combinations, [[Wolborg 2|Wolborg 2's]] SG (Bearing Version 2) Shaft. Customize Grip Base's bulk and ability to use Support Parts serves to address the weakness to [[Upper Attack]] created by the Shaft's height, while still providing good Life After Death (given the use of suitable SP), and the combined width of the Base and any suitable Support Part helps to prevent the Tip from being pushed to angles which may cause it to roll the combination out of the stadium, as can occur with other Bases.

Customize Grip Base's incredible versatility, even for a V2 Series Blade Base, means that it may be used in an extensive range of customizations, a sample of which are included below.

=== Compatible Bearing Casings ===
The following casings are compatible with Customize Grip Base:

* '''SG (Free Shaft Version)''' ([[Dranzer S]]) (One Bearing)
* '''SG (Bearing Version)''' ([[Wolborg]]) (One Bearing)
* '''SG (Bearing Version 2)''' ([[Wolborg 2]]) (One Bearing)
* '''Neo SG (Double Bearing Version)''' ([[Burning Kerberous]]) (Two Bearings)

===Use in [[Smash Attack]] Customization===
* '''AR:''' Triple Tiger ([[Driger G]])
* '''WD:''' [[Wide Defense]]
* '''SG:''' [[Spin Gear#V and V2 Series Spin Gears|Neo Right SG]]
* '''SG Core:''' North or South [[Magnecore]]
* '''SP:''' Survivor Ring ([[Dark Series]])
* '''BB:''' Customize Grip Base ([[Dragoon V2]])
* '''Tip:''' Customize Grip Base Tip ([[Dragoon V2]])

Triple Tiger's low-hanging design effectively compensates for the height of Customize Grip Base, and Survivor Ring can be lined up with the leading edge of Triple Tiger to enhance the vertical range of the combination and focus more weight on its contact points, to produce even more powerful Smash Attack. Wide Defense is chosen for its externally distributed weight, and combined with either a North or South Magnecore, has enough weight to prevent any Recoil issues. This is arguably the best use of Customize Grip Base for Smash Attack, and a highly competitive combination overall.

===Use in [[Upper Attack]] Customization===
* '''AR:''' Upper Claw ([[Driger V2]])
* '''WD:''' [[Heavy Weight Disks | Ten Heavy]] or [[Wide Defense]]
* '''SG:''' [[Spin Gear#V and V2 Series Spin Gears|Neo Right SG]]
* '''SG Core:''' Heavy Metal Core ([[Metal Driger]])
* '''SP:''' Upper Attack ([[Driger V2]])
* '''BB:''' Customize Grip Base ([[Dragoon V2]])
* '''Tip:''' Customize Grip Base Tip ([[Dragoon V2]])

Customize Grip Base's status as the only practical Attack base that allows Support Parts and a Heavy Metal Core to be used together means it is the primary choice for Upper Attack Customizations with Driger V2's AR and Support Parts, where its height addresses their scraping issues, and its excellent speed not only increases the effectiveness of their Upper Attack, but amplifies the [[Smash Attack]] the AR and SP produce, to the point it is viable to use Wide Defense in place of 10 Heavy, trading off some Upper Attack ability to increase Smash Attack, which can allow the combination to defeat opponents it may not be able to with Upper Attack alone.

===Use in [[Force Smash]] Customization===
While not a common type of customization, Customize Grip Base's practically unique combination of height, grip, and speed makes it an absolute must-have part for Force Smash Customizations. An example of this follows:

* '''AR:''' Smash Turtle ([[Master Draciel]]/[[Kids Draciel]])
* '''WD:''' [[Wide Defense]]
* '''SG:''' [[Spin_Gear#V_and_V2_Series_Spin_Gears|Neo Right SG]]
* '''SG Core:''' Heavy Metal Core ([[Metal Driger]])
* '''SP:''' Defense Ring ([[Voltaic Ape]])
* '''BB:''' Customize Grip Base ([[Dragoon V2]])
* '''Tip:''' Customize Grip Base Tip ([[Dragoon V2]])

Force Smash combinations in the Plastic Generation are somewhat of an anomaly; while they use aggressive, Bases and parts which overall suggest an aggressive combination with poor survival, they achieve the vast majority of their victories by outlasting their opponents, as they focus on destabilizing opponents to the point of scraping, in aiming to wear down their [[Survival|Stamina]]. If done correctly, this is a surprisingly reliable tactic, and unless facing a bearing-based [[Zombie]] or [[Defensive Zombie]], both of which easily absorb the hits and use parts which greatly minimize the effects of any scraping induced by Force Smash, this customization will almost always outspin any opponent that cannot KO it, which, due to its grip, use of a Heavy Metal Core, and overall round, defensive profile, are few and far between.

===Use in [[Defense]] Customization===
* '''AR:''' Twin Horn ([[Hasbro]]) ([[White Gabriel G]])
* '''SAR:''' Dragon Saucer SAR ([[Gaia Dragoon G]])
* '''WD:''' [[Wide Defense]]
* '''SG:''' [[Spin_Gear#V_and_V2_Series_Spin_Gears|Neo Left SG]]
* '''SG Casings:''' Neo SG (Double Bearing Version) Casings ([[Burning Kerberous]])
* '''SG Shaft:''' SG (Bearing Version 2) Shaft ([[Wolborg 2]])
* '''SP:''' Defense Ring ([[Voltaic Ape]])
* '''BB:''' Customize Grip Base ([[Dragoon V2]])

As mentioned previously, Defensive Zombies, the most competitive variety of Grip-Based Defense customizations, are perhaps the most famous use of Customize Grip Base, thanks to the excellent synergy it has with [[Wolborg 2|Wolborg 2's]] Shaft – the staple part of the type. The above combination is one of the strongest possible, with an Attack Ring setup that offers great [[Survival]] and incredible Defense, Wide Defense providing good weight and Survival, and the second lowest [[Recoil]] of any legal Weight Disk, the Neo SG (Double Bearing Version) Casings not only allowing the use of two Bearings with the Shaft, but also lowering the overall height of the customization to help address its relative weakness to [[Upper Attack]], Defense Ring's excellent Life After Death (though Cross Survivor may be chosen for additional Defense, this is rarely worth the Stamina tradeoff), and Customize Grip Base increasing the Defense of the customization against low [[Attack]] types, and the most important part – The SG (Bearing Version 2) Shaft providing incredible Grip without sacrificing much Survival thanks to its unique combination of a Defensive rubber Tip and the ability to use Bearings.
Lastly, the customization can be launched aggressively with practice, and while its round shape is not particularly conducive to aggressive tactics, it can use its momentum to score KO victories against defensively poor opponents who may seek to outspin it – though [[Weak Launching]] can be used by opposite-spin opponents to negate this.
Overall, this customization is extremely dangerous in a competitive situation, and while the rising popularity of combinations based on [[Wolborg 4|Wolborg 4's]] Circle Survivor does pose some concern, as those combinations often counter Defensive Zombies completely, it can easily win battles even in the hands of a relatively inexperienced Blader.

===Use in [[Zombie]] Customization===

* '''AR:''' Scissor Attacker ([[Metal Dranzer]])
* '''WD:''' [[Wide Survivor]]
* '''SG:''' Left Spin Gear (Bearing Version) ([[Wolborg]])
* '''SG Shaft:''' SG (Bearing Version) Shaft ([[Wolborg]])
* '''SP:''' Defense Ring ([[Voltaic Ape]])
* '''BB:''' Customize Grip Base ([[Dragoon V2]])
While not the optimal choice, Customize Grip Base is still a viable choice for Zombie customizations, especially if one does not own a [[Burning Kerberous]] or [[Wolborg 2]], or wants more [[Defense]] from a Zombie using [[Wolborg]] or [[Metal Dragoon Bearing Stinger|Metal Dragoon Bearing Stinger's]] Shafts, though as mentioned previously, the benefit of this is questionable at best.
Scissor Attacker is chosen for its excellent [[Survival]] and solid Defense, thanks to its small size and the smooth curve of its leading edges in left spin. Wide Survivor is used for optimal Survival and Spin Stealing. Defense Ring is chosen to optimize the customizations Life After Death ability, and Wolborg's Spin Gear and Shaft are used as they emphasize the Defensive properties of Customize Grip Base, as well as providing great Survival, though only the [[Takara]] version of the Shaft is considered Top-Tier for this purpose.

== Other Versions ==
* [[Dragoon V2]] - [[Toys R Us]] Limited Edition Version (Red)
* [[Dragoon V2]] - Bakuten Shoot Beyblade 2002 Limited Edition Version (Gun Metal Black)
* [[Dragoon V2]] - [[Random Booster 12]] Version (Yellow)
* [[Dragoon V2]] - Coro Coro Limited (Silver)
* [[Dragoon V2]] - Movie Version (Fire Red)

==Gallery==
====Dragoon V2 - Original Version====
<gallery>
ImageGrinragoonV2 1.jpg|Spike Dragon AR
ImageGrinragoonV2 2.jpg|Spin gear, weight disk, blade base and support parts
ImageGrinragoonV2 3.jpg|Top view
ImageGrinragoonV2 4.jpg|3/4 view
ImageGrinragoonV2 5.jpg|Side view
ImageGrinragoonV2 6.jpg|Bottom view
</gallery>

====Dragoon V2 - Bakuten Shoot Beyblade 2002 Limited Edition====
<gallery>
Image:BDragoonV2 1.jpg|Front view
Image:BDragoonV2 2.jpg|Side view
Image:BDragoonV233.jpg|Bottom view
</gallery>

== Overall ==
[[Dragoon V2]] introduced players to the highly acclaimed V2 generation and the use of Support Parts, and did so in a big way, encompassing many of the attributes that would make the series so popular with fans. The Attack Ring, Weight Disk, Spin Gear Core and Support Parts are all useful, if slightly outclassed, but the Blade Base alone makes this Beyblade a must have through its excellent performance in a wide range of Customizations, being a staple of more than one and arguably the most versatile Blade Base of the [[Plastic Beyblade|Plastic Generation]]. In addition to this, the Neo Left SG Casings are similarly vital parts, and the only other Beyblade to include them is the mediocre [[Dragoon V]]. '''As such, every Blader should own multiple copies of this Beyblade.'''

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