[PLA] Hammer Tusk Discussion

So according to th!nk the WBO doesn't have any data on Hammer Tusk (the Rushing Boar AR). I actually have a Rushing Boar so I decided to do some tests on the AR. Stars and geetster99 have also had success with it in the past, and with HMS/Plastics Remembrance Day 2015 coming up this may or may not be useful information.

(Mar. 23, 2014  1:55 PM)th!nk Wrote: @Rushing Boar thing: Wait a stock rushing boar or??? We have no data on the AR so any info at all you can provide would be really, really good!!!

Maximum Diameter: 560mm
Minimum Diameter: 440mm
Maximum Height/Thickness: 7.5mm
Minimum Height/Thickness: 2mm
Weight (w/Bit Chip): 6.12 grams
Weight (w/o Bit Chip): 5.27 grams

Plastics Launchers (2 Right Spin & 1 Left Spin)
1 Dragon Winder & 1 long MFB Winder
Circle Survivor/Right Spin Stamina combos alternating launch every round
Customize Grip Base is pretty worn, I have SG Grip Base but don't want to risk breaking it
Customize Bearing Base is unusually aggressive (like a bad EWD) and self-KOs sometimes.

Circle Survivor (Click to View)

Right Spin Stamina (Click to View)

Benchmarks (Click to View)

Thoughts: It's no good for Left Spin Attack, and although 25% and 35% are relatively close only one of Hammer Tusk's wins was by KO, the rest was where it beat up Circle Survivor so much it fell over (a more common occurrence in Plastics than MFB). It's OK for Right Spin Stamina, though War Saucer outperforms it (Tiger Defenser and Twin Horn probably will too, but I don't have those). Right Spin Stamina's win rate for both War Saucer and Hammer Tusk probably would have been higher too if my CBB wasn't so aggressive. Hammer Tusk is not good for Circle Survivor either, even though its performance against Right Spin Stamina was only slightly worse than War Saucer the tusks take too much recoil and Griffolyon got a positive win rate on it. It's more or less what I expected: a melancholy Defense/Stamina AR that can't do anything better than more conventional options.

Limitations: I don't own any Tornado Stadiums so I had to test in the BB-10. But since most Plastics tournaments are held there anyways it's still relevant for the most part. I only have 1 Wide Defense WD so I had to sub in 10 Balance when appropriate, and I have no Plastics grips and only 1 Dragon Winder so I used a long MFB Winder instead (I think they're the same length). I couldn't do Attack vs. Zombie matchups because I only have 1 Customize Grip Base (I have SG Grip Base too but I don't want to risk breaking it). Thinking back I could have done Circle Survivor vs. Zombie matchups but I don't think Hammer Tusk would have outperformed War Saucer seeing how they both fared against Right Spin Stamina.
It doesn't seem very useful at all. I'd never see this usable in Endurance combos, but potentially a somewhat...not...great Ring for Attack Combos?
I'm not even sure I knew this Beyblade existed in real life before. Whoa.
(Jul. 27, 2015  6:57 AM)Bey Brad Wrote: I'm not even sure I knew this Beyblade existed in real life before. Whoa.

It's...a bit under the radar. I haven't seen one online in a while.
I'm necroing a year old thread, rip.

I've been testing Hammer Tusk informally and I've had a lot of luck with the following:
AR: Hammer Tusk
WD: Wide Survivor
SG: Left SG
SG Shaft: Bearing Version 2 Shaft (Wolb2)
SP: Survivor Ring (Dark Blades)
BB: Customize Grip Base (Drag V2)

You could probably go with using BK casings, Neo-Left etc. but I'm slightly lazy.
I tried it in Attack customs, it was not really passable. I tried weight defense, but it had balance problems though it could take a beating, so I went onto this combo which allows it to not get OS by hard hits. I have Tornado Attack as well so maybe that helps?
Anyway if there's interest I'll put up some tests and hopefully get some others to try it so we figure out if it's not just me!