Performance Tip/Driver - Zeta

Quote:Zeta is a Performance Tip released as part of the Burst System. It debuted with the release of the B-100 Starter Spriggan Requiem 0 Zeta on December 28, 2017.

==Description==
Zeta features an adjustable tip at a standard height with three settings; Attack, Defense and Stamina, akin to the Original Plastic Generation's Flame Change Base or Metal Fight Beyblade's Delta Drive Performance Tip.

The Attack Setting features a slanted flat tip, akin to Quake

The Defense Setting features a wide ball tip, akin to Massive

The Stamina Setting features a flat tip with a small protrusion in the center, akin to Fusion

==Overall==


==Product List==
==Takara Tomy==
  • B-100 Spriggan Requiem 0 Zeta (translucent red)
==Hasbro==
More information to come when testing is done

Don't have high hopes for this, Quake is bad enough, the defense setting doesn't appear to even have the defensive tabs and why is Fusion the stamina setting?
MonoDragon, did you forget that Spriggan Oval Quake is the best combo out there?
(Dec. 30, 2017  6:54 AM)BusyBlader Wrote: MonoDragon, did you forget that Spriggan Oval Quake is the best combo out there?
Thats an unreliable niche hop attack combo which isnt competitive anymore
Personally, I see zeta driver as insufficient for this good bey
(Dec. 30, 2017  5:18 PM)Adarsh Abhinav Wrote: Personally, I see zeta driver as insufficient for this good bey

Takara Tomy isn't going to put great parts with a great layer. They kind of balance the release out.
You can add Dranzer F Yell Zeta on the product list
I know this driver will probably end up being useless competitively, but would the defense mode be better than massive?
(Jan. 03, 2018  6:26 AM)Dragunix Wrote: I know this driver will probably end up being useless competitively, but would the defense mode be better than massive?

Massive was bad due to its wide diameter making it less likely for its tabs to contact the stadium and act as brakes. If the Massive setting doesn't have tabs, then it would be even worse
(Jan. 03, 2018  6:45 AM)Dragunix Wrote: so basically WB

Without Metal Fight weights to help it out
For me, the attack setting should’ve had a tip like accel, the defense setting should’ve had a tip like defense, and the stamina setting should’ve had a tip like survive

Now it’s just going to end up like delta drive and and flame change base, a good driver for practice, but useless for competitive play
(Jan. 03, 2018  5:58 PM)mrvitobeygeek2 Wrote: For me, the attack setting should’ve had a tip like accel, the defense setting should’ve had a tip like defense, and the stamina setting should’ve had a tip like survive

Now it’s just going to end up like delta drive and and flame change base, a good driver for practice, but useless for competitive play

If they made the types good, it would've been too good.
(Jan. 03, 2018  11:59 PM)ptf606 Wrote:
(Jan. 03, 2018  5:58 PM)mrvitobeygeek2 Wrote: For me, the attack setting should’ve had a tip like accel, the defense setting should’ve had a tip like defense, and the stamina setting should’ve had a tip like survive

Now it’s just going to end up like delta drive and and flame change base, a good driver for practice, but useless for competitive play

If they made the types good, it would've been too good.

yes i know that, but that's what it should've been like, since it could be used for mobile stamina, stationary stamina, and defense combos(if the defense tip, which zeta doesn't have, had tabs)
(Dec. 30, 2017  2:00 AM)MonoDragon Wrote: Zeta is a Performance Tip released as part of the Burst System. It debuted with the release of the B-100 Starter Spriggan Requiem 0 Zeta on December 28, 2017.

==Description==
Zeta features an adjustable tip at a standard height with three settings; Attack, Defense and Stamina, akin to the Original Plastic Generation's Flame Change Base or Metal Fight Beyblade's Delta Drive Performance Tip.

The Attack Setting features a rectangular flat tip, akin to Quake, albeit not slanted. Due to the surface area of this setting, Zeta will create a highly aggressive movement pattern with high speeds akin to Quake, however the rectangular shape makes Zeta's Attack Setting incapable of maintaining a Banking Pattern as the corners of the rectangular shape grind against the stadium floor. Furthermore, the same corners will grind against the Tornado Ridge causing a severe reduction in Stamina making the setting ill-suited for both Mobile Attack and Tornado Staller combinations. Finally, without the slant in the tip, Zeta's Attack Setting is incapable of hopping and potentially creating Disk to Layer contact like Quake, which was already inconsistent in the original.

The Defense Setting features a wide ball tip, akin to Massive, albeit without tabs. In theory, the wide ball tip would increase a Beyblade's defense by having greater surface area and friction, however in practice, Zeta's Defense Setting lags behind Defense and even Massive in almost every aspect. On prior ball Performance Tips such as Defense, tabs surrounded the ball to act as brakes by striking against the stadium floor at the cost of stamina, due to the lack of tabs, the Defense Setting's Knock-Out resistance lags behind Massive which also had poor Knock-Out resistance. This issue is exacerbated by the surface area of the the Defense Setting as it will create a semi-aggressive movement pattern early in battle, bringing a Beyblade closer to the Tornado Ridge. Due to the aforementioned poor Knock-Out resistance, this will make a Beyblade using Zeta's Defense Setting highly susceptible to Knock-Outs.

The Stamina Setting features a flat tip with a small protrusion in the center, akin to Fusion. When launched parallel to the stadium, Zeta's Stamina Setting will spin on the protrusion, creating a stable, Stamina conserving spin. When knocked off balance by the opponent or launched at an angle, the flat tip will contact the stadium floor and create a movement pattern with the same speed as Accel before returning to balancing on the protrusion. While both Fusion and Accel have acceptable levels of stamina due to their plastic construction, they lag behind Tips such as Survive, Revolve and Atomic due to the flat tip and the lack of a free-spinning component. While the Stamina Setting can create and maintain a Banking Pattern better than the Attack Setting due to the round shape, it lags behind Tips such as Accel and Xtreme due to the center protrusion which can also break the Banking Pattern.

==Overall==
Overall, while Zeta is a highly versatile Tip in theory with three different Tips, in practice the alterations made to the tips of the Attack and Defense Settings makes them lag behind the originals. While the Stamina Setting may be an unchanged Fusion, all three original Performance Tips were already outclassed in today's Metagame. As such, Zeta is outclassed by Trans and therefore recommended for collection purposes only.

==Product List==
==Takara Tomy==
  • B-100 Spriggan Requiem 0 Zeta (translucent red)
==Hasbro==
well, this was a surprise...

(Jan. 06, 2018  9:30 PM)Dragunix Wrote: well, this was a surprise...

Not really. Poor stamina that can't maintain a Banking Pattern, a further nerfed version of an already bad defensive Driver and a long outclassed tip shape
Atleast we have a driver thst changes type
You could put this as a practice tip for beginners getting used to types.
(Jan. 21, 2018  12:57 PM)Maximum beys Wrote: You could put this as a practice tip for beginners getting used to types.

Nope
If you try practicing attack, you'll never get a banking pattern so you'll never know what angle is best
If you try practicing defense, you'll end up memorizing a different launch strength due to the use of Orbit and Atomic in the current metagame as opposed to fixed tips like Massive