Performance Tip - Yard

Yard is a Performance Tip released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System as well as the Chozetsu Layer System. It debuted in Japan with the release of Booster Emperor Forneus 0 Yard on March 17th, 2018.


Yard is a low-lying driver reminiscent of Defense, but with a free-moving ball. In theory, the free-moving ball is meant to reduce the chance of being KO'd, however, this effect is negated by the tendency of all free-spinning ball Performance Tips to move around the edge of the stadium. What makes Yard worse than these other Performance Tips is the fact that it scrapes rather easily when the combination using it wobbles, reducing stamina significantly. This scrape risk is not offset by any major benefits. Therefore, Yard is not recommended over Orbit or Atomic.


Yard may have similar stamina to Orbit, however, this is not something that happens in practice, due to Yard scraping, rendering it inferior to it and Atomic. Therefore, in any format, Yard is recommended for collection purposes only.


The old article for Yard is rather wordy and clunky, so I figured some simplification would be in order.