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Quattro (クワトロ, Kuwatoro) is a Performance Tips released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System as well as the Dynamite Battle Layer System. It debuted in Japan with the release of the B-188 Astral Spriggan Customize Set in Japan in August 7th, 2021.
Quattro, like its predecessor Zeta, is a manual mode change driver. Unlike Zeta, Quattro has 4 modes instead of just 3.

The Attack setting features features a flat rubber tip with a circular depression in the center, like Xtreme, but the flat is much shorter. Furthermore, in spite of performing comparably to Xtreme, the increased height makes it less useful due to attack tips benefitting from being shorter, and the 2 rectangular shapes grind against the stadium floor.

The Defense setting features a metal ball tip, akin to Orbit Metal.  In theory, the wider tip would increase a Beyblade's Knock-Out Defense by having greater surface area and friction, however, in practice the free rotating nature of the ball reduces most of the Knock-Out Resistance given by the surface area of the ball. If hard launched, Quattro creates an aggressive movement pattern early in the battle, bringing the Beyblade to the Tornado Ridge.
While these features may imply that Quattro-based Combinations would be easy to Knock-Out, in reality the heavy weight of Dynamite Battle Layers and Discs compensate for the rotating ball. 

The Stamina Setting features a small sharp metal cone tip, akin to Wedge. The Stamina of such shapes is further bolstered by the low friction of the metal which also theoretically increases the Burst resistance of any Quattro-based Combination. These features grant Quattro high Stamina potential, which would make it an excellent choice for Stamina Combinations. However, Quattro has two major weakness that make it a huge risk in competitive play, the low friction of the metal and the weight distribution of the Tip itself. Due to how little friction there is between the metal tip and the stadium floor, Quattri is easy to Destabilize as well as Knock-Out, the former is worsened by the 2 rectangular tabs on it.

The Balance setting features a flat rubber tip with a sharp plastic tip in the center, akin to Unite. When launched straight down into the stadium, the sharp tip in the center will keep the Beyblade stable and still in the center, preventing Stamina loss.

When a mint condition Quattro is either knocked off balance by an opponent or launched at an angle, the rubber will make contact with the stadium, creating an aggressive movement pattern with speeds similar to Xtreme and the Attack setting. However this aggressive movement is somewhat unreliable as the sharp center can slow it down in the center of the stadium or stop the movement entirely.
When worn however, instead of creating aggressive movement when struck, the rubber will instead act as brakes against a Knock-Out, at the cost of Stamina, before going back to the center of the Stadium due to the sharp tip.

As opposed to Zeta, 2 tips made from the same material are locked in the sides, which gives quattro better stability. 
While Quattro still suffers from the lack of useful tips like Zeta, the tips selected are not as outclassed, and as such can be used as substitutes for similar tips if they are unavailable.

As such, Takara Tomy's Quattro is not a must have but is instead a welcome addition to a blader's collection.