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Quote:[Hasbro Name], known as Shadow Ωrichalcum in Japan, is an Energy Layer released as part of the Burst System. It debuted with the release of the B-00 Booster Shadow Ωrichalcum αero βite on

==Description==
Shadow Ωrichalcum features a round design with a face on either side and orbs on either side, meant to represent this Layer's Japanese namesake, the historical metal Orichalcum. As part of the Switch-Strike/God Layer System, Shadow Ωrichalcum features a gimmick; the underside of the Layer features claws that grip onto the Performance Tip.

Due to the centrifugal force of a Beyblade's spin, each half of the Layer will extend outward and in turn bring two grooved claws on the underside of the Layer inwards to grip onto the Performance Tip and revealing gold coloration for identification. In theory this is meant to increase the Burst resistance of a Shadow Ωrichalcum combination early in battle where spin speeds and thus Burst risks are highest. In practice, the grooved claws increase the friction between the Layer and Tip and thus the gimmick works as intended.

However, two factors limit the gimmicks effectiveness:
The action of each half of the Layer extending outwards creates an elliptical shape akin to Metal Fight Beyblade's Flash Metal Wheel. Such a shape creates high amounts of recoil and increases the Burst risk and can create a Knock-Out risk depending on the Tip used.
Shadow Ωrichalcum's Japanese release features four teeth of only medium length and thus the Layer must depend on its gimmick to not Burst with the aforementioned shape.

==Overall==
Shadow Ωrichalcum features a working gimmick and a very round design. However, the elliptical shape created by the gimmick and the somewhat weak teeth mitigates the effectiveness of the gimmick. As such Shadow Ωrichalcum is not a must have but a welcome addition to any blader's collection.

==Product List==
==Takara Tomy==
  • B-00 Shadow Ωrichalcum αero βite (silver and purple)
==Hasbro==
Has anyone tested this for Attack Potential? The elliptical shape might work
what about shadow orichalcum's stamina?
(Jan. 09, 2018  10:30 PM)mrvitobeygeek2 Wrote: [ -> ]what about shadow orichalcum's stamina?
probably around alter chronus level of stamina
(Jan. 10, 2018  6:12 PM)Rebel Blader Wrote: [ -> ]
(Jan. 09, 2018  10:30 PM)mrvitobeygeek2 Wrote: [ -> ]what about shadow orichalcum's stamina?
probably around alter chronus level of stamina

But I think that the ecliptical shape the gimmick produces diminishes its stamina, like how rising ragnaruk had high stamina but it was hindered by both its high recoil design and weak teeth 
Edit: I forgot to mention that even r2 had an elliptical design
Isn't this a corocro special?
(Feb. 11, 2018  9:22 PM)Iron Gears Wrote: [ -> ]Isn't this a corocro special?

Yes
would it have worked better if the grooved claws were rubber so as to increase friction and hold the whole mechanism in one spot better?