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Yard (ヤード, Yādo) is a Performance Tip released as part of the Burst System as well as the Cho-Z Layer System. It debuted with the release of the B-106 Booster Emperor Forneus 0 Yard on March 17th, 2018.

Description

Yard features a free rotating ball tip, akin to its predecessors Orbit and Atomic, surrounded by a wide ring, akin to Defense. In theory, the ball tip would increase a Beyblade's KO Defense by having greater surface area and friction and the wide ring is meant to make contact with the stadium floor when the Beyblade is struck, forcing it back upright and acting as brakes to prevent KOs. However, in practice the free rotating nature of the ball reduces most of the KO resistance given by the surface area of the ball and the diameter of the ball makes contact with the ring rare. Unlike other ball based Performance Tips, Yard does not feature tabs around the tip as their purpose have been taken by the wide base. If launched hard, the greater surface area creates a semi-aggressive movement pattern early in the battle, bringing the Beyblade close to the Tornado Ridge.

While these features may imply that a Yard Combination would be easy to KO, in reality the heavy weight of SwitchStrike/God and SlingShock/Cho-Z Layers, Core Discs and Yard's own weight compensates for the rotating ball. Furthermore, the free rotating tip increases Burst resistance. While the shape of the base can create Life After Death and may imply high Stamina and Spin Equalization potential, the low placement of the base creates a high scrape risk and the lack of free rotation in the base nullifies Spin Equalization potential.

Yard is slightly shorter than most other Pre-SlingShock/Cho-Z Performance Tips. In theory, this is meant to prevent the opponent's Layer from striking the Yard Combination from below and Destabilizing it, thus increasing Defense potential. In practice however, due to the design of the Burst System, this increases the chances of Disc-to-Layer contact and can potentially Burst the Yard Combination. Though the only minor reduction in height mitigates the effect.

Overall

Yard makes for a decent Orbit alternative with its comparable performance in Defense potential. However, Yard still lags behind Orbit for Stamina due to the scrape risk as well as Atomic for Life After Death.

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

Products

Takara Tomy

Hasbro

Gallery

Takara Tomy

Hasbro

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