Bakutenryu Zeo

  • AKA: Bakutenryuu/Bakutenryū Zeo (alternate spellings), ZEO (capitalisation), Geo/Gio/Jio (mistranslations), Zeo (nickname).

  • Attack Ring and Blade Base names are unconfirmed (they have no official names), names are selected based on the earliest release using them.

  • Currently the Attack Ring and BB are illegal under WBO rules, though they do not appear to have been banned by Takara. They were not released by Hasbro. As such, I am hopeful that this ruling will change.


Attack Ring: Zeo Attack Ring

Weight: 4.5g

Right Spin:

    • Solid range and well exposed primary contact points in Right Spin deliver a lot of power with only moderate recoil, making it a competitive choice for Smash Attack in this direction.

    • While recoil isn't huge, Zeo Attack Ring still has excessive rotational recoil for Grip Base and is thus best used on Defense Grip Base (Tip Inverted) or SG Grip Change Base Tip setups.

    • Overall, an excellent choice for Right Spin Smash Attack

Left Spin:

    • Despite the better angle of various contact points in Left Spin, the primary contact points are less effective in this direction, leaving the Attack Ring lacking the power that makes it so effective in Right.

    • Overall, while it has some Smash Attack, it is not competitive in this spin direction.

Weight Disk: Ten Wide

Weight: 14.0g (Takara/Hasbro) | 14.3g (SonoKong G-Blade)

  • Moderately light weight

  • Outward weight distribution, though less so than Wide Defense and Wide Survivor.

  • Recoil means it is far less effective for spin stealing and survival than those weight disks

  • Still has plenty of use for Smash Attack, particularly with Attack Rings which are obstructed by Wide Defense.

  • Can still be used for spin stealing to decent effect with parts that compensate through LAD (Spiral Change Base/Full Auto Clutch Base etc) or by providing a buffer (Dragon Saucer SAR), but is still outclassed.

  • A number of SonoKong Ten Wide WD's from their G-Blade series have been recorded as being slightly above the average weight of Wide Defense, see the Ten Wide page for details.

Blade Base: Zeo Base

Weight: 8.0g

    • Built in Right SG (Four Layer System style)

    • Flat tip with beveled edges. Flat area diameter is about half way between SG Semi-Flat Base and SG Flat Base - a wide semi flat tip.

    • Behaviour between SG Flat Base and SG Semi-Flat Base, not quite as controllable as SG Semi-Flat Base but with more aggression, making it a rather nice tip to use.

    • Large exhaust pipe details extend from the sides, which have some recoil (though they're rarely hit), and cause some scraping issues, though these are very minor due to the angle between the base and the stadium floor.

    • Overall, it is generally the best of the Hidden Spirit Bases, but still outclassed by the likes of SG Metal Flat Base (Gaia Dragoon V Version) and rubber-tipped attack bases.

Overall

  • With a very effective Attack Ring, a useful Weight Disk and an okay Blade Base, as well as a pretty neat Dragon figure and unique aesthetics (barring Bakutenryu Aveiron, of course), Bakutenryu Zeo is a good buy if found cheap. However, there are alternatives to each of its parts and it tends to be quite rare, so it is not really a must-have.

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