AKA: Dragoon Fantom (Full Name - Takara, Hasbro Electronic "Light and Sounds" Name), Dragoon Fighter (Full Name - Hasbro, aside from the Electronic "Lights and Sounds" top based on this Beyblade, which was apparently called Dragoon Fantom), Dragon F (SonoKong)
Attack Ring: Dual Dragon
Weight: 5.9g (Core Part 4.4g | Sub Part 1.5g)
Two part AR with a polycarbonate Sub AR part marketed as absorbing shock.
Sub AR doesn't really do anything in this regard, but is notable as a spiritual precursor to the PC Frames of MFB's 4D Beys, such as it's protagonist's Big Bang Pegasis F:D (though Hasbro didn't cynically replace Dual Dragon's Sub-Frame with red paint to save money on Dual Dragon as they did with their Cosmic Metal Wheel).
Core Part can technically fit the Sub Attack Ring of Great Tiger however this is not considered legal (clarification is being sought nonetheless).
Doesn't hit hard enough to be a worthwhile Attack AR, mostly due to the rounded contact points and fairly average range.
Too recoil prone for anything else.
Not horrible for Defense and Survival thanks to the rounded sub-frame and curved-back contact points.
However, it is slightly too wide to be useful here, and the Core frame still carries quite a bit of recoil, leaving it heavily outclassed by a plethora of Tier 1 and 2 options. Wide Survivor is much more useful that Wide Defense due to its greater diameter.
No offensive use due to no effective contact points.
Overall heavily outclassed but not truly dismal.
Weight Disk: Eight Wide
Weight (Hard Edge Mold): 12.7g
Weight (Soft Edge Mold): 12.2g
Very light weight
Two molds, one with sharper edges used exclusively by Takara, and one with softer edges used by both Hasbro and Takara (after production moved to China, presumably). The Hard Edge mold tends to be heavier on average but there is huge crossover between them and the difference can largely be considered negligible. The soft edge mold also often has bumps, generally smaller than those on Ten-Series Weight Disks, at one or both ends, which theoretically could make for poorer balance, though the impact is negligible.
Minor use with Attack AR's whose contact points are obscured by wider weight disks (eg Double Wing), though these limitations inherently render them inferior to many other options, and overall the lighter weight of Eight Wide leaves it outclassed.
Spin Gear: Left Spin Gear
Spin Gear Shells: Left Spin Gear Shells
Weight: 1.12g each (Shells) + 1.12g (Metal Weight Gear) (Optional)
One of two sets of shells used to allow Left-Spin use, alongside Neo Left Spin Gear Shells.
Designed to be incompatible with Four Layer System Attack Rings
Incompatible with Neo Cores, and thus certain MagneSystem Blade Bases, though Wyborg's SG (Auto Change Version) SG Core Part can be used to allow use with some.
Generally uses a Metal Weight Gear with all compatible SG Cores. This gear helps reduce wobbling/rattling and adds a small amount of weight. It does not, however, work as a gear in any capacity.
This allows Left Spin Gear Shells to produce the lightest SG setups for Left Spin when using SG (Auto Change Version) and no Metal Weight Gear.
Spin Gear Core: Regular SG Core Part
Note: The correct name for this part is "Gear" however this name is commonly used to avoid confusion with the Metal Weight Gear in standard SGs.
Blade Base: Fantom Grip Base
Mid height with a flat rubber tip.
Rather narrow tip size and hard rubber make it a little slow and reduce its recoil control, but with a good launch it can be quite quick and is quite easy to flower pattern.
In addition, it has relatively good survival for rubber, making it a good choice against Defense Grip Base defense combos.
However, the smaller diameter does make it slower and less aggressive than Defense Grip Base (Attack Mode), Customize Grip Base Tip and SG Grip Change Base Tip, making them better options, though it does maintain aggression reasonably well.
Hard rubber limits recoil control which means higher recoil attack rings are less effective - hurting performance against top tier Defensive Zombies, Weight Based Defense and Circle Survivor Defense. Nonetheless many, including Square Edge remain usable.
Generally outclassed by Customize Grip Base Tip for a rubber attack tip capable of outspinning Defense Grip Base, but nonetheless usable.
Overall, a solid Tier 2 choice for an Attack Blade Base, with decent competitive viability.
Dragoon F's main selling point is that it is a relatively cheap source of Left Spin Gear shells, and it additionally comes with a respectable if not top tier Blade Base. However, Neo Left Spin Gears tend to be more useful than regular Left SGs and the Blade Base is nonetheless outclassed, so Dragoon F is an okay purchase but by no means a must have.