Griffolyon 2

  • AKA: Griffon (Stickers/Fan Name, also common name for fakes).

  • Hasbro version of Griffolyon with poles moved from the Blade Base to the Attack Ring. This is the second version, in Purple.

Picture provided by @4d_fury

Weight: 5.7g

  • Hasbro version of Cross Griffon with poles mounted on the Attack Ring.

Right Spin:

    • Four well angled contact points with good reach and excellent focus due to their sharp tips.

    • However the Hasbro version adds four poles to the top of the AR, which create massive recoil (especially against taller opponents), resulting in the AR being outclassed and unable to capitalise on its ability to knock the wind out of some opposing combinations as it tends to suffer recoil from them as both Beyblades begin to tilt, which creates contact with the poles,

    • Still able to damage opponents and stadium walls, still painful to pick up while spinning - and now it even hurts if you try to push down on it from above to stop it - genius!

    • Poles break easily.

Left Spin:

    • Fairly heavy recoil from the AR and even more from the Poles.

    • Not enough power to justify using given the recoil as it is only middling at best.

Weight Disk: Eight Balance

Weight: 14.1g

  • Middling weight and unremarkable weight distribution.

  • Outclassed by pretty much every common competitive Weight Disk, particularly Ten Balance. Heavier plated versions can sometimes reach the same weight however, which makes them an equal, if niche and impractical alternative.

  • Generally though, no competitive use.

Note: This part is not legal under current World Beyblade Organisation rulings.

Weight: 7.2g

    • Narrow, rounded tip provides exceptionally poor stability and Defense as well as no movement.

    • The pseudo-free-spinning tip is mounted to a cylindrical plastic piece which sits inside the Base, but this has little effect on performance.

    • In addition, the "free spin" gimmick is limited by the large contact area between this centre shaft and the surrounds as well as needing sprues from the runner frame to be clipped very carefully to not scrape.

    • Hasbro, to their credit, did mold the tip better and it lacks the line running through it that causes the Takara version to be even worse than it already is.

    • Hasbro's Griffolyon Base lacks the poles of the Takara version, though the bases of them remain at the sides of the Blade Base.

    • These pole bases result in poor LAD, especially with the awful stability of the tip.

    • While the Hasbro version is certainly better than the Takara version it is still an awful Blade Base.

Overall

    • The Hasbro version of Griffolyon is hamstrung by the poles taken from the appalling-regardless Blade Base to the otherwise-excellent Attack Ring, making a marginally less awful Blade Base and a greatly inferior Attack Ring. As such, there is no reason to buy the Hasbro version of Griffolyon.

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