Flails are a loose hanging type of rotating weapon.
- A flail is a spinning weapon that dangles loosely, usually by a chain. When it gets up to speed, it "flails" around, hence the name. Flails were sometimes used in conjunction with Full-body spinners, their flexible designs helped prevent backlash to the robot's shell.
Advantages and Disadvantages
- The flailing motion of the blades increases the amount of kinetic energy they carry. This allows them to cause more damage than an equivalent rigid weapon.
- Flails absorb shocks better than rigid blades.
- Flails are prone to breakage, which could leave the robot spinning wildly off-balance. Mauler was infamous for flipping itself due to stability issues.
- A dangling flail can often restrict a robot's ability to self right.
List of Robots with Flails
Robots are listed alphabetically. Robots that failed to qualify are listed with a blue background.
|Robot||Series Appearances with Flails||Notes|
|Caliban||Series 2||Pioneer of flails. Interchangeable with a full-body spinner|
|Hoot||Dutch Series 2, Nickelodeon||Loanerbot|
|Humdrum||US Season 1, Nickelodeon||Loanerbot|
|Inquisitor||Series 2||Was destroyed by Razer before it had the chance to be used.|
|Jackson Wallop||Series 7||Attached to a spinning disc. Largest body-to-weapon ratio allowed|
|Joker||US Season 2, Nickelodeon||Attached to an angled spinning disc|
|Mace||Series 2-3||The flail weapon prevented Mace 2 from self-righting in the Semi-Finals.|
|Marauder||US Season 2|
|Mauler||Series 3||Not allowed to compete due to safety concerns.|
|The Parthian Shot||Series 2||Never made it into the arena|
|Tornado||Series 7||One of its interchangeable weapons|
|Victor 2||Series 3||Interchangeable with a lawnmower blade|
|Whirling Dervish||Series 2|
|Whirlpool 70||Extreme 1|