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Mouri - SPE 5, POW 4, STA 4, MEN 6, TEC 5
Oishi - SPE 2, POW 2, STA 4, MEN 3, TEC 4
Marui - SPE 4, POW 2, STA 3, MEN 3, TEC 5
Kite - SPE 4, POW 3, STA 4, MEN 4, TEC 5
As for defense, Kimijima implied that he would be able to defeat the combo if he took off his 60% limiter and Mouri is only one point of Mental worse than Kimijima, their other stats are the same. Given that Mouri managed to return a ZSS, I'm sure he'd be able to get Ohabu after a couple tries, especially with Oishi supporting him.
After that, Marui/Kite will have to go back to the Shukuchihou/Myougi combination which can be broken as shown by Kimijima.
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Last edited by Kaoz; August 17, 2014 at 02:24 PM.
I see, Kimijima's arm position did imply they were backspin lobs.
But my problem is with Mouri at the net defeating Marui, once Kite uses Ohabu with Marui blocking the path, surely the ball can only be for the player who is playing at the back, (Oishi). I see Kite eating Oishi alive with his array of techniques.
Whilst Mouri is indeed ridiculously balanced as a player, I do still think that Oishi and his OT isn't as big a threat as people make it out to be. Let's be real, if Niou wasn't Synchro'd with the Mutsu bros, then Oishi's OT would have been as effective as pinch on the arm to the Mutsu bros in Synchro. It wasn't the major factor to the victory.
It was Oishi's idea to Synchro with the bros that won them that game. Oishi can't say to Mouri "Hey man, just Synchro with the opponent!" this time. He's too much of a weak link outside of Synchro against Marui/Kite who are super attack + super defensive.
The only way for Oishi/Mouri is to synchro. And since this is very unlikely, I think Marui/Kite wins it quite easily.
I think Mouri/Oishi could win since they play doubles quite well. It all depends on whether Mori and Oishi can work well together. That's all. We've seen Kite/Marui work well together. However, I think Kite/Marui would win unless Mori shows us a special technique. He's the HS with the most potential to grow since he's still a 1st year.
I think the idea of OT is that as long as his partner can defend against the opponents' attack, Oishi will find a way to break through.
I think the reason why it worked so well vs the twins was that Niou could Synchro with both of them simultaneously - if he hadn't been able to do that, it wouldn't have been nearly as effective.
So even if it was Oishi/Niou, they'd have to come up with some different strategy.
That's suicide. Oishi can't cope with Marui at the net.
That's a good point too, Oishi isn't hitting back any of Kite's serves but then again, Kite's Big Bang shouldn't be able to wreck Oishi's wrists since he doesn't have Tanishi's power.
With a mere 2 in Power and a 4 in Tech whilst everybody else in this encounter has a 5 in Tech, I don't see how if Mouri is on the defensive and Oishi is a the net, how Oishi will be able to consistently defeat Marui at the net and then Kite behind him.
In a scenario of Oishi/Niou its okay cause they can Synchro together as Kikumaru!Niou and probably edge out Marui/Kite. But with Mouri, I see OT working for a while but once the opponent singles out Oishi I am yet to see Oishi figure out a solution to win a serious match with purely his tennis skill and not plot armored Synchro.
Against Niou/Yagyuu OT was not enough to overcome them fully although it very awesome. Against Shishido/Ootori it was not enough either.
I recognize I wasn't giving Oishi enough credit in that match, he definitely played a significant role in winning, but I believe the win truly stemmed from Niou being able to tap into all the thoughts of the Mutsu bros. I mean, that can be the only solution since had Niou not been in Synchro with them then let's face it, they would've been thrashed no?
That said, I'd be very surprised if he could return Myougi.
Hirakoba kinda emphasised that Shukuchiho kinda destroys lobs. Kite will consistently return Moon Volley.
At this stage I see Mouri handling things from the back but this doesn't rule Kite out from being an asshole mid-match and aiming shots AT Oishi. He clearly didn't learn his lesson against Tezuka and I think it proves he is a natural asshole and I see him seeking out Oishi in all honesty just for victory. I don't think we can rule out this likely possibility.
Mouri on the other hand is a world above Kikumaru so I guess in this scenario Oishi/Mouri would be victors.
Niou was more instrumental in that win imho.
I'm of the belief that OT wasn't such a big deal and that it was Niou being in sync and reading all the intentions of the Mutsu bros that won them the match.
I believe I don't have a rebuttal for the rest, so I'll concede those points. Let me know if you did want me to respond to any specific part of your post though.