(Not that Shishido is good or anything lol).
I want to talk about Sanada's "In".
How many techniques does it actually prevent in the series? We know it prevent Saiki. Does it prevent World of Ice? Atobe Kingdom? Irie's Understanding?
Since SKnK is Insight, I imagine it provides some defence against Insight. (This means Atobe likely doesnt have a dream of a chance against Sanada right now).
It also would eliminated Data Tennis.
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Can anyone tell which technique is causing the clockwise Gyro Spin here?
Momoshiro is returning Bakyuun with Black Jack Knife so I cant actually tell which technique is causing the intense spin on the ball like this.
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In eliminates Prediction. Data Tennis should initally become ineffective against it. SKnK is out of the question aswell.
He becomes unpredictable, so it means you have to go on the defensive against Sanada.
It means unless you are a Counterpuncher (Fuji, Kaidoh, Yanagi) or are able to use a Counterpunching play style (Shiraishi, Yukimura) your at a big disadvantage against it.
However if you are one of them then the technique doesnt affect you so much, since playing defensively is the norm for you if you are a counterpuncher, and Shiraishi and Yukimura showed they are still top level even when defensive. Atobe also, for that matter against Muga!Ryoma was splendid defensively.
In short, as long as your good defensively its fine. Otherwise, if your weak defensively, you have no idea which of FuuRinKaZanRai is coming next and are unable to react to it when it comes. Therefore your finished.
World of Ice and Atobe Kingdom are Insight. In doesnt eliminate Insight. So no, it doesnt stop World of Ice from Irie or Atobe. Irie's understanding is his hack ability so it doesnt stop that either. Remember In isnt even Sanada's main ability in SPoT. So its not gonna be able to stop such power.
It doesnt prevent Atobe and Irie's Insight based powers. But eliminates Prediction.
This is what the manga has suggested at least.
What does Sanada's Zan actually do?
What sort of shot is it?
What makes it impenetrable? Always wondered.
You can view it in this chapter http://www.mangareader.net/422-27197...apter-300.html it appears like Sanada's going to hit a drop shot, so I think that might be a drop shot. However, the technique is stated as "the ultimate defense", so Sanada can use it to defend against the player shots and quickly make a counterattack.
In the anime, in National Finals against Tezuka, Sanada shows his Zan, he just hits strong shots but they're absorbed by Tezuka Zone, so no idea of what the shot really is, as Konomi has never shown it clearly. However, it might be a drop shot or just a method of ultimate defense that Sanada has, but it's not impenetrable as it can be defeated with World of Ice, Atobe Kingdom or a super fast shot that Sanada can't react to.
Hope it helped :)
I do think a drop shot has something to do with it. According to Sai, he believes it is Sanada standing in the middle of the court at the net, returning every shot his opponent hits at him with his long reach. This would explain the "immovable" aspect of the technique. Perhaps the drop shot is how he gets the point.
The reason we've never seen it is because Konomi doesn't know how to make it work. It's kinda hard to make it work like the others, and the fact that it's a "defensive" technique doesn't help either.
"PairPuri vol. 2 Tezuka x Shiraishi CAPTAINS
Let's Ask Those Volleyers! [pg. 36-37]
The players in the boxes were chosen as the best volleyers!!
Featuring all the players participating in the U-17 camp. We tried asking who they recognised as volleyers.
Aerial Combination (Kurobane Harukaze / Rokkaku)
Both the variety of his volleys and his control of his position in the air were great. Clumsy as I am, I can't do it. (Kawamura)"
I don't know if he's an acrobatic player, but apparently is great doing volleys (I always thought that Davide was the one that tend to do volleys in that pair, taking advantage of his long racquet). Now that I think about it, he's a serve and volley player...
(sorry if this is 4 months old lol)
This is also what made me wonder about it, I've read page of Shin Pair Puri's available online.
This just confused me.
Thing is, we will never know. We will never get to see Kurobane in a match again.
Stuff that Sai said about Zan at some point:
Zan = Immovable. It's pure defense. A Mountain stands still and is unyeilding. I think the best analogy is one a coach of mine has said about the tennis court. A tennis court is the ultimate returner, no matter what you hit at it, it bounces it back. So the same a mountain is. No matter what you throw at it, nothing takes it down in one hit. You have to uses it's own strategy against it.
Hope that helps.Quote:
Zan = A Perfect Defense. From what we've seen it's close to the net and utilizes a drop shot as one of it's finishers. The actual text describes it an an Iron Wall of Defense which cannot be taken down that crushes the opponent by drawing them into a long drawn out battle of attrition. I'm fairly certain Sanada uses his amazing height and superb control to keep the ball just out of reach of the opponent so when they return it it has to go back to him or close to him so he doesn't have to waste stamina and when they're finally too exhausted to run a ball down anymore he finishes it was that drop ridiculously close to the net.
So basically it's gives a Tezuka Zone-like effect by carefully placing the ball. By hitting strong shots at certain places of the court, Sanada can force the opponent to hit the ball towards him.
So Zan is Sanada's version of TZ, I guess.
Superb control I can believe though.
Now that I think about it, Zan is more the style of play a Counterpuncher would use then.