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Just a question about Shukuchihou.
It has been stated that Shukuchihou is caused by the player keeping his head still while moving to create the illusion of instantaneous movement. Even though it is an illusion, the players still teleport and move very quickly.
So what is Shukuchihou really? It's hard enough to catch up to a Zero-shiki, Higuma Otoshi or Cord Ball using normal movement but how does running with your head still allow you to catch up to such shots and return as a volley?
Can someone clarify for me? Is it an illusion or speed boost?
1cOriginally Posted by Sai
Shukuchihou is a speed buff but it also has an illusion part because adjusting to speed is one of the easier things to do in POT. Shukuchihou's illusion hides its inherent speed so that your opponent might think you're really not that fast and fall for it multiple times.
The Shikuchi is an illusionary technique by nature. This isn't a move that Konomi created just for the Prince of Tennis. It's an actual East Asian martial arts move that was used by samurai and swordsmen back in the days of war. It's an illusion in that the user makes it seem like they are erasing the 'distance' between them and their opponent. Shikuchi means "Reducing the Ground [Between One And Another]." It is even called teleportation in some circles.
Last edited by Brandnewkid; December 16, 2012 at 02:10 AM.
Shikuchi could mean teleportation though that'd usually be in context of stuff that looks more like Naruto.
I looked up the Wikipedia article under the Japanse page and it says the legends say masters of this technique can move tens of meters in an instant. Of course that'd mean masters of this tech can move considerably faster than Usain Bolt without even a running start, but that's probably why it's a legend. In light of this the distance covered by the POT counterparts is comparable to what the legends would say.
It's where they almost leap-run across in a straight line so they got somewhere extremely fast, and if their upper body stays still in a fight it would look like they came out of nowhere.
Then again the Amazing legendary Usain Bolt is nothing to Oshitari Kenya who sprints across water in PoT so it depends how far we can step into the real world to explain this.
I know that serves in real life are a lot faster than rallies but this is apparently not true in POT (the fastest serve recorded in POT is 215 km/h, presumably faster serves like Mach Serve do not have a km/h value). Rallies are apparently where the vast majority of powerful moves are used so you'd have to compare them to the serve in their real life counterpart.
Last edited by Phantron; December 16, 2012 at 09:33 PM.
Little fun fact, but a lot of moves in PoT are very loosely based on real martial arts moves. Take Fuji's Kirin Otoshi which is an obvious homage to the famous Ono-ha Ittō-ryū technique, the Kiri Otoshi.
I was thinking about this the other day. Niou's Ilussion really lets him synchro with anyone? I mean, yeah, he can become a Mutsu (to synchro with another Mutsu), Kikumaru (to synchro with Oishi), and probably any other player in a synchro pair... but what about non synchro pairs?
In his match with Atobe, that synchro probably only worked cause Atobe is an arrogant jerk... would that work with Kaidoh for example? Maybe we overestimated his doubles skills...