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Yes, In would be completely useless. Irie understands feelings and emotions. No matter what play style or habits you uses against Irie, he will see right into your mind. If you can read someone else's emotions you know what they will do next.
Just because you can see/predict the ball , doesn't mean you can return it.
just because u copy someone else's technique physically doesn't mean you will be able to copy it either.
i doubt irie could duplicate rai even if he understood it.
SUPER EDIT: Irie saw atobe kingdom, but couldnt replicate it or stop it directly
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Well the overall standings on the reserve team has Oni at #2 and Irie at #3.
That said it seemed like Oni had a way easier time against the replacement #5 compared to Irie versus #20. Of course there's the acting factor, but Oni just totally destroyed the replacement #5, and I'd assume that guy is at least G11-20 tier.
Irie is described as the guy no one wants to play but I got the feeling it's more like he's the #7 seed guy who can surprise you so you'd rather play the #6 seed guy who is better overall but has no surprises.
Still, Sanada has not yet improved beyond just being able to hit five balls at the same time, which isn't really much (Tokugawa can hit 10, presumably Oni can too). He's likely going to get a power boost when the Black Aura is revealed, but that hasn't happened yet.
we dont know oni and irie ever fought, its like saying number 1 and number 2 probably fought because they are close ranking. oni the other number 2 understands irie play style, but it dont mean they battled.
I'm voting for Irie... He was owining Atobe (and Atobe has shown more improvement than Sanada, he only got Black Aura and that only lasted 1 point).
Someone should call Fayte, this match is perfect for him.
Don't forget that Irie KOed Akiba and his speed shot is the fastest shot, other than TnK serves, we've seen in all of PoT/SPoT.
POT RULE# 43 - LOW POWER DOES NOT MEAN ONE CANNOT RETURN POWER SHOTS. POWER AND TECHNIQUE CANCEL EACH OTHER OUT.
Now that we've cleared that up, Irie's high technique grants him the ability to return shots of equal power in comparison to his technique. On paper, Irie should be able to return Rai, if he understands the mechanics of the shot like Yukimura does. I'm sure Irie would be able to figure it out with his high mentality.
POT RULE #17 - SANADA'S IN (SHADOW) IS THE ABSENCE OF A DISTINCT EMOTIONAL PATTERN. THIS FLUCTUATING ELUSIVENESS MEANS SANADA IS NOT READABLE BY ANY MEANS.
If a freaking supernatural Aura dedicated to predicting opponents can't even read Sanada, how the hell is Irie going to read Sanada simply because he is observant? Let's be real.
I personally think this would be a great match. I do think Irie would have to be serious from the start with Sanada. Irie may have been able to buy time with Atobe, but Sanada doesn't waste any time. He gets the job done and moves on. I do think serious Irie will return all of Sanada's shots very similar to Yukimura, until Sanada breaks out Black Aura and wins.
I don't see how In was in any way hiding Sanada's emotions in the Tezuka versus Sanada match. It was rather obvious to see what his emotion was at that game. In can hide what he plans to do, but Sanada sure wasn't hiding his emotion toward the match.
Technique can be used to substitute for Power but I've never seen it used to substitute for Stamina. Perhaps Mental can be used to be substitue for Stamina, though. Otherwise someone with a stamina 2 physically cannot last through a triple digit tiebreaker (Krauser had a stamina of 2 and didn't even last to a 0-6 ending).
Not the strongest evidence, but still.
Atobe had to move around a lot more than Irie during the tiebreaker (and before then Irie probably didn't lose much stamina because he didn't have to use his full strength) and had the injury on top of that. Irie just kinda stood there and hit the ball to the right spots.
In other words, while Atobe's stamina is much higher than Irie's, he also lost it much faster.
Sanada is levels above Atobe, I do think Irie will break all of Sanada's techniques and has to go all out from the start, then he activates BA in mid match, something like this.
Sanada starts winning, 2-0, Irie goes troll mode but doesn't work. Sanada wins another game 3-0, he is also playin at his fullest. Irie goes all out, score reverses to 4-3, Sanada then decides to use BA. Irie gets roflstomped, Sanada wins 6-4 or 7-5 if Irie gets back to 5-3, Sanada uses BA and wins 7-5.
Irie also had to move around a lot in the tie-break but he lasted a triple digit tie-break with Atobe who likes to wear opponents out.
Irie went to a 3 digit tie-break. I think it could have gone beyond two sets long. No way can you say something didnt contribute for his low stamina.
He outlasted Atobe too. Regardless of circumstances, Irie was fine when Tanegashima spoke to him.
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We've seen players stunned by the speed of a shot loads of times.
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Mouri, Ochi, Tohno, Kimijima, Ohmagari, Oni, Ryoga, Duke, Tanegashima and Byoudouin.
The rest are just Old 11-20 lol.
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That 2nd Stringer list is little to go by.
Its likely that nobody on that Top 20 played one another.
So how can they decide Yamato is 10th, Nakagauchi is 8th, Irie is 3rd, Oni is 2nd and Tokugawa is 1st if none of them have gone head to head.
Only by match scores.
Which doesn't prove Tokugawa > Irie or Oni or vice-versa between the three of them.
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