Mmmm people are just giving too much hype to Kintarou's improvement.
By now he can hit 5 balls, but Yukimura also can, even if it wasn't shown he returned Samurai Drive, 2 balls going at different directions, and that's much harder than hitting 3 at the same time that are coming at you. Yukimura gained the dreams, and Kintarou Yama Funka and the 5 balls power-up.
If the ranking system is correct, and Yukimura owned Fuwa who is stronger than Hakamada, then Kintarou stands no chance against him. The result, obviously, will be the same as the one in national finals, Kintarou kneeling down after being destroyed. Kintarou's shots are useless against Yukimura, Yama Funka is like Yama Arashi, he had clone technique before, and 5 balls won't be enough for Kintarou. Also, he will get instantly yipped and forfeit the match, seriously, his mental is 0. 0, while Ryoma and Sanada probably have 5 mental, he won't resist that much and fail.
It's not to say Yuki was pushed into a corner at any state in the match.
Secondly, It's not to say we have seen Yuki pushed into a corner against somebody without TMnK in this series yet. So although I see 10-at-once doing damage, I doubt Yuki would get ''crushed''.
Secondly, I would say hitting 5 at once, isn't that big of a deal.
Akutsu can do it. So you're now saying Akutsu > Yuki due to 5-ball return?
Sanada can do 5 at once, but it was BA that means he can fight Yuki properly. And has the chance of winning.
Kintaro can hit 5 at once and has clones. But its not as if Super Megaton affected Yuki even slightly. It's not a move that can even phase High Level players.
Hakamada pissed on Yama Funka Serve.
I'm sorry but just 5 at once shouldn't be enough to touch Yukimura. Considering Tanishi has 4 at once. So you could be saying Yuki only just edges over Tanishi in a match.
Its the 10 at once I can understand.
Considering the manga says Yuki can see through special offensive shots, I'm not sure why people mentioned them.
And why are people comparing Kintaro to Sanada?
Sanada began SPoT significantly stronger than Kintaro, and improved significantly more than Kintaro.
Despite Yukimura and Ryoma being titled as the Top of the Middle School Tennis World in PP5 which is whilst the Losers had even returned, I don't know how Yuki has suddenly become weak in a few people's eyes.
The guy is strong.
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LOL, Yuki took points off of an un-yipped Sanada too.
I wouldn't go as far as to say he can't take points off High tier players.
I wouldnt go as far as to say he has a bad offense either.
This could be a shut-out since 5-ball return doesn't prevent Kintaro from getting Yipped. Come on... just five? When we've seen guys hit 10?
Considering Sanada has BA + 5ball return, I wouldn't even entertain 5ball return must mean you can overcome Yips.
Otherwise Konomi wouldn't have made BA in the first place.
Hahaa comparing Sanada to Kintaro lol.
@Airgrimes, simple words. This match is a joke, and nobody understands that Yukimura is still among the top, for god's sake, Kintarou's helpless here.
I don't even think he is as helpless as Nationals, but 5ball + Clones doesn't suddenly throw you up the tier ranking when you're that high up on it.
konomi gave yukimura too STRONG powers. so he wins. I'm not saying kintaro sucks, i bet he returned all of yuki's balls in pot1, but yuki had to stop his azzz.
We know the order of difficulty is something like:
master Black Aura > 5 balls > basic Black Aura
Even basic Black Aura can resist yips (Sanada scored a point), and it says Yukimura fears the aura's power.
Now Kintaro is at least at the 5 ball level. We don't know how # of ball he's currently at due to lack of further evidence but he's at a point where he has resistance to yips. It is possible yips still knocks him out long enough to win, but given Sanada scored a point with basic Black Aura it suggests any 5-ball guys can at least do something about yips.
While Yukimura can return anything, Kintaro can pretty much return anything as well so it's just be your standard mega marathon fight. Given Kintaro is clearly at the top of the stamina/power game while Yukimura has not shown such traits, it seems to me the most likely outcome is that Yukimura gets a few games off Kintaro due to yips before he breaks out of it, and then they start rallying for an hour on each play, until Yukimura concedes due to exhaustation because at that point each game would literally take an hour or more to complete given both have the 'infinite rally' tendencies, so unless Yukimura is up like 4-0 or 5-0 before the infinite rallies occur, he'll lose by TKO.
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Of course Yuki has super mental powers but his super mental powers is stoppable by some level of X-ball hitting. For example I think it's pretty safe to say if Tokugawa played Yukimura it's going to be just "LOL your tricks have no effect on me" despite we've seen nothing from Tokugawa aside from hitting 10 balls at once.
Now Kintaro can't do 10 balls, but he can do 5. We know Sanada started developing resistance to yips before he can even do 5 balls, so it's logical to assume 5-ball hitters can have resistance to yips. How much resistance we don't know, but since 5-ball hitting is a huge deal in NPOT so it'd be reasonable to assume 5-ballers aren't going to just straight up to lose to a technique like Yips. Maybe Kintaro breaks out of it down 3-0 or 4-0, at that point I guess they'd each hold their serves. But here's the problem. Because both characters are the 'infinite rally' type you'd assume each point might take 30 minutes to play and each game could take a few hours at this point, so let's say Kintaro broke out of yips at 4-0, by the rules given it's his serves so it'd take 4 games before he loses (6-2) assuming both character hold their serve at this point. Given each game could take several hours complete you're looking at say possibly 10 hours to finish the last 4 games. While Yukimura undoubtedly has high base stats, he's not described as an 'infinite endurance' guy like Kintaro, so I think it's likely he gets worn out by the infinite rallies before he wins.
Obviously this also depends on how long it takes Kintaro, if ever, to break out of yips. If he broke out at 5-0 then Yukimura has serve (according to the established rules) and maybe he takes an hour to win the last game but that's obviously no problem. I assume that it's reasonable for a 5-baller to break out of yips before 6-0 though given basic Black Aura can break out of yips and is learned before 5-ball.
Yuki plays super long rallies because that's the way yips appear. He hasn't mental powers.
Kintarou probably didn't develop Yips because Ryoma was trying his hardest to win the point. They both used every move they had. Yukimura, on the other hand, simply returns every shot, no matter what kind of shot it is. That makes an opponent lose confidence. That's where the yips comes from, the simple overwhelming feeling that you can't win.
Against Yuki, it was portrayed that Kintaro just stood no chance through-out their playing. Kintaro got his ass-kicked. No ''powers'' lol.
Unless you honestly think Sanada is a Fire bender from Avatar since he can use Ka.
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WTF??? Basic black aura and mastered black aura??
What are you on about? They are the saming thing.
What on earth givese you the idea of 5ball return > Black Aura?
Sanada hadn't mastered it since it was the first time. Remember Ryoma used TMnK for one shot only, so its saying BA is similar to TMnK.
5ball return can't be that great if Konomi made Ryoma go on to learn 10ball return, and Sanada have BA AND 5 ball return.
Kintaro and Akutsu can't beat Yuki with just 5ball return.
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Why would Kintaro hold his serve Phantron?
Yama Funka probably isnt stronger than Super Megaton.
Kintaro cannot defeat Yuki. It will defintely be better than the ass-kicking he got in Nationals, but Clones and 5ball can't change him so suddenly.
And also, 5 ball is no big deal. Otherwise Konomi wouldn't have had Sanada have BA + 5ball, and Ryoma have 10ball.
Akutsu and Kintaro were never on Ryoma or Sanada's level.
So implying Kintaro can do what Sanada did is stupid.
Kintaro was on his knees while in Yips. Sanada is the only player we've seen capable of standing whilst Yipped.
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Your forgetting, Yuki took points off of Sanada while he was out of Yips.
So your talking BS that he is weak at rallying by HS standards.
So far, breaking out of Yips requires an Aura. Right now, with new Yips,
The new Yips doesn't let you break out. Instead of making you think you have lost, you think you have won.
This means you no longer need to be losing to be Yipped.
So Kintaro couldn't break out, since he wouldn't be in a state where he thinks he is losing.
Phantron, you have to at least understand the new Yips if your going to make your argument.
Re-read the 11-20 MS takeover.
Yeah Kintaro has clones, But Yuki got up-graded Yips.
Yuki will definetely win.
LOL, how can you say Kintaro will return everything like Yuki can?
Yukimura has higher technique. It's never been mentioned Kintaro's technique is high.
He just has Power, Speed and Stamina.
You're missing out various things man.