Registered User有名人 / Yuumeijin / Celebrity
- Sep 2, 2011
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The clone was never a real technique, it's just a sign that he's fast enough that instead of being confused by illusions he can simply chase down every one of them. Maybe he's even faster than before but he's always got insane coverage just as a function of his raw speed.The clones improved though. Against Echizen, it was just a bunch of clones to deal with the illusion of Abare Dama, but against Hakamada, he covers the court with the them in a move I like to call "Swarming the Court."
There's not enough evidence about how 5 at Once works to make an estimation on all of that.
In SPoT, Yuki no longer has enough offense to hit the ball past the high level players , such as how Fuwa was returning every ball easily, so it's not as if he'll blast anything by people, but they still need to get balls past him consistently. I believe 10 at Once people crush Yuki, but 5 at Once people, it's not that clear.
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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Fuwa didn't seem to have any problem returnign Yukimura's rallies while blindfolded. Since there's no indication that Yukimura was purposely holding back on the rallies you'd have to assume his rallies aren't anything special compared to the HS level. His rallies against Sanada went into the standard 'infinite rally' thing until Sanada got hit by yips.MS level is just opinion. since we 've seen atobe/niou doubles match. not all HSers are better than MSers. when MSers beat HSers, then wat.
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.
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.