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  1. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Not really, he's still got it but is going through injury recover which makes him not 100%. Giku just lost the mojo, that's what it seems like.
  2. New recruits for Hatsu 2018

    I take my words back, Naya has a good build and some muscle too. Really big 17 year old.
  3. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I think Kise takes this with ease, while he's not 100%, Giku is only a frame of his former self.
  4. Harumafuji scandal thread- part 2

    Is there a topic about it? I'm really curious about it
  5. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Sumo is much much more than a sport in the sense that the sport part of sumo is only just a fraction of the whole thing. We shouldn't compare it with any sport, nothing comes even close as the culture and tradition.
  6. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    At least i learned with this discussion about how important it is for Yokozuna to be "beautifully perfect" in the standards of the sumo universe. Just don't agree that his style of sumo isn't worthy.
  7. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    It is true that i am still trying to figure out what sumo is all about and my perspective is from a fan of the surface of sumo, i barely know anything about what goes around behind the scenes, the little i know is about the recent Taka-Haru scandle. I don't think a Yokozuna can do everything he wants, at the same time, you shouldn't be told you shouldn't use a completly legal aspect of sumo. IMO it's the same as not allowing Wajima to get a left hand inside, but the again, Hakuho is not Japanese. Kachiage is an overpowering weapon and the problem is that it's legal so a great rikishi can master it to then be talked out of it. As i said, might aswell have it written that dominant Yokozuna can't use it.
  8. Where to go next?

    Made burgers, watched documentary on Takanohana II and watched the basho from 1971 to 1981, amazing to see Wajima along with Takanohana I and Kitanoumi, got to see the start of Chiyonofuji's great career and one of my favorites Mienoumi have a great ozeki run to Yokozuna but with an end that reminds me of where Kisenosato's at now. Also today's torikumi is as good as yesterday, looks like the start of a great basho
  9. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    If tsuppari and kachiage are legal you should use it freely, if they have a problem with it, ban it. It's like talking Kaio out of doing his beautiful kotenage, it's as dangerous or even more dangerous than tsuppari and kachiage. Might aswell make a list of "moves Yokozuna aren't allowed to do"
  10. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Is it just me or does Hakuho look a little bit chubbier than we usually see him? Maybe time is sarting to catch up to him, he's starting to remind me of an old Taiho.
  11. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    He's still young, i believe the problem is his diet and training regiment, 3 years ago he had way more muscle and less fat than now, he also seemed extremely motivated each bout. Mentality is everything in his case, his knees are naturally weak from what i've read and his legs are built inward so he needs to works on his leg muscles to sustain his weight in which getting heavier will only make it worse, motivation is key and sadly that's not what we are seeing, i miss that mean mug
  12. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    That Takakeisho win was beautiful, he even put his foot on Kisenosato's knee and spun him around, perfectly executed. The guy got some cards down in his mawashi
  13. Your "hearts banzuke"?

    Don't think that Takayasu or Takanoyama were too rough on the guy, he couldn't push Takayasu 1 time without falling down so he was just tired and they put him under pressure, i do admit those axe kicks weren't needed but it's probably the same or less punishment than any other rikishi endured, butsukari is more mental than physical.
  14. Hatsu Day 1 match-ups

    Indeed we shall see how he performs under pressure, although he doesn't play mawashi games like Akinoshima, he's all about pushing and pulling, he's way more explosive than Toyonoshima and with his short limbs and strong torso at 175cm 168kg he is much stronger and has a better center of gravity than Kotonoshiki. Plus he's 21, he has potential to be very good along with his nemesis Onosho.
  15. Hatsu Day 1 match-ups

    Indeed that's a pattern but there's more to it than just numbers, Taka's first "sanyaku" basho was at m1 he went 5-10 struggling in all his bouts against joi, his second run at m1 was almost the opposite, he handled everyone and even his losses were competitive(Onosho won their second encounter via hairtakikomi ) so TK is now ready for everyone in the top rankings, so dont be surprised with a double digit performance.