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Desert Suspension [1]
Desert suspension
Name
Kanji 砂漠浮遊
Rōmaji Sabaku Fuyū
Literal English Desert Suspension
Other Sand Suspension
Debut
Manga Chapter #217
Anime Naruto Episode #127
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 4
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Data
Classification Ninjutsu
Class Supplementary
Derived jutsu
Users

This is one of the multiple offensive and auxiliary methods Gaara has thought of during combat. It is a trick where he uses the chakra-enhanced sand to support his own weight and float in mid-air and to use as a method of transportation if needed. By increasing the size of the platform Gaara can transport others along with him or even grant some one else their own platform of sand to fly on, as seen in the case of the other Kage, where this ability became a key aspect of evasion and transportation in the Fourth Shinobi World War. This technique apparently uses very little chakra, as Gaara stated riding on the sand would help him conserve chakra.[2]

Another testament to this technique is its speed; Gaara can cover great distances in mere minutes, even faster than Ōnoki's flight technique. However, its true speed was displayed when Gaara used this technique to manoeuvre Kakashi Hatake at a speed to match even Might Guy in his Eight Gates Released Formation, while the latter was in mid-attack.

References

  1. Second Databook, page 226
  2. Chapter 217, page 9

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