Hiroji's tactic of sending Shadow Clones to do his risky work for him had become too predictable. Akihiro was too smart to fall for the same trick twice and from his height vantage position, he was prepared to absolutely counter any shadow clone that emerged from the ground. The technique Akihiro had prepared was one of his most powerful- if not the most powerful, Fuuton technique in his arsenal. It would certainly force Hiroji out of his hole, Akihiro was sure of it.
"Hold it...Hold it..." Akihiro carefully waited for Hiroji's attack. "Now!"He quickly noticed the pattern in his movements and was about ready to counter it as long as he kept on using Shadow Clones to do his job. And of course, he eventually did. A bit before the shadow clone emerged from the ground, Akihiro jumped from the tree where he was standing and while right there up in the air he released Wind Release: Pressure Damage perpendicularly to the ground just as the clone emerged.
The clone had used some sort of Suiton against him but Akihiro had 3 factors in his favor: The first one was gravity. The clone had to shoot his jutsu upwards towards him while Akihiro needed only to shoot downwards. The second one was the general aiming of the technique. Akihiro sort of guessed when and where the clone was going to emerge from and he had a very wide technique to aim- even if the missile was off by 20 meters it would still cause heavy damage. The missile was only off by a mere 4 meters and it was so because Akihiro wanted it to be off. The final factor was the jutsu's speed. Pressure Damage was naturally faster than Hiroji's suiton and when aided by gravity this difference only increased.
So before the Suiton jutsu could reach him, the Wind Release: Pressure Damage missile hit the ground next to the clone and exploded. It exploded in a 100 meters diameter razing everything in its path. Trees were blown off the ground, the ground itself dug up by sheer pressure and a potentially 50 meters deep and 100 meters diameter large hole was created. Depending on the soil composition the hole could be less deep, but even half that would do the job. The shadow clone would certainly have been dispersed by this technique and Hiroji would most likely be damaged from it. If the clone had seen the missile, it was when it was already close to the ground- and it would be too late for Hiroji to counter it once the clone dispelled from the pressure damage. And the Senju would not be able to sense the missile until it hit the ground, so the whole explosion would probably catch him by surprise- it was easy to feel untouchable deep down underground.
Of course, this also blew Akihiro upwards. But because he had nothing to it aside from air and also because he was more distant from the center of the explosion, the damage was kept to quite a minimum. The only danger was the fall, since Akihiro had risen 100 meters up in the air. Luckily he knew the Quick Jump wind release, which had precisely the purpose to avoid deadly falls. Akihiro could create small platforms beneath his feet and slowly approach the ground. Meter by meter. He would land eventually, assuming it was safe.
1/3 Precognition saves, B-rank Int perk
Learned Pressure Damage B-rank 558/200 words
Name: Wind Release: Pressure Damage
Activation Cost: 10
Range: 100 m.
Parent Technique: N/A
Hand Seals: Ram
Description: A powerful wind technique where a tornado-like mass is compressed until it has a very high density and is then released. The wind pressure is raised to its highest limit, and once the technique hits the target, the resulting blast sweeps everyone off their feet. When the user casts this technique it grows into a 100 m. diameter vortex.