Originally Posted by Yumiko
...You obviously don't fight good Ryans, do you?
It wouldn't kill Ryan's combo ability, but it would obviously kill his catching ability. I don't know what kind of Ryans you play against to get caught by AA(A/S) or >>S, but >>AS S is the fastest and most effective way to land the first hit. If you can't cancel >>AS, then there's enough delay to easily get caught by a rushing Sieg/Tia/Yuki.
But if you're so confident about Ryans, then can you tell me how a Ryan can start a low decay damaging combo with >>AS if they happen to hit from far away?