Instead of one long post all I'll say is that if narutos sprained ankle is a continued problem then it was legitimate but if it's not really played out then it really was just for gai. I think it was a joke Kishi played on us only because he can't showcase anyone else with naruto about to fight.
Divine speaks the truth. The drawback Naruto has with his new powers is his lack of control and experience. If he doesn't train to get used to his powers he will hurt himself. Yes Naruto spraining his ankle while lookin like a lil bitch not being able to chase Kisame was done to pave the way from Gai but in the end it still happened, PERIOD. Naruto has from now till the time he fights anybody else and uses it to train. Chances are he will go SM and use his KS "Kyuubi Sage" mode in tandem so that he will have his Nature chakra armor, SM, to protect his body parts from the speed of KS mode.
Him turning into a mini kyuubi is out so he cant fire any chakra beams, and he, obviously, doesn't have any instant regeneration abilities so besides radical good speed and the power to make "stems grow out of wood" what are the other pros that go along with Naruto's new "Sage of the 6th" form? The more I think about it he actually lost abilities than gained, with this new form rather than say, a Jinchu like Bee.
PS. Its Thirsty Thursday, had a hard day of work and school, had a shit ton of beer and Sake, and im a lil drunk. So if I said anything out of context.... then f**k it. Im drunk and I'm ranting.
"He is now declaring his words to the WORLD!"
Where the fuck can I get sake and not have it taste like shite?