Lol. I read the first line and wondered what was going on. "What? Why are we talking about Kakashi?"
It's also possible that people with many techniques would be able to beat Kabaji. Kabaji doesn't seem to pull very far ahead of his opponent in the game count. It seems like the match would be very long, but would stay pretty much even. I'd imagine most of his games go to a tiebreak. This is just a theory: If someone simply kept up with Kabaji and went into the tiebreak, they could unveil their secret moves there. It usually takes Kabaji a point or two to catch on. Having many techniques would also help. If Tezuka had waited a little longer to use Hyaku Ren Jitoku no Kiwami, he might have been able to win the game before Kabaji copied his technique.
Actually, thinking about it there are plenty of people that could beat him. Well, maybe not plenty, but... . Inui could probably beat Kabaji with his data tennis, which can't be copied. Fuji's wide array of techniques couldn't be copied all in the same match. (Or could they?). Eiji's acrobatic play can't be copied, look at Kabaji's size for gods sake. And that's just Seigaku. (I didn't mention Echizen because it's obvious).
Actually, I think Kabaji would be the hardest person to collect data from. He doesn't have a play style of his own. Even if he did, I highly doubt he uses it enough for Inui to get even a bit of data.
As for Fuji, I think it depends on when he decides to use them. It only took Kabaji one point to copy the Zero Shiki Drop, but it took him 4 games to copy the Hyaku Ren Jitoku no Kiwami. If Fuji played his cards right, I think it would be possible for him to space the counters far enough apart to win. I think that's how people should beat Kabaji. Beat him before he can copy your technique. Imagine it's neck and neck up until the match point in the tiebreak. If they pull their trump card there, they'll win.
Omg, I really hope Kabaji never tries to imitate Kikumaru's acrobatics
Double Kabajis would be fun!! ^_^
wouldn't it be the easiest to copy since Kabaji copies the hits (exactly only with more power) of his opponent? Inui probably has data on himself, considering that knowing your weak points is how you improve.
Originally Posted by kawaiikitsune
yes, in the anime Kabaji does imitate Kikumaru's acrobatics. Sad. Creepy. Still, kabaji is easily beat by simply not using any moves. He may have power, but just run him around. And if he does copy moves, then it is your move, and you should know your own move's weakness.
EDIT: What episode is Kabaji vs Tezuka? I don't think there was one in the anime, since in the vs Hyotei matches, Tezuka played Atobe
Kabaji vs. Tezuka is in the Newest OVA #11 and has already been played in the Manga.
Well, once you show Kabaji how to defeat your technique, he'll be able to copy it. Plus, your weaknesses and tendencies wouldn't be copied, would they? I don't think Kabaji would copy the weakness.
What I mean is, that since you developed your technique, you should know the weakness of that technique. for example:
tsubame gaishi- weakness: no spin
twist serve- rising
Tezuka zone- reverse the spin
True, but once you show Kabaji how to defeat your technique, he'll use that same weakness against you. Meaning, once you show him how to defeat it, you can no longer use that technique either. That's why my theory is to save your trump cards near the end.