08-06-2011, 01:30 PM #18
im quite shocked this man (chai biao) not famous in this forum. i searched but no thread talk about his personal life, achievement, ppl sharing pictures oncourt/offcourt. this is not fair to female fans
Last edited by soulpx; 08-06-2011 at 01:31 PM. Reason: typo
08-15-2011, 04:11 PM #19
chai biao is really quite special , as is zhang nan
i rank them as A-team players, real champion mindsets
Its a shame zhang nan and chai biao dont play together more often, probably cos Zhang nan is so special Chinese coaches dont want to exhaust him by playing him in MD and XD.
therefore, poor chai biao has to be paired with a "filler", and who better to perform the filler role than Guo zhen dong - a second string player who fills the gaps.
08-15-2011, 04:32 PM #20
Thats a bit harsh, Guo used to play with Xu. LYB decided that Xu would be better suited to XD than MD and he saw an opportunity to switch Xu to XD with Ma Jin. Zhang was told to focus on his XD with Zhao Yunlei, this left Chai Biao and Guo Zhengdong without partners. It only made sense to team them up.
Maybe after OG12 will Chai/Zhang reunite. Guo might end up playing with LYB's son (Li Gen)
08-15-2011, 05:34 PM #21
Maybe after OG12 will Chai/Zhang reunite. Guo might end up playing with LYB's son (Li Gen)[/QUOTE]
Ha Ha Ha.... I like this a lot!
08-21-2011, 11:58 AM #22
12-18-2011, 08:30 AM #23
congrats chai biao for being SSF runner up!!
12-18-2011, 01:48 PM #24
12-19-2011, 05:31 AM #25
12-20-2011, 09:23 AM #26
i think tat they kid of like give up after so close but losing the 1st game, they gt a really great chance, and they didnt lose to their opponents bt to their own selves, i think
12-20-2011, 11:13 PM #27
Chai Biao is quite a hard smasher imo.. Saw him 'LIVE' in stadium, broke his Li Ning racket when doing a hard jumping smash.
08-02-2012, 04:47 AM #28
who agrees with me that guo zhen dong has the weakest smash in the top 10 MD pairs?
i used to think he was just hitting half smashes, until i realised that is as hard as he hits!
and his technique doesn't help in terms of imparting power. his body faces forward unlike the textbook technique of body facing sideways when smashing
anyway, i've never rated Guo.
zhang nan needs to replace "B" team player Guo if Chai Biao is to realise his potential!!
08-02-2012, 06:19 AM #29
I have to say the GZD/CB combination is much better than ZN/CB as GZD is more experienced and much better at the net and in half-court play than both of them (his backhand has no back swing at all and he places it well most of the time). He DOES half-smash a lot of the time to get into his more favored position and not open up the court for counter attack.....although his smash isn't as strong as most others, I agree. Still better than Fang Chieh Min's though.
The last half year I didn't see more than one, possibly two matches where Chai Biao played better than Guo. Too many errors, to hasty around the front and little variation (with one or two exceptional matches where he was on fire and played amazing). China needs more MD players!
08-02-2012, 07:12 AM #30
still, in terms of potential and ability, GZD will forever be a B team player (IMO he also lacks the mental strength and ability to rise to occasions - i.e. he lacks the champion mindset which ZN possesses) whereas I see tons of potential in CB
CB probably has the strongest smash in the china team - well, he certainly gives FHF a run for his money!
08-02-2012, 07:20 AM #31
He's ages from Fu's smash Fu doesn't only hit hard, he hits with great placement. CB is near him (never above 300 afaik) concerning speed, but his placement is not as good at times.
09-16-2012, 09:45 AM #32
Now THIS is the pair that can replace Cai and Fu!!! Not Hong Wei and Shen Ye. Certainly not Chai and Guo (Guo - you are no longer required thank you!!)!
Congrats Chai and Zhang on winning their first SS title! I am sure this is the first of many to come
09-16-2012, 10:17 AM #33
09-17-2012, 01:44 AM #34
I think Zhang Nan may not spend a lot of time with CB is mainly because being part of the best XD team in the world, Zhang Nan will play a lot of of XD matches. I'm not sure if he has energy to play both MD and XD.
But after watching the China Master, ZN/CB seems to be more promising to replace CY/FHF than CB/GZD and HW/SY. But still ZN is lack of power and CB is still very inconsistent. It will be a tough decision for the Chinese coaches.
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