i use ex shoryu wen i have only a little life left and need those invincibility frames so i dont take chip damage on wake up. it usually ends up getting blocked anyways, but at that point. theres no other option.
u see those players use cr. lp on opponents wake up because good players rarely shoryu on wake up because of the high risk (unless its an obvious jump in or cross up attempt). if they happen to eat one, theyll block the next time they are in that situation to bait the uppercut.
Wrong (frame data off the wiki). Ryu’s comes out faster, but Akuma recovers one frame earlier, unless it’s Ryu’s EX hado which both comes out quicker and recovers quicker. It also seems, and I have no hard data to back this up, that Ryu’s fireballs travel faster and have larger hitboxes.
If someone can take a look at the frame data, the block/hit stun numbers look whacky. I’m not sure that recovery - block/hit stun is the number shown on the wiki