Another newbish question. I’m trying to figure how how best to use Bison’s standing HK. I feel like I see top players using this button a lot, but every time I use it I get counterhit, and I’m trying to figure out what to do.
From a glance, it seems difficult to use. The range is only slightly longer than standing LP/LK, but it’s a 9 frame startup. That means my opponent has a good 5-6 frame window to hit a light button in time to counterhit me. I know that isn’t a react-able time frame, but if I’m close enough to use this move, then they are probably planning to use a light or throw anyway.
However, the benefits are awesome if it hits. I am thinking maybe I should only be using this move as a follow-up to pressure? If I ended with a move that is +3, then they only have a 2 or 3 frame window to use a light button. And at that point they are taking a serious risk, because if I followed up with crouching MP instead they are going to get counterhit.
Do you guys have any rules of thumb about when to throw out the standing HK? Thanks for any advice!