Double Tapping Chains/Normals in 3S/SSFIV


Apart from just stylistic reasons, is there any reason for someone to be double tapping their normals or chains?

eg. Ken’s mp hp target combo, would there be any point to double tapping this?

What about cr. lk x2 -> SA3 in 3rd strike? I know that there are people out there who even double tap whiffed normals, but is there any particular reason that they do? or is it just for show?


Probably just force of habit. It’s much easier for one person to learn to double tap one new combo when they already double tap everything to begin with. It might also throw off people who listen to their opponent’s button presses.

But you certainly don’t have to double tap if you don’t want to.