Execution Practice tips

Hello everyone, I’ve recently purchased and received my first arcade stick (Hori Fightstick VX). I put myself through a crash course with it in SSF4. I’m having fun trying to get a good feel for it and practiced some basic movements, QCFs, HCFs, and DP moves as well before i decide to get into combos and what not.

I’m accustomed to playing on a D-Pad so the transition was slightly rough so I was wondering if ya’ll could give any tips or things for me to keep in mind while I practice with my new tool. Feel free to use terminology, It’ll be fun for me to look 'em up in the SRK Glossary giving me two things to learn. Thanks in advance.

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