I’ve read through the footsies handbook on sonichurricane.com quite a few times now and it’s definitely improved my game as well as helping me appreciate high level play even more.
However, there is one part which I don’t quite understand, which is Element 02.
The reason why I find it confusing is that I don’t understand why by creating a blockstring that puts your opponent just outside of reversal range will achieve anything outside of catching out mashers. The clip shown with John Choi and Alex Valle doesn’t help either. Is it that Choi is attempting to chip Valle out with the Super, but misreads the range? Would Valle have been able to counter the super with an uppercut had the super been performed any closer?
All I’m asking is, what are you achieving by putting your opponent out of reversal range? Surely a good player won’t attempt anything unsafe, especially after a series of blockstrings.
Thanks in advance, I hope you understand my problem.