Gripping a balltop. (Left Handed)


#1

I have been using a Sanwa stick since January, and play as if I’m right handed. This is comfortable for me, but I struggle doing motions towards the left side. My hand actually feels weak. I get the feeling similar to going into muscle failure while working out. I hold the joystick between my thumb and index finger and have experimented with these grips…

http://forums.shoryuken.com/showpost.php?p=5268588&postcount=5

I get the same results from these grips.

This problem became noticeable while trying to preform FADC into ultra with Sagat.

Any suggestions on grip? Or do I have a weak ass girly pussy faggoty grip.

Love Russell


#2

grip should be user preference, just make sure that you have full control of it at all times.

January is only 2 months. By half the year you should be fine, just keep practicing.


#3

ive seen people play with their hands crossed… duno how comfortable but it seems to work

maybe you can have someone build you a left handed stick


#4

that is funny because i was thinking about doing that about a week ago as kind of a goof, but i also believe it would become a standard for some. just good luck getting used to that then switching to an actual arcade set up…


#5

I just think you have to get used to the motions and they wont feel so weak. After awhile they become muscle memory. I am left-handed and only began joysticking recently and now I’m completely used to it.
I actually don’t get why some left handed people can’t use a stick with their left. It seems as if they would have more control with their prominent hand.


#6

I’m left handed and have been using joysticks for years in arcades. I can do quarter and half circle motions down to left all day long, but down to right I still run in to issues… gotta practice more but for sure after 2 months you’ll still be getting your feet wet. First find a hold that works for you, whatever that may be make sure it’s comfortable for you.