I’m looking for some input/help/info from those of you that play on stick.
I’ve been training on stick for a few months now, I’m getting close to being as good as I was on pad, but I’m still not there. I mess up links and stuff too often due to clumsy button pressing. I have timing down.
My question is about what fingers people use to press the 6 buttons on their stick.
What I found extra interesting about the J.wong 3s character vids was how it showed his hands during play.
What surprised me was this:
He only seems to use his index and middle finger to hit buttons. He moves his hand around and generally hits the buttons in succession with his index finger!
Now I’m a Ryu player so I’m gonna translate this to Ryu:
His basic c.lk c.lp .cmk - fireball combo.
When I do this for the fireball I’ll use light punch cause at least that way if I wiff only a LP will come out (early on I used HP and left my self so open when I wiffed)
Lk with my **thumb **
LP with my index finger
Mk** with my thumb again
and the LP for the fireball with my index finger,
if its ex I"ll use **LP **and MP with index and middle finger.
If I’m FADCing that FB I’ll then use my** thumb and middle finger** for mk-mp.
Finally, if say I was linking into HP > ex TATSU instead of mk.FB :
I hit HP with my middle finger, then HK and MK with the base of my middle finger and index if you get me?
Basically hitting the hp with the tip of my middle finger and then flattening my hand to hit the other two buttons with the base of my 2 fingers.
(I do the same when linking medium punch into ex tatsu, and this can sometimes result in unwanted focus attacks)
So looking at wong it would seem he’d do ryu’s B&B combo like this:
c.lk - c.lp - c.mk -> FB all with his index finger.
it looks like he’ll sometimes hit the same button with both his index and middle finger , one ofter the other (when doing supers) instead of double tapping for example (its still a double tap but he uses one then the other finger, instead of using one to hit twice.
I’m noticing what must be plinking when linking to HP too.
To me it seems odd to use only 2 fingers 90% of the time, when I thought the whole point was you can make use of more fingers on a stick.
But looking at my own execution problems, it seems a lot of it is too many fingers messing eachother up.
Where as his method seems … cleaner
So in conclusion to what probably seems like on overly detailed post on mere button pressing , I’d really like to hear from people how they press the buttons on stick.
Because this is one of the big things for me and I’ll have to almost retrain (yet again) what my hand does on stick do land my links and combos.