I haven’t seen much talk about this, so I figured here would be as good a place as any to put this. I should note that I’m playing on the 360 and I didn’t want to spend time on the waiting list for a PS3 model a few months ago, so I just made my own. As a result, it does have SOCDs and I’m not sure how that effects these inputs, but I’d love to hear from official PS3 players or No-SOCD modded players. Also, I’ve only tested this with Zangief and Hakan, since those are the only characters I play that have 360 moves.
The Problem: Using a stick, the normal grounded 360 input is b, d, f, u+p, which works due to the game’s fuzzy input system. You’d expect this to translate to the hitbox, but attempting this input will lead to a piledriver 0% of the time. There are a few other inputs that do work, however:
b, d, f, u, u+b+p - Works with Zangief only. This is the most logical input for this move in my opinion. After you press the up button, you can simply continue to hold it and press b+p to complete the move. This input, however, will not work for Hakan when he is on the ground; he’ll just jump backwards. It will work after a jump or buffered after a normal, however. Also, I should not that I’m using “u+b” instead of “ub” on purpose since that makes more sense for me when talking about an ABC.
b, d, f, b, u, p - This works for Zangief and Hakan. Strange, right!? The fuzzy inputs allow this move to work. Importantly, the input doesn’t have to be “u+p”. Every button can be tapped and released in rapid succession and the move will still come out. Also, to input this move a little bit faster, you can move your left hand over and tap b, d, with you middle and index finger, then move your right hand over to tap f with your right index, then b, d, then stretch your right hand to tap the desired input to complete the move. That may sound confusing to read, but I can actually get it to come out pretty fast doing this.
b, d, f, d, f, u+p - Works for Zangief and Hakan. Another very strange input. So far, this is a slightly slower input for me, but has the advantage that it relies heavily on the index and middle fingers, which are stronger for me than my left ring-finger.
That’s all I have for now, but I’m sure more inputs will be found as people experiment. And a word on 720s: I don’t think there’s a shortcut for this. The key to doing them, I’ve found, is that after the first circle, making sure you properly input u, u+b, b is the key to doing this move. If you’re looking at the inputs in training mode, if you don’t see the “ub” arrow, then the move will probably not come out. However, if you can get used to doing it, you can get the move to come out very quickly. For example, it’s pretty easy with Zangief to whiff a f+HK into a 720.
Hope you guys can find this stuff useful!