How do I beat crouch techs?


#1

Really struggling trying to find a way to discourage my opponent from doing it all the time. If it helps I use Evil Ryu.


#2

frametrap with a big gap
evil ryus forward medium kick goes over crouch tech you could use that


#3

Won’t most cr.lks beat beat me during the big gap? I’ve tried doing stuff like cr.lp, cr.lp, delay cr.lp and got beaten.


#4

Depends on how fast the cr.lk

Usually I recommend (usually with meter unless you are confident it will hit) dp-ing. As a former Ken player that blows up a lot of crouch techs if timed properly. Too early, it will count as blockstring, too late, you get hit with a cr.lk

Im not sure if that works with E.Ryu, but it never hurts to try it.
And I believe a good frame trap is cr.lp, slight delay, cr.mp/cr.mk

Im pretty sure you if you look at the frame data you can figure something out.


#5

Thanks guys. I guess I just need to work on my frametrap timing. The character that I fight the most is Ken and I believe his cr.lk is 3 frames so it blows me up easily.


#6

Yeah, just look at your respective character’s sub forum and there will probably be a list of frame traps that beat moves that startup in a certain number of frames. I know a 3F frame trap is cr.lp, st.hp or cr.lp, st.lk.


#7

You have to not only know that they’re going to crouch tech, but also the timing of their crouch tech. Which is usually a delayed crouch tech.

Or you can whiff punish them, which is more consistent but harder to set up.

Some setups are better because the catch a larger window. If they have a 3 frame cr.lk, if you do a 3 frame uppercut on the second frame out of blockstun, you can catch a 5 frame window.

Distinguish between catching mashing right out of blockstun and catching crouch tech, and accept that you can’t always catch both.