"I seek opponents stronger than myself." The Sakura AE/2012 Video Match-up Thread

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#561

Mirrors of my friends from the last v2012 session here the other weekend. Using spoiler tags to load faster

Spoiler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLflRek_GmA

http://youtu.be/Uc6rkbsX75U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm0q3GtBWNQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mw9UwcnvBY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOHwm4Pz-XQ


#562

Some from the same session

Spoiler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX3q0QN46tU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtCYDVBDWGc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gDWEbEHAUU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn-ZtWZg4Q0


#563

My Rose/Chun vs friends’ Sakuras

Some more here

https://www.youtube.com/user/radiant93/videos


#564

Before anyone said anything…yes the video quality is ass,but that’s the life of a burger flipping college student. :frowning:

Any tips or pointers?

[details=Spoiler]http://youtu.be/6nn_MFgi08g
http://youtu.be/LgkzEn_MUlQ
http://youtu.be/FQzwJZR7bus
http://youtu.be/8Nm3nKjTTKQ[/details]


#565

You got to press your advantage (j. hp and other strong jumpins, good damage combos, and so on) against Chun, especially when she doesn’t have the meter for reversal and/or if she isn’t anti-airing you very well. Try to stay close. Her fireballs are not very good, but neither are yours. If she had U1 or W in Ultra, she would have beaten you badly for those.

I posted some Chun vs Sakura sets of my own earlier in the thread. I hope you can find them useful.

I’ll try watching the other vids later.


#566

Someone upload some Hugo killing videos. I’m still having issues against him, even though I’m trying to keep him away with fireballs and standing hard kicks. Pretty please?


#567

I don’t have any videos but the match is in sakura’s favor by far. You should zone him in the beginning of the match with fireballs and dp anti airs, as well as keeping him out with far st. Hk. Once he has meter you have to be careful since he can use his running armored grab to get in.

Once he has a bar, I go for a safe jump using j. Hp and rack in a strong combo if it hits otherwise I do j. Hp, St. Hp xx lk tatsu, then neutral jump to bait a command grab and punish. Never try to cross him up as a safe jump since he can ex backbreaker through it.

If you get knocked down, don’t dwu since Hugo can option select his clap with a command grab to cover both wakeup options. Block the clap (or meaty) then backdash out and start zoning him again. You have to read what he’s going to do to you on wakeup since he can still grab you.


#568

Casuals of my friends… mix of v2012 and USF4 since some are stuff I forgot to up til now

Spoiler

Sakura vs Cammy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXNdKYHwYOc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDk5buAfFMw

Sakura vs Rolento
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXpykIyZVng

Sakura vs Ryu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8RU2vAJ_b4


#569

Oops, forgot to include this (Myers vs Kazunoko from Evo)


#570

Y0u might get a kick out of this. Unexpected shououkens all over teh place.

Some sets that I played as Sakura. I also play a horrid fei-long and Sagat, and sometimes Gen, if I really want to lose. ><


#571

#572

Sakura vs E. Ryu set of my friend

Spoiler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBCl2bvniu0&list=UUt3MSgnzTGxk9qTfaa-RHmw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vAtaiPL2Dc&list=UUt3MSgnzTGxk9qTfaa-RHmw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XKdxT00PmE&list=UUt3MSgnzTGxk9qTfaa-RHmw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEqNs6NvEqE&list=UUt3MSgnzTGxk9qTfaa-RHmw


#573

leftovers

my friend vs me (Chun)


#574

#575

So vs blanka. Im a little confused from what my asswoopings have shown me its best to hp shoryu punish a regular blanka ball but some times he ends up really far and the shoryu wiffs and i wat shit for it. For rainbow balls is sakuras best option to focus forward dash punish? I have tried to AA it but it trades when i time it correctly all other times i just eat the ball. I think by far this is the match that mind fucks me the most because on paper its so simple but i keep losing to the scrubiest blankas because shits feels a but random. As for abel, his stupid overhead wheel kick can you punish with anything other than cr.mk shoryu? Can you punish if he spaced far away?


#576

The punish on blanka ball depends on which ball he uses, the spacing and if you’re in the corner or not. Usually only hard blanka ball can be punished with reveral hp shouoken, you have to punish medium ball with dash lp shouken, if he’s a good blanka lp ball can be made safe so unpunishable. In the corner its much easier to punish since the push back is not too far. You can beat rainbow ball with cr.hp just have to time it right, or I guess you can focus it. Make sure you learn the distance of his normals, balls, slide etc. and always be on point with your punishes. I’d advice you to just go into training mode and mess around with the distances, and practice how to punish his moves.

Also the most reliable punish against abel’s wheel kick seems to be cr.mk into shouken, however if you can anticipate when he’s going to throw it out you can just throw ultra 1 on reaction.


#577

See the thing with abel is i react to his wheel kick way too fast so the cr.hp always gets beat. I didnt know you could u1 it thats pretty nasty


#578

Some more USF4 Sakura from my friend

Spoiler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI0Xgs1wvAI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDOdvYjWOyg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFXf2Isw6mA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfOtoaj5Y0U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwtGncVrVVE


#579

Random ish with the same.


#580

Sak’s new outfit in all 22 colors (numbered):