I have some nice tutorial vids bookmarked at my home computer (writing from work now), I’ll post them here when I get back from work this afternoon.
They are shot with the new stick owners in mind, and he shows off moves in slow motion focussed on the stick aswell. But look around youtube, search for things like “madcatz review” or similar, or “joystick tutorial”, I dunno. Don’t try to execute moves too quickly, then they don’t come out.
Don’t be discouraged, noone becomes a gaming God immediately just because they buy their first fight stick. It’s a transition phase of 2-3 weeks to get used to, normally. But when you do, you’ll laugh at the years you’ve spent wrestling out moves with a joypad, and your Hori stick is more than good enough for normal playing. If you visited a tournament, you’d see loads of Hori EX2 sticks around the place. A beginner doesn’t necessarily need “the absolute best there is, evarr” to work with. Sort of like someone learning the piano doesn’t NEED a $20,000 grand piano in the beginning. Possibly not ever.
I usually draw analogies to learning to use a new instrument. Has many similarities.
Try out different grips, gripping the stick too tightly will gimp your movements, and holding the ball from the top will also make your moves inaccurate. Many prefer a “wineglass” grip, that is you hold the stick with 2 or 3 fingers and nudge it around instead of moving your entire arm.
I prefer to rest my hand next to the stick, and slightly fold the fingers around the base and ball, and vary from closed to open hand positions.
It’s alot better for avoiding RSI strain injuries aswell as you get good control.
The HRAP2/3 sticks are mostly sold out everywhere now.