Is the octagonal plate needed?


#1

So i decided that for my first stick that i would buy a wwe brawlstick and mod it. I got the stick and for the standard parts, it’s really hard to pull off quarter circle moves or any diagonal moves like in street fighter. i ordered a sanwa joystick and buttons and they should arrive sometime this week, but i was wondering. Will the joystick itself make the diagonal directions more responsive or will i have to get an octagonal restictor plate?


#2

There is nothing wrong with the stock square restrictor. In fact this actually allows for the greatest are for engaging the diagonals.
[http://64.19.142.11/www.slagcoin.com/joystick/restrictors/octagon_gate.png

http://64.19.142.11/www.slagcoin.com/joystick/restrictors/square_gate2.png](‘http://www.slagcoin.com/joystick/restrictors.html’)


#3

An octagonal plate may help if you’re used to American-style arcades that use either octagonal of circular gates. However, since you’ve said that this is your first stick, I’m going go go with my gut and say: practice, practice, practice. It takes a bit of time going from pad to stick to get used to the feeling of the stick.

And, since you’ve mentioned diagonals, I should probably mention that getting “stuck in the corners” is a problem that a lot of people transitioning to square gates have, myself included when I was starting. The biggest breakthroughs, for me, came when I realized that I didn’t have to ride the gate with the stick, and that I had to move my stick far enough to stop engaging the down switch for quarter circles (or: move the stick a little farther up).


#4

The stock Restrictor of WWE BrawlStick is actually bad.
It is known problem to not register the Diagonals.

So is wise to replace with Sanwa GT-8F.
Or install full Sanwa JLF.


#5

i could NOT fast fly at all til i got an octo gate