Just Switched From Pad to Stick

Hey guys! I started playing about a week and a half ago and I’ve been having a blast. All of you here on SRK have been so helpful and have helped me learn a lot in a short period. I’m still not very good but learning fighting games takes time. Anyways, I decided to get a fight stick since I plan on sticking with SF through SFV and I noticed that I’ve had a hard time transitioning from pad to stick. I’ve been learning Ryu and ever since switching to stick I’ve been having a hard time with my execution. Quarter circles will just make the character jump and other joystick motions seem hyper sensitive. On pad I could hammer out hadokens, tatsus, and shoryukens all day without a problem but on stick I just can’t seem to get it. Anybody else experience similar issues when playing on stick for the first time? Is it just a matter of getting used to it or am I just THAT bad?

I hope that doesn’t happen to me when I get a stick.

It will, it’s a new tool; it takes practice to learn. It’s not a magic wand that makes you better.

Thank you for pointing me in the right direction with that newbie stick thread. Had no idea it existed