Hey all. I wanted to share with you something that I’ve been doing for a while now. To try and make my links as crispy as I can, when playing as Rose I would practice the timing of the link only. To do this, I would forget all double tapping, all plinking, all shortcuts. I would just do “tap tap tap tap tap special”. (Roses c.lp, c.lp, c.lk, c.mp xx ex.spiral). Needless to say it really helped me out and I actually wouldn’t need the plink. I used it as a safety net.
And this is what plinking and double tapping should be. It should be a safety net. Nerves getting to you? Didn’t think that attack would hit? Etc etc. It was to pick you up when you might have dropped it. But the rhythm is the most important. This is what we’re here to practice.
So to do so, lets just take a few of Juri’s links and do them 40 times. Practice one at a time. Your goal is to do them 20 out of 40 times WITHOUT plinks or double taps. Just straight timing. If you cannot do this, then you should continue to practice it. Once you can hit it half of the time you try it, now its time to practice the plink. Its important to try the combo in full as you develop muscle memory for that combo. You dont want to learn just the link, rather the whole combo.
Here are some common links you should know and use
s.lk > s.mp xx hk pinwheel
c.lk, s.lk > c.mp xx hk pinwheel
c.lk, s.lk > c.mk xx hk pinwheel
c.lk, s.lp> c.mp xx hk pinwheel
c.lk, s.lk, s.lp > c.mk xx hk Pinwheel
c.lk, s.lp > c.hp xx hk pinwheel (Needs a large hitbox like abel)
s.lp > c.hp xx hk pinwheel (I know i stated this one above but this has a different use, used for jump ins)
l.sempusha xx Fadc > s.lk, s.lp > c.mp xx Hk pinwheel
l.fuhajin xx fadc > c.hp xx hk pinwheel
Sekku > c.mp (combo)
Sekku > c.mk (combo)
Sekku > c.lp
Sekku > c.lk
Just start those off and see how you do. No plinks, no double taps. Straight timing. Post your results on the bottom and share with others. This will be a good way to encourage each other in our training.