Links. I’m practicing links, and I’m just about ready to kill something. I’ve read about plinking (and try it often), I’ve read about how to improve execution, but I just cannot get links down. I know how to “fix” them in training mode. Auto block, do it sooner if they block, later if it doesn’t come out, etc, but I just cannot consistently get them down. I’m specifically trying to link things off of Akuma’s standing roundhouse, so there’s a relatively long delay between the RH button press and the press of the next button (jab or crouching mk). I can get it consistently sometimes, and I’ll get a nice rhythm going, but as soon as I fail it once then I won’t be able to do it for a while again.
I know that a lot of muscle memory goes into linking, but I feel like every time I get the timing right and remember it, it goes out the window as soon as I fail once, and I begin to remember the incorrect timing instead. Is there any better way to practice links, or do I just continue my (long) cycle of trial and error and error and error?
I’m mostly posting this because I wanted a break from training mode, but any advice is very welcomed.