i haven’t seen her s.fwd get beat so badly that you need to resort to s.strong for footsies. whenever i’ve thrown out s.strong, i feel like my momemtum just hit a sharp turn or something.(probably due to the recovery time).
in situations where s.fwd does get beat, most of the time it was due to me just spamming it a little too much. if i focus one when to throw out s.fwd, it usually never gets beat. but then again, i’ve never used s.strong…so i’ll try out s.strong and see if it’s actually worth using.
the problem that i’m worried about is when i finally find out what s.strong does better than s.fwd, maybe they it might not be that much better and it might lose to something else that they may throw out instead. FOR EXAMPLE[this is not true, i made it up completely just for the example]…let’s say s.fwd loses to sagat’s s.short on occasion, but s.strong beats sagat’s s.short clean, however it loses to sagat’s s.fwd and c.fierce badly. would you wnat to risk using s.strong against his s.short even though s.fwd can do the job on occasion, to be hit by something else? (alright the reason why i think this example is somewhat valid, is cuz i truly haven’t seen s.fwd get beat to the point where even if you focus more on your spacing/timing you’ll still lose.) s.fwd is an all-purpose normal for maki. maybe s.strong is useful, i’ll try it out more to make sure.