Merits of Surprise Forward, EX Up Ball

blanka

#1

Lately I’ve been seeing people do a lot of DF+KKK to EX up ball, to bait with the hop, no doubt. Is this on reaction to seeing a normal come out during the hop?

(If not,)I think people should save blanka’s meter for super-tight situations, rather than an EX up ball as an offensive trick.

Although, it could be used to bait for super/ultra if somehow they think they can beat the expected up ball…

hmm.

*added bonus question: best non-EX move to do if a F+KKK puts you into jab range? I’m thinking jab>>elec or regular elec. Leaning towards regular elec since it’s a bit safer and a difference of one frame…?


#2

Down, Forward KKK, Well maybe if you think, there is not a move like thats, its (Down, Up Kick) (Back, Forward, Kick) Or the punch version of that.


#3

He’s talking about the Blanka hop to Up ball. DF is to keep the charge for the up ball.


#4

He means the Hop into up ball…u hold the down charge usin DF…cmon u didnt know that?


#5

it works and surprises people. i use it in my gameplay :slight_smile:


#6

This move is great for an opponent who has a sliver (one chip) of life left. Opponent is very limited this way (any jump they are screwed, don’t move - screwed, ex up ball has great priority, etc). Just make sure they don’t back dash your upball and ultra you :open_mouth:


#7

i use this all the time… very good on cross up


#8

I dunno man…this is like asking if jab XX electricity or slide has “merit”. Whatever that means. It’s a tool in your toolbox. Use it when it fits.


#9

i was more thinking about it even being a tool worth using, but now that i’ve studied more offensive blankas it makes sense. i can’t ALWAYS do EX upball after i get knocked down, lol.

It was just something that I wasn’t sure ‘fit’, unlike jab-elec or slide. but i guess if hop to ultra is handy dandy then this is just as nice.


#10

I always have luck with that move. Online people fall for it in turnys not so much.


#11

its actually a really nice tool if you mix it up with a cr. short into a combo. i dont really play as blanka all that much but hes got more tricks then vega so when i get bored i love to fuck around with the green guy.


#12

Its great after the coward crouch too.