I’ve recently recieved my octogonal gate for my TE stick, since I was having some execution problems before after alot of practice.
I’d have to say, It makes my movements more concise. I was told it would have a longer “throw”, but I don’t see any change in my blocking/dashing patterns. I’m very quick with the motions so this wouldnt hinder me.
Shoryuken motions are much easier, as are QFC. The square gate is better for 720’s/charge characters but I’ve had an easier time on QFC characters with this. It’s all about preference, though.
I plan on changing back to square gate once I’m perfect with the motions on the octo gate. It’ll make my QFC inputs much easier on the square gate.