OK. I know this is gonna get me mocked to hell and back, but I am running out of options.
I don’t know how to hold an arcade stick properly.
Here is how I normally hold my stick:
Your standard, index/middle over the ball, thumb gripping underneath type position. I’ve found that I keep finding myself doing this:
Lifting my hand off the controller, craning my wrist around, and grasping with my thumb, index, and middle fingers in a pulling motion to pull off SRK’s and Quarter/half Circles when facing right.
Like I said I’ve got a real problem when my character faces right in general, even without the awkward hand positioning. I can’t pull off moves with any sort of accuracy.
If I’m facing left however, I can pull off moves quite accurately without alot of difficulty.
I really need some advice on how to break these habits, and if necessary figure out a completely new way of holding the stick. I’m open to just about any sort of suggestion on how to correct this.
NOTE I’m not a tourney player by any stretch of the imagination, I live in a fighting game black hole. No arcades, no tourneys, nothing. Please do not tell me to go to an arcade to practice instead of using my stick. I cannot afford to travel 100 miles round trip to the nearest arcade.