I was watching Ultra Chen TV and James briefly described something I had never heard of called “negative edge” moves. I didn’t quite understand what they were, but my best interpretation was that you can do a special move by releasing a button as well as when you push it.
I main Ryu so I though that meant that I could press and hold down a punch button then do the srk joystick movement and it would come out once I released the punch button. I tried this several time and it did not work.
I then tried to do the joystick motion first and then press and hold the button(thinking the srk wouldn’t come out as long as I held the punch button down) but the srk came out immediately after pressing the button.
I was very excited when I heard about this way of inputting special moves because my reactions are bad and I have a tough times anti-airing people with srk. I imagined being able to do a “negative-edge” input of a srk so that as soon as I see someone jump all I’d have to do is release the button for my srk to come out.
Am I doing this wrong, or did I just misinterpret what negative edge moves are?