So, I just picked up a new stick, after getting the fighting game bug. Played for a bit on controller. Went from trying to use the analog stick, figuring out that a proper dpad was better, but being from a pc background, figured a stick was going to be a better way to learn in the long run. (Although I’m not sure that a hitbox would have been even more up my alley. But having played with a stick, I think I’d miss it. Something about manipulating that stick around until you pull off a move is very therapeutic and satisfying.)
Anyway. I’m loving the stick experience. So much more intuitive for me. Loving the qanba q4raf too. The weight, the feel. It’s all pretty nice. Except. . . going through the challenges in ssiv I noticed that I was having a very difficult time with 236 type moves, and wasn’t sure why, so I decided to try the same moves from the other side. I can pull off the same moves very easily if I’m facing left.
This led me to take a look at the stick. I’ve determined that the stick has quite a bit more travel on the right direction, vs the others. the left is the most responsive, top and bottom are a hair further, but the right goes almost completely to the gate before the microswitch engages.
How normal is this for a sanwa jlf?
How common is it for a jlf stick to have massively more travel in one direction than the others?