Don’t mind me… just passing through. I saw the topic at the top, and thought it was interesting.
So… the question you have to ask yourself here, is what possible benefit do you get from learning this…
The only thing I could really think of, is that this OS allows you to avoid chip damage on a reversal uppercut that is 6F or more (you can’t OS 5F and below). You can also avoid contact, so you prevent the opponent from being able to FADC their uppercut. This could also be useful against EX Messiah, since you can avoid it, and possibly punish, instead of blocking it, and being in the mix, yourself. Similarly safe, slow reversals were of interest. This sounded really useful to me, so I decided to test this. Mind you… I don’t play Vega at all.
The key here is to test this against an uppercut that is 6F or slower, with the ability to FADC, or generally safe, otherwise. There are very few of these, btw.
So, I tested this option select:
Sweep-> Neutral Jump MK ~ OS 3K Flip
On Gouken’s EX Tatsu. Success! He goes flying up, cannot FADC… all is well with the world.
I had a HELL of a time reproducing this result with anyone else though. This shit is only useful against the longest moves in the game.
Sakura’s EX Shouoken lets you punish…
EX Messiah, Honda’s EX Butt Slam and EX Chicken Wing leave players really close to one another, and I couldn’t tell by sight if either player was punishable. You can look at the frame data and figure it out. I’m too lazy to do that for a situation I’ll never be in, with a character I’ll never play.
Outside of that, everything else seemed to be able to punish the OS, so it’s not worth doing.
EX Psycho Crusher/Scissor Kicks both recover before Vega. Viper’s Fierce TK and EX Seismo both can punish the flip. Honda’s EX Headbutt flies away safely, and may be able to punish Vega. Makoto’s EX Chop can punish Vega, as can her bootleg uppercut (EX Uppercut actually loses to the jump MK). Rose EX Spiral punishes Vega.
I don’t now if I missed anything, but that’s what I found. I couldn’t figure out any other reversal that was slow enough to OS, but safe on block, or FADC’able.
The OS seems fairly useless, but really good against Sakura, I guess.