Im guessing that most people on this board grew up around arcade sticks, but im also assuming that a few of you were a little late to the scene and pretty much grew up with the good 'ol pad. I got into 3rd Strike around October-November last year, and my pad game was getting pretty decent. Eventually, I was told that using a stick will help me improve further, so I cracked open my piggybank and got myself a HRAPv1 (I later modded Sanwa buttons in myself). ~Anyway, this was late January of this year. At first things were pretty tough, but I slowly adapted to it to the point where I was competent enough to play my mates- though no where near where I was before.
Im finding that im still having alot of problems getting out double qcf motions on the stick to pull of SAs and I still can’t get out a shoryuken on demand (when I try and do a double shoruken with ken, I do one, followed by a hadouken!).
There must be a few people out there who went through similar things, so I was wondering if you could give me some advise: How do you hold the stick? Im finding that I overdo my wrist actions, so im actually doing 1/3 of a circle instead of a qcf motion and drag the stick up against the octagonal gate instead of making slight movements.
Also, would it be better for me to put the square gate in again, so im not relying on the edges?