Possibly the scrubbiest thing I could ask


#1

How do I dash on a stick? I started with MvC3 as my first fighting game to get serious in, and not bragging but I was really damn good at that game. I did everything on a simple Xbox 360 controller, using the analog stick. It felt right, worked well and I could 1 button dash really easily so I just used it. Then Marvel died. So I switched over to SF4 and… boy this game is different. So slow and methodical, which is a nice change, actually. I bought an arcade stick and started playing but I just can not dash in a game. Especially backdashing. Problem is I can’t play a charge character on a 360 controller, and I want to play Balrog. The analog stick has basically no way of telling if you’re actually holding down-back correctly like an arcade stick does.

So yea, I need to get used to this thing but it’s been seeeeeveral months now and I don’t feel like I’m any better. What do, people? What do?


#2

You forward or backdash by press that direction twice in quick succession.

forward, forward = forward dash
back, back = back dash

unless you weren’t asking that ;p

On a stick when i’m player 1, so i would stand on the left side of the screen.
Forward dash: I use first bones in the index and middle finger and tap the stick forward twice.
Backdash: For backdashing i only use my thumb and tap the stick twice, to exagerate the motion i also very slighty turn my wrist to give some extra force behind my thum and when letting go of the stick i give a bit of extra room so that my thumb clears the stick completely.

Anyway i found dashing proficiently one of the biggest hurdles on a stick as a beginner, it takes a while.


#3

Keep practing dash/backdash in training mode until you’re comfortable. No real shortcut to getting used to a new controller.


#4

Opposite of scrubby, you knew you were missing something and you asked for help. Well played.

A scrub would pretend he knew, but claim he chose not to do it anyway, on account of it being cheap, broken or dishonorable :stuck_out_tongue:

Get into the habit of dashing multiple times without mashing; taptap,taptap,taptap,taptap

Eventually you’ll want to learn to buffer that dash around other moves too, FADC’s are pretty important in SF4, but get regular dashing down first.


#5

You might be getting hung up on returning to neutral after the second tap