getting back into the game now but before I dropped it for a little bit, I was fucking aroud with s.mp, hit confirm, link sa3 and actually got pretty good at it. IIRC it has a range on it but sa3 hits from super far too. If you can confirm off it no problem, its good to use right? it hits further out than c.mp and its still linkable I think and it has pretty good priority IIRC. I always felt like it was a good move but never saw anyone use it other than some jap players and a ken player from australia.
also, what about kara dp as an anti poke? too risky? The last session I played I was doing this every round sparringly maybe once or twice and it has a nice range on it. Yea its risky but kara lp dp has some fwd range on it so you can kind play 3\4 screen and work it in there. Some players know kens regular LP DP range and tend to poke right outside of it to bait it out. Kara dp will hit those pokes that are supposed to be bait.