SA3 is more reliable than the others. SA3 can go through fireballs and can be used as anti-air or even to finish off the opponent by chip damage.
The only way I would use SA1 in a tourney ( 2 out of 3 ) is if I win my first match with SA3 and then use SA1 for the second. SA1 and SA3 require completely different styles to play. Even when i use SA1 in a tourney I dont expect to pull it off. Jes having a full bar ready is enough to change my opponent’s mind and be expecting things that i prolly won’t even do. Hugo is already limited enough so the extra change up is well worth it.
I used to practice tachi gigas but its so already hard enough to land a regualr dash in gigas. Its even harder to land a 360 while they are getting up, people i play with are jes too smart for that stuff. An ff player by the name of Adolofo Luevano can do standing gigas. Did it help? The answer is nope. Gigas is slower than than a jab 360. Some characters can actually jab Hugo out of it. I know it sounds wierd, so i will explain. 720 requires so much movement that by the time the jab comes it interuppts the process and nothing comes out. So a low jab can beat a 720. Watching this first this hand is really disapointing. Maybe if adolfo can spin the stick faster .
I dont air parry into gigas beacuse of Hugo’s bad hit box. If they jump I have to pull them down …no question. Hugo has such a big hit box that pyrolee or frankie3s can jes hit me at anytime they want to. To read when pyro will dive kick and what time i will have to parry is too difficult. There is even a way to jump on hugo and even if hugo parries there wont be any advantages hugo can take. Victoly has done this alot to me. Frank and Yi (5star) are catching on how to do this.
As to why most japanese pick SA1. I dont really know. But i spoked with Shogo of denjinvideo when he was in japan with team usa for SBO2. He said most of the japanese can do standing gigas. Wether it landed…that was another story. SA1 is pretty fun when it connects. It gets the crowd hyped because its “party time”.
Sorry for the long posts. I know I dont post much. But i will check this board from time to time. I hope a lot of people play more low tier characters competitvely. I’m seeing to many 1st and 2nd tier characters in the tournies, not enough orginality :lol: :bluu: