Hi! Used to stalk these forums years ago, glad to see it’s still around. Been playing sfv on and off since release. Completely skipped sf4 and was in a world of hurt when I first started playing. Watching replays and tutorial videos taught me terms like ‘meaties’ and ‘block’… Parry parry parry doesn’t quite cover you in sfv. Mained Ryu until Urien came out. Just a couple of things that I need help coming to grips with…
Disclaimer - jumping is bad, I’m weening myself off it.
First one is fairly situational: opponent is ryu (for example) and we’re both jumping at each other, he belts me with mk, and we land next to each other. I’m absolutely certain that he’s going to throw, so I counter throw. Then we’re both standing there glaring at each other. I’m not thrilled with that outcome. I want to punish the opponent for being predictable. I don’t know if it’s a timing thing, but I can’t seem to nuetral jump, back jump, or backdash. Super works nicely. Is my timing just awful, or am I limited on options in this case?
2nd question was about frame data… Do I need to memorize these like times tables? I struggle at the best of times while on the defensive to work out when I’m safe to counter, outside of v-reversal.