Some newb questions


I searched, didn’t find what I was looking for, and I know this must have been asked many times over so my apologies for asking once again.

Two things that’s been bugging me.

Which is better? A Square Gate or Octo Gate? I don’t really play Grapplers (except for Alex in SF3), but I do some charge characters, and SNK stuff.

What is the difference between a Sanwa stick and a Competition (baseball bat handle) stick? I’ve read at Arcade In A Box that the Sanwa is more responsive, but I haven’t read anything else that verifies this, so I remain curious.

Thank you.