Hey guys, so I read a bit about footsies but I think SPACING is sometimes not EMPHASIZED enough for noobs like me to get it.
So, just to throw it out, i have a few questions. I play bison, so i hope you can provide some bison specific advice, but i also posted it here in the newbie section because I think alot of people could benefit from this.
1. It seems to me one factor for correct spacing depends on what kind of character you are fighting, right? Fighting zangief requires different spacing than fighting fireball characters, which requires different spacing from fighting short range melee characters like balrog and abel, etc.
Is there a general agreed upon space you should maintain (read: if you haven’t scored a knockdown yet, ie at the beginning of a match) for certain kinds of characters? Can someone shed some light on this?
**2. A second factor I think for spacing and footsies is that your spacing should also depend on the range of your opponent’s normals, right? ** If you aren’t getting rushed down, you should always try to stay just outside of their max range poke right? and then if they whiff a poke try to punish with your own normal?
- Finally… when you actually space, I was thinking of this as an example:
If you start at 5:24, Andre dashes forward when Chris (ryu) jumps backward, and then when ryu walks forward, andre walks backward, constantly maintaining a certain medium range from ryu, and then punishes a whiffed poke with scissor kick.
Do you think this is a pretty typical instance of footsies and generally is the kind of application of spacing in (melee) footsies you should be doing?
- What other things can you think of regarding the importance of spacing in footsies? What about spacing for projectile characters (even though i don’t play them)