I just got me a SSF4 fightpad off Amazon. It’s really nice except for the dpad, which is terrible. I have no problem with the cardinal directions, but the diagonals barely work. Down left and up right are okay as long as I exert one thousand tons of force, but up left and down right can’t be trusted to work. I tried to play SSF4 with it and couldn’t punish a blocked Ken Ultra 1 because my ult refused to come out.
I saw a thread that said putting a ±shaped piece of construction paper between the pad and the rubber connector helps, but all it did was make it stick.
Is my pad faulty, or is this just how they are? Any way to make it better?