I’ve always wondered if those players who play on stick and play with their hands crossed(right hand on stick and left hand on buttons) are left handed players?
I’m a left handed player and I’ve been playing on a Mas Stick for a while now but I still have some problems with some motions. Would it be more beneficial as a left handed person to play cross handed or is it just a preference?
when sf2 first dropped, you had arcade cabinets that were like this
they dedicated themselves to left or right players but these cabs can only hold 1player @ their size. Some of the players who crossed over into fighters happened to play on cabs that would allow a lefty to play as they would prefer and thats how that cross handed shit came into existence IMO.
^^^ here is a video of the cross handed style in 96. It goes back further but I doubt there is any video proof of that. If the youtube link isn’t tracking to time link, skip to 5minutes and 12seconds.
While it may be weird, I don’t think its impossible to be good with that style. May take some awkward practice though.