Stick players who play cross handed


#1

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?


#2

Honestly, no matter how tired of a response this is, it’s the truth but:

Do whatever works for you, period.

If for some reason you’re most comfortable playing with the stick on your chest lying down, do that.

If you like using a keyboard setup to play, do that.

There’s someone in the joystick thread that posted their configuration where he plays perpendicularly, not parallel.

Just do your thing.


#3

Would they let you bring a keyboard to a tourney? Theres a lot of good keyboard players in some older games, I wonder if they would actually be allowed to participate :stuck_out_tongue:


#4

yawp

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.

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^^^ 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.


#5

Seth Killian - OG/famous
Guest1 - (Yun) Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike

Don’t know of any others.