The TE stick, love it and hate it!


#1

So I have played with the gamepad for the last month. I got good with it. But I just dropped a lot of money for TE stick because I want to take this game more seriously, but it’s a completely different ball game with the stick.

I want to get better with it, but I am having a hard time getting used to it. The moves are a ton harder to do, and I want to know what current TE stick owners (or other stick owners) can tell me what is the best way to hold the stick.

I have seen many videos where players use part of fingers, hands, palms, to use the stick. Though, I sometimes have to use my whole hand (all fingers) to do some moves, like a SRK. This might not be the best way, if it’s my preference or not. What is the most efficient way to do these moves, or hold the stick?

I have read this site: http://cemboards.18.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=357

Is this the best way?


#2

it’s all about personal preference; there is no orthodox way to use it. I hold the stick like a pen though, pushing back with my thumb and front with my middle finger.


#3

http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=175016

read some of this.


#4

hold

I used to hold japanese sticks with my ring finger sorta cupped under the ball but found that limited my ability to do shoryuken motions when on the 2P side. I now hold it with my finger tips which took some getting used to but im much better at doing uppercut and 2x qcf motions from 2p side.


#5

You must master the stick like a fisherman masters his bait.


#6

i hold it between my ring and pinky finger, palm facing up. i think the size of your hands plays a matter. could by why most americans prefer bat tops.


#7

I never thought of this method, though now I have realized that I have seen it before.

Any my bad, I should have searched more thoroughly.


#8

Since I’ve switched it to a bat top, I cradle the top in the web between my forefinger and thumb, which lets me switch to whater postition I need for the move I’m doing. When it was a ball top, though, I had the shaft between my middle and ring finger, which again allowed me to change position to suit the move rather well.


#9

Check out this thread and this post.

Those should be helpful.

As for my own experience, I decided to start trying to learn stick once I realized that I was most definitely going to be picking up an xbox and SFIV. I played the console versions on pad but was never that good so I wanted to try and take things more seriously this time around. Transition has been a tough one but it is well worth it I think.

I basically play like [media=youtube]q_BEl4iZlj0&feature=channel_page"[/media] Fei Long player.

It’s kind of funky I think but it works for me. I tried playing with what seem to me to be more common ways of manipulating the stick, but they didn’t suit me.

That sounded like a terrible innuendo.


#10

the dichotomy I always found interesting was that between the people who keep contact with the stick at all times and those who have short period when they are not touching the stick.


#11

I was just trying to help. It wasn’t a stab at your thread.


#12

Oh no, I thank you. I just have witnessed people getting blazed for not searching so I was saying thanks, as well as sorry, if I irritated anyone by making a post that could have been put elsewhere.


#13

I cannot play with the ball joysticks, cannot pull off my moves.
I have big hands so U.S style for me. I grew up playing u.s arcades.

I am really good with the controller, I cannot pull off focus combos and other combos so I ordered the t.e stick.

We will see how it goes. Its a 50/50 chance for me just gotta wait n see

BTW buddy who made this forum - TRY changing the ball to a sanwa battop!!! and get a octagonal gate.


#14

Where can I find both the bat top and the octagonal gate?


#15

I tought so to! until i cleared everything til Challange 3 on hard with Sagat, and i felt like, hmm… i maybe can do this :smiley:


#16

Once the fisherman master his bait, he will become the ultimate master baiter


#17

doesnt work with ps2 games

hate it