I just finished building my MvC2 stick. I had built one a couple years ago using a Happ Competition stick and pushbuttons, but I lost that stick a long time ago. This time around I wanted to make a smaller box and for that I needed the compact size of Sanwa parts. Plus the fact that balltop sticks are “glossy” colored instead of the rubbery-plastic look of bat top sticks.
Growing up on Happ and learning MvC2 on Happ, I wanted to simulate a Happ setup with my Sanwa parts. So I went with the less popular American button layout, and the less popular Sanwa JLW. I chose the JLW so I could get the circular gate for it, so it would feel like my old Happ competition. I had never used an octagonal or square gate, but the idea of them sounded insane to me, so I wanted to stick with what I knew. Circular.
Well I’m not sure if it’s just my rustiness (haven’t played MvC2 in years), the JLW, the circular gate, or if it’s the sensitivity of the pushbuttons… but I am having trouble triangle jumping and even things as simple as good ol’ AHVBs. I think it’s a little of all of the above, though it seems tough to hit diagonals on the JLW. Maybe it’s the circular gate. Or maybe I just have to get used to how these Sanwa parts differ from the Happs I used to use. The sensitivity of the buttons makes it almost hard to hit two punches/kicks at exactly the same time, compared to the Happs.
shrug Like I said, just my thoughts on the whole thing.
Pics of stick later. =p