One area I hav always felt pretty shaky on is the timing of punishes in SFV. By this I mean my response to an opponent hitting me with an unsafe move, negative enough for a free hit.
I know most of what I can punish but I have problems getting the timing right. Some times there is no room for error; it’s like a 1 frame link except I don’t initiate the combo. And every character has different animations with different blockstun values so it seems like a ton of reactions to commit to muscle memeory. Plus any online lag really makes it harder.
Long story short, I usually have the most success when I mash out the start of my punishes. Is this bad? Should I know the matchup so well that I can single tap a punish for every move?
Thanks for any advice.