Trouble with plinking


#1

So I decided to give plinking a try to help with some links, however, I can’t seem to do it correctly. When I try to plink a 1 frame cr.lp > cr.mp link, I always end up getting cr.lp > cr.lp even though my logs say I input cr.mp then cr.lp + cr.mp. Anyone have any suggestions for learning plinking?


#2

You still have to time your inputs correctly. Plinking only ensures that something comes out.


#3

This. If the timing for the c.mp is incorrect for either of the two frames, then you’ll get a c.lp. At least, that’s how I understand it.


#4

If you know how to Kara throw, you know how to p-link. It’s the same timing. I’d practice kara throwing to verify your timing.


#5

Hi There!

I used to have the same problem as a noob trying to main Ryu but Starcade replied with a link to a thread that helped me immensely - though I struggle to remember the name of it now. For the above link I believe the cr.lp is still coming out because you are pressing your input too soon. By pressing it too soon the chain attack - i.e. the lp - takes priority over the mp. If you’re using Ryu try doing cr.lk, cr.lp > cr.mp. If you get a cr.lk and 2 cr.lp’s EVEN though your input display reads the correct plink input it means you chained the attacks together by pressing it too soon. Like someone else said there is still a degree of timing involved but I personally can vouch for sticking with it as I can now do all Ryu’s bnb’s when 2 weeks ago I couldn’t link cr.lp > cr.mp at all!

Frank


#6

I can preform Ken’s kara fine. Perhaps I am inputting the presses too quickly.