Using a stick correctly


#1

My execution has always been bad and I’m starting to think that the way I use the buttons on the stick is to blame. You here lots about holding the the joystick but nothing about using the buttons.

I rest the base of my palm on the surface with my thumb on lk and my next 3 fingers across the punches. To hit mk I bend my thumb under and squish my pinky over to hit hk. It’s fine normally but I’ve been having trouble with mp > mk links and with techniques like mk hands.

When I see people play at tournaments they seem to hover their hand at all times mostly playing without using their thumb by the looks of things. Would I be better off trying to adopt this style?


#2

little advice ,try to finish SSF4 missions with every caracter,by the time you do it youll noticed your hand get a little used ,try double tapping,and last but not least,in training mod make input visible and try to get rid of every unecessary directions like in a hadou motion,theres only D,DF,F +P try to only have those commands,youll see in no time your execution will be top notch…cheeers


#3

The position of your button hand is going to depend on who you’re using.

What I mean is this… I typically play Blanka / Juri in SSF4. When I play Blanka, my thumbs is neglected and I mostly use my index, middle, and ring. There’s very few times when I need to use my thumb or pinky in his case. I hit my verticals (LP+LK, MP+MK, …) with my index on the kick and my middle on the punch. Seems to work very cleanly for me. When I use Juri, I use all five fingers because of holding her kicks in weird ways. When i play other characters, like Balrog, I have to do the same thing to charge turnaround punches.

In another game:
3S, I play Akuma. MOST OF THE TIME, I’m just using TWO fingers, pointer and middle. I Kara throw with middle on MP, index+thumb on throw, and I SGGK with my ring on MK and index+middle for throw. I also need all 5 fingers to TKD.

In MvC2, I typically use everything except my ring finger.

So it really just depends on who I’m using and what game I’m playing.


#4
  1. read the stickies

  2. practice


#5

practice makes perfect. With enough of it, you’ll figure out what does/doesn’t work for you.


#6

I was in your position when i moved from pad to stick on TvC…
Check out eventhubs, they helped me alot:
http://www.eventhubs.com/guides/2009/jul/08/tips-switching-pad-joystick/

hope that helps :slight_smile:


#7

Just make sure you don’t do what I did and practice too much, then go to the doctor and have to explain what an arcade stick is and why you have a horrible wrist sprain on your right hand. Then have to stretch your hand a lot, work up flexibility, plus you get to ice your arm and people think you play baseball and not… Well again, explaining what an arcade stick is :wink:


#8

buy a fightpad and switch back to pad

pad is king !