What exactly goes on during a missed crouch tech?


#1

As it seems to happen to me a lot because I’m bad at video games, I’m just curious as to in terms of frame data and all that business what goes on when i mess up crouch teching.

As an example: I go to crouch tech what i think is a throw, i hear the sound for my cr. lk, it doesn’t come out and i get thrown.

The obvious answer is that I tried to tech too soon, but if someone could break this down more in depth i would greatly appreciate it. Thanks


#2

Not an expert on frame data, but I imagine what is happening is that you are being thrown before the active frames of your cr.lk. I think a grab comes out in 3 frames, so a crouch tech can lose to a throw if you have a slow cr.lk.
e.g. You crouch tech while your opponent is not throwing, os cr.lk -> opponent throws -> throw becomes active before your cr.lk -> you get thrown.


#3

Playing on pad?

If so, its very likely you’re not pressing :lp:+:lk: at the EXACT same time, it happened to me a lot when I used to play on pad, but stopped when I moved up to stick.

Fuck crouch teching against good opponents though, they’ll take a shit on it with a fat counter hit combo once they realise you’re doing it, I’d rather stand tech tbh.


#4

What’s happening is your teching to early, and getting thrown out of the startup of your c.lk.


#5

This


#6

Alright, thanks for the answers! Don’t know why i even bother trying to crouch tech (or try at all) online in the first place, but I’m satisfied that i know whats going on.


#7

Crouch teching is also known at late teching because you’re suppose to do it later then you would normally tech in order for the block/short/tech OS to work.