I’m just curious what people are running as far as custom sticks so i can get to understanding the strengths/weaknesses of the various components specifically for marvel.
Right now I’ve got a Sanwa JLF, gateless with the Giant balltop and standard Sanwa Buttons stuck in an old Agetec. I got the idea to sans gate from Mixah i think over in the Tech arena, so big thanks-- its a killer marvel setup-- super smooth with tons of throw for american hands on a jap stick combined with the larger top for something to actually grab = :tup: .
As I said i’ve been paying attention to the nuances of my control rig as it evolves, and i’m starting to think that it pays off to build a stick specific to the particular characters that you play. For example, I bought the Giant top on a whim, but when i threw it on I was blown away by what it does to 360 motions. You can literally just fling the stick, even with a square gate and you will get standing pile drivers ALL DAY bc of the heavier weight. And with a gateless setup its more like just fling for a 720 (and i’m assuming sanwa’s circle or even octagonal gates will behave almost as well).
Another bit I picked up on the gateless JLF setup is that with the right spring tension (mine came stock but i understand sometimes its randomized ?) all it takes to sj is tap down and release. At first this threw me off bc i’d occasionally random sj out of certain setups bc of old habits, but with one particular character this trick is paramount. Doom gets to cause stun with jab/short then instant SJC his cr. HK FREE. I spent way to long tryin to learn this the old fashioned way, and this is no hassle.
Last gateless/heavy top joystick trick off the top of my head is the ability to get TK dp’s mad easy. Just fling the stick and hit the button. 99% it doesnt matter which way-- marvel will find the inputs it needs. Especially useful with Roll since its wayyyyy to easy to get to Fireball instead of flowers. Also nice with BBhood who gets to overhead/ghetto tri-jump Champaign and extending the jab height of DP’s with certain characters.
As far as Buttons, I like the hair-trigger sensitivity of sanwa buttons most of the time. I think my next move is to swap out my A1/A2 buttons to somethin that actually registers when pressed with feeling and not just accidentally brushed/breathed on midcombo.
Never played on a MAS so please comment if any of these nuances are standard on them, but iirc they’re generally stiffer?
Post up your rigs.