Talking about Jap sticks here since all Toronto local tournaments are held on Jap cabinets. I’ve been playing on American sticks for yrs but I recently bought a Hori sc2 stick so I could practice using Jap sticks. Maybe it’s just me but that thing seems to be tough for Hugo players. It’s hard to get 360s, 720s and whatnot to come out on a consistently basis. Well I’ve only been using it for a bit over a week but I don’t think this is going anywhere. Doing a regular 360 (270) throw seems to be ok sometimes (even missing 25% of your throws would piss you off), but I do feel like the stick does not respond very well if you spin it real fast for 360s and 720s. I tried to do ‘store 360’ into 720 but it does not work very well (20% success rate?), and of course standing 720 is out of the question (1 out of 15-20 tries?).
So for you experts out there, do I just need more practice with the sc2 stick or should I import a Hori RAP? And does the RAP feel exactly the same as playing in the arcade?
P.S. Is it just me or do you guys like American sticks better for Hugo? They might not be as loose as Jap sticks but they feel ‘smooth’ when you spin it 360.