Okay, I’m familiar with the basic theory behind tick throwing (catch the other guy in a throw while they’re in block/hitstun), but I can’t seem to do it right, even against the computer.
EXAMPLE: I jump in as Alex with j.lp or j.lk. Whether it hits or gets blocked, if I go into lp Powerbomb right on landing, the miss animation will come out, overlapping the enemy sprite by a lot, and then the computer will nail me with a jab. I’ve also had similar results in trying to do this with Hugo’s HCB + K (unsure of the move name).
What am I doing wrong? I’m fairly sure I’m not out of range for the command grab, as I’ve had the moves connect from much further out. Am I activating the move too early or too late? Does my tick setup just plain suck?