Why is it so hard to dash out of a focus after being crossed up?

i’m sad to be posting in the noob thread, but i have noticed this for a while and i’m sure others have to

charge a focus, your opponent jumps over you, teleports behind you, whatever. i mash on dash, but my character just sits there like a retard and lets out a level 3 focus in the wrong direction only to eat a throw or combo

the dash comes out sometimes, but my fail rate is much much higher than it should be. is there a reason for this?

Either you wait to long and it’s too late to dash out, or you panic and you mess up dashing somehow is my guess.

Hace is on point.
Maybe its your stick or pad.
I’ve never had an issue with this.
I wouldn’t be surprised if you had trouble with FADC as well

Once you pass the window between a level 2 and a level 3 focus, you can’t dash cancel it. Maybe that has something to do with it.