Ok, I always used to be one of those guys who thought P-Groove was too much theory fighter and not enough possibility. I thought it wasn’t humanly posible to use it like 3S, and so left it alone competitivly. Yesterday I woke up and could parry pretty much anythin 3S-style. Now I’m not talking about ‘I can parry 24 hit supers’ or garbage like that, yeh I can parry some but that’s not the point. I’m talking like I just read random blanka slide xx low parry xx c.mk xx lvl3 shine knuckle. I had free jump in’s for like 3hrs straight. Whatever character my friends were using, whatever anti-airs they used, I just parried, then landed into mixups. (Maybe that was just due to p-kyo being the man that he is, bt still.)
Seriously though I was just throwing out parries and option selects like it was 3S, and it was working. Normally I win but all our matches are close, down the the wire someone gets guardcrushed type things. With P I was just OCV’ing to the shizznit. I was also using K and JD’sing a lot, but it didn’t have quite the same ‘free jump in’ effects due to me bouncing back up n stuff. Like people can learn to adapt to JD’d jump in’s, but they can’t do much about parry>down+hp. Once They started to just block, then came the empty jump>throws.
The only things I ever got caught by were when by friend would like meet me air-to-air then activate>CC.
So seriously why isn’t P seen around a lot more? I was watching some of my replays cause we were saving shit, and I looked a lot like Legendary Gokou :P. Parry > Anti-Air.