I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to learn double tapping specifically for Hakan’s new BnB: slp slp tlk hp slide.
SF4 is my first serious fighting game, and I have the funny syndrome that is somewhat common to my generation of SF players. We plink everything, but we don’t double tap. Whereas when you go to the arcade you see all the old-school players double tapping the crap out of everything.
However for Hakan’s bnb, I cannot plink any of the inputs. Because you can’t plink jab (unless you do it with the select button) and you can’t plink a standing short.
Also I believe the links in the combo are two frame links. So double tapping would be more beneficial for the combo than plinking anyway.
And once I learn double tapping I will have the delightful dilemma of doing combos like cmp cmp chk like this: cmp (double tap) cmp (double tap) chk (plink) which should be the most optimal input or cmp (plink) cmp (plink) chk (plink) which is my current method.
There are a ton of double tapping videos out there, but I thought I’d put up a video from Vesper Arcade’s excellent tutorial series.
I did some practice today with Sagat and his fake standing HK, but I’m having problems doing double tapping on the top three buttons, or at least having a hard time confirming that I’m doing it correctly on the top buttons.
Oh well, time to practice more.
Update: I have thought of a noob way to practice double tapping! Basically map all your buttons to hard kick and practice doing the fake kick with Sagat lol.