I’m having a big problem with doing a QCB motion in air. In this particular case this is about Juri’s shikusen (the dive kick). I never actually learned to execute this motion properly but I did not needed it much in SF4 as characters I was playing were not using it. Now I want to learn to play with Juri badly and her shikusen is so essential move that I wont be able to play with her decently if I wont execute mid-air QCB with close to 100% efficiency.
I generally dont feel bad with all SF motions. I can spam hadokens and shoryukens all day long. I can do double QCF, HCF, double circles, Guile’s ultra. All with very decent efficiency. Yet mid-air QCB (same applies to QCF) is really destroying me. Usually when I dont feel like its my day of manual dexterity, I just input the directions more slowly (also as guide here indicates) or buffer them while jumping in. I guess the problem with mid-air QCB for me is the fact I CANT do it slowly or buffer it in any way. Becouse if I do it slowly Juri will be already close to the ground which means I have failed (it should be launched from peak altitutde). Also the need of moving the stick up dont really put any window for starting to buffer anything. The biggest issue seems to be the fast and precise transition between up and down direction.
Yesterday I spent almost 2 hours in training mode just spamming this one move and effects are terrible. I manage to do it on perhaps 1 of every 5 tries, even less when I get frustrated. I can do 20 sucessful double QCB in a row so I dont think its the problem with QCB alone. Learning curve usually tells you to start doing a motion slowly and then gradualy increase the speed while you get more used to it. But this cant be done with mid-air QCB where speed of input is the biggest factor. This also (apart from doing the up, down move too slow) promotes me to get hasty and often pressing the kick button before B direction is in place) - something I dont usually do with normal QCB or HCB.
I really hate to think that I will need to abandon learning Juri becouse of such stupid issue. I know it sounds noobish but what can I do. I need to learn to spam this move consistently or else its useless. Does anyone have some tips regarding this motion? Maybe some sort of shortcut, buffering technique or a simple mindset of executing mid-air QCF/QCB? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Btw. I use a korean AS with fanta bat-shaped stick.