Hey All, I'm doing the full-time work & university student thing, so I'm about to have some free time to put into SG again, and I would appreciate some direction on how to improve my play. SG is the first fighting game I've really been able to put time into since picking up a fight stick, and I've got three quick questions: 1) I'm having serious trouble reliably dashing with 4,4 & 6,6 It's like when I try to do a fast twitch with my left hand as the knife edge of my hand rests on the panel of the stick, with the inside of my palm continuously contacting the bat/ball top of the joystick that the second input won't register/me going back to neutral doesn't register. I know SG facilitates dashing with pp, but other games don't. I have installed a joystick Short throw mod and an Octagonal restrictor plate. I honestly don't remember if I put both panels of the throw mod in, or just one. Before I take it back apart I just wanted to ask if anyone knew of this (difficulty resetting the stick to neutral) being a known side effect, or if I'm doing something else wrong. I have been doing intense bodyweight exercises/combatives training for 11+ years irl, so my hands/wrists are unusually strong. Maybe if I installed stronger springs generally...? Every other 'fluidy' motion is fine for me, even +R I-no's stupid motions; just not series of 'twitchy' inputs, like at all. 2) I'm dumbfounded watching other ppls training vids, bc their inputs are incredibly precise. It's kinda embarrassing to say, but my input strings still look like a lite-brite exploded. Mashing. I'm still mashing a lot, other than the few specific Val attack chains/Specials/Supers I've muscle memorized. How do you recommend I get more precise in my inputs/not push so many attack buttons simultaneously when reacting? 3) I've prob spent 70% of my time with Val, either alone or on a team. I've stuck with her bc of her movement speed, her incredibly annoying normals, esp MP & MK, and bc I was able to kind of figure out her basic stuff on my own Next is Cerebella, but it's looking like Filia or Double make good partners for Val, though Fukua could be interesting. My brain just couldn't handle trying to learn Filia and Fukua concurrently lol. Any characters, or more importantly performance targets you recommend I try for in learning a team? Sorry to info dump, I've been meaning to ask someone about this for awhile. And I don't know anyone who plays SG Thank you!