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You can win with T. Hawk in Ultra Street Fighter 4 by doing nothing but mashing SPD apparently...

Churn, baby, churn

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • October 7, 2021 at 5:51 p.m. PDT • Comments: 17

An opponent mashing Spinning Pile Driver (command throw) can be real scary, especially in a game like Ultra Street Fighter 4. These powerful throws typically have about 2 frames of start up, meaning if you leave any gaps in your offense you will very likely be thrown and will take a ton of damage.

T. Hawk's case, his Mexican Typhoon is this exact type of command grab, and if you don't know how to properly stay out of their way you can find yourself in a world of trouble. Such was the case for a player going up against geoffEXE, who selected T. Hawk in an online USF4 bout, did nothing but mash command throw the entire round... and won.

This is equal parts hilarious and painful to watch. On one hand, command grabs in SF4 do still tend to surprise us in how far they reach and how jarringly fast they can snatch a character up.

On the other hand, when this is the only thing the opponent is doing, you should be able to plot a course around them. This means no holes in your combos or strings, and probably just jumping in with easy fierce combos until you've won.

Always the entertainer, Geoff places some perfectly upbeat, jazzy music over the top of the clip. A big part of us really does want to see the Abel succeed, and he does get damn close to doing so, but a bigger part is glad we things played out so ridiculously.

We also have to wonder just how many L's Geoff took in trying to get this W. Give the quick footage a watch and, as always, let us know how mixed your emotions are in the comments section after doing so.

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