**More info than you ever needed or wanted to know.
The common misconception with doing this move (and any bdb or fdf move in mk) with any controller, especially an xbox or sega pad...is that you have to make a conscious effort to only press the directions on the d-pad that you need to. You may think that you are doing just that, but when the move doesn't come out, you are not pressing the d-pad right. On an xbox/sega d-pad, you have to be very precise in pressing the "down" portion of the move because if you are not careful, you will inadvertently press an additional direction.
The move will not come out if you do not press exactly fdf before you press run...you can press bfdufdubdubfudubdfububfubfdf then run and it will still work (if you are on the ground of course ^_^) as long as the last four inputs are fdf run, in that order. Not fdbdf, which is quite often what is registered by using the xbox/sega pad.
I use the analog sticks(I'm sure you have a good idea why) I find that if when doing this move and others like it(kano's vert roll, ermac's tks etc) that when you hit the down part of the command always try to hit just to the side of down, not diagonal though. It's hard to explain, I guess. Like for his spin, f,d,f,r Well on the down part hit it with just a little forward also. I guess you could call this "english" like when shooting pool. With the method, I can hit his spin 100% of the time. Just remember its 4 different button mashes, and do not hold forward when you hit run. You should be spinnin to your heart's content and others' demise then. 8)
Once you get it working, try my method of using it. I stand on the far side of the screen and do the spin. Then I just keep pounding the Run button, spinning forever and ever, until someone shoots me. It works every time. ("works" = "getting shot with a projectile")
I'm gonna need some more help on this. I still can't get it down. I can do it randomly whenever i just button mash d,f,&run but i cant get the exact timing of the combo right. I've found that i can do it more often when starting on the "d" instead of f. So like d,f,d,f,run.
Still. if anyone has any tips on how to master this move i would really appreciate it
Well fire there's nothing else anyone can really tell you if its just the spin that you can't get off, but if it's the second spin that you're having trouble with try making the fdf motion as TIGHT and quick as possible. Once you get a feel for the move you'll feel like an idiot for trying so hard for so long. I reccomend trying to beat the game on master 2 with nothing but the spin. Then there's no lag and all the moves, especially kung's inf come out much cleaner. That's how I got good at it.
I dont use lao's spin really at all online due to lag/delay, its hard to get it to come out in time alot. Hell, I cant freakin pull off aaRH's and aaHK's most the time.
BUT, I do the spin by moving up to the analog, hitting the spin off, and switching back to the d-pad. I cant doit any other way. I tried forever to pull it off with the d-pad and just gave up. It was easier to train myself to switch to the analog and do the spin there.
Its really frustrating me because i have seen players that can pull it off at any time, and the spin is really the last thing i need to get down on Kung Lao.
It seems like its almost random when i can and can't do the spin. I know i've just gotta hit the sweet spot of the controls. Just like ermac's TKS, you gotta hit it JUST right otherwise it wont work, but the spin seems ten times harder to pull off.
if you ever want to do the cross screen infinite use the analog. I don't know anyone who can do it with the dpad. not sure about eyekramer but everyone else I know that can do it uses the stick, that seems to the the big difference in most cases.
I can do the infinite pretty well on analog. Unless I'm having a bad day, I can do the spin at will. The only tip I can give you for mastering it is practice on and offline, because at some point you will have to get used to the delay. There are some match vids of me on youtube that prove my former ineptitude for the spin. Just use Lao a lot and try it in unranked, and you'll get it down in no time.