To you and also @xRantex , yeah that'd definitely be cool to run some matches! Would be interesting to check out your customs too. Just gotta get both of your PSN tags (mine is "UnshavenOne").The problem with those pros is that Raiden has no problem dealing with those issues at that range. Against those advancing buttons you can’t reactively throw out Jo Push because it’s so slow, so if you’re going to throw something out why not throw something that’s faster with slightly less range (F1), or just walk back with Raiden’s amazing back walk and whiff punish? Same thing with jumps, if they are trying to jump on Raiden why rely on a slow special when you can just B1 trip guard and get a higher damage punish? Same with the side switch issue. To me jo push as a move is invalidated by Raiden having strong enough base tools to maintain such advantages and having cheaper and more effective custom moves that will give more reward but with the same weakness, AND doesn’t replace electric fly.
Again, I don’t really care if people pick that move. I’m happy there’s still someone who likes the variation enough to play it despite all its flaws. I’m not really a setup player either so I wouldn’t have dabbled in this variation if it was any good anyway. I’m just personally not convinced to use Jo Push when I can use other moves that are just better.
I don’t mind playing you if you’re West Coast or something. I’m from Hong Kong and I’m usually only free on Saturday afternoons. If you want to find me for games just shoot me a DM on PSN or something.