Executed by pressing down-forward and Heavy Punch, Blanka crouches low to the ground and performs a stretching slide on his back, reaching his arms out and lunging at his opponent's ankles with his fists out in front.
The move allows Blanka to slide under and dodge any attack that isn't aimed at foot level, making it an ideal counter. This also means that he can avoid almost any projectile as well (a notable exception being Sagat's Low Tiger Shot).
This attack's full capabilities are essential knowledge for Blanka players; the move provides incredibly useful range and versatility, with a quick start-up to boot. Its range makes it a viable go-to in many situations, provided the player does not get too close to the opponent and leave Blanka vulnerable, since the move is unsafe on block.
In Street Fighter X Tekken this attack doubles as Blanka's Cross Cancel. It is considered one of the worst in the game due to slow startup, being unsafe on block, and not providing a safe Tag on hit. Some characters such as Ibuki can Jump Cancel her attacks on reaction to this Cross Cancel and retaliate with a full jump in Punish.
In Street Fighter V, Blanka can cancel Amazon River Run into his V-Triggers, making this unsafe slide difficult to punish on block.
|Blanka's Move List|
|Unique Attacks||Amazon River Run • Rock Crusher • Surprise Forward• Coward Crouch • Raging Bash|
|V-Skills||Coward Crouch • Shout of Earth|
|V-Triggers||Jungle Dynamo • Lightning Beast|
|Special Attacks||Electric Thunder • Rolling Attack • Vertical Roll • Backstep Roll • Lightning Grenade • Lightning Mole • Wild Hunt • Aerial Rolling|
|Super Combos||Ground Shave Roll • Tropical Hazard • Direct Lightning • Shout of Earth • Beast Hurricane • Jungle Heat|
|Super Arts||Ground Shave Roll|
|Ultra Combos||Lightning Cannonball • Shout of Earth|
|Critical Arts||Dynamic Rolling|
|Meteor Combos||Super Electric Thunder|