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A Shimmy is a tactic in the [[Street Fighter Series|Street Fighter series]].
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A '''Shimmy''' is a tactic in the ''[[Street Fighter series|Street Fighter]]'' series.
   
 
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Usually characters that benefit the most from shimmies are those that have high backwards walk speed or long range pokes. Shimmies are very effective against short range normals such as [[Ryu]]'s Crouching LK. Shimmies are most effective against Grabs due to their usually short range. By walking forward a bit you can trick the opponent to try and tech a throw. usage against grapplers is dangerous as their command grabs tend to have the range to stop this tactic.
 
Usually characters that benefit the most from shimmies are those that have high backwards walk speed or long range pokes. Shimmies are very effective against short range normals such as [[Ryu]]'s Crouching LK. Shimmies are most effective against Grabs due to their usually short range. By walking forward a bit you can trick the opponent to try and tech a throw. usage against grapplers is dangerous as their command grabs tend to have the range to stop this tactic.
   
This tactic has reached the pinnacle of it's usefulness in the [[Street Fighter V]] series. In previous games either attacks were linked to a fierce (they usually have a good amount of range) or in games like [[Street Fighter IV]] most players prefered to use "[[Crouch Tech|Crouch Techs]]" an [[Option Select]] where instead of doing the throw whiff animation, the characters would tech a throw if the opponent they would tech the throw and if the opponent did not throw the character would instead do their Crouching LK. as shimmies depended on standing backwalk it would leave the user susceptible to be hit.
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This tactic has reached the pinnacle of it's usefulness in the ''[[Street Fighter V (series)|Street Fighter V]]'' series. In previous games either attacks were linked to a fierce (they usually have a good amount of range) or in games like ''[[Street Fighter IV (series)|Street Fighter IV]]'' most players prefered to use "[[Crouch Tech|Crouch Techs]]" an [[Option Select]] where instead of doing the throw whiff animation, the characters would tech a throw if the opponent they would tech the throw and if the opponent did not throw the character would instead do their Crouching LK. as shimmies depended on standing backwalk it would leave the user susceptible to be hit.
   
Crouch Tech was removed in Street Fighter V forcing a throw tech attempt to instead do the full grab whiff animation. It is recommended for the user to learn the grab ranges of their opponent's character as well as the grab hurtbox of their own character to maximize usage of shimmies.
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Crouch Tech was removed in ''Street Fighter V'' forcing a throw tech attempt to instead do the full grab whiff animation. It is recommended for the user to learn the grab ranges of their opponent's character as well as the grab hurtbox of their own character to maximize usage of shimmies.
 
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A Shimmy is a tactic in the Street Fighter series.

Description

Example of a Shimmy, Ibuki using her walk speed to avoid Cammy's throw and punish accordingly

A shimmy is a tactic that involves going in and out of a range of an attack. All attacks in the Street Fighter series have recovery frames that can be avoided with this tactic.

Tactics

Shimmies have existed throughout the existence of Street Fighter. The effectiveness varies from game to game. Usually the power of shimmies depend on game to game. Most of the time it is done against Grabs due to their recovery.

Usually characters that benefit the most from shimmies are those that have high backwards walk speed or long range pokes. Shimmies are very effective against short range normals such as Ryu's Crouching LK. Shimmies are most effective against Grabs due to their usually short range. By walking forward a bit you can trick the opponent to try and tech a throw. usage against grapplers is dangerous as their command grabs tend to have the range to stop this tactic.

This tactic has reached the pinnacle of it's usefulness in the Street Fighter V series. In previous games either attacks were linked to a fierce (they usually have a good amount of range) or in games like Street Fighter IV most players prefered to use "Crouch Techs" an Option Select where instead of doing the throw whiff animation, the characters would tech a throw if the opponent they would tech the throw and if the opponent did not throw the character would instead do their Crouching LK. as shimmies depended on standing backwalk it would leave the user susceptible to be hit.

Crouch Tech was removed in Street Fighter V forcing a throw tech attempt to instead do the full grab whiff animation. It is recommended for the user to learn the grab ranges of their opponent's character as well as the grab hurtbox of their own character to maximize usage of shimmies.