A Book You should read before Apex
posted to the public
at 7:00 PM on Tuesday Jan 3, 2012
As we all know, Apex, the biggest smash tournament in history is coming up in 3 days.
Everyone is getting their last minute training in, fine tuning their play and putting on that Rocky music.
During the summer I wrote a book. About competitive smash, more like a compendium of every single thing I know about the game. what top players are thinking, How I got to the level I am at today. Basics - Advanced techniques, mind games and strategies. It does not however cover doubles.
The book is about 35 pages on word document (Single Spaced) and 55 pages in PDF format.
I do feel that it would benefit many players by reading it. For those at low - intermediate levels it would probably teach you at least a couple of things you did not know, or ways to think about the game. For those at an advanced skill level it would probably help remind or reinforce things you already know.
I wanted to fully edit the book since it has a lot of errors in it still but the content is still vast. Since this is going to be one of my last tournaments and one of the last for many I want to offer my book.
I graduated college just now in December and still don't have a job. Any little money for Apex would help me greatly.
"Like in traditional fighters there are cross-ups in brawl. A cross up in a traditional fighter is One character jumps in with an attack on the other. since holding the back direction is to block, the opponent can jump in deeper in order to hit them in the back and they would have to block the other way. Since brawl uses just one button to block and no direction to guess, there is no true cross up. but there is in the sense where after an aerial move, you can either land in front or behind your opponent. This leaves your opponent to take a guess in which direction to punish you. This is classic in the Diddy vs MK match up. especially if MK ends the tornado near his opponent. Landing behind your opponent is less likely to get you shield grabbed or punished in general. Just be sure to mix it up. Approaching Safely"
A Second Excerpt-
"(Hygiene) It is important to keep clean and presentable. For yourself and for the sake of others. With 30 or sometimes 100 guys in one room, if everyone smelled as good as a girl does, tournaments would be much more enjoyable. Being well groomed and clean makes you more approachable for friendlies and just for conversation in general. No one wants to talk to someone smelly or dirty looking. If you look and feel good about yourself, this gives you confidence as a person and helps you play better as well, Like following through in sports. It is also just good for health reasons too, so brush your teeth, take a shower the night before, or morning of the tournament. Wear deoderant, its cool to shave too. I carry a toothbrush with me to most tournaments I attend. And there are few but there are some girls too so make a good impression!"
So what I'm offering is a sale of my book through donations. It would be $8 and any more would be greatly and humbly appreciated. I do not intend on screwing anyone out of $8 and I'm a man of my word.
So please donate in the link below, and once you've finished, PM me with your desired email and I'll send you my book in word or PDF format.
I hope to see everyone at apex and see a lot of upsets take place! and remember! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4SjwEHW9zI
No matter what happens!