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Views: 78969 Description: All credit for the discovery of V-Canceling goes to achilles1515 on Reddit.
V-Canceling is a newly discovered, highly situational survival technique in Melee. If you are airborne, not performing an attack, not in hitstun, and not in a missed tech window, you can decrease the initial knockback velocity of an incoming attack to 0.95x its original value with a very well-timed press of L or R.
Note that the button press cannot be spammed (as pressing L or R puts you in the missed tech window, and will also cause you to airdodge if you are not already in the freefall state) and does not work if you are being comboed. Thus, V-Canceling seems to be most applicable to characters who recover high and in the freefall state, such as Captain Falcon and Fox.....
Username: Practical TAS: Melee Mechanics Added On: 2015 October 01