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Meaty is a term used to describe a move that is executed just as the opponent is waking up. There are multiple reasons as to why you would use a meaty attack, and they vary from game to game. A couple reasons are: to beat out reversals and create counter hit opportunities, to put your opponent into block stun as soon as they wake up to start throw mix up games, and also to also lessen the recovery of said move.
In regards to lessening the recovery of a move by making it meaty, when you are hitting the opponent with the last few active frames of a move, their hit stun stays the same, but you recover much faster. This allows you to link into moves you wouldnt normally be able to link into. Beyond that, if they block it, their block stun stays the same but again you recover much faster, which can make throws and other mix ups much more dangerous.
Last updated on February 10, 2010 by haunts