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The Dash Straight (ダッシュストレート Dasshu Sutoreeto?) is one of Balrog's special attacks, introduced along with him in the Street Fighter II series.

All appearances Arcade Stick CBArcade Stick Right + Arcade Button Punch



Dash Straight hitting Ryu in Street Fighter IV.

Dash Straight

Dash Straight, as seen in Super Street Fighter II Turbo Revival.

Executed by charging backward then pressing forward and punch, Balrog executes a simple dash forward followed by a straight punch, with an accompanying "rush of wind" background sound effect.

The speed and distance traveled are determined by the punch button pressed: the light punch version is fast, but covers only about a third of the stage's length; medium punch version reaches around half the stage in length, though the punch takes longer; and heavy punch version almost covers the whole stage, but takes the longest to punch.

The EX Special version introduced in Street Fighter IV has Balrog gain Super Armor during the dash, but its default damage value remains unchanged.      


The light punch version is the hardest to predict, and is safer on block. The medium punch version is generally considered the best variation for its passable distance and decent punch lag. The heavy punch version, while naturally being the strongest version and considered the best for retreating foes, it is also the most predictable, and easily taken advantage of with a fairly quick reaction.

In addition, every variation can be easily countered with another move (specially projectiles), which can be somewhat mitigated with an EX Dash Straight.




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