multi-directional headers and the art of heading backwards?

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multi-directional headers and the art of heading backwards?

Postby gdh82 » Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:27 pm

In need of a few pointers here...

I'm beginning to be able to do those diagonal headers (45 degree) now and have even accidentally done the odd 90 degree one too :wink:

Can't seem to do 180 degree or backward headers though :? - is it the same principle as diagonal headers ? That is, press direction and button to jump for the ball and then hold the direction (like after touch?) in which you wish to head ?

And also, would it follow in theory that it should be possible to do 135 degree headers too (backwards diagonal) ?

Thanks in advance... :)
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Postby Torchiador » Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:39 pm

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Postby Abyss » Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:52 pm

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Re: multi-directional headers and the art of heading backwar

Postby Bounty Bob » Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:53 pm

gdh82 wrote:In need of a few pointers here...

I'm beginning to be able to do those diagonal headers (45 degree) now and have even accidentally done the odd 90 degree one too :wink:

Can't seem to do 180 degree or backward headers though :? - is it the same principle as diagonal headers ? That is, press direction and button to jump for the ball and then hold the direction (like after touch?) in which you wish to head ?

And also, would it follow in theory that it should be possible to do 135 degree headers too (backwards diagonal) ?

Thanks in advance... :)
Garry, you can go in any direction. As soon as you've jumped, just hold the joystick where you want to go and your man will go that way as soon as his head contacts the ball.
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Postby alkis21 » Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:53 pm

Garry, the answer is simple: you're too short. Only really tall players like me and Gianluca can perform the 180 degrees move.
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Postby Bounty Bob » Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:54 pm

alkis21 wrote:Garry, the answer is simple: you're too short. Only really tall players like me and Gianluca can perform the 180 degrees move.
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Postby Torchiador » Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:00 pm

alkis21 wrote:Garry, the answer is simple: you're too short. Only really tall players like me and Gianluca can perform the 180 degrees move.

You right! Luigi is a two meters man and he isn't able to make the 180 degrees move! :lol:
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Re: multi-directional headers and the art of heading backwar

Postby gdh82 » Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:07 pm

Bounty Bob wrote:Garry, you can go in any direction. As soon as you've jumped, just hold the joystick where you want to go and your man will go that way as soon as his head contacts the ball.


Thanks Mark but this only seems to be working diagonally for me ? Are backward headers more difficult - perhaps you have to jump earlier than you would for a diagonal header ?

alkis21 wrote:Garry, the answer is simple: you're too short. Only really tall players like me and Gianluca can perform the 180 degrees move.


Then again, maybe Alkis is right after all ! :lol: :lol:
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Postby alkis21 » Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:08 pm

Seriously now, it sounds like a joystick issue as for me diagonal reverse headers are much more difficult to perform than vertical ones.
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Postby Steve Camber » Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:14 pm

Garry, it's not rocket science!

When the player's head hits the ball, the ball and player change to the direction you are pushing on your joystick.

I'm thinking about a JFF option where the player continues in the direction he was jumping in (i.e. realistic) but the ball goes in the direction you are holding the stick (i.e. directed header).
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Re: multi-directional headers and the art of heading backwar

Postby Bounty Bob » Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:14 pm

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Bounty Bob wrote:Garry, you can go in any direction. As soon as you've jumped, just hold the joystick where you want to go and your man will go that way as soon as his head contacts the ball.


Thanks Mark but this only seems to be working diagonally for me ? Are backward headers more difficult - perhaps you have to jump earlier than you would for a diagonal header ?
They are all the same, so long as you move the joystick before you hit the ball that's all that's needed.
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Postby gdh82 » Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:19 pm

Thanks again, guys.

Just to clarify one thing - does it matter if I hold the desired direction immediately after jumping or hold it immediately before making contact with the ball ?

And Alkis - are you suggesting I might have joystick problems, cause they are new-ish (less than 8 wks) ?
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Postby alkis21 » Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:22 pm

No, I mean some moves are easier to make with some joysticks than with others.
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