I went to a “play smash at some guy Rich knows from his office” evening on Saturday and in an attempt to try to be less garbage at the game I practiced a bit before we went over.
It didn’t help too much.
Instead, I spent around one stock per match taunting between landing hits. This occasionally made me look like a totally amazing player toying with my opponent, but generally made me look like a silly dummy who doesn’t know how to play properly smashing buttons flailing uncontrollably. EVERY OCCASIONAL VICTORY WAS A GREAT TRIUMPH.