How to perform
Before performing the Wavebounce, the C-stick must be tied to tilt attacks instead of the factory standard smash attacks. Then start the Wavebounce by moving in a certain direction. When performing the designated special move, pull the C-stick in the opposite direction the fighter is moving at the same time. If done correctly, the Wavebounce will activate with less inputs and more lenient timing than the traditional method. The C-bounce can be performed in the air in all games it appears in. Ultimate introduced the grounded C-bounce, but it only activates with a full dash.
There are some caveats to perfroming the C-bounce. The most obvious is the technique requiring a custom controller layout that many might not be used to. Also, some special moves, like counterattacks, do not work due to stopping all momentum. The C-bounce, just like the Wavebounce, also has varied usefullness from fighter to fighter.