It's not just slide... they're just so fast when its a good tia that you're facing.
And what makes me hate them more is the fact that almost every single good Tia out there is LAME! LAME COMBOES LAMELAMELAME!!! Same one everytime, and with their poison it does easily half my hp... they are so strong.
But some tias are just good, they're comboes are creative and they're just pro. Example: Chakawaka. I'd say he has a chance at winning this tourny... but he quit and I don't even know if he even wnats to participate... even though he did enter.