As the Pyro facing a Soldier, do not wait to airblast the Soldier's rockets, as you'll waste precious time that could be used to just run up to him and flame him. Try to land some flares at the very least.
Seen so many Pyros strafing in front of me just because they think I'm gonna fire a rocket. I just look at them and think how stupid they are before I rocket jump and kill them. --- <-- This guy is TOTALLY not a spy.
when I'm a pryo, and I turn a corner to see a solider, I flame him for a split second to light him up, then I immediately airblast. Usually I end up reflecting the rocket, but not always back into him. Then it's an easy flare/axe. --- buy mah shirts pls, buy mah shirts!
Except that attempting to run up to an enemy soldier is a really good way to eat a rocket to the face if you predict incorrectly. And the closer you are to him, the more predictive you have to be.
More then once, I've pinned a soldier onto the wall, went for the axtinguisher, had a rocket push me back just slightly enough to miss the melee, and eat another rocket. --- Simple solutions to complex problems. http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn100/Mad_Scientist08/Sigs/shantaefull8gz.gif