waldo lemieux wrote:
When you hit a board being held by your other hand , what your suggesting becomes a different animal. Requires much more accuracy and speed than a board supported on both ends. Try it using a hammer even ,,,, oh and start with balsa
Not sure if you can see it but my palm is down at the strike the tip of my thumb is just under my hand striking with the outside bottom half of the thumb. I can do 3 boards I wanted to do 2 for the test but only 1 was available. It is all speed, power and commitment really. I can say from experience if you strike a 1x 12x10 pine board with your hand and are not committed to going through it. You will invent many new words.
The reason I was told for using that size board = the force to break 1 human rib. I am doing all this for the exercise physically and mentally. That is really it. This is all the fun stuff that you get to do for all the other torture your body seems to endure at times. My next will be cinder block caps. I have to admit some nervousness there.