Ok, ok. The title would have been a bit more apropos back in March or April. Whatever. Here’s a video of me practicing a tricky board break I saw Walter Mattson complete at a demo many years ago. He dangled his board from the tip of a sai–a bit cooler, I admit–but the basic idea’s the same.
The trick to this is to stay really loose and to only tighten your arm and first at the point of impact. A little extra recoil doesn’t hurt either. The premise behind the break is similar to Bruce Lee’s legendary one-inch punch. If you haven’t seen him perform it before, take a look!
Have you tried any tricky breaks lately? Anything that require finesse over power? Share a link or a video here!