how do you dry boards for breaking?

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1. heat the oven to 120
2. stick boad in for 3 hours
3. take board out
4. board is ready to break
 

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How do you dry boards for breaking?

I don't.

In fact, when we've done public demonstrations (which has been a while...) I've made a point of having materials for tameshiwari delivered on the spot, so everyone knows that they haven't been tampered with....
....at least, not by me.
 

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1. heat the oven to 120
2. stick boad in for 3 hours
3. take board out
4. board is ready to break

1 - Go to Lowe's or Home Depot
2 - Buy lumber appropriate for demo
3 - Go to demo site & cut to appropriate dimensions in public
4 - Make sure your technique is up to snuff before Step 3 is agreed on & Steps 1 & 2 are completed.
5 - Break boards without hesitation.
6 - BE HONEST ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Although I did learn from Bud an old trick for "cutting banana's in pieces without cutting the peel". :D
That's a good one to show people who ask stupid "dim mak" questions. :lol:
 

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That's a good one to show people who ask stupid "dim mak" questions. :lol:

Yep. Or more appropriately... "Can a ninja really kill somebody with a sword & not leave a mark?"...

Sure we can bub... come right over here & look what happens to this innocent banana when I answer silly questions like yours...

PT Barnum knew something... ;)
 

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I reinforce boards and bricks with industrial grade epoxy, rebar, rusty nails, and bits of broken glass.
 

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Well yeah... me too. Then I soak them in water for 24 hours prior to breaking.

ah, that much was a given. My mistake!
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We don't break boards. Our yellow belts start with I-beams and have to stay at that rank till they get tough enough to break them.

We like to go to construction sites where the macho guys in hard hats are sunning themselves and making snarky comments to passing coeds, and smash all the beams they're supposed to be putting up into tangled ferric spaghetti. Then we line up and look menacingly at them. It works every time...

Sorry, the orderly says I have to get off the ward computer now....
 
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We don't break boards or I-beams, but we do take the boards and I-beams that others break and fuse them back together with high intensity chi balls. Then, of course, we return the boards and I-beams to be broken again. This recycling helps to save the rain forests and rain ore mines.
 

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Please...

Boards. eh...

Bricks. Barely an improvement.

Steel I-beams. Barely so-so.

Last time my students did any breaking, they ended up leaving a ditch behind.

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I use OSB flake board, minimum 3/4", straight from Lowes to my demo area.

It's a bit better with some laminate on top.

Prep is the same as WCW used to do for the table matches........ :D
 

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I don't dry boards or tamper with them at all. My preference for breaking materials is multiple (3 or more) 2in thick patio blocks or Lousville Slugger baseball bats. Don't cheat on this stuff it just makes the public think that martial artists are just a bunch of fakes.
 

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I don't dry boards or tamper with them at all. My preference for breaking materials is multiple (3 or more) 2in thick patio blocks or Lousville Slugger baseball bats. Don't cheat on this stuff it just makes the public think that martial artists are just a bunch of fakes.

Next question Flying Circus of Physics time:

Do you put spacers between the bricks?
 

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Next question Flying Circus of Physics time:

Do you put spacers between the bricks?
Just had to ask that one didn't ya LOL :). Yes I do use spacers but very thin ones the twist to it is that I also use a metro phone book on top of them which absorbs a lot of the power before it hits the brick puts alot of shock back into my shoulder though.
 
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