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Old 2006.03.05, 09:00 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Wavy
Okay, so how does the height affect the vunerability of the knuckles?
In engineering speak it's a longer moment arm.

Translating this toa real world example...

Imagine clamping a pencil to a desk and letting it hang about 6 inches off of the edge.

If you grab the pencil 1 inch away from the desk and try to break it, it's going to be difficult. If you grab it 6 inches away from the desk and try to break it, it's going to be pretty easy. You can generate more torque with the same amount of force because you have a longer lever.

Maybe it would have broken either way but I think making it too high certainly helped.
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