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Old 04-17-2014, 10:42 AM   #21
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Though the cover DR rules have the minor flaw of being total nonsense; it's harder to punch through a 1/2" x 2' x 2' sheet of plywood than a 1" x 1' x 1' sheet, because the first sheet weighs more and thus has higher HP.
Using the tables on pg. B559, a 1/2" sheet of plywood would have cover DR of 0.5, and a 1" sheet woudl have a cover DR of 1 (assuming upper values for the range of cover DR/inch listed). While this does seem silly (Wow! Anyone can punch through 1/2" ply without even any karate training!) it does not depend on the plywood's mass.

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Old 04-17-2014, 11:39 AM   #22
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Using While this does seem silly (Wow! Anyone can punch through 1/2" ply without even any karate training!)
No better than half the time for ST 9 or 10. It's 1D-3 and Crushing damage can be zero.
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:50 AM   #23
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Using the tables on pg. B559, a 1/2" sheet of plywood would have cover DR of 0.5, and a 1" sheet woudl have a cover DR of 1 (assuming upper values for the range of cover DR/inch listed). While this does seem silly (Wow! Anyone can punch through 1/2" ply without even any karate training!) it does not depend on the plywood's mass.

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Actually, that's realistic. I watched a documentary of a study they did; turns out, "karate-chopping through wood" is all mental. *Anyone can do it - If you can overcome the mental block that screams "This is going to hurt!" and commit full force instead of instinctively pulling the blow.

* Just about any adult or teen, anyway.
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Old 04-17-2014, 07:47 PM   #24
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Actually, that's realistic. I watched a documentary of a study they did; turns out, "karate-chopping through wood" is all mental. *Anyone can do it - If you can overcome the mental block that screams "This is going to hurt!" and commit full force instead of instinctively pulling the blow.
Karate chopping through kiln-dried pine boards I can believe. Karate chopping through plywood I would expect to be quite a bit different.

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Old 04-18-2014, 09:53 PM   #25
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Karate chopping through kiln-dried pine boards I can believe. Karate chopping through plywood I would expect to be quite a bit different.

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Hahaha, I'd love to see someone try to punch through plywood.
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:20 PM   #26
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Hahaha, I'd love to see someone try to punch through plywood.
You ask, YouTube answers. Most of the options there are fairly useless, but the evidence is that sufficiently thin plywood can be broken.
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