Originally Posted by Dan Ensor
I'm getting the impression that there are different ways to create "snap". Is that accurate, or is everyone doing it the same, just to different extents?
There are two styles that people use, "Swedish" and "American" that people use and a spectrum between the two. The actual "snap" part is similar between the two but the way extra force is generated is a bit different.
Here's a start to a search about it on DGR:
My recommendation is to really work on getting the feel of the hit and snap first and then worry about how to strengthen that feel. Getting that feeling is by far the most important part. The rest is just figuring out what works best for you for making that feeling stronger. Many find that trying to work on mechanics and body positions doesn't do any good when trying to learn to generate "snap." It way more helpful once you have "snap" and want to find the best way to make it as strong as possible.