Advertisements Looks like they finally started to lay some track. I give them credit for having the right tools, but the extras sure don't know how to swing a spike maul. They'd kill themselves on a real job if they lifted the maul back up every time they swung. The trick is to let the weight and the leftover momentum of the swing take the maul around and behind your back, then you merely need to add to the existing momentum to get it back up around to take the next. A real stud could knock a spike down with a single maul strike -- if they wanted to win a bet. The best I got to was three. It was cute when Durant struck that last spike a few times, got the spike in maybe a quarter to a half inch, realized he wasn't making much progress, then declared it done.