I've seen so many posts lately where someone says something like "I use a French link instead of a single-jointed snaffle because it has less nutcracker action."
But if double-jointed bits put less pressure on the bars of the mouth, where does that extra pressure end up? The answer is on the tongue via the middle plate. If you push down hard in the middle of your tongue it hurts way more than pushing on a gum. So I'm just wondering where people are getting the idea that double-jointed snaffles are less severe than single-jointed ones. Did some famous trainer say it or something?