There are a few ways you can break a gavel, I categorize them three ways:
The Hunter Eiland thwack of terror-- in which you slam the gavel (two handed) with such gusto that it nearly pelts Denise Davis in the head.
The Brian Hughes good natured gavel splinter-- in which you split the gavel down the middle in a very King Solomon-esque way. (If anyone has a pic of this-- send it over-- it was great!)
-and of course-
The Trey Martinez Fischer two handed destruction of State property-- in which you swing the gavel like this:
In the aftermath of said gavel annihilation I received this from Speaker Straus: