I was splitting some 18" hickory today and darn near every strike of the maul made the head stick in the wood. I had to try and work the head out by yanking the handle, but of course it was stuck so solidly it only caused the log to move around. I had to strike/kick the handle sharply to loosen it, log after log, which ended up loosening the handle-to-head bond (fiberglass handle). While this is nothing knew, today was probably the worst day for it with it happening seemingly every strike. Got real old. Is there a technique that minimizes this effect of sticking in the wood? I'm using this TrueTempter maul.