I don’t want you to think that I am losing faith in the “pinch” as you have last season. So by all means continue doing it. That is how I got my apples to spur up .
I was just suggesting a limited experiment on a small portion of a scaffold.
With espaliers there is continuous summer pruning of all the upright shoots many that start from the neat pruning cut site
This year, in my orchard, I will try the " break and hang" to see if that cuts down on the tree constantly creating new shoots from the neat pruning cut site that I have to keep pruning completely off.
One of the points made by the you tube poster was that " break and hang" sapped some of the tree’s vigor ( in keeping the broken shoot alive) leading to fruit spur development below the cut. I will check to see if it also keeps brand new shoots from forming at the pruning site. Just trying to save some work.