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New hobby

Postby galileo » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:44 pm

While waiting for the inevitable gloom to clear I decided to embark on a new hobby that wasn't weather effected...……………….. whip making. More precisely Bullwhips (like Indiana Jones uses), there are several styles used for different purposes.

Whip making is a combination of craft, precision and patience to make one, there are lots of considerations in the construction to achieve the characteristics needed to make a whip easy to crack. Then it's a skill to crack it in many different ways and combinations.

I was initially impressed by this guy, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTIIZYE7XwE&t=171s he makes it look so easy, believe me it's not, you need to wear a hat and glasses when learning or you will cut yourself easily or take an eye out.

Here's my third effort after my initial 2 tries that failed in one way or another.
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Of course the most amazing thing about whip cracking is the crack itself, it travels more than the speed of sound at 767 mph and what you are hearing is a sonic boom, how cool is that :shock:

There are many tutorials on YouTube, if anyone is interested I'll point you to the best ones :thumbsup:

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