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Friday, March 28th, 2008
1:54 am
Louie Foxx Whips
So I got all artsy fartsy and took some shots of my Louie Foxx whips on the deck. The short one is his standard 4', the long one is the 6' "Maxwell Special" built to my design.
I've got some of my whip videos up at YT, username hollywood1340. Nice to be a member of this LJ community!
Keep crackin, stay safe!
Tuesday, March 18th, 2008
12:00 am
Here's the latest one...
Well this pic was taken very fast so it's a bit out of focus, but here is my latest whip. It's an 8 foot, 12 plait, black kangaroo with all the standard construction details: an 8 inch steel spike loaded with lead at the butt, a wear leather, rolled core, 1st 4 plait kangaroo belly, 1st kip bolster, 2nd 4 plait kangaroo belly, 2nd kip bolster and final 12 plait kangaroo overlay.

I haven't tried it out yet, there's still snow here and the whip hasn't been rolled or given a coat of shellac yet, but I'm sure it'll do it's job.

The weight could have been brought a little further out down the thong, but otherwise a solid and well-made whip. It is incredibly tightly plaited too :-)

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Friday, October 12th, 2007
12:47 pm
Greetings All,

I just found this community and I am very excited about it.  I hope to learn a lot of good stuff here.  I am trying to learn how to make whips.  I have Ron Edward's book How to Make Whips and am following along as best I can.  I haven't ever done anything like that before so the actual braiding is challenging.  I used to macrame when I was younger, so I thought that would give me a start, but WRONG.

I have gotten the easy things like the spanish ring knot down and have just about figured out the turks head, but can't seem to get a handle on whip braiding.

Are there some good sites I can check into or does anyone here have some pointers for a beginner?

Is anyone here from Louisiana?
Friday, September 28th, 2007
8:59 pm
Hi everybody. I joined this group a while back but I don't think I ever posted any pics of what I do. These aren't very good, but they should give an idea.

This is a 6 foot, 12 plait kangaroo bullwhip, inspired by the "Young Indy" whip. It has the standard construction of an 8" steel spike, rolled core, 4 plait belly, bolster, another 4 plait belly, another bolster and the overlay. It was all hand-dyed and has lead in the pommel to balance the weight of the thong.
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Here's an 8 foot Indy with the same construction as the one above, except that I tried to make it using a single hide and that didn't work out too well for this lenght, which explains some of the unevenness of the thong... But it was a good learning experience and I particularly like the thin handle.
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Monday, September 17th, 2007
11:22 pm
A URL that Whip Enthusiasts’s may find useful
It does seem to be the largest collection of links to whip information and makers and such on the web.

Ambrose Pages

Thursday, October 12th, 2006
2:45 am
Yeah, I'm a big geek....

For more of Sumo's Whip Styles, check out my personal LJ...

Current Mood: amused
Thursday, August 3rd, 2006
9:07 pm
So a while back I promised myself that I wasn't going to buy any more whips off ebay.

Then I remembered what a liar I am.

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To be honest, I only bought it for the novelty factor - "Oh joy, I have a whip made out of parachute cord. I'm soooooo very cool...."

I was pleasantly surprised when I finally got my hands on it. It performs almost as well as the two leather whips I bought from Dijon, and it's a helluva lot better than some of the cheap pieces o' shite that I previously bought on ebay.

For those that care, it's six feet long, two braided bellies, with a 16 plait overlay.

Current Mood: bouncy
Friday, June 9th, 2006
4:55 pm
Hee hee hee....
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The finished product.

Too bad he spelled my name wrong.....

Current Mood: excited
Wednesday, June 7th, 2006
6:36 pm
New toy....
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So I'm getting another new whip, made by the same guy who made my last one.

That reminds me....revsphynx, I found out that they're made from cowhide.

The new one will be 8 feet when finished, and designed to follow the DeLongis method.

On another note, can anyone recommend a decent material to use for crackers? I've tried a couple of different types of nylon rope, but they all seem to be too stiff.

Current Mood: calm
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006
4:31 pm
Hmm....I joined this community before I realized that no one has posted here since January.....

Ah well.

I recently discovered the joy that is the whip, after a friend gave me a copy of "Mastering the Bullwhip" by Anthony Delongis. I'm looking at the whip primarily from a martial arts standpoint, but this sportcracking thing sounds like fun, too.

Here's a pic of my latest acquisition:

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Anyone interested can find the maker here.

Nice to meet everyone.

Assuming that anyone stops by here, that is.

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006
12:48 pm
Nothing like it
Just outside on the back 40 of the office building I'm in here, working out with my whips.

There is NOTHING like the viceral charge one gets when there is a nice big "CRACK" at the end of a swing. Man, that's wonderful.

It helps that there is nice weather too.

Oh well, back to the grind.

Oh, I just joined whipenthusiasts.org through the email list http://groups.yahoo.com/group/whipenthusiasts/
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006
9:18 pm
My New WHIPS!!!
They arrived today! While I was at work! My new 2-tone, 4 foot nylon matched pair of whips! OHBOYOHBOYOHBOY!!! They crack like a dream, pretty stiff, but that will change. Coyote Whips

See pictures at http://davensjournal.com/avatar/whip/index.html
Wednesday, December 28th, 2005
10:28 am
First post, intro
Hello all.

I'm Eric (Daven) Landrum, Pagan, Druid, wiccan, leatherworker, crafter and whip enthusiast.

Let's see... Those you probably won't be interested in, but the whip stuff....

I own Black Rose Floggers a site where I make BDSM related items, primarily among them, floggers. I'm starting to get into whip braiding, but I want to have some more material and tools before I start working on my first braided whip.

I do have a whip-like thing called a "Stinger" which is rolled suede that acts exactly like a signal tail short whip. Say about 4 feet, with a nice big "Crack" at the end. That's with no fall or popper.

I'm getting a pair of nylon whips from Coyote Whips sometime soon, and I'll post pictures when I get them. Can't wait.

I have a 10' bull from Mexico, 4 plait with hemp core and swivel handle. Not doing too well, even when I put a popper on the end of the (shredded) fall. It's interesting to practice with, but it is very hard to get it to crack.

Anyhow, I thought I would introduce myself. I'm looking to become the local area whipmaster and I have some SERIOUS competition.

Anyone in the Nashville area interested in starting a whipcracking club? Get together on Sunday afternoons in a park, crack whips, work on technique and so on.
Friday, October 22nd, 2004
7:24 am
Has this ever happened to you?
Hello! I found this list while perusing my interests under "Whip Cracking". Looks like it's been inactive for a while, so I thought I'd try to liven it up.

My name is Travis. I am part of the Pickled Brothers Sideshow. I have 2 Paul Nolan bullwhips, a 6 foot and a 4 foot, both kangaroo hides. Paul's "claim to fame" (besides making really awesome whips, that is) is that he and Gery Deer designed and made the whips that were used in the movie "Rundown". Gery is also my whip coach.

I have been whip cracking for about 2 years now, and I started targeting this summer.

I have a short video clip showing something strange that happened while I was targeting candles.


Has this ever happened to anyone else? These were ordinary, non-trick candles (50 cents for a pack of 5 at Big Lots).

Take care!
Thursday, May 1st, 2003
9:47 am
First lesson
My daughter had her first whip lesson/practice last night. She looked so sweet standing out their on the front lawn with her white bandana, safety glasses, and flowered winter coat on and my snake whip in her hand. She learned to crack it and does so naturally and with ease. She knows the difference between the snake whip and the bullwhip (and tells everyone that walks by), and she told me "that piece on the end is what makes the sound" which I thought was very insightful for an eight year old.

My son came home and decided to give it a whirl too (quite literally) and he also seemed to pick it up naturally. I struggle to learn, yet my children seem to just 'do it' (the nike generation) I'm half proud, half envious, yet I wonder if it's something that is best learned as a child?

Anyhow, it seems that my girl would like to continue to learn and my son would not only like to learn the whip but he wants to make one of his own. At the last munch we'd decided to have a whip making party, so he'll have an opportunity to do that too.

Later I'll post some pics of my little snake, and Caspy's bullwhip - I would love to see other people's favourite whips too.

Happy Cracking ;-)
Saturday, April 26th, 2003
11:01 pm
Welcome to Whip Enthusiast.

I'm a relative novice, and co-moderator. I'm hoping this community will help me to improve my skills. I currently own one whip - a three and a half foot snake whip. My goal is to use the whip in combination with a martial arts form to create performance. I know that several whip enthusiasts oppose the use of whip for performance, but I think it's a wonderful way to display the beauty of the whip.

I would be especially interested to hear of anyone that has done anything like this before. My daughter is also showing an interest in the same, and I would like to hear from anyone that has taught children whipping before.

Anyway, those should be good topics to start discussion. Other topics are welcome.
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