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Frondeur
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Re: Bull whips
Reply #15 - Aug 8th, 2019 at 12:26pm
 
Here's my first polypro bullwhip,
and my currently prefered sling, witch I call "the spoon". the release is braidred like a bullwhip, from 12 strands down to 4, and the protective leather at it's base actually acts like a handle.

PS: obviously, the handle of the whip is not finished...
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Re: Bull whips
Reply #16 - Aug 8th, 2019 at 3:10pm
 
Beautiful whip!  I really like the pattern you made.
The sling looks great too!  I imagine you get a nice loud crack when you throw with that one.  Cheesy
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Reply #17 - Aug 17th, 2019 at 3:21pm
 
Nice work Frondeur, that's an interesting sling design too.

I've now completed two more whips. One an improved version of the first, but significantly thicker and more beefy, and the second a shorter, but playful little snakewhip.

Having improved my whip cracking skills these whips just get louder and louder... Especially the beefy bullwhip which  can put out bangs that literally set your ears ringing, even in the hands of a relative beginner. At first I thought they were on par with my loudest cracking slings but now it's clear they are far, far louder. I'm even afraid to crack them so much because people might report them into the police as gunshots or maybe kids playing with fireworks.

Nice party trick though and I'm enjoying making them, though the turks head heel knot is a tricky little beggar.
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Reply #18 - Aug 17th, 2019 at 4:09pm
 
Don't speak that knots name! The one I've attempted was a nightmare. It came out ok but it was HOURS of tiny adjusting.
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Reply #19 - Aug 17th, 2019 at 4:15pm
 
Here they are-
Left: 6ft khaki & brown bullwhip (difficult to tell the colours apart though, just gives it a nice looking sheen)
Right: 3.75ft brown and green snakewhip.

Both shot loaded, two bellies + 16 plat overlay and 6x7 turks head heel knots.
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Re: Bull whips
Reply #20 - Aug 17th, 2019 at 7:35pm
 
Man you guys are talented. Nothing brings in the chicks like a man who can make bullwhips....probably.
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Re: Bull whips
Reply #21 - Aug 18th, 2019 at 3:40am
 
Yeah I'm not going to bother posting my efforts... I need some more practice first.
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Reply #22 - Aug 18th, 2019 at 8:40am
 
Morphy wrote on Aug 17th, 2019 at 7:35pm:
Man you guys are talented. Nothing brings in the chicks like a man who can make bullwhips....probably.


I wish!  Grin Grin Grin
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Re: Bull whips
Reply #23 - Aug 18th, 2019 at 8:42am
 
Kick wrote on Aug 17th, 2019 at 4:09pm:
Don't speak that knots name! The one I've attempted was a nightmare. It came out ok but it was HOURS of tiny adjusting.


If it helps, I followed this tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPBxcIwT4fA&t=886s

It's still pretty difficult though before you complete a full pass, then it's easy.
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Re: Bull whips
Reply #24 - Aug 18th, 2019 at 2:29pm
 
Great looking whips JudoP!  I've got this on my list as an activity to try this winter.  It will be something to do when it's cold, but no snow for snowball slinging.  Smiley
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