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Message started by NooneOfConsequence on Jan 11th, 2021 at 12:28am

Title: Tiger Snake whip
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jan 11th, 2021 at 12:28am
Well, it’s an improvement over my first whip, but far from perfect.  I was short on orange cord, so the belly is too long compared to the overall length (around 4 feet/1.2m), and that means the taper is too aggressive for my liking. It goes pop though, and the design is much simpler than the last whip I made. I think I did ok for my first crack at a snake whip (snicker).
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Title: Re: Tiger Snake whip
Post by MarianoV123 on Jan 11th, 2021 at 10:34am
That's a beautiful design, have you tried making one of these as the release cord for your sling? I barely get any cracks when I sling so I was thinking of making one.

Title: Re: Tiger Snake whip
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jan 11th, 2021 at 2:42pm
Thanks Mariano!
It's definitely worth making one just to improve your skills with cordage, but as a sling, it would be way too heavy.  It's got a 4-strand paracord belly wrapped in cloth tape and 8 strands on the outside.  That's way too much material for a release cord.

I did make a couple of 8-strand tapered jute slings though, and those had a nice crack until the jute failed.

Title: Re: Tiger Snake whip
Post by Morphy on Jan 11th, 2021 at 2:59pm
Even though it may seem too short I would much rather have that in a fight than a normal whip lol.

Title: Re: Tiger Snake whip
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jan 11th, 2021 at 6:59pm
In a fight there’s a lot of things I’d rather have than a whip... unless I am fighting trained circus animals that is.

Title: Re: Tiger Snake whip
Post by vetryan15 on Jan 11th, 2021 at 7:12pm
I do remember seeing something like that in a club in RI, it was part of a 'fetish night' they hosted.  :D

Title: Re: Tiger Snake whip
Post by Kick on Jan 12th, 2021 at 12:06pm
I made a snake whip ages ago with paracord but I don't think it was really the best paracord to use as it didn't really "flatten out" all that well. Pretty happy with the globe knot I put on the end, I still don't know how I managed to pull that off. Cracks really well.
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Title: Re: Tiger Snake whip
Post by JudoP on Jan 12th, 2021 at 12:24pm

Kick wrote on Jan 12th, 2021 at 12:06pm:
I made a snake whip ages ago with paracord but I don't think it was really the best paracord to use as it didn't really "flatten out" all that well. Pretty happy with the globe knot I put on the end, I still don't know how I managed to pull that off. Cracks really well.


Did you gut the paracord? It needs to be gutted to lay flat.

Title: Re: Tiger Snake whip
Post by Kick on Jan 12th, 2021 at 12:35pm
Ah well that's the interesting thing with this stuff. It's actual prarcord, as in literally cut off old parachutes, and it doesn't have anything in it except some very thin red string. Even pulling that out does nothing. I don't know if it's a tighter weave than "paracord" you get elsewhere, but it refuses to lie flat. I guess it could be ironed flat but I don't have an iron.

Title: Re: Tiger Snake whip
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jan 12th, 2021 at 11:34pm

vetryan15 wrote on Jan 11th, 2021 at 7:12pm:
I do remember seeing something like that in a club in RI, it was part of a 'fetish night' they hosted.  :D


The first bull whip I made about a year ago was pretty “kinky”, but only because the tension in the weave was so uneven.

...Whew!  That was a rather difficult sentence to write without adding any accidental innuendo. I had to avoid the following words and phrases to communicate the idea clearly without being suggestive:
“First time”, “Long”, “Hard”, “Pulled too tight”

Title: Re: Tiger Snake whip
Post by vetryan15 on Jan 13th, 2021 at 2:27am
Hahaha, you should have. I was setting you up. One of those little whips was. Used on me.  ;) i forgot to mention.  Quite interesting experience

Title: Re: Tiger Snake whip
Post by Morphy on Jan 13th, 2021 at 2:52am

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Jan 12th, 2021 at 11:34pm:

vetryan15 wrote on Jan 11th, 2021 at 7:12pm:
I do remember seeing something like that in a club in RI, it was part of a 'fetish night' they hosted.  :D


The first bull whip I made about a year ago was pretty “kinky”, but only because the tension in the weave was so uneven.

...Whew!  That was a rather difficult sentence to write without adding any accidental innuendo. I had to avoid the following words and phrases to communicate the idea clearly without being suggestive:
“First time”, “Long”, “Hard”, “Pulled too tight”


Fought a guy once with a make shift whip. He was a boxer with a nick name The Iron Fister.

You know what I'll just stop. Lol.

Title: Re: Tiger Snake whip
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jan 13th, 2021 at 8:59am

vetryan15 wrote on Jan 13th, 2021 at 2:27am:
Hahaha, you should have. I was setting you up. One of those little whips was. Used on me.  ;) i forgot to mention.  Quite interesting experience


Well, the punchline was “kinky” and any of the other phrases would have distracted from it... plus it’s actually funnier to list all the phrases out of context and let the imagination fill in the gaps on alternative wording. I sneak more juvenile innuendo in that way too, because otherwise I could only slip one or two of them in (wait... slip them in... dang it!)

The reality is that I really did pull too hard and overtightened the weave in several places on my first whip. That messed up the tension, but there’s absolutely no way to say that without the juvenile finger pointing and snickering while someone says “he pulled too hard and broke his whip!”

Innuendo aside, here’s a photo of what I’m actually talking about. You can see how wavy it is, especially along the top near the handle . Classic rookie mistake.
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Title: Re: Tiger Snake whip
Post by vetryan15 on Jan 13th, 2021 at 9:02am
That definitely looks a bit kinky. And its unfortunate that you pulled too hard ;D

Title: Re: Tiger Snake whip
Post by Kick on Jan 14th, 2021 at 1:18am

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Jan 13th, 2021 at 8:59am:
Innuendo

In YOUR endo...

Title: Re: Tiger Snake whip
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jan 14th, 2021 at 11:27am
Yeah... it's basically impossible to have any conversation about whips without it sounding like a perpetual stream of double entendres.

Title: Re: Tiger Snake whip
Post by Morphy on Jan 14th, 2021 at 3:36pm
Ive heard some whips have brass studs braided into the whip? Or was that something I saw on a video game? Seems like that would get the job done though especially a small one like that.

Title: Re: Tiger Snake whip
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jan 14th, 2021 at 4:09pm
Even this small one has enough energy to cut small branches in half.  I'll put it on the list of videos I'll probably never get around to making!  Definitely gotta get my trash sling going first anyway.

Title: Re: Tiger Snake whip
Post by Kick on Jan 15th, 2021 at 4:57am
Even the little one I made I would not want to be hit in the face with. If the cracker is made from strong enough material (which it should be really to be a cracker) you can tie knots in it so that it can even cut. Usually helps to have a longer whip but still.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWOQHXFf3Hg

Title: Re: Tiger Snake whip
Post by Morphy on Jan 15th, 2021 at 6:44am
NOOC- Definitely gotta get my trash sling going first anyway.

Oh I feel that

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