Posted by Dale Dassel from iax-minden-ppp0020.iamerica.net on April 20, 1998 at 18:41:18:
In Reply to: Re: BULLWHIP ORDERING posted by Michaelson on April 20, 1998 at 14:42:18:
: : Just to add what Dale said, when you first get your whip you will notice that the thong will have its own natural curve which is caused by the tightness and looseness of the braid. When you swing your whip out always try to have the whip roll out along that natural curve. Also while I might have mentioned it in another post, Its a good idea to grease a new whip with a good leather dressing before you use it. It will make the new whip more flexible as well as help protect the leather from any moisture that it may encounter. By the way the life span of the cracker will depend on how much the whip is used. While they are pretty easy to make, I normally recommend getting a few extra crackers when you order a new whip. If you have any other questions feel free to ask.
: David Morgan also responded to me regarding the fact that they will repair most braided goods besides their own, and have a "cracker" replacement service at $15.00 plus shipping for a whip. Regards. Michaelson
P.S.-You shouldn't try to coil the whip any tighter that it's
natural curve allows.It should be carried and stored in a loose coil
and not bent or coiled in the opposite direction of it's curve. These
things will damage and break the whip's internal components quickly.
Just some important care tips!!!
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