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Posted by Dan Borton from on April 29, 1998 at 00:09:05:

In Reply to: THE BULLWHIP posted by to lazy to type in my own name on April 27, 1998 at 10:55:23:

: this has always bothered me
: i dont have one or anything but as a kid i's always get a piece of rope and try and swing it across a branch or something and it would never wrap around and stay it would always fall to the ground
: how come the bullwhip wraps around and stays is it just the way it is or what?

The Whip wraps and holds for a couple reasons. One is the better gripping characteristics the braided leather thong and the solid leather fall or lash. The other is the speed and weight of the whip wrapping around the target which causes the whip to lock itself in place and then tightens as you pull on it. Keep in mind that some whips will work better than others for that trick. Hope this helps.


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