Posted by Dan Borton from pm085-07.dialip.mich.net on May 18, 1998 at 22:50:59:
In Reply to: Re: Whip Cracking posted by Max Schulte on May 17, 1998 at 22:29:55:
: Thank you, Dan, this helps me a lot. I was wondering a long time why
: this crack yound Indy does isn't featured in the Bullwhip FAQ. In
: addition to that it looked quite simply as you already said.
: Maybe they did neither make a clear overhead nor a forward crack
: becuase it would not have been possible to do this cracks in such a
: restricted space (Guess you'll need a lot of space especially for the
: overhead with a 10ft. whip). In addition to that it would have been
: unrealistic young Indy doing this difficult cracks.
: Anyway, I'll have a closer look at the market place fight scenes again
: in order to the the cracks again...
No Problem Max, I am glad to help. I am pretty sure the whip used for that stunt was a 6 foot, which normally works well in restricted spaces, but even still you need at least 12 feet of clearance to swing it overhead.
I picked up my whip holster today, It turned out pretty well for a first attempt. Its made from dark brown leather and has a heavy metal snap. The leather was cut about a ˝ inch shorter than I wanted it, and the snaps were switched around. (In the Temple of Doom, Indy’s whip holster had the open end of the snap on top, which attached the belt loop together) These are just minor things though, and can be fixed in future versions for better accuracy. Over all though its a pretty good replica, and seems to do the trick. The shop owneralso said he could make them and ship them out. If your Interested let me know and I will get you the information on how to contact the shop. By the way, They did a really nice job on the strap for my mark VII bag as well. Hope this helps.
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