Posted by Dan Borton from pm085-08.dialip.mich.net on June 29, 1998 at 23:40:12:
In Reply to: Re: Whip afterthought.. posted by Dale Dassel on June 29, 1998 at 21:12:13:
: : One more point, a whip in the hands of someone who know what they're doing is an awesome thing, but the whip is never to be considered as a toy. It has been and always will be a formatible weapon, and can cause great harm is used carelessly. As you practice, never swing at anything you don't plan to hit, just like a gun. It can cut and cut deeply. Those of us who have learned the craft have the scars to prove it. Used correctly in a safe manner, you'll have a blast with them. Start slowly, and work up to the different throws. Have fun. Regards. Michaelson
: Yes, what Michaelson says is true. But I guess I am fortunate-
: I sport no scars or lash marks whatsoever from learning how to handle
: a bullwhip. The most I ever received was a 5 inch red mark across my
: back which disappeared after a week. TA-DA!!! (Not bragging, just
: fortunate, I guess) But all joking aside, the bullwhip is a formidable
: and quite lethal weapon (as said by Harrison Ford in: The Making of
: Raiders of the Lost Ark) in the hands of a skilled user. Just be very
: patient and careful and in time your skill will develop. And, remember,
: "Use the Force..." Heh! Sorry- I couldn't resist!!!
: P.S.- The better the whip (David Morgan!!!) the easier it will be
: to learn to use. & more accurate, too.
Michaelson, Dale, well said. When working with whips always be careful and take appropriate safety precautions before you begin.
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