Re: Amateur whipcracker

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Posted by Michaelson from on February 17, 1998 at 19:37:04:

In Reply to: Re: Amateur whipcracker posted by Dan Borton on February 16, 1998 at 22:20:38:

: Yeah, that's the very first site I ever checked out about
: : whips. I especially liked the part where it said that each whip
: : will have it's own curve, which is part of the personality of your
: : whip. And you should always roll-out and swing your whip along it's
: : natural curve. I make that first priority. I think I will saw a
: : notch through the middle part of the broom stick to slide the
: : plates into, and it would save tape, too!!! I have been wanting
: : to buy that Art of the Bullwhip tape for quite some time. I have
: : found that I can usually look at a whip move on video a couple
: : dozen times, then walk outside and duplicate it without much effort.
: : Just takes a little practice before that learning curve locks in.
: : I'm sure that if you e-mail David Morgan he will be more than happy
: : to autograph your book. I mean, the least you could do for someone
: : who just paid you in excess of $500 is to sign your name in a book,
: : right? I know I would!!!

: : -Dale Dassel

: Dale, That is absolutely right about each whip having its own curve. Each whip will definitely have its own personality regarding how it acts. Depending on the quality of the whips some differences are more noticeable than others. Cutting a notch in the top of the pole to hold your target is a great idea, though it has crossed my mind in the past as well. I use a such a variety of different targets for cutting like the Styrofoam plates, Styrofoam strips, folded strips of newspaper, to balloons and playing cards. By the time I finished making all those different sized cuts I would end up with more sawdust than a pole. I have been messing with the idea if attaching some type of clip like a clothes pin clip to the top of the pole. This way I would have something adjustable to hold objects of different sizes and thickness.

: Dan

If you want some real fun, try hitting pine cones thrown into the air by a second person. Take practice, but after a while, you'll know exactly where the end of the whip is, and where the cone and whip will arch. Regards. Michaelson

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