Help with Whip Ordering

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Posted by David M. from on February 21, 1998 at 09:49:01:

I am interested in whipping as a hobby, but I am new to it and have some questions. I've noticed that quite a few people here seem to really know what they are doing.
Right now I am looking at an 8 foot Bullwhip (though maybe a 6 footer. However a lot of the details I am very unsure about. Should I get a short handeled whip, or a thinner heavy handeled whip? Does it even matter? Is it worth the money to buy a 16 plait whip, or is 12 good enough for all practical reasons? I am a beginner to whipping, but I would like to only have to buy one whip, even if it means paying more. How much should I expect to pay for a high quality whip? When I first have my whip should I oil it? Should I order a book on whipping, or can I make due with information on the Internet? Has anyone ordered a whip making kit, and if so, how did it turn out? I am looking into this far too much and should just buy the damn whip? Also, if anyone has had any bad experiences with an ordering company please let me know.
I would really appreciate any response. I have been researching all I can on the Internet, but a direct answer is really nice sometimes.

Thanks a lot,

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