Sui Generis Whips

So, this is going to be a little bit of a different kind of a post.  I bought a whip. It’s the first whip I’ve ever handled that I didn’t make. I bought it for a couple of different reasons.

First, I really like this lady’s work. She makes a couple of different types of whips, an art line and a practical line. The art line whips are pretty ornate and quite unique and beautiful. The practical line are not so ornate, but are still gorgeous whips.

And second, I had never held anyone else’s whip and, to be quite honest, I wanted to see how mine measured up. I still have some ground to make up.

The whip is one of the practical line of whips she makes. It’s is designed more for slower paced, meditative type of cracking and for target work and, since there is absolutely no chance that I’ll ever be able to do those flashy, two handed show routines it it is a perfect fit for me. It is a very accurate whip, rolling out very straight and smoothly.  It cracks with very little effort.

It is a very beautiful whip. I mentioned that I was a fan of southwestern pueblo art and architecture and this is what she came up with. She was very easy to work with, and kept me up to date on the progress of the whip.  You can learn more about this whipmaker’s art and purchase a whip from her web site


She also sent a few extra crackers and a cracker keeper as well.


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