Why Nylon (also
titled "Lets play with our whips in the rain")
Using nylon in my whips gives them some advantages over
Cost: Nylon whips are generally less
expensive then their leather counterparts. The nylon doesn't cost as
much as the leather does, and doesn't take as much to maintain.
Durability: The nylon parachute cord
used in my whips makes them virtually weather proof. This mean you
don't have to worry at all about taking your whips out WHEN YOU want
while others with their expensive leather whips are sitting on the
porch waiting for the rain to clear or the dew to dry off the grass.
Nylon is also easier to maintain. An occasional bath in the tub with
some fabric soap or such and laying it out to dry is about all there is
to maintenance of a nylon whip.
titled "so what exactly goes into your whips?")
I make my whips starting with an aluminum handle. I
drill a hole into the end about 1/4 inch deep or so and epoxy into it
the core which is a stainless steel aircraft cable. This cable runs
from the handle to tip of the whip. Around the core I plait the belly.
Over the belly I will use a bolster to help even the taper then over
that I plait a 12 plait overlay. The knob is made by drilling a solid
nylon ball and epoxying that to the handle and the knot is tied around
it. The braided nylon fall is approximately 24 inches, it is attached
in the traditional way most leather whip makers attach their falls
making it easy to replace when it wears out without having to
reconstruct the whip.
titled "custom??? Sounds like you churn out the same thing over and
The process I described above is the basic form. All of
my whips are custom. I will build you whatever you want... Shot loaded,
Stiffer then normal, short handled, long handled, Thicker then normal,
counter weighted knob on the handle for a different balance?? You name
it I will build it or do my best to get as close to what you want as
possible. I encourage you to communicate with me through e-mail or over
the phone so we can discuss options and exactly what YOU want and go
from there. I have available 29 different colors you can choose from (see order page). Your
paying me to make YOU something you want. I will make sure you get what
your paying for.
titled "just how big it that thing anyway")
I measure ONLY the thong length in my whips. I do not
measure the handle on my bullwhips as part of the order length. The
Fall is also not measured in the total length either. So if you order a
6 foot bullwhip you will get a whip that is about 8.5 foot from end to
end (8 inch handle + 6 foot thong + aprox 24 inch fall = 104 inches =
Why Pay MORE???? (Also
titled "why should I give you my hard earned cash")
Yes I do charge more per foot then some of the other
whip makers out there. The materials I use to build the bellies out of
and the materials to build the handles cost more then what others use.
These things together and my skill adds up to a whip that feels,
handles, and performs flawlessly and compares to only the highest
quality whips. If you are not satisfied with your whip then send it
back. I will refund your money minus shipping (see
policies). All I ask
is to explain why you wasn't happy with the whip.
any questions or comments please feel free to send me an e-mail.