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WORD OF CAUTION: Whip cracking can be dangerous. Wearing safety glasses and a wide-brimmed hat are strongly recommended.
The Parts of a Bullwhip:
Why Use Nylon Paracord?
Although many people think of leather when they think of whips, nylon paracord is quickly growing in popularity among whip enthusiasts. This is due to several factors:
  • Durability
    Lower cost
    Abilty to get wet (it will not rot or mildew, making it ideal for all types of weather)
    Easy maintenance
Whip Care and Maintenance:
  • Avoid causing physical damage to your whip by not hitting hard or sharp objects (walls, fences, trees, rocks, concrete, gravel, etc...)
  • Try to avoid using your whip on concrete or rocky ground. These rough surfaces will cause unnecessary wear and tear to your whip; grassy lawns and carpeted floors are ideal.
  • Avoid using your whip in sandy conditions. Bits of grit can work their way inside the plaits and cause damage over time from the inside out.
  • Don't swing on your whip. Whips were not designed for this and it will put unnecessary stress on the thong, stretching and warping it. Movie scenes of heroes swinging on their whips are typically leather wrapped cables manually attached by the movie crew.
  • If you are going to try target practice, such as cutting paper or knocking objects out of the air, then try to only let the cracker hit the objects. They will take the brunt of the hit and are easily replaceable.
  • When storing a whip it is best to hang it or lay it in a flat loose coil. Do not store your whip for extended periods of time in sunlight. UV rays will eventually damage nylon.
  • If your whip get dirty and you want to clean it then simply use warm water and maybe a bit of mild soap. Simply allow your whip to dry naturally, away from direct sunlight.