The Practical Whips are not hybrid whips. These whips are not for fast routines. Fast routines and trick cracking generally require a shorter, lighter whip. However, though those techniques are rather different, the cracks themselves are exactly the same; and to learn and practice basic cracks in a slow, methodical manner is imperative to achieving success. By building muscle memory correctly, you will be able to pick up and perform with any whip, regardless of its length or weight.
This being said, my whips are approximately 6.5 feet in overall length (a 5.5 foot thong and 12 inch handle). They are lightly loaded, with weight traveling all the way down to the fall hitch. I do this because that tiny bit of weight will ensure a smooth, slow roll out and precise direction. This makes them wonderfully accurate for target work. Further, in order to ensure a balanced whip, additional weight is placed at the heel knot. Much like a sword is balanced, an effort has been made to make the Practical Whips balanced and easy to crack.
Lastly, all of my whips are waxed and made to use in any weather. If you get them wet, simply hang them up to dry. If you get them dirty, a bit of dish detergent on a toothbrush will clean them up. Like any paracord whip, they are weather friendly; however, when I wax my whips, I add coconut oil to the bath, as it is a natural antibacterial and will further safeguard your whip from mold and mildew. I also add soy wax to my parafin-based wax bath. Soy is a soft wax and does not get brittle and hard like pure parafin wax does. This allows you to use your whip in the cold and snow without causing damage due to hard and brittle wax. Your whip will remain more fluid and therefore, more fun for you.
Practical Whips do not have any fancy plaiting other than the style shown. Customer can request color and a $50.00 nonrefundable deposit will need to be be put down at the time of order, with the balance to be paid when the whip is finished. Full price for each whip is $135 USD + shipping. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your order.
There are hundreds of paracord colors to choose from. If you want something more specific than just giving me a color, go HERE and choose something specific in 550 or 650 paracord. When you email me with your order, simply give me the exact name from the website of the color of your choice and I will order it and build your whip with that very color. Currently, I offer 2 styles of practical whip:
6.5 foot whip with a ringbolt hitch between 2 turkshead knots. Handle features otherwise will vary according to color scheme at the whipmaker’s discretion. This particular whip has sold. Another Tesla version is found at the top of the page and a short video can be located in my blog.
The diamond plait whip handle is very popular in terms of looks. I do my very best to keep this look as solid as possible, but due to the nature of the plait, it can move a couple of millimeters to one side or the other near the heel knot with a lot of use. Keep this in mind if you plan on using this whip daily. This is the only Practical Whip style that does this and it’s only because of the nature of the decorative plait. Customer may choose thong color and a separate handle color.
This practical whip style features a half moku grapevine hitch halfway down the handle. Like the other practical whips is it built accordingly with the 5.5 foot weighted thong and 12″ handle. I would like to give special thanks to Robert Amper for taking these beautiful pictures of this whip for me and my further appreciation for the Practical Whip review video that can be seen below.
And a big thank you again, to Robby Amper at Whip Basics, for taking the time to review these whips for me.
*SHIPPING: I deeply regret the incredible shipping costs from the US. A little known fact is, that I can ship up to 4 whips in the same flat rate box for the same price. If you have a friend or neighbor that would also like to order a whip, I would be happy to send them both in the same box so you can split the shipping costs.