So now that I'm done with my whips for the swap, it's time to experiment. My next whip core will consist of 1/4" wire rope with a plastic cover, 5/16" rope that will only be half gutted, 1/4" steel ball bearings, and 5/16" hollow steel rod for the handle. I think it may not need much of any sinew at all for the transition other than the initial binding. My idea is to cut about 2' of wire rope, cover one end with 10" of hollow steel rod for the handle leaving 14" of exposed wire rope, cut a 6' section of rope, but only gut 3' of it (36"), fill the remaining with 18" of ball bearings, shove the wire rope into the remaining 18" of the gutted half so that the wire rope pushes flush up to the ball bearings, leaving 4" of rope to go over the rod, and binding it all tight together.
I'll take picture once i get started on it. It will either work and be massive, or completely fall apart when i try to use it.
If I can't run fast, I'll make slow look impressive.
"By the power of ibuprofen!"