Re: Basic whip cracks I've managed so far are...
Our very own Robby gave me the best training advice for cracking whips.
Crack the whip with as little effort as you possibly can,..... just enough swing to put it where it needs to be.
It doesn't have to crack loud, sometimes it's a mere pop sound.
Pay attention to how the whip roles out, and watch your plains.
Cattleman's should go straight up and back down staying on the vertical plain. If it starts to get a bit diagonal, then you need to correct your stance or grip.
This is EXACTLY where I am right now.
We have very little practice space, a back yard too small for use really, but I do have a long entryway down the side of my house. It's a compromise - sometimes can only get ten minutes here and there.. and purists will hate me (it's brick and tarmac ) However - it makes the difference between being abe to practice on the days we can't leave the house to no practice at all and losing the impetus. The one good thing about alleyway practice is that I DO notice the plains. Massively.