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wow! Dayum - that is looking great! nice work.

-C

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Thanks, Chris!  I hope to wax it today... We shall see.

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Exciting times indeed smile

Looking real good, the recipient is one lucky person indeed. Maybe it's me, who knows?


- Pokkis

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Thanks, Pokkis!
now i have to say:
Ha Pokkis,  YOU do know!!!!!

I hope ************** won't mind a longer whip wink

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Oh. You're right, I do know. Just can't remember right now.

I could say "size does not matter" or something lame like that, but nah. I'm sure ************** won't mind having a long whip. In fact I'm actually looking forward for his reaction when it arrives. Yeah, the recipient is a he, but that's hardly a spoiler. Unless one of us guys have a secret. Exciting times smile


- Pokkis

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I like this color combination it looks great. big_smile
Excellent job, Rachel. wink

Best wishes,
Mario

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Thank you Mario smile

Pokkis, yes you're right, it goes to a fellow!  I'm glad to know ************ might not mind getting a longish whip.

    I was getting paranoid about a few (small) gaps I saw but they rolled out for the most part.  Don't want to speak prematurely but this whip rolled out better than any of my others.
My last couple 16 plaits I made were "okay" but I had moved more weight forward- it seemed to make them hit higher, but still consistent.  Loop collapse?  I don't know but I was really unhappy about it.  So I went back to the drawing board, started moving back to what was working before.  This is an altered version of those that were working better before.  Sooo... We shall see.  I'm going to warm up the wax pot and dip this 9 footer... Well 9 ish.

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Waxed, put the thong in our test handle, and it passed inspection:

https://youtu.be/oYmUXu1CsGI

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Way to go Rachel!
It looks like it cracks very easily.

Being superstitious is bad luck.

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Thanks, Ron.  I was satisfied with it smile

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Very well done. Looks very easy and fluid.

If I can't run fast, I'll make slow look impressive.
"By the power of ibuprofen!"

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That's splendid, Rachel! Well done!

'Less is often more!'

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Yay Rachel! Exciting! Good looking cracks.

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Rachel thats a nice flowing whip and it cracks with minimal effort. What else could you ask for?

He died for me, I'll live for him

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Looks good to me, someone is gonna be very happy with that one smile


- Pokkis

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Craig, Mr. Robert, Erik, Roy, Pokkis-
Thanks smile
I do really hope the recipient likes it. 
Roy, you are right, what else could I ask for.  It works smile.  After the last couple I made that's an improvement!  They were ok but "clunky" not fluid like they should be. 
After I get my work done I'm off to work on the handle. 

WB, Robby, and everybody here, thanks again for all y'all do smile
My little whip successes would not have happened without y'all.

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Here we go. It's up to the mail fairy now!!!
Xxxxxxxx, your whip is on its' way!!!

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Good job Rachel, that's a nice flowing whip and it cracks with very little effort.
Some one is going to have a good time using that one.

Being superstitious is bad luck.

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Thanks, Ron smile

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I debated about when to post photos but I reckon it really doesn't matter as its still a surprise who the whip is headed to, well, other than myself and Pokkis...
It's far from perfect, the gray cord is a little different than the blue and I was a little concerned with that.
But, it was the best I could do, and I learned a lot.
So here's the whip.
9 ft. 14 plait 2 bellies twisted taper core.  Charcoal gray, black, and electric blue with a 16" fall and 10.5" Dyneema cracker.  My intention was a hybrid between a heavy whip versus a light whip- so it is a bit lighter toward the tip than most any 16 plait I make.  I also added a little bit more binding a little further out for a touch more responsiveness (at least that was what I was attempting to do!).  Somewhere between a cow whip and a bull whip?
http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y349/RachelMcCollough/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpslcjrlxru.jpg

Handle is 14 3/4 inch long hand cut cherry.
http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y349/RachelMcCollough/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsunh8ksjp.jpg
http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y349/RachelMcCollough/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpst5d4da2z.jpg
http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y349/RachelMcCollough/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsv62pypti.jpg
http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y349/RachelMcCollough/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsv1hl4fbi.jpg

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