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Topic: One-on-one Whip Swap - For Charlie

Alrighty, here we go : )

The core build process is similar to my previous builds so I'm not going over them again here.

So it's going to be a 7 footer, 8 and 12 plait bellies with 16 plait overlay ending in a 6 point hitch and a lead line weighed fall.
The handle is 8". For a shot bag there's 6mm BB's up until 12", and regular 4,5mm until 24" down the thong.
This - for my habits - is a short shot load. I'm interested to see how it feels, I'm pretty positive on this one!

(Click on the images for full resolution!)


Here's the core. I decided to closed-loop bind the whole length of the shot load to give it some structure:

http://i.imgur.com/PL6snrll.jpg


First belly after rolling:

http://i.imgur.com/P0LHeqml.jpg


First belly bound, trimmed and re-rolled:

http://i.imgur.com/0RDZn6Zl.jpg


Started on the second belly:

http://i.imgur.com/VNMfhXXl.jpg


That's where I stop today : ) Looking to finish the second belly and start on the overlay tomorrow!

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Re: One-on-one Whip Swap - For Charlie

Looking nice so far Eric

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Re: One-on-one Whip Swap - For Charlie

That's looking really good Erik.
Straight plaiting.
Thanks for sharing.

Ron

As I have grown older, I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake.

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Re: One-on-one Whip Swap - For Charlie

Awesome start! Can't wait to see more when you continue~

Give a man a fire and he's warm for the day. But set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life.

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Re: One-on-one Whip Swap - For Charlie

Looking great big_smile

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Re: One-on-one Whip Swap - For Charlie

Here's the second belly, rolled:

http://i.imgur.com/wURuk88l.jpg


Second belly bound, re-rolled:

http://i.imgur.com/lIL5WAPl.jpg


I'm also already done with the overlay, but won't reveal before Charlie has the whip in hands!

I'm also short of the heel- and transition knots. My gf's in town so it wont be until couple of days 'till I get back to it : )

Also, I ended up doing a regular doubled paracord fall instead of the weighed one. This didn't seem to have enough meat down the thong to handle such a heavy fall!

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Re: One-on-one Whip Swap - For Charlie

Looking the buisness smile

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Re: One-on-one Whip Swap - For Charlie

It looks like an excellent job Erik.

Ron

As I have grown older, I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake.

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Re: One-on-one Whip Swap - For Charlie

I look at everyone's binding on their second bellies and wonder if I am an over-binder.  Maybe I have a problem and need rehab.

If you fall, I'll be there.
                            ~Floor

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Re: One-on-one Whip Swap - For Charlie

Jessie, I don't think that's the case.
Photos can be deceiving.

Ron

As I have grown older, I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake.

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Re: One-on-one Whip Swap - For Charlie

It looks great, Erik.

Jessie - if you need rehab, then I'll be right there next to you in a straight jacket.

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

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Re: One-on-one Whip Swap - For Charlie

Jessie, I look at these whips and wonder if there's enough binding. I tend to do two-three times as much as Erik, and much further down the thong too.

Think for yourself, act for everyone.

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Re: One-on-one Whip Swap - For Charlie

Well, I've recently shortened my binding since I got an adverse effect - which I descibed very scientifically elsewhere - where binding created too long and stiff lever which gave unnescessary burdain to the actual transition.

In this whip the binding is very sufficient to protect the transition and created following Charlie's idea of having the loop to be created close to the handle.

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Re: One-on-one Whip Swap - For Charlie

I hold strongly to that same philosophy:
Loop Form Quick

Love the effect it gives.

Inch by inch.

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Re: One-on-one Whip Swap - For Charlie

Erik, my compliments to your work - the plaiting is very accurate and the taper looks superb !!!

Ever since I recived Mr. Patins dog shelter donation whip I'm also a big fan of a whip with a quick forming loop. I used to do several layers of binding on each belly for the entire legth of each belly, but I'm currently doing shorter bindings on the "last belly" (=the belly directly underneath the overlay).

All the best
Ben

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Re: One-on-one Whip Swap - For Charlie

Looks amazing Erik, I like the "loop forms quick" method too.

Give a man a fire and he's warm for the day. But set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life.

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Re: One-on-one Whip Swap - For Charlie

Would be interesting to make a few whips only bound once but on different layers to see how  each binding effects. Is binding on the core as effective as binding on the last belly etc.

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Re: One-on-one Whip Swap - For Charlie

Now that would be interesting Charlie. Binding is my biggest bugbear.

Think for yourself, act for everyone.

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Re: One-on-one Whip Swap - For Charlie

Rachel, I have one of your whips to believe you!

Thanks Ben for your compliment and for your insight also!

Thanks Brandon!

Charlie, that would truly be taking one for the team.

There's 3 tapering layers of very tight closed loop binding on both bellies and two in the core.

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Re: One-on-one Whip Swap - For Charlie

What box? Right Charlie. smile

Ron

As I have grown older, I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake.