Here's what she say's about "tight plaiting"
I don't like tight whips. They are too slow for me. I like speed cracking and combos. Also, Nylon whips stiffen over time, so you should start loose and it'll tighten up. For Leather, the reverse is true. So start tight, then it'll loosen.
This is what she says is under the overlay.
It's 5 layers of Nylon rope followed by 2 layers of athletic tape, nylon thread, then 2 more layers of athletic tape.
Definitely along the lines of the AW school of whip making.
It's ok if you disagree with me.
I can't force you to be right.