Re: Prices & Winners - 2018
Ok, so here are pics and impessions of Ethan's whip:
It has really nice taper and balance. I haven't put it through it's paces yet, but I brought it with me today, hopefully I can swing by the park later. Don't tell Kiley, but it does crack very well indoors
There is a very slight twist in the seams, and I can see a few little gaps where it goes from 6 to 4 plait. This doesn't effect the handling, it rolls out quite smoothly. Ethan, those two things will come with a little more practice- my main constructive criticisism is that the handle appears to have warped a little:
I don't know anything about turning, but I encourage you to consult with one of our wood handle makers here on that. I think you may have used pine, and if I'm not mistaken hardwoods would be more stabile.
That's not to say I don't like it- I like it quite a bit and I plan on having lots of fun cracking it! I love the twisted taper fall you put on it, but I will try the others too, which will be easy because you used m favorite hitch, the English Eye