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Topic: Drifter

Here's a bit of an experiment. I wanted to see how a single belly whip handled, so I made a 10-ft cow whip, 16-plait overlay in rust and sky blue, with a 14-inch African Blackwood handle, TT core, single 12-plait belly, and a 26-inch weighted fall. And since I know you are going to ask Ron, it cracks beautifully and rolls out oh-so-slowly. I'll try to get a video if the damn wind ever drops below 40 mph again.
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This is really nice. I like the color combos a lot. Did you bind it more like a bullwhip or leave it loos-ish similar to a stock whip?

“Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.” ~Billy Wilder

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Collin, I bound the core with a closed loop layer and a couple of open loop layers, mostly to get a smoother surface for the belly. No other binding.

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It looks really nice.
That handle is awesome.
Nicely done.

Ron

Yesterday I spotted an albino dalmatian.
It was the least I could do for him.

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Thank you, Ron.

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Mark, that looks terrific! The handle is particularly nice.  smile

The only cow-whip I've ever handled is my 10-footer, made by Roy; this looks somewhat lighter than that. (If I recall correctly, Roy's whip has two bellies - but I'm not sure.) I do like the slow roll-out....

'Less is often more!'

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Thank you, Robert.  It's not as heavy as my 8.5 ft., 3-belly, bullwhip, for sure, but it does have some heft to it, mostly because of the handle, I think. That Blackwood is very dense.

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I love - really love - that handle and the idea of a cow whip. Great that you do experiments like this one with only one layer.

I won a whip from Tyler and I don know how it is build, but it is thin, but slow and fun to use - the same way as yours smile

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Thank you Flemming. It is fun to send that loop rolling down the whip and wait..............................O....................crack!

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Mark, I really like the look of this whip and that's something because I'm not typically a fan of cow whips.

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Thank you, Scott.

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Beatiful Mark!
Looking forward for the video!

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Mark, I love this whip!  Beautiful, sir.

Inch by inch.

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Thanks Scott and Rachel.

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