Topic: Stockwhip for sore joints
I wanted to play with an idea on how to make stock whip a little easier to crack.
To this day i have weighted my stocks with just concho in the heel and thats that. They work fine but they are always sticks with most of the weight in front in the end of the handle.
When you have handle with weight in one end it is going to give your hand a good amount of torgue.
Longer leverage, more torgue.
One way is to reduce weight or shorten the handle.
But what if you could weight the handle so that it handles like shorter one?
If you think how swords are balanced they do share same characteris as whips, most of the "action" area is long and forward but most of the weight is in the handle.
But swords have pommel and guard wich creates two points of weight wich makes the blade easily moveable. The balance point is usually in the guard.
Now whips usually has only one point of weight wich is in the heel, in the very end of lever. Usually ferrules are only for decorative purposes but maybe there is a way to use two points of weight in a whip that could make it to ease these torgues when using a whip.
So what i have been thinking is to make a stockwhip with a handle that has two points of weight, one in the heel and one a bit towards the thong. These two points should share some ratio so that the balance point of the whip is nearer to your hand.
Usually when i use stocks i dont grab it right from the heel but a little bit towards the the thong.
As i make the handle from a arrow i have some space to play inside the handle.
Here is the belly. I started the overlay with 6 275cord to give it a nice thin head.