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Topic: Strawberry Roan

Whip #65 is an 8-foot cow whip with a 12-inch Cocobolo handle. The whip has 2 bellies over a twisted-tapered core, an 16 plait overlay in rust paracord with a twisted-tapered tail, a 25-inch weighted fall, and a 10 inch B55 nylon cracker. Several different plaits were used including a diamond plait, a gaucho plait, a bird's eye plait, bands, and of course, a standard whip makers plait.

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Hey! Let's be careful out there."

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Re: Strawberry Roan

Beautiful whip Mark.
The handle is gorgeous and fits the rust color perfectly.
I think this is your best work with paracord yet.
Great job.
How's it crack?

Ron

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Re: Strawberry Roan

Thank you, Ron. I agree with you about it being my best work so far. It also handles wonderfully, I struggle with balance, especially with cow whips because of the long handles that tend to put the weight a little further towards the tip for my taste, and this one seems perfectly balanced to me.

Hey! Let's be careful out there."

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Re: Strawberry Roan

Mark, this looks exceedinly fine!  And it's good to hear about the balance.  Well done!

'Less is often more!'

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Thank you, Robert.

Hey! Let's be careful out there."

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Wow! That looks fantastic Mark. I hope to one day be able to produce work this good

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Thanks, Ross. The secret is to learn from Rachel.

Hey! Let's be careful out there."

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Mark, thank you very much.  That whip is sure beautiful, you are a master maker in your own right, for sure!

Inch by inch.

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Thanks, Rachel. I owe it mostly to you.

Hey! Let's be careful out there."

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Mark, that whip looks superb and the handle goes very well with the thong, fantastic work!
Rachel is a star, my whips wouldn't be the same without her help. I also want to thank you for your help and all the WB members (past and present) for their help - thank all of you very, very much!!!

Ben