Topic: Swivel Handle Whip
I've seen mention of swivel handle whips and came to the conclusion that there was no added benefit or they would have become more popular. Certainly not necessary, but just had to make one. I used all the odd paracord I could come up with to make a 14P thong 6'4" on a single 10P belly, over ungutted core. The 16" fall is simply one of the remaining overlay strands, cracker is bailing twine. Delrin was used for bearings in each end of the oak handle, 5/16 drill rod axle was press fit into the aluminum cup, an "E" clip secures the end of the shaft.
The whip is very easy to crack and would be with any handle. I immediately noticed there was no need to pay attention to the whip/handle orientation, as there would be nothing you could do about it anyway. I'm guessing there are advanced whip cracks that might be harder to do but that doesn't include me. I may make another one some day just to try another way I had thought of to secure the axle.