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6 ft. stockwhip, 16 plait overlay, 18 inch padauk handle, 2 bellies over a twisted-tapered cored, a couple of strips of lead under the 9.6 pineapple knot for balance. Thunderbird concho, 30 inch double-ended weighted fall (ala Tyler Blake)

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Very nice Mark.

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Super! Well done, Mark!
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Beautiful!
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Thanks, everyone.
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Oh, what a beautiful whip!!!
Inch by inch.
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Thank you, Rachel.
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Post by Wolfgang Timm »

A terrific looking whip again!
Mark, I wonder have you ever built a whip that is only slightly similar to another one you made or are they all totally unique?
From the picture threads it seems like that :)
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Well done Mark! Nice looking keepers! How's the weight?
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Mark, I forgot to ask, how does it crack?
(as if I didn't know already :) )
I know that this is a cliche but, it really does look like it will crack itself.

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Thank's Jyri, it's fairly heavy with a balance point about5-6 cm toward the heel from the keeper binding.

Ron, it cracks nicely, although I might change the fall to one that is a bit shorter and the cracker to one that is a bit thinner.
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Post by Andrew Van Werkhoven »

Sorry for being late to the party, but that is one sleek stock whip you've got there Mark :)
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Thank you, Andrew.
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how beautiful, mark! I am looking forward to making a stock whip when I get caught up around here. I really want to give it a try. I love this beautiful!
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Thank you very much, Jessie.
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