Whipping can also be used to create hand-grips on walking sticks.
This is my own variation on a method known as "perfect whipping". As far as I am aware, this is unique.
Step 1: Materials
I used about three metres each of 2mm and 4mm cords.
The only tools you need to do the actual whipping are your hands, and a pair of pliers with a slightly-serrated face.
Step 2: Starting
Leaving about 15-20cm of paracord below where you want the grip to start, lay both cords up the stick, make a bight (loop) just above the point where you plan the grip to stop, and bring the working end back down to the bottom of the grip.
Look at the photos: notice that the cords have not yet crossed.
Because you are using two cords at one, you will definitely find it much easier if you tape the starting bight into place on the stick.
Step 3: Wrapping.
Whether you find it easier to use one hand to align the cords, and the other to turn the stick, or hold the stick steady while you wrap the cords, there are two things to remember:
- Do not allow the two cords to twist over each other.
- Keep it as tight as you possibly can.
Using two thicknesses of cord, this will give an evenly-ridged grip to your stick.