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In this instructable, I will be teaching you how to make a paracord snake whip. Snake whips are easy to make and even more fun to play with. Whips have many purposes like self defense, hunting, and most of all recreation. PLEASE NOTE: WHIPS AREN'T TOYS AND SHOULD BE USED WITH CAUTION. EYE PROTECTION RECOMENDED. Enjoy!

Step 1: Supplies....

For this instructable you will need..
>parcord, one 5 foot section, one 15 foot section and two sectios of pararcord, 6 foot of cord for every foot of the whip. I am making a special 9 foot whip but about 5 foot is average.
>measuring tape or any other way to measure paracord by the foot
>electrical tape, at least 1 roll
>scissors
>lighter or small torch
>rope that has a core, thicker than paracord, but not too thick
>metal BB's

instructions could use clarification about the shot and weave and handle but all and all worked great only took me a few hours to make
<p>what is a paracord and bbs</p>
I want to try this soon you did a good job
<p>WHY THE BB'S ? [ VLAD ]</p>
it gives momentum
<p>Well done! At last I also know how to it. My Grandpa used to make his own whips - one I distinctly remember was about 24 feet long. He used to cut his own leather strips for them and, if I remember correctly, they stated of with 8 strands, tapering down to 3 or four. A skill that's quickly dying out here in South Africa... Sad...<br><br>Well done and thanks! </p>
<p>AWESOME! I love to see someone in south Africa is reading this. awesome. hope you liked it. </p>
glad you enjoyed it!
Which side is the bbs on
<p>It's int the handle and closest half to you if you are holding it. </p>
<p>can you add an instructable about the braid?</p>
I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote!
yeah, so far I'm up to the tape. I can't find the weave on google or anything. I'd vote both of the 'ibles up if you posted one on how to weave it.
I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote!
I see that you mention in your comments, you plan to do an instructable on the braid. No offense, but without the key technique for the whip, this is an incomplete instructable. I know you changed your mind, probably due to comments, but you should update the instructable to reflect that. Could be a good instructable, but at the moment, it incomplete.
I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote!
<p>I have to agree with the majority of people who have commented thus far. If you aren't going to share you 'secret weaving technique' I can't say this is complete. You have half the work demonstrated and explained, which is appreciated and awesome, but to be frank, the purpose of this website is to show people how to make things, not 'I'll show you most of it, but the rest of it you're on your own'. Especially when there are other instructables posted that show how to do what you're saying needs to be done. I'm sorry my friend, but this is just incomplete if you're not going to show everything, that's just how it is.</p>
I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote!
<p>Yeah I have to say this is just not a good tutorial. As someone learning to make whips I can tell you that you leave out so many steps and little points that are important in the process.</p><p>I get that people are supposed to be supportive and constructive on here but what exactly is &quot;the game&quot;? You use a simple herringbone round braid, thats it. And its available in like every leather/rope braiding book or video out there. Why wouldn't you explain the details of it? I get the impression that you just wanted to throw up a tutorial for the recognition. You're promoting your instagram to someone who isn't satisfied and then you tell them to bug off. Its very unprofessional and I have to agree with bgipson1's suspicion that you may not actually know what you're talking about.</p>
I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote!
<p>You're &quot;secret braid&quot; is on youtube right here</p><p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXuBs_wYsnI</p>
I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote!
What size of the cut pieces do you do this with ?
about 15-25. I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote!
why do an even do this of you're worried about your &quot;secrets&quot;. this could have been cool.
I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote!
<p>This comment may not seem positive, but I hope it is constructive...I certainly mean for it to be. I have to agree with the spirit of some of the previous comments, even though their delivery may have been less than kind. I believe Instructables is all about teaching how to do things, not &quot;almost&quot; or &quot;kind of&quot; teaching how to do things. Why in the world would you leave out what you yourself call &quot;important&quot;? It also seems confusing that you post first that you're not willing to share your secret about the braid, then in the final steps you say you will post a future Instructable about the braid. If you are going to share it in the future, why is it you, in your own words, &quot;can't tell us this important part&quot;?</p><p>If you're not willing to share all aspects of your process, it might be best to wait until you either a) have a different process you're willing to share or b) have changed your position on sharing the current process. I do appreciate what you have posted, but I cannot say it is a good teaching tool without all the steps involved.</p><p>Again, please take this as constructive criticism to help you better serve your audience.</p>
I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote! I really appreciate your words, and hope you will look at some of my other instructables to maybe help me on those!
<p>Nicely made instructable, disappointed that I was unable to do this one as the core weaving know-how was missing - could have been so much better!!</p>
I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote!
<p>What is the purpose of the metal beads/shot? You didn't explain... And why no explanation of the weave? What game are you talking about? Is it a proprietary weave you invented? I think I'm going to go check other whip instructables. Thanks for wasting my time.</p>
I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote!
<p>I wonder who picks the instructables to be put in the email newsletter.. do they not actually look at the ones they choose? I keep on clicking ones that look cool but find out they are half-done with tons of dumb spelling and grammar mistakes. I am sorry but how am I suppose to believe people know what they are doing with these things if they can't even run a spellcheck or do a quick proof read :|</p><p>Interesting paracord whip tho, and it looks cool. I would like to try this some day. Thanks</p>
I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote!
<p>&quot;<em>I am sorry about this, but I do want to give away my secret on the weave. What you can easily do is go on YouTube or Google how to braid a whip. I am again sorry that I can't tell you this important part, <strong>but that is the name of the game</strong>.&quot;</em></p><p>Beautiful whip, but I don't see how not providing instruction for doing something is part of the &quot;game&quot; on a site called <strong>Instructables</strong>.</p>
I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote!
Don't make an instructable on something if you aren't going to go into detail on EVERYTHING one might need to know to recreate it. The braid is an essential part of the project. I don't want to be rude, I just want to point out that people are going to be looking at this and want to recreate what is shown. If you are not willing to divulge how to do that how about teaching a similar braid that isn't a secret, or taking down the ible.
I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote!
I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote!
<p>This instructable was kind of worthless, except that it led me to search for videos on the subject, and I found this excellent one: <a href="http://youtu.be/cXuBs_wYsnI" rel="nofollow">http://youtu.be/cXuBs_wYsnI</a></p>
I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote!
<p>This shouldn't even be allowed on the site, it's called &quot;instructables&quot; not &quot;post and brag but don't instruct&quot;. You should be banned from the site.</p>
chill your pants, I put another braid step.
<p>LOVE THE DESIGHN &amp; THE LOOK. BUT IM GONNA HAVE TO GO BK OVER AND SEE THE REASONFOR THE BB,S.</p>
I wonder how heat shrink would work compared to electrical tape
<p>it won't way to stiff might work on the handle though</p>
I am going to do one on the braid soon
<p>Not bad.<br>The tip of the whip is the part that takes the most punishment, what do you use there?<br>You now only need to make an 'ible to show people how to make it &quot;Crack!&quot;<br>Looks real good.</p>
Nicely done!
yes. they are used for weight and momentum.

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