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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!

 
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Step 1: Supplies....

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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

Step 2: Shot Loading

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BBs are to really get enough mommentum in the whip to easily crack it. It isn't vital, but pretty handy. Take the metal BBs and insert them into the rope. Tie a loose knot in the middle of the ripe and fill BBs up to middle. This may take some time, but get a tablet or phone or tv and watch a movie. It helps....
After you have filled up the cord with BBs, tie a firm knit at the end. Undo the knot in the middle and wrap it a couple of times around with electrical tape so the BBs are tight together and won't come out of the other side.

Step 3: Core First Layer and Handle....

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Now, we need to make the fist core layer. All you need to do is just wrap the whole whip in electrical tape VERY tight to make the whip a bit stiff. Now, start back up at the butt of the whip and wrap an extra layer. this will make for a stiffer handle.

Step 4: First Belly

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First, measure out two 10ft. sections. Next, grab the white strands inside the paracord and pull it out. Toss is to the side, and keep the two paracord outside. you will use those to weave.

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hsahrc5 months ago

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...

Well done and thanks!

Kyleluvspets (author)  hsahrc3 months ago

AWESOME! I love to see someone in south Africa is reading this. awesome. hope you liked it.

Kyleluvspets (author)  hsahrc5 months ago
glad you enjoyed it!
1Tyden4 months ago
Which side is the bbs on
Kyleluvspets (author)  1Tyden3 months ago

It's int the handle and closest half to you if you are holding it.

can you add an instructable about the braid?

Kyleluvspets (author)  Pyromaniac24505 months ago
I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote!
rexraid2135 months ago
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.
Kyleluvspets (author)  rexraid2135 months ago
I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote!
shinma225 months ago
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.
Kyleluvspets (author)  shinma225 months ago
I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote!
nekko fox5 months ago

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.

Kyleluvspets (author)  nekko fox5 months ago
I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote!
BenTauer5 months ago

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.

I get that people are supposed to be supportive and constructive on here but what exactly is "the game"? 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.

Kyleluvspets (author)  BenTauer5 months ago
I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote!
bwilson425 months ago

You're "secret braid" is on youtube right here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXuBs_wYsnI

Kyleluvspets (author)  bwilson425 months ago
I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote!
fantomu5 months ago
What size of the cut pieces do you do this with ?
Kyleluvspets (author)  fantomu5 months ago
about 15-25. I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote!
jgarsea5 months ago
why do an even do this of you're worried about your "secrets". this could have been cool.
Kyleluvspets (author)  jgarsea5 months ago
I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote!
Dartag5 months ago

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 "almost" or "kind of" teaching how to do things. Why in the world would you leave out what you yourself call "important"? 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, "can't tell us this important part"?

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.

Again, please take this as constructive criticism to help you better serve your audience.

Kyleluvspets (author)  Dartag5 months ago
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!
Davadaam5 months ago

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!!

Kyleluvspets (author)  Davadaam5 months ago
I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote!
morglew5 months ago

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.

Kyleluvspets (author)  morglew5 months ago
I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote!
Dan395 months ago

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 :|

Interesting paracord whip tho, and it looks cool. I would like to try this some day. Thanks

Kyleluvspets (author)  Dan395 months ago
I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote!
The-Maxx5 months ago

"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, but that is the name of the game."

Beautiful whip, but I don't see how not providing instruction for doing something is part of the "game" on a site called Instructables.

Kyleluvspets (author)  The-Maxx5 months ago
I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote!
ajohnson1535 months ago
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.
Kyleluvspets (author)  ajohnson1535 months ago
I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote!
Kyleluvspets (author)  ajohnson1535 months ago
I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote!
Bloodbeard5 months ago

This instructable was kind of worthless, except that it led me to search for videos on the subject, and I found this excellent one: http://youtu.be/cXuBs_wYsnI

Kyleluvspets (author)  Bloodbeard5 months ago
I put up the braid step!! Hope you will change your mind and vote!
scottjl5 months ago

This shouldn't even be allowed on the site, it's called "instructables" not "post and brag but don't instruct". You should be banned from the site.

Kyleluvspets (author)  scottjl5 months ago
chill your pants, I put another braid step.
vladivastok5 months ago

LOVE THE DESIGHN & THE LOOK. BUT IM GONNA HAVE TO GO BK OVER AND SEE THE REASONFOR THE BB,S.

Wolfbane2215 months ago
I wonder how heat shrink would work compared to electrical tape
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