Introduction: Low Budget Cracking Whip
A whip.. how cool is that!
Did you know the knot goes over 350 meters per second.. bet you want to make one right now do ya ?
- at least 6 Meter of rope (i've used 4 and 8 MM both work fine)
- something to cut the rope
- a stick (any stick)
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Step 1: Preperation
Take the rope.
Cut it in three pieces about 1.80Meter to 2.20Meter.
I took some shorter pieces to make it more clear on the pictures.
Step 2: The Knot!
Tie a knot with the three pieces (leave about 15 cm at the other end for putting it on the stick)
Step 3: Braiding Was Never So Cool!
I tie the shorter end to a door so i can pull a little while braiding
And then lets start braiding..
For if you dont know how to braid.
Step 4: Almost There
Now you stop braiding with about 20 CM left.
You roll al litlle tape at the point where the braid stops
Then you cut of 2 of the three pieces of rope (i allways let the longest one stay)
Make the end of the braid and the single string as one piece (with the tape)
so it goes from thick to thin..
When thats done you tie a knot in the single string sticking out the braid
the knot is about 3CM from the end.
Step 5: The Stick!
Now you put it on the stick with some tape..Remember that there will be quite a lot of force on the rope so you better tape it to the stick too tight then too loose.
If thats done.. youre done!
On the last picture are 2 whips ive made.. the both crack and hurt..
Remember its not a joke to hit some one with this
Step 6: The Crack!
Now this is it!
How to crack a whip..
Go somewhere with the space needed (a lot)
The normal crack:
Youre a clock (yes you are!)
Your head is 12 o clock.. feet six o clock.. and your facing three o clock..
Take you arm (with the whip) from six o clock to 1 o clock and then to 4 o clock..
You dont need much power or speed..
I found that women can learn it faster mayb cuz they dind't fore it too much..
The crack is not a blow .. its the air that "cracks" by the speed of the knot on the end.
And ofcourse youtube is loaded with people showing there skills.