This whip has a lot in common with a roller derby champ. It is big, beefy, tough, sexy, black and blue and you shouldn't mess with it unless you have some skills of your own.
I'm working with a client right now that who has a need for heavy falls. I've been experimenting with several different designs. Some worked and some failed miserably. Just let me advise everyone that it is a TERRIBLE idea to fill a fall with bird shot. Eventually the shot rips through and peppers everything in its path. Not safe at all!
After I built some falls that were heavy enough and also safe enough I attached them to some whips and found that whips with a normal taper wouldn't even come close to controlling the fall properly. It felt like the whip had a big kick after the crack. Not safe either!
This is where Betty comes in. I thought and calculated and thought about it some more.... I built this whip around the idea of a one ounce fall. I was thrilled when it worked. I'm happy with this design and hope I get to make a couple more.