"Why don't you do some of those fast and loud tricks that you are doing for us in your videos? It will make them so much more entertaining!"
There are a few reasons that my videos are boring and that they will most likely stay that way.
First, the videos and blog post are a gift from me to my client. They are meant to give a short sneak peak at the whip and let the client know that I value them as a person and not just a number. The whip I built for them was important to me.
Second, that whip is not mine. Yes, I just created it out of some cords and a dream but it doesn't belong to me. I don't want to break it in to my habits. I want my client to receive a NEW whip. After all, how would you feel if you bought something and had to watch someone abuse it before you even got to touch it? I feel it is really important to be super easy on the test crack.
Third, I do the same moves for all the test cracks because that is a big part of my quality control. There are a few things that I need the whip to do well and these are the easiest/fastest way for me to get that information.
Fourth, I learned something really wonderful from Ron Lew. "Do More Less.... Do Less More". He says it all the time and it is the answer to so many of my questions. Let the whip work for you, not you work for the whip.
Anyone and I mean anyone can go out there and use all their force and over work a whip to get it to crack. ( I won't bother making an "Over work the whip video" to demonstrate... just snoop around on You Tube and you will find plenty) It takes more skill and artistry to go through the moves gracefully and deliberately. Once you can do them in slow motion you can also be a rock star if you want to go loud and fast because you have correct muscle memory.
Do I feel badly when I see one of my whips being bullied and abused? Sure, a little bit. Only because I think the person is missing out on the connection and the dance with the whip... and that is what it is all about for me.
So the videos aren't going to be changing. If the video is of your whip that you have been waiting for and it is finally on its way... its anything but boring. Its ok if no one else gets that and are bored.