Jos asked me to make him a Show whip out of Black and Gold and pretty much gave me creative freedom to make it as I liked. I absolutely love how the gold looks with the copper. This is one sexy whip! Getting to know Jos a little, I quickly saw just how kind and wonderful he is. I said that I would take a couple of "in the works" pictures for him. So, here are all the pretty pictures! I hope you love this whip, Jos. (I put a tiny surprise, for you, in with it)
There is some elbow grease involved in the polishing... and it gets ugly before I see the glow. I double dip the handles in polyurethane to preserve the shine. This process take a couple of days.
I use the door for my hook... a little trick that I picked up from Rhett Kelley's DVD. Here you can see the only electrical tape that is used is on my fingers. (I'm allergic to all the other adhesives) You can also see one of the reasons I'm so down on tape inside any whip.....that black goo that gets on everything.
This pattern makes me so happy. I'm going to have to offer it on my pattern page as soon as I name it. I chose the shell specifically because it had tones of gold copper and black. Its hard to capture the iridescence with the camera but I think it was the perfect choice for this whip.
I took so many pictures of this one because it seemed to look good no matter where I put it.
This is my whip that I made for the great whip Swap of 2014. I received my a couple of months ago, so I am glad to finally get this one out the door. It is a little nerve racking making a whip for another whip maker, but that is also part of the fun. Everyone wants to try something different sometimes. Carl seems like such a nice guy. I really love his input into the Whip Basics forum. The whip is a 7 foot, 14 plait, sonic alignment in black with royal blue accents. I think royal blue is one of my favorite colors after it has been waxed. I hope I get to do this design again too because it is really interesting.
The whip is on the line in this shot. You can get a good look pattern here. Its not a tiger stripe and it isn't a serpent... just something in between.
I met Ben several months ago in an online whip group. He is a really talented actor. Check out his website here. If I was 20 years younger, I would totally have a crush on him. Ben does combat on the stage as well as real martial arts. He needed a whip that would work in a variety of situations. After talking about what his needs were, we decided to combine the setup for the Sonic Alignment and the setup for the combat bull. The end result turned out way better than I had hoped for. I'm going to have to encourage as many heavy SA whips as possible now. I hope you have a lot of fun with this whip, Ben!
This whip is for a cool guy named Philip. Its a 4.5 foot combat bull. Because of the length, it is super fast. The thing that I love the very most about this whip is it is made with black tracer paracord. At certain angles it lights up and reminds me of the night sky.
"One small crack does not mean that you are broken, It means you were put to the test and didn't fall apart."
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