The Forward Crack with a Bullwhip.
The first thing you need to know is that all bullwhip
cracks or any other whip cracks for that matter, happen on a straight
plane either horizontal or vertical. This particular
crack happens on a vertical
plane. As with most whip
cracks the forward crack is known by other names this one is also called
the circus crack. What ever name you use this bullwhip crack is the
most important crack because all of the other bullwhip cracks are
based in one way or another
on of this
one. When I was learning how to do this crack with a bullwhip Robert
Dante gave me some very helpful advice. He said to imagine I was doing
Tai Chi. It seemed strange at the time but it really holds true.To
do this crack you use the same motion as the motion used in the beginning
of a Tai Chi form. You move your arm straight up to the 12 o'clock
position keeping the elbow locked when you get to that position you
just let your arm relax straight down to your side. It is important
the fall of the whip flow straight out behind you before you let your
arm relax. This will form the all important loop. Most beginners don't
bring their arm up high enough with their elbow locked or they try
lay out far enough behind them before they relax the arm. Just remember
to take your time and let the whip do the work.
Once you learn this crack and can do it well you can
try the overhead
whip crack with your bullwhip.
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