How to put a removable cracker on your signal whip.
There has been a lot of concern within the SM community
lately about blood born diseases like Hep. C and HIV. Concerns have
been raised as to whether or not they can be transmitted by a whip.
Consequently a lot of people prefer a whip with a removable cracker.
a snake whip because they can change the cracker them selves however
they soon find that the added length of the fall makes it difficult
to use even a four foot snake whip in doors. So they opt for a three
foot snake whip. Then they find out that 3 ft. whip is not as controllable
won't react the way a longer whip would because it won't roll out
smoothly. So lately a lot of whip maker have been modifying signal
whips by back braiding a loop into the cracker or they do other strange
modifications to a signal whip to make the cracker removable by the
owner. People seem to like the idea because they still have a four
foot whip without the added length of the fall. Plus they
can change the cracker. I say Why re-invent the wheel, or in this case
the whip? With a very minor modification you can give your signal
whip a removable cracker without adding a goofy loop to it. You will
that it cracks better and is far more accurate than a signal whip with
a loop. The instruction on how to do this easy
modification are right here on this page. .... Enjoy!
Instructions on how to convert
a signal whip cracker into a fall with a removable cracker.
Ok here is a signal whip cracker. not to easy to change because
it is braided in.
So the first thing to do is cut off the fluffy part just at
Now take a lighter, candle, match or any other flame or very
hot device and melt the end of the nylon cracker to form a small
Now all that is left to do is tie on a cracker of your choice
just like you would tie one on the fall of a bullwhip, snake
or stock whip. If you don't know how to do that the instructions
are in this article.
to tie a popper on a the fall of a bullwhip, snake whip or stock
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