Hot to make common repairs on your bullwhip, snakewhip or stock whip.
One of the most common questions new whip crackers
ask is ... How do I replace that fuzzy thing on the end of
my whip? It came off. Is the whip ruined? I think it needs
major repair. Have no fear. This is a very common thing with
bull whips, snake whips and stock whips and it's very easy
to deal with.
In this section of articles we will deal with
the subject of how to repair your whip when it becomes worn.
You see bullwhips, snakewhips and stock whips have a piece
of leather on them at the end of the thong called a fall. This
piece of leather is made for one reason and one reason only
and that is to protect the braided section of the whip from
either ware or from the popper. You see it is much cheaper
the whips fall than it is to replace the entire thong of
the whip.For that reason it the fall was designed to wear out.
And they do, they get dry and old and begin to break apart
when you crack the whip hard. They get dirty from being dragged
on the ground. Sometimes the popper will rip a chunk off of
the fall. If this happens enough times the fall will get to
short to be of any further use and it is time to replace it.
Which leads me to the most common whip repair and that is replacing
the popper/cracker on a bullwhip, snakewhip or stock whip.
So in this section there are articles on how
to make your own poppers. There is even an article on how
to make the coolest hybrid popper you will ever use.Once
you learn how to make a popper you are going to want to know how
to tie the popper on to the fall of your bullwhip, snakewhip
or stock whip. There is even a very useful article on how to
give a signalwhip a replaceable popper. So read on and learn
some very useful and important information.