- Which plait count (8, 12, 16 etc) is the best?
The plait count is the number of strands in the outer layer of the whip (the overlay). The plait count does not affect the performance on a whip in any way worth mentioning. A well made 8 plait whip will function just as well as a well made 16 plait whip. However, a higher plait count generally makes for a nicer whip as it has more and finer strands. A higher plait count also opens up more possibilities for pattern work in the whip.
- How much for a whip?
It depends on the style, length and specs. Please see our Price Guide. Please note that the prices in the price guide doesn’t show the VAT (25%) that will be added for customers within the EU.
If you cant find what you are looking for there you can always send me an email and I’ll get you sorted.
- How much is the shipping to my country?
Shipping within the European Union: 375sek (about 36 euro)
Shipping to the rest of the world: 300sek (about 33usd/46aud/24gbp)
These shipping prices are for all whips. Smaller items will be less and larger items might be a bit more.
- How are whips measured?
Generally, a whip is only measured by it’s braided length, so a 6ft whip will be longer than 6ft as the fall and cracker are not included in the stated measurement. For anyone new to the world of whips, this can (understandably) be quite confusing.
The simple explanation for this is that the braided section is the expensive part of your whip that you pay for. Plus, the length of a fall can vary somewhat as it’s cut and tapered to suit each individual whip. Having to make a fall longer or shorter than ideal (for any particular whip) in order to make it a specific length would sacrifice overall quality as the whip would not function to it’s fullest potential. In most cases the fall and cracker adds about 30-36” to the total length of the whip.
If you want to read more on how different whips are measured you can click here.
- Which length whip is the best?
This depends entirely on what you’re looking to do with your whip. If you are new to whips you might think it is best to start with a short whip, but this is not the case. A short whip has a fast action which can make it difficult to learn on. If you are looking to get yourself a Bullwhip we generally recommend starting with a 6-8ft Bullwhip for general cracking. If you are set on getting a Stockwhip a 5-6ft is a great option. We are happy to guide you so if you are unsure on what length or style of whip to get, just tell us what you want to use your whip for and we will help you find a suiting model and length.
- How long do I have to wait for my whip?
This depends entirely on how many orders we currently have. When you place the order we will provide an estimated wait time. Usually the wait time is about 3-6 months.
- What’s the difference between a Dyneema Fall and a Traditional Fall?
A traditional fall is a tapered strip of leather that’s attached to the point of the thong with a series of hitches. It is made to take most of the stress from the cracking. If looked after, a fall can last you for many years but chances are that it needs to be replaced at some point.
A dyneema fall is an integrated fall. The strands from the overlay gets tapered all the way out to the cracker and is covered by a braided sleeve of dyneema. This means that the fall and thong is in one piece. The fall follows the natural curve of the thong and has smooth taper all the way from the handle to the cracker without a fall hitch. Making for a very nice handling whip and cracking experience. You will be able to “feel” the whip all the way out to the cracker.
Dyneema is a very strong and age resistant material. I have dyneema fall whips in my personal collection that are well over 10 years old and the fall does not show any sign of needing repairs anytime soon. It should be good for another 10 years at least.
If you use your whip for regular whip cracking or partner work (and with normal care) a dyneema fall will outlive any traditional fall. However, if you go really hard on your whips or want to wrap things that can be abrasive, sticking to a traditional and replaceable fall might be a better idea.