This is how we measure the whips we offer.
Note that generally the Fall and the Cracker is not included in the quoted length of a whip. The Fall and Cracker ads about 3ft to the total length.
This means that the total length of an 8ft Bullwhip is about 11ft. And this also means that a 3ft snakewhip is longer than a 4ft signalwhip as the signalwhip doesn’t have a fall.