Whip Measurements

If you’re new to whips, the measurements can sometimes be confusing. Whips are often measured by their braided length as this is the expensive bit you pay for, and the length of the fall and cracker can vary. This is due to them being tapered and trimmed to fit each individual whip. We refer to this as “tuning the whip” to have it crack as nicely as possible. Something our whips are famous for.

Below you can see how we measure the whips that we offer. Note that the Fall and the Cracker are never included in the whips’ measured length. A fall usually is 18-24″ long, and a cracker about 8-10″. This means that a 6ft Bullwhip will be closer to 9ft long if it were to be measured from end to end. The Stockwhips are only measured by their thong as the handle is separate. A Stockwhip handle will be about 18-21″.

For example, a 3ft Snakewhip will have a longer total length than a 3ft Signalwhip. This is because the Snakewhip has the added length of both a fall and cracker, whereas the Signalwhip only has the added length of the cracker.