Last week I went to the Ringling Brother’s Circus and saw their Fully Charged (gold tour) show. This is a One Ring Circus show, if you’ve only ever seen Three Ring Circus shows then it can be a bit underwhelming. However if you are a whip nerd (like me) there is a bullwhip act in the show!
Alfonso Lopez does knife throwing and bullwhip in the first half of the show! Here are some horrible cellphone pics of it:
The whip act is good, nothing super crazy or innovative in it. It’s a good solid arena whip act! It’s also a good example of how to play a whip act to a stadium! His knife throwing is a good example of how to build / sell an act. Most whip crackers would benefit from seeing him if they ever intend on doing a live performance.
I’ve also listed an 8 foot INDY style bullwhip on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=221295536515