Dinosaur Whipping…

Dinosaur Whipping…

I came across an article this morning about a guy that 3d printed a dinosaur tail vertebra to support the theory that their tails could crack like a whip.

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Here’s the problem with the theory (in my opinion), it’s the as far as I’m aware dinosaurs didn’t have falls and crackers on the end of their tails. I’m no scientist, so I could be wrong about that.

You can read the whole article here: http://www.geekwire.com/2015/nathan-myhrvold-builds-a-robo-tail-to-show-dinosaurs-could-create-whip-crackin-sonic-booms/ 

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

Paracord Bull Whip #2

Paracord Bull Whip #2

Here’s my second attempt at making a paracord bullwhip. This whip has a shot loaded core, plaited belly, bolster and 16 plait overlay.

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This one came out better than the first one.

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This paracord bullwhip is much lighter than the first one I made and I had a good time taking it out to test crack it!

I’m currently working on another paracord bullwhip with a different internal design…we’ll see how that turns out!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

Bullwhip Hand Roll

Bullwhip Hand Roll

Yesterday I was out at the park cracking whips and I tried something I’ve never done before.  In the middle of a simple crack combination I rolled the whip overhead.  Until now I’ve only done whip spinning / rolling on my side or in front of me.

This little discovery for me let to a lot of fun and experimentation.  Now I’m positive I’m not the first person to think of it, but I have never thought to do parallel to the ground and above my head before.

The two crack combination that I was doing it with is side arm  and overhead crack, with the wrist roll  in between.

Here’s a quick video I made of it:

If you’ve never tried it before go out and try it, I have a lot of fun playing with it!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org