This weekend I had a great time in Idaho and caught Joe Strain’s Whip / Gun / Knife demo. Actually I got there late and only caught the tail end of the knife part, missed the gun part, but got to see the whole whip part!
Here’s the “photo dump” from the demo:
The conditions that Joe had to crack on weren’t the best, very uneven, rough ground, but he did a great job. Here’s some video of some of the tricks he did:
After the first half we broke into two groups and taught the basic cattleman’s crack to everyone and then the last few minute we regrouped and chatted about everyone’s whip cracking experience.
Here are the pictures that I took:
Here’s a video of Will doing a comedy body wrap, John doing some bullwhip cracking ending with a body wrap on me:
One piece of advice that was shared in this Bullwhip Demo was that if you are new to whip cracking or even a more experienced whip cracker you should try to find a whip group to crack whips with. You can learn a lot and one of the best things is that you can try whips from all sorts of different makers! Most major cities have some sort of whip enthusiasts group or western group.