Bullwhip Repair

Bullwhip Repair

I recently  had this bullwhip come in:

whip repair

It’s an 8 plait bullwhip that was made by Bernie at EM Brands whips.  It had the end chewed off by a dog.  After chatting with the owner we decided to just put the fall where the whip was chewed off and to leave the wrist loop as it is.

bull whip repair

I had to unbraid about a foot of the whip to create a little bit of taper to the point of the whip.

bullwhip repair

I tied a new fall hitch at that point and we’re good to go!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

Whip Cracking in Walla Walla!

Whip Cracking in Walla Walla!

I’ve been on the road performing for the last week and on Wednesday evening I met up with Travis for some whip cracking.  Travis has two whips a six foot and eight foot bullwhip made by EM Brand Bullwhips.  Here’s a little photodump of the pics from the park:

I had a great time cracking with Travis, here he is doing four cracks with two whips and only one hand:

Now that I’m back home I have some of Deluxe Beginner’s Bullwhips to finish up!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org 

Bullwhip’s I Met Yesterday

Bullwhip’s I Met Yesterday

Sorry I haven’t been posting as much as I normally do, I’ve been very busy performing, practicing a couple of new things for the show and finishing up scheduling my summer show tours.

Yesterday I had a show in the early evening that was about a block from David Morgan.  Traffic was good and I got there about 20  minutes before I needed to set up so I popped by and visited will and Meagan and Will.   I don’t normally run into a lot of whip people when I pop in there, but yesterday there was a father and son buying a pair of Karaka Whips.

I also met a two guys from Salt Lake City who had just gotten in the mail a couple of bullwhips from EM Brands Bullwhips:

bullwhip

The engraved silver bands look really cool in person.  These whips also have an engraved plaque a the base of the handle which also look really great.  They are a neat interesting touch that Bernie puts into the whips.

Before I had to run out the door to set up my show yesterday Meagan showed me something that they are reviving from old David Morgan catalog.  I don’t know how much of a secret it is yet (or if it’s a secret at all) so I’m going to be a bit vague.   It’s a whip they used to sell but stopped a while ago and they are starting them up again.  The one I saw looks great, so all you David Morgan fans start saving up!  Meagan said it’d be on their website before it’s in the catalog, so if you check their blog at www.davidmorgan.biz they’ll probably mention it there when they begin selling them on their website www.davidmorgan.com.

Louie
http://bullwhips.org