Whip Cracking at Midwest Whips

Whip Cracking at Midwest Whips

Here’s a bunch of pictures of Lauren, Paul and me cracking whips when I visited them:

I was really excited to try to crack Lauren’s Performance Hybrid Whips, especially after John Leonetti had talked them up the last time he was in town.  After trying them I really liked them and price at (if I remember right) about$300 ish a pair, it’s a great way to get into two handed whip cracking!  I highly recommend them!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

Mid West Whips (whip shop)

Mid West Whips (whip shop)

As part of my road trip to San Diego last week I made a detour and headed over to Nevada to visit Paul, Lauren and Nikko at Mid West Whips.  We had a great time talking whips and cracking them (cracking pic’s will be in another post).

Paul showed me a very interesting way to make a shotbag, which I’ve already made and used one.   Lauren taught me a bit about braiding nylon, which I knew was a lot different from leather, but never really realized how different!

Another highlight was getting to see some of the Cooley Collection in person!  The Henderson whips were amazing to look at…and as a bonusI got to crack a Henderson whip!

They are a talented  pair of whip makers!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

P.S. I’ll be posting more pic’s from my trip (cracking with Paul and Lauren, Western Stage Props and the San Diego Whip Enthusiasts Group)

Whips at Legoland??

Whips at Legoland??

While we (wife, daughter and me) were on the road I stopped at Legoland in Southern California.  It was a lot of fun, and me being a total whip nerd managed to find a couple of whips.   The first whip was on a Lego Indiana Jones:

Lego Indiana Jones
indiana jones
bullwhip

This particular whip was the nicest one I’ve ever seen on a display indy.  Usually he had a very crappy whip, but this one is an 8 plait swivel handle bullwhip.

Also while at Legoland I saw they had Prince of Perisa Lego and I knew that Paul and Lauren at Midwest whips had made some whips for the movie, I looked for a set with a whip:

prince of persia bullwhip
prince of persia

Midwest whips has managed to do one of my dreams: have a toy made of myself or something I’ve made.  By Lego including a whip in their Prince of Persia set they have essentially made a toy of a midwest whip!!!

I’m back home, but technically I’m still on vacation until Tuesday, so don’t expect me to be doing any real work until then!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org