Here’s a quick video of me performing my bullwhip act yesterday:
One thing you’ll notice is how the white bullwhip “pops” and it really visible with the background. Something you need to consider if you want to perform with a whip is how it contrasts with the background. For example a black whip in front of a black background will disappear…unless it’s properly lit by someone that knows what they are doing.
I typically travel with a black and a white whip and choose the one that I’ll use in the show after I get to the venue to see which will show better. Sometimes neither will be more visible, but it never hurts to be prepared!