I’m back in town and working on a pair of signal whips (aka single tail whips). These are 12 plait in Kangaroo.
When I get to the plaited crackers, these are going to have a loop at the end so that the crackers can be changed easily. Personally I’m torn on which is better a plaited cracker that’s part of the whip or a replaceable one. I think that a cracker that’s part of the whip makes a better whip. However does that benefit outweigh being able to easily change the cracker instead of having to mail it to someone to do that?
In the end if you can’t redo the cracker, then it’s worth having the loop at the end of the whip.