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Repairs: Popper Falling Off of a Signal Whip

August 1, 2009

This is the first post in what I hope will become a series of posts in the whip maintenance section showing common reasons people send whips in to us for repairs.  All reputable whipmakers will perform repairs on their own work, and some whipmakers (including us) will also perform repairs on whips made by other whipmakers.

The pictures below are from a very recent repair of another whipmaker’s work.  This signal whip’s owner had the whip for a while and was having fun with it until the popper began to detach from the tip of the whip.  So, they sent it in to have a brand new popper braided into the tip.

This is how the popper looked when the whip arrived for its repair.

This is how the popper looked when the whip arrived for its repair.

In this picture, Paul is beginning to gradually braid a new 100% nylon popper into the point of the whip.

In this picture, Paul is beginning to gradually braid a new 100% nylon popper into the point of the whip.

This is the completed repaired point of the whip, with a brand new popper securely attached.

This is the completed repaired point of the whip, with a brand new popper securely attached.

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