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What Happens When You Crack Your Whip on Abrasive Surfaces?

August 4, 2009

AbrasiveWhipcrackingHopefully the picture above of a kangaroo leather bullwhip says it all, but I’ll elaborate just a little bit too.  If you want your whip to maintain its value and retain its durability, never crack your whip on abrasive surfaces.  These surfaces include asphalt, concrete, gravel, dirt, sand, etc.  Surfaces that won’t damage your whip through unnecessary abrasion include smooth floors, carpet, and grass.

After continued use on rough surfaces, the strong “hair” side of the leather will scrape off, the strands will begin to deteriorate and harm the whip’s durability, and eventually you will end up with broken strands which will require repair by a whipmaker – which means your whip will lose some amount of its original length along with its original taper and balance.

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