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Paul and Lauren from MidWestWhips created this blog of whip articles and information in an effort to build an online resource for whipcrackers of all skill levels.  There are dozens of whip sites, forums, videos, pictures, etc. out there on the internet (some more up-to-date and/or accurate than others), and our goal here is to begin compiling all of this information into one easy to navigate source.  Often we will take information on one topic from a wide variety of sources (the internet, books, even our own experience) and condense it into one article, or post, on that topic.  There is a lot of information out there, and it can be difficult to sort through.  It is our hope that this blog will help beginners to have a solid foundation of whip-related knowledge upon which to build, and will (especially as the blog grows) help more advanced whip handlers to find sources through which to expand their constantly growing skills.

If there is a topic you would like to see here, please be sure to let us know, and we will do our best to create a post about that topic as soon as we are able to.  Please keep in mind however, that we are both full-time whipmakers, and making the best quality whips for our customers will always have to come first.  But in our spare time, we will do our best to keep adding to this resource for everyone as often as possible.

Paul and I are both extremely passionate about making whips, cracking whips, and especially about helping to spread the joy of whipcracking to as many people as we can.  We feel a deep personal and professional responsibility to nourish the art of making and handling whips so that the tradition of whipcracking will continue to grow and flourish for generations to come.

We welcome you to our informational blog on whips, and hope you enjoy browsing the articles within the categories.  Please don’t hesitate to ask questions, suggest topics, post comments, share with us your unique whipcracking related experiences, or even use information from this blog to share with others.  We only ask that you please link back here to this blog if you use our information or pictures, so that we can all continue sharing information and our love of whips freely with each other.

Thank you for visiting,

Lauren Wickline & Paul Nolan

www.MidWestWhips.com

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 21, 2012 3:04 am

    Umm, hello and happy to be here…had a great time cracking all kinds of whips with you guys yesterday!!! I can’t wait till next month!!!

  2. May 23, 2014 2:36 am

    its good to see info on whips and braiding put together for the public to have access too. I have seen some interesting things posted on the web.I have spent over 30 years learning about braiding and cutting whips, and have respect for anyone who works in this field. It is a hard craft to work in and learn. Joe wheeler

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