The #BULLWHIP and #BDSM

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Perhaps the most famous bullwhip wielder of all, is the iconic ‘Indiana Jones.’ He’s tough, he’s macho and very little upsets this humorous and colourful fictional character.

Buying a Whip

Andrew:10ft 12 Plait Kangaroo hide Bullwhip.

The very best whips are made out of kangaroo hide, which is very strong and dense. These are the Aussie whips referred to below. If you order directly from Australia you should only order from a member of the Australian Plaiters and Whipmakers Association, as they will expel any member who does not follow ethical business practices. In recent years the best nylon whips have become equal in performance to all but the finest kangaroo hide whips, and are half the price or less.

 

Steve:

It’s very important that you have a good whip. The usual cheapies that you find in stores just won’t cut it (unintentional pun, actually). Like JuggleBug diabolos, they will give you so much grief just trying to learn the basics that you will probably throw it away before learning. The weave should be very snug. The edges of the leather strips should lay flat against each other and not stick up (run your hand down the whip, it should be somewhat smooth). The “fall” (the part that connects the braided part to the string popper) should be a continuation of the smallest diameter of the whip. Many cheap whips have a fall that is wider than the thong. This fall should be trimmed with a razor so that it is at least a bit narrower than the smallest part of the thong. At 8 to 10 feet, a whip should be pretty heavy. A good whip has a healthy heft to it. If the whip is too light, it will be very difficult to pop properly. My 6 foot Aussies cost me between $125-150 and my 12 footer cost $250 (in 1991-92).

The longer the whip the harder it is to handle properly, but the louder the pop will be. When beginning to learn you should use a whip that isn’t too long. 6 foot or less is best, 8 foot is the top end. Beyond that the whip will be unwieldy and you can learn bad habits trying to get it to pop.

Different techniques for cracking the Bullwhip:

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Instructions on how to use the bullwhip effectively:

  • The most effective grip for the bullwhip requires placing the thumb in line with the handle.  Where  the thumb points, the whip will travel.

  • Cock the bullwhip, extending the length of the whip behind you.  Be sure  there are no obstacles that could potentially interrupt the path of the moving whip.

  • Bring the whip forward, pointing  the thumb in the desired direction.  This needs to be a relaxed, fluid motion.   The more fluid the casting motion, the better the likelihood of making the whip  crack.

  • Once the whip is fully extended, retrieve the whip by cocking the arm back  and to the side, away from your  body and your  head.  Many whip injuries occur during the retrieval.

  • Once recocked, the whip can be cast by moving the handle around the head and  down.  The overhead cast is more advanced and should only be performed once the  standard cast has been mastered.

    10ft 12 Plait Kangaroo hide Bullwhip.

    10ft 12 Plait Kangaroo hide Bullwhip. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

     

    What can happen if it all goes wrong!

    1. On an intimate night at home with my submissive securely tied to the bed, I was throwing my 4′ bullwhip over her head popping it and letting the end brush against her thigh. In my desire to frighten her i was concentrating on walking it higher up her inner thigh and forgot about the ceiling fan. When the fall caught in the fan blade I just kept following thru and in a single second my romantic night was over and the fan was not so delicately laying atop my sub. LESSON ONE: always check for clearance a 4′ bullwhip means an 8′ ball of potential objects to break.

    Why am I talking about Bullwhips?

    One of the characters of ‘Named and Shamed,’ is going to be using one. There’s something about the Bullwhip that seems to sexy and yet so daringly dangerous. It’s skill which takes long hours of practise to master, but when mastered effectively… the limits of this versatile whip know no bounds.

    My favourite whip stroke? The figure of eight. What’s yours?

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6 thoughts on “The #BULLWHIP and #BDSM

  1. I’ve seen a bull whip being used – was always glad I wasnt the recipient … we do remember I am a wuss, right?!? LOL

      • I’ve not explored whips much…as of yet…that may change in the future. Right now I’m still having way to much fun with floggers and rope.
        Although I did try and make some homemade whips when I was a kid.

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