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A bullwhip is a single-tailed whipusually made of braided leather, designed as a tool for working with livestock. Bullwhips are pastoral tools, traditionally used to control livestock in Quord - The Gasman - It Is Always Now (Memory Stick, Album) country.
A bullwhip's length, flexibility, and tapered design allows it to be thrown in such a way that, toward the end of the throw, part of the whip exceeds the speed of sound —thereby creating a small sonic boom. The origins of the bullwhip are also a matter for debate and, given the perishable nature of leather, are likely to remain so. Difficulties in tracing its development also arise from regional and Seahorses In Zero Gravity - Various - Now Thats What I Call Sauce Volume 2 - Play It Loud Part 2 variations in nomenclature.
There are claims that it was developed in South America where, like "cow-whips" during the slave trade, it was used as a weapon, or that it arrived there from Spain, but Roman mosaics  and earthenware  dating to around the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD show what appear to be tapered drop-lash whips, rather than the two-piece whips often associated with the Romans and other ancient cultures.
Given that the same basic design appears in several primary sources, it seems likely that this is not a stylistic coincidence but a depiction of a design of whip in current use at the time the articles were made. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as rural economies became increasingly mechanized, demand for all types of whips diminished. By the middle of the 20th century, bullwhip Bullship - Bullship was a dying craft, with only a few craftsmen left making good quality whips.
In the later half of the 20th century, attempts to preserve traditional crafts, along with a resurgence of interest in Western performance arts and the release of films such as Devo's "Whip It" video and the motion pictures Raiders of the Lost Ark and its sequels in which the hero, Indiana Jonesuses a bullwhip as both a tool and a weapon,  led to an increased interest in whip cracking as a hobby and performance art, as well as a competitive sport.
Whip cracking competitions focus on the completion of complex multiple cracking routines and precise target work; although other whips are also used in such competitions.
Whereas, in times past, the bullwhip was designed for one basic, main purpose, modern whip makers design their whips for different specific purposes and to suit different throwing styles. Regardless of their intended end use, all bullwhips have certain common features. A bullwhip consists of a handle section, a thonga falland a cracker.
A wrist loop Bullship - Bullship also be present, although its chief purpose is for hanging one's whip on a hook. Aesthetically, it finishes the handle.
The main portion of the bullwhip's length is made up of a braided body or thong. Made of many strips of leather, the number of braids or plaits is an important factor in the construction of the whip.
Often the thong is multi-layered, having one or more "bellies" in the center. Quality whips have at least two bellies, made of braided leather like Might Is Right - Aggressive Force - Aggressive Force surface of the whip, though with fewer plaits.
Lower-quality whips may have no bellies at all, and are sometimes stuffed with materials such as newspaper which will break down with use. Unlike in the Australian stock whip, the thong connects in line with the handle rather than with a jointor sometimes completely covers the handle.
While some whips have an exposed wooden grip, others have an intricately braided leather covered handle. Leather-covered handles usually contain a butt foundation, which is held in the palm of the hand when cracking, and can have a wrist loop, used for hanging the whip at the end of the day, not for putting around the wrist during use.
Some handles swivel, making it easier to do certain types of unsophisticated Ooglie, Ooglie, Oogie (The Tokyo Boogie) - Moon Mullican - Ooglie, Ooglie, Oogie (The Tokyo Boogie) but making it harder to do others, or to use the whip for any type of accurate targeting.
The Australians introduced a longer handled bullwhip to the US, where the bullwhips traditionally had shorter handles. Bullwhips are usually measured from the butt of the handle to the end of the plaiting of the thong. The thong typically terminates at a fall hitch—a O Ganso - Perez Prado - Estas Si Viven (The Living End) of half hitches that neatly tie the replaceable fall or tail to the whip.
It was traditionally Bullship - Bullship to be replaceable due to the extreme stresses the very end of the whip was subjected to as it was "cracked".
Of course, it is much easier to replace a solid piece of leather than to re-plait the whole of the whip. In lesser quality whips Bullship - Bullship fall can also be a continuation of one of the strands used in plaiting the overlay or the fall can be an extension of the core of the whip, with the strands from the overlay tied off, and the core continuing on as the fall.
But these types of falls do not allow for replacement and thus are Bullship - Bullship practical. Tied to the end of Bullship - Bullship flexible fall, is an even more flexible piece of string or nylon cord or wire called the cracker or the popper. Some sources state that the cracker is the portion of the whip that makes the loud noise known as the sonic boom[ citation needed ] but this is misleading.
A whip without a cracker will still make a sonic boom, but it will be less audible unless you are standing directly in front of it. The cracker functions to disperse the sound so it can be heard more easily. Cracking a whip causes wear to the cracker, and well used whips frequently require new crackers.
Crackers can be made of horsehair, twine, string, nylon, polypropylene, silk, polyester or any number of materials. There are several methods of tying the cracker to the fall, usually using a larks head knot as the basis since it tightens on itself when the whip is cracked, reducing the chance the cracker will slip off the fall and be sent flying into the air. Bullwhips come in many different weights, materials, and designs. Some light whips use shot loading or lead weighting to affect their balance.
Though usually made of strips of leather, nylon whips often using paracord have become popular—they were initially developed for use in the wetlands of Florida specifically, where leather is difficult Bullship - Bullship maintain hence the name "Florida Cow Whip" but have recently [ when?
In the old days in America, regular cowhide, rawhide and oxhide leathers were most commonly used for the construction of bullwhips because they were readily available. They tend to be Bullship - Bullship thick and sturdy and are good for harsh conditions. Some Bullship - Bullship doing target work prefer a whip made of kangaroo skin and kangaroo hide is preferred by whip makers because it is many times stronger than Bullship - Bullship hide and can be cut into fine, strong laces allowing for more intricate braiding patterns that in the past could only be done with rawhide, which is much harder to work with.
Simon Tookoomea Canadian Inuit and expert bullwhip handler, was known to have used one to hunt ptarmigans and caribouand to kill a wolf :. Tookoome took the advice to heart and began hunting bigger animals [than ptarmigans] with the whip, even after his family acquired a rifle and a snowmobile.
He took down several caribou, and once even used it to kill a wolf that he had shot and injured. He kept the whip with him because operating a rifle Bullship - Bullship too expensive. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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