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A type of whip known as a riding crop
A type of whip known as a riding crop

The word whip describes two basic types of tools: Look up whip, whipped, whipping in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 564 pixel Image in higher resolution (1369 × 966 pixel, file size: 689 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Other versions Originally from en. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 564 pixel Image in higher resolution (1369 × 966 pixel, file size: 689 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Other versions Originally from en. ...


A long stick-like device, usually slightly flexible, with a small bit of leather or cord, called a "popper", on the end. Depending on length and flexibility, this type is often called a riding whip, riding crop or "bat". It is also sometimes called a "horsewhip" or "horse whip". REDIRECT Crop (implement) Categories: Corporal punishments ...


The other type of whip is a long tapered flexible length of single-strand or plaited (braided) material (usually leather) with a stiff handle. Some whips of this type include the bullwhip and the stock whip. Each design has many variations and lengths for different purposes, often with different names. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


As well as these traditional whip types designed for use on animals, there are whip designs that had historic uses for inflicting pain on humans, such as the "cat o' nine tails" and others. These devices are used as flogging instruments, a means of control, corporal punishment or torture. A leather cat o nine tails This article discusses an implement of punishment. ... Whipping on a post Flagellation is the act of whipping (Latin flagellum, whip) the human body. ... Corporal punishment is forced pain intended to change a persons behaviour or to punish them. ... For other uses, see Torture (disambiguation). ...


Whips today are used primarily in animal training for three main purposes: Animal training is a method to teach animals to perform specific acts in response to conditions or stimuli. ...

  • As an extension of the human arm to give commands to animals by tapping them.
  • To make a loud sharp sound, to provide direction and command to animals.
  • To inflict pain. (However, this is considered incorrect use and can be considered animal cruelty in some jurisdictions.)
Cat o' nine tails at the torture museum in Freiburg im Breisgau.
Cat o' nine tails at the torture museum in Freiburg im Breisgau.

When a bullwhip handle is rapidly and properly moved, the tip of the whip can exceed 340 m/s (760mph) producing a small sonic boom described as a "crack". Whips were the first man-made implements to break the sound barrier. This loud noise is commonly used to drive or direct livestock or teams of harnessed animals, such as oxen or mules. For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ... Cruelty to animals refers to treatment which causes unacceptable suffering to animals. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1830x418, 209 KB) Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Whip Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1830x418, 209 KB) Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Whip Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... A leather cat o nine tails This article discusses an implement of punishment. ... This article is about Freiburg in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ... A sonic boom produced by an airplane moving at twice the speed of caramel cheese. ... U.S. Navy F/A-18 at transonic speed. ... Sheep are commonly bred as livestock. ... Binomial name Bos taurus Linnaeus, 1758 Cattle are domesticated ungulates, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae. ... In its common modern meaning, a mule is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse. ...


Most horse whips can be used to give commands by touch and can cause pain, but cannot make a "crack". These may include riding crops, dressage whips, and carriage or buggy whips. The exception is the Longe whip, which due to its long lash, can be made to crack as well as be used to touch the animal. A crop, sometimes called a riding crop or hunting crop, is a rather short type of whip witrhout a crack, used in horseback riding, hence also known as a horsewhip. ... An upper-level dressage competitor performing an extended trot Dressage (a French term meaning training) is a path and destination of competitive horse training, with competitions held at all levels from amateur to the Olympics. ... Catherine IIs carved, painted and gilded Coronation Coach (Hermitage Museum) George VI and Queen Elizabeth in a landau with footmen and an outrider, Canada 1939 The classic definition of a carriage is a four-wheeled horse drawn private passenger vehicle with leaf springs (elliptical springs in the 19th century... Longeing or lungeing is a technique for training horses. ...


Another far less common and more modern way to create a crackable whip involves "weaving" metal rings together and typically welding the rings closed in various rope-like chain mail patterns. Welding is a fabrication process that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by causing coalescence. ... Coils of rope used for long-line fishing A rope (IPA: ) is a length of fibers, twisted or braided together to improve strength for pulling and connecting. ... For other uses, see Chainmail (disambiguation). ...



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Stock whips

An Australian stockwhip

Stock whips, including bullwhips and the Australian stockwhip are a type of single-tailed leather whip with a very long lash but a short handle. Stock whips are primarily used to make a loud cracking sound to move livestock (cattle, sheep, horses, etc.) away from the sound. It is generally not used to actually strike an animal, as it would inflict severe pain and is difficult to be applied with precision. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 352 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This is a picture of a 5x4x4 stockwhip. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 352 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This is a picture of a 5x4x4 stockwhip. ...


Australian stockwhip

Main article: Stockwhip

The Australian Stockwhip is often said to have originated in the English hunting whip, but it has since become a distinct type of whip. Today, it is used primarily by Australian stockmen. Unlike the short, embedded handle of a bullwhip, the stock whip handle is not fitted inside the lash and is usually longer. A stock whip's handle is connected to the thong by a joint typically made of a few strands of thick leather (which is called a keeper). This allows the whip to hang across a stockman's arm when not being used. The handles are normally longer than those of a bullwhip, being between 15 and 21 inches. The thong can be from 3 feet to 10 feet long. Stock whips are also almost exclusively made from tanned kangaroo hide. For general information on all whips see the Whip article. ... For general information on all whips see the Whip article. ... Australian Stockmans Hall of Fame ( a museum in Longreach, Queensland, Australia ) A stockman is the name given to a person who looks after the livestock on a station. ... Modern leather-working tools Leather is a material created through the tanning of hides and skins of animals, primarily cattlehide. ... This article is about the animal. ...


Australia's John Brady is an internationally renowned exponent of the art of whipcracking (an expertise he demonstrated during the live musical production The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular). The Australian stockwhip was shown internationally when lone rider Steve Jefferys reared his Australian Stock Horse and cracked the stockwhip to commence the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. John Brady is a world famous Australian whip cracking expert. ... Whipcrackers from Traunstein, Bavaria Whipcracking is the act of producing a cracking sound through the use of a whip. ... Steve Jefferys was the lone rider in the Sydney Olympics Opening Ceremony. ... The Australian Stock Horse (or Stockhorse), has been especially bred for Australian climatic conditions. ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ...


The Bullwhip

Main article: Bullwhip

A bullwhip consists of a handle between 8 and 12 inches in length, some whips have an exposed wooden grip, others have an intricately braided leather covered handle. The lash is a braided thong, between three and 20 feet long. Unlike the Australian stock whip, the thong connects in line with the handle (rather than with a joint), or even engulfs the handle entirely. At the end is the fall and the cracker or popper. The fall is a single piece of leather between 10 and 30 inches in length. During trick shots, or target work the fall is usually the portion of the whip used to cut, strike, or tie the target. The cracker is the portion of the whip that makes the loud noise known as the "sonic boom," but a whip without a cracker will still make a sonic boom, it is simply not as loud. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Additional types

There are other variations and lengths of stock whips. The yard whip is a type of smaller stockwhip. The yard whip is used on ground in cattle yards and other small area where speed and precision is needed. The yard whip is also used by younger children that aren't quite strong enough to handle a large stock whip.


The Rose whip is another variation of the stockwhip that was pioneered in Canada in the early 19th century, though it largely fell out of use by the 1880s. The Rose whips were effective in animal yards and other small areas. It was pioneered by an American farmer, Jack Liao[citation needed].


Florida stockwhip

The Florida stockwhip or Florida cow whip used by Floridian cowboys is often known as a cracker. It is a two-piece unit like the stockwhip and is connected to the handle by threading two strands of the thong through a hollow part of a wooden handle before being tied off. The cowwhip is heavier than the Australian stockwhip. Early cowwhips were made mostly of cowhide or buckskin. Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... The classic vision of the American cowboy, as portrayed by Frederic Remington A cowboy (Spanish vaquero) tends cattle and horses on cattle ranches in North and South America. ... Buckskin is a color of horses; it also refers to other things that are the color of a buckskin horse, such as the color of some breeds of dogs. ...


Modern cow whips are made of flat nylon parachute cord, which, unlike those made from leather, are still effective when wet. Most cowwhips have handles that average 16 inches, and thongs that average 12 feet. A good cowwhip can produce a loud crack by a simple push of the handle. This can make it more convenient to use than a bullwhip in a thick vegetated environment with less swinging room. The Tampa Bay Whip Enthusiasts give demonstrations of the Florida Cracker Cowboy in costume at the annual Heritage Village Civil War Days festival, located in Largo, Florida every year in May. For other uses of this word, see nylon (disambiguation). ... This article is about the device. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Cowboy (disambiguation). ... // Largo, Florida Cultural Center Largo is the third largest city in Pinellas County, Florida, USA and is part of the Tampa Bay Area. ...


Signal whips

a 4' (1.2m) signal whip

Signal whips or signalwhips are a type of single-tailed whip, originally designed to control dog teams. A signal whip usually measures between 3 and 4 feet in length. Signal whips and snake whips are similar. What distinguishes a signal whip from a snake whip is the absence of a "fall". A fall is a piece of leather attached to the end of the body of the whip. In a snake whip, the "cracker" attaches to the fall. In a signal whip, the cracker attaches directly to the body of the whip. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1203x1052, 654 KB) Summary A 4 (1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1203x1052, 654 KB) Summary A 4 (1. ...


Snake whips

Snake whips or snakewhips are a type of single-tailed whip. The name snake whip is derived from the fact that this type of whip has no handle inside and so can be curled up into a small circle which resembles a coiled snake. They were once commonly carried in the saddlebag by cowboys of the old west. A full sized snake whip is usually at least 4 feet in length (excluding the fall and cracker at the tip of the whip) and around one inch in diameter at the butt of the whip.


A pocket snake whip can be curled up small enough to fit into a large pocket, and ranges in size from 4 feet to 6 feet in length. The pocket snake whip is primarily a whip for occasional use, such as in loading cattle. Both of these types of snake whips are made with a leather shot bag running approximately three quarters of the length of the whip.


Blacksnakes are the traditional whips used in Montana and Wyoming. The blacksnake has a heavy shot load extending from the butt well down the thong, and the whip is flexible right to the butt, ranges in size from 6 feet to 12 feet in length. Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  Ranked 4th  - Total 147,165 sq mi (381,156 km²)  - Width 255 miles (410 km)  - Length 630 miles (1,015 km)  - % water 1  - Latitude 44°26N to 49°N  - Longitude 104°2W to 116°2W Population  Ranked... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ...


Equestrian whips and crops

Top: A dressage whip. Bottom: a hunt crop
Top: A dressage whip. Bottom: a hunt crop
A set of romal reins, featuring a quirt at the end of the romal
A set of romal reins, featuring a quirt at the end of the romal

Horse whips or riding whips are artificial aids used by equestrians while riding, driving, or handling horses from the ground. There are many different kinds, but all feature a handle, a long, semi-flexible shaft, and either a popper or lash at the end, depending on use. Riding whips rarely exceed 48" from handle to popper, horse whips used for ground training and carriage driving are sometimes longer. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 138 pixel Image in higher resolution (3189 × 551 pixel, file size: 375 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) [[Category:Equus caballus File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 138 pixel Image in higher resolution (3189 × 551 pixel, file size: 375 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) [[Category:Equus caballus File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 249 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (787 × 1895 pixel, file size: 80 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Whip Western riding Metadata This file... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 249 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (787 × 1895 pixel, file size: 80 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Whip Western riding Metadata This file... A set of romal reins A Romal (pronounced ro-MAHL), is a type of long quirt attached to the end of a set of closed reins that are connected to the bridle of a horse. ... Riding aids are the cues a rider gives to a horse to communicate what they want the animal to do. ... A young rider at a horse show in Australia. ... Binomial name Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758 The horse (Equus caballus, sometimes seen as a subspecies of the Wild Horse, Equus ferus caballus) is a large odd-toed ungulate mammal, one of ten modern species of the genus Equus. ... Catherine IIs carved, painted and gilded Coronation Coach (Hermitage Museum) George VI and Queen Elizabeth in a landau with footmen and an outrider, Canada 1939 The classic definition of a carriage is a four-wheeled horse drawn private passenger vehicle with leaf springs (elliptical springs in the 19th century...


The term "whip" is the generic word for riding whips, the term "crop' is more specific, referring to a short, stiff whip used primarily in English riding disciplines such as show jumping or hunt seat. Some of the more common types of horse whips include: REDIRECT Crop (implement) Categories: Corporal punishments ... English riding is a term used in the United States to describe a form of horseback riding that is seen throughout the world. ... Show jumping is a form of competition in which horses are jumped over a course of fences, low walls, and other obstacles (e. ... Hunt seat is terminology used in the United States and Canada to refers to a style of forward seat riding commonly found at American horse shows. ...

  • Dressage whips are up to 43 inches long, including lash or popper, and are used to refine the aids of the rider, not to hurt the horse. They generally ask for more impulsion. The shaft is slightly flexible and tapers to a fine point at the tip. A similar, but slightly longer whip is used in Saddle seat style English riding.
  • Longe whips have a shaft about 4-5 feet long and a lash of equal or greater length. They are used to direct the horse as it is 'moved on a circle aroung the person standing in the centre, a process known as "Longing" (pronounced "Lungeing") The whip is used to guide and signal direction and pace, and is not used with force against the horse. Taking the place of the rider's leg aids, the positioning of the longe whip in relation to the horse gives the horse signals. Occasionally, due to the long lash, it may be cracked to enforce a command.
  • Driving whips have a stock about the same length as a longe whips, but a short lash, often no more than 12 inches. They are used specifically for driving horses in carriages or carts.
  • A crop or "bat" has a fairly stiff stock, and is only 2-2.5 feet in length, with a "popper" - a looped flap of leather - at the end. It is used by taking the reins in one hand and hitting the horse behind the rider's leg, using the crop, held in the other hand. It is to back up the leg aids, when the horse is not moving forward, or occasionally as a disciplinary measure (such as when a horse refuses or runs out on a jump). Crops or bats are most commonly seen in sports such as show jumping, hunt seat style English riding, horse racing, and in rodeo speed sports such as barrel racing.
  • A hunting whip, is not precisely a horse whip, though it is carried by a mounted rider. It has a stock about the same length as a crop, except its "stock" is stiff, not flexible. On one end of the stock it has a lash that is several feet in length, on the other end it has a hook, which is used to help the rider open and close gates while out fox hunting. The hunting whip is not intended to be used on the horse, but rather the lash is there to remind the hounds to stay away from the horse's hooves, and it can also be used as a communication device to the hounds.
  • A quirt is a short, flexible piece of thickly braided leather with two wide pieces of leather at the end, which makes a loud crack when it strikes an animal or object. They inflict more noise than pain. Quirts are occasionally carried on horses used in western riding disciplines, but because the action of a quirt is slow, they are not used to correct or guide the horse, but are more apt to be used by a rider to reach out and strike at animals, such as cattle that are being herded from horseback.

Rudyard Kipling's short story Garm - a Hostage mentions a long whip used by a horseback rider in India to defend an accompanying pet dog from risk of attack by native pariah dogs. This probably was a hunting whip. An upper-level dressage competitor performing an extended trot Dressage (a French term meaning training) is a path and destination of competitive horse training, with competitions held at all levels from amateur to the Olympics. ... Saddle seat is a form of riding that is found in the United States, and to a lesser extent in Canada, Europe, Africa and Australia. ... English riding is a term used in the United States to describe a form of horseback riding that is seen throughout the world. ... Longeing or lungeing is a technique for training horses. ... Longing was to have been Dusty Springfields second LP for the ABC Dunhill Records label, and ninth studio album overall, recorded in 1974 and planned for released the same year. ... Catherine IIs carved, painted and gilded Coronation Coach (Hermitage Museum) George VI and Queen Elizabeth in a landau with footmen and an outrider, Canada 1939 The classic definition of a carriage is a four-wheeled horse drawn private passenger vehicle with leaf springs (elliptical springs in the 19th century... A crop, sometimes called a riding crop or hunting crop, is a rather short type of whip witrhout a crack, used in horseback riding, hence also known as a horsewhip. ... Show jumping is a form of competition in which horses are jumped over a course of fences, low walls, and other obstacles (e. ... Hunt seat is terminology used in the United States and Canada to refers to a style of forward seat riding commonly found at American horse shows. ... English riding is a term used in the United States to describe a form of horseback riding that is seen throughout the world. ... Horse-racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. ... It has been suggested that History of rodeo be merged into this article or section. ... // Barrel racing at the Calgary Stampede Barrel Racing is a timed rodeo event that demands some of the most athletic horses and dedicated riders in order to be successful in terms of financial earnings. ... A fox hunt Fox hunting is a form of hunting for foxes using a pack of scent hounds. ... A fox hunt Fox hunting is a form of hunting for foxes using a pack of scent hounds. ... A quirt is a forked type of stock whip which usually has two thongs at the end (like the tails on some tawses). ... Western riding is shown in this sculpture, Great Western Tradition, by Doug Israelsen Western riding evolved from the cattle-working and warfare traditions brought to the Americas by the Spanish Conquistadors, and both equipment and riding style evolved to meet the working needs of the cowboy in the American West. ... For general information about the genus, including other species of cattle, see Bos. ... This article is about the British author. ... A young rider at a horse show in Australia. ... Kritikos Lagonikos, a. ...


Popular culture

The whip is occasionally portrayed in popular culture in various contexts. One memorable whip user is Indiana Jones, the (fictional) archaeologist adventurer, who uses a bullwhip for a variety of uses, not the least of which is to swing over long chasms. Also, there are Catwoman (Batman), Zorro, the (fictional) outlaw-vigilante cowboy swashbuckler of California, and Hatcher's (played by Christopher Walken) henchmen in The Rundown. Dr. Henry Indiana Jones, Jr. ... Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... Catwoman is a fictional character associated with DC Comics Batman franchise and created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane. ... For other uses, see Zorro (disambiguation). ... Christopher Walken (born March 31, 1943) is an Academy Award-winning American film and theatre actor. ... The Rundown (also known as Welcome to the Jungle) is an action film starring The Rock and Seann William Scott about a bounty hunter/enforcer/aspiring chef named Beck who must head for the Amazon Rainforest to capture someone. ...


Whips as weapons have appeared in many cartoons, TV shows, and videogames, examples being: For the band, see Cartoons (band). ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ...

There are also experts at the sport, called whipcracking. One such person is Australian John Brady. Dark Prince is a paranormal/suspence novel written by American author Christine Feehan. ... Vampire Killer (1986) is a game for the MSX2 home computer, produced by Konami and released in Japan, Europe and Brazil. ... Listed below are characters from all of the Castlevania video game series. ... Original NES Castlevania Logo Castlevania is a video game series, created and developed by Konami. ... Whip is a character from the King of Fighters series // History Whips past is as shrouded in mystery as the young woman herself. ... The King of Fighters ), officially abbreviated KOF, is the premiere series of fighting games by SNK Playmore, formerly SNK. The series was originally developed for SNKs Neo-Geo MVS arcade hardware, which served as the main platform for the series until 2004, when SNK retired the MVS in favor... Quistis Trepe ) is a playable character in Squaresofts RPG Final Fantasy VIII. At eighteen years old, she is a young instructor at Balamb Garden, where Squall Leonhart, Zell Dincht, and Seifer Almasy are students. ... Final Fantasy VIII ) is a console and computer role-playing game developed and published by Square Co. ... Battle Arena Toshinden ) is a fighting game for the PlayStation. ... Electric blue is: A very bright blue color reminiscent of a spark. ... Dragon Quest logo Dragon Quest ), published as Dragon Warrior in North America until the 2005 release of Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, is a series of role-playing games produced by Enix (now Square Enix). ... SQUARE ENIX (Japanese: スクウェア・エニックス) is a Japanese producer of popular video games and manga. ... Sentai is a Japanese word which roughly translates to task force. It is often use to refer to a specific type of fictional story, which stars a specially organized group of heroes; good examples of Sentai is the various Super Sentai live-action Japanese television programs which the American Power... Battle Fever J (バトルフィーバーJ Batoru FÄ«bā Jei) is a Japanese TV series, being the 3rd entry of the Super Sentai series franchise. ... Dai Sentai Goggle V ), translated into English as Great Squadron Goggle V, is a Japanese tokusatsu television series. ... Gosei Sentai Dairanger ) translated into English as Five-Star Squadron Dairanger,[1] is a Japanese tokusatsu television series. ... A screenshot of Eternal Lands, a MMORPG Massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) is a genre of online role-playing video games (RPGs) in which a large number of players interact with one another in a virtual world. ... RuneScape is a Java-based MMORPG operated by Jagex Ltd. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Isabella Ivy Valentine ) is a fictional character designed for the Soul series of fighting games. ... Himitsu Sentai Goranger ), translated into English as Secret Squadron FiveRanger, is a Japanese tokusatsu superhero television series. ... OZ-13MS Gundam Epyon is a fictional Gundam mobile suit appearing in the anime Mobile Suit Gundam Wing and derivative works. ... Original run April 7, 1995 – March 29, 1996 No. ... Look up expert in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Whipcrackers from Traunstein, Bavaria Whipcracking is the act of producing a cracking sound through the use of a whip. ... John Brady is a world famous Australian whip cracking expert. ...


Buggy whip

A Buggy whip, also called a coachwhip, is a whip with a long, stiff shaft and a relatively short lash used for driving on horses harnessed to a buggy, or small open carriage. Though similar whips are still manufactured for limited purposes, the buggy whip industry as a major economic entity ceased to exist with the introduction of the automobile, and is cited in economics and marketing as an example of an industry ceasing to exist because its market niche, and the need for its product, disappears. In discussions of market regulation, it is often held that the economy would be disadvantaged as a whole if the buggy-whip industry were protected from going out of business by banning the automobile. Buggy can refer to various types of carts: a dune buggy or swamp buggy; a kite buggy; a shopping cart (Southern American English); a form of baby transport also called a pushchair or perambulator (British English) or stroller (American English); a lightweight carriage, as in horse and buggy; or a... Catherine IIs carved, painted and gilded Coronation Coach (Hermitage Museum) George VI and Queen Elizabeth in a landau with footmen and an outrider, Canada 1939 The classic definition of a carriage is a four-wheeled horse drawn private passenger vehicle with leaf springs (elliptical springs in the 19th century... “Car” and “Cars” redirect here. ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... For the magazine, see Marketing (magazine). ... A niche market is a focused, targetable portion of a market. ...


Buggy whips are not entirely gone. A resurgence of interest in the international sport of combined driving and historical carriage driving, sports enjoyed by people of all ages, has allowed some buggy whip manufacturers to stay in business, serving this specialty niche market. Foremost among these is a company in Westfield, Massachusetts. Combined driving also known as Horse Driving Trials is an equestrian sport involving carriage driving. ... A niche market also known as a target market is a focused, targetable portion (subset) of a market sector. ... Nickname: Coordinates: Country United States of America State Massachusetts Counties Hampden County Settled 1660 Incorporated (town) May 19, 1669 Incorporated (city) November 2, 1920 Government  - Mayor Richard K. Sullivan Jr. ...


Whips As Practical Weapons

Whips have been used as weapons in movies, from films such as the original Zorro to Indiana Jones movies and Catwoman. Movies show action heroes tripping or disarming an adversary, breaking furniture, or other doing other dramatic activities. Because of popularity of whips in film and television, people often want to learn to use the whip as a weapon. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... For other uses, see Zorro (disambiguation). ... Dr. Henry Indiana Jones, Jr. ... Catwoman is a fictional character associated with DC Comics Batman franchise and created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane. ...


However, while the whip as a weapon looks dramatic on screen, in practical terms it has some major disadvantages. It is true that bullwhips in particular can generate considerable energy and damage a person’s body severely. The tip of the whip can cut and slice like a knife in the hands of a trained individual. However, while fancy whip work appears fast and is impressive to watch, as a defensive weapon the whip is nearly worthless. The user is handicapped by requiring time to throw the whip, having sufficient space to build speed with the lash, and having adequate physical strength and accuracy to be effective in a strike.


Another basic problem with the whip as a defensive weapon is the amount of open space required. The whip is used in movies to give the user the ability to strike from a safe distance. That makes it appear that he or she has an advantage. Unfortunately, in defense, this is the whip’s Achilles’ heel. Someone using a 6-foot bullwhip needs about an 18 foot clear area on all sides to get a powerful whip shot at a target. Without clear space, particularly behind and to the side of the handler, the whip strike cannot even occur; the whip will catch or strike other objects, rendering it less powerful or even useless.


That space between the whip handler and the target can also rapidly disappear if the subject runs at the whip-wielder. This would render the use of the whip completely ineffective. If the subject gets inside or outside the target distance, the handler cannot change the length of the whip. Thus the whip can only be an effective weapon in rare and specific circumstances, and generally, only in the movies.


For a whip to be a useful tool, it would be in limited circumstances as an offensive weapon. Just about the only circumstance that would give a whip handler the advantage in a fight is the element of surprise with a single strike.


As an example, the storylines in the Zorro films and books use examples of whips used effectively as offensive weaponry, particularly to surprise an opponent. For example, in “The Mask of Zorro,” Zorro (Alex Green in that scene) uses a whip to surprise a firing squad and disarm them momentarily. Once exposed, he must use his whip in conjunction with other weapons to fight a battle or to escape. It is no longer effective as a direct attack weapon. For other uses, see Zorro (disambiguation). ...


Though the whip is not an effective self-defense weapon, the sport of whip-cracking is growing. Thus, it is wise for practitioners to be aware of the limitations of the whip. Much of what is shown in movies is carefully choreographed and special effects are sometimes used. Professional stuntmen know how to set up action for the cameras, and stunts performed may be unsafe when attempted by untrained individuals. Thus, people interested in whip-cracking are advised to seek out professional instruction. Look up Choreography in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Whip-like appendages in nature

Some organisms have whip-like devices:

  • Many unicellular organisms, and spermatozoa, have one or two whip-like appendages called flagella, which they use for propulsion. "Flagellum" is Latin for "whip".
  • Some large lizards (e.g. iguanas and monitor lizards) can whip with their tails. At least one veterinarian has complained that a modern hazard of his work is being "bitten, scratched, and whipped" by pet iguanas. The biological names of some lizards contain Mastigo- or -mastix, which is Greek for "whip".
  • The whip snake was so called from its appearance; but the old myth that it could whip a man painfully is false.
  • There has been a theory that all or some sauropod dinosaurs could crack the ends of their tails like coachwhips as a sound signal, as in the book form of "Walking with Dinosaurs".

A microorganism or microbe is an organism that is so small that it is microscopic (invisible to the naked eye). ... Schematic diagram of a sperm cell, showing the (1) acrosome, (2) cell membrane, (3) nucleus, (4) mitochondria, and (5) flagellum (tail) A sperm cell, or spermatozoon ( spermatozoa) (in Greek: sperm = semen and zoon = alive), is the haploid cell that is the male gamete. ... A flagellum (plural, flagella) is a whip-like organelle that many unicellular organisms, and some multicellular ones, use to move about. ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Lizard (disambiguation). ... Species Lesser Antillean Iguana, Green Iguana, Iguanas are lizards native to tropical areas of Central and South America and the Caribbean. ... Species Many, see text. ... Look up veterinarian in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Masticophis is a genus of colubrid snakes that are commonly referred to as whip snakes or coachwhips. ... Families Brachiosauridae Camarasauridae Cetiosauridae Diplodocidae Euhelopodidae Nemegtosauridae Titanosauridae Vulcanodontidae Sauropoda, the sauropods, are a suborder or infraorder of the saurischian (lizard-hipped) dinosaurs. ... The factual accuracy of part of this article is disputed. ...

Slang

In urban culture, particularly hip-hop communities, the term "whip" is used to denote a car. Usually faster cars, most likely due to the possibility of sustaning whiplash when accelerating too quickly. also see sports car 1963 Jaguar E-Type, a classic sports car 1963 Chevrolet Corvette was based upon European sports cars A sports car is an automobile designed for performance driving. ...


Books

  • Edwards, Ron (1999). How to Make Whips. Cornell Maritime Press. ISBN 0870335138. 
  • Largier, Niklaus (2007). In Praise of the Whip. Zone Books. ISBN 9781890951658. 
  • Morgan, David W. (2004). Whips and Whipmaking. Cornell Maritime Press. ISBN 087033557X. 

See also

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A leather cat o nine tails This article discusses an implement of punishment. ... A crop, sometimes called a riding crop or hunting crop, is a rather short type of whip witrhout a crack, used in horseback riding, hence also known as a horsewhip. ... A quirt is a forked type of stock whip which usually has two thongs at the end (like the tails on some tawses). ... The sjambok is the traditional heavy leather whip of South Africa, sometimes seens as synonymous with Apartheid but actually much older and still used outside the offiical judiciary. ... Whipping on a post Flagellation is the act of whipping (Latin flagellum, whip) the human body. ... A collar is a common symbol in BDSM Female bottom in bondage with leather monoglove BDSM is any of a number of related patterns of human sexual behavior. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Whip (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (188 words)
A whip is a cord or strap, usually with a stiff handle, used for striking.
Whip (politics), a member of a legislature who ensures party members attend and vote as the party leadership desires
Whipping knot, a kind of binding to prevent a cut end from fraying
Common whipping - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (345 words)
The common whipping is the simplest type of whipping knot, a series of knots intended to stop a rope from unraveling.
The benefit of a common whipping is that no tools are necessary and the rope does not need to be unlayed.
Other whippings avoid this by interleaving the whipping with the strands of the rope and creating friction with the strands to avoid slipping.
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