Jane Doe: Thanks for posting this video. I loved your method but was just wondering
if there was another way to finish the top of the handle other than using
orange duct tape? I just think that you went to so much trouble to do every
other part as best you could but felt bit cheated when you put orange duct
tape on the top of the handle.
Michael Sawyer: How did I end up here
rmondoh: Nick, I seem to have the same issue that some others in the comments have
posted about. When plaiting the overlay, I also came up well short with the
20ft strands. A friend of mine, who also commented below, mentioned this
and told me to make them 23ft instead. Even at that length, I still cut off
more than a 1ft of the yellow 1/4" paracord. Could you explain why yours
ended up much closer to the end and what would cause many of us to come up
I'm happy with how the whip turned out though, don't get me wrong. This was
a fantastic video and I plan to make another one since I have the materials
to do so.
Jennifer Wood: Well my first two attempts were a bust. i measured everything and made
everything exact to your video, but both whips ended up with the final wrap
1'4" too short. it didnt go down all the way to the end like yours. i still
cant figure out what I did wrong. I went step by step, watched the video 20
times and still messed up. Ive got blisters from tightening it down. Any
tips on what I might have done wrong?
Alexander Longstreet: Waacha!
Maikel Hen: Hey Nick, great vid! Thanks for it! Could you please make a list of all the
things you need to make the whip? especially the total length of the
paracord, the diameter of the handle bar and the length of the core cord.
That would be very helpful! I couldn't find these informations in your
Question about the fall: If building the fall by using the needle (first
method), after pulling the cord through itself, you cut off the end of the
fall such that you can't reach the inner part of the paracord. Then you
opened the eye to pull the strings through it, then you tied it up again (
1:08:00). But how did you do that, if you couldn't reach the inner cord?
I hope you can help me! Keep going!
Chris Rosario: How much do your whips go for.
The73rdDoctor: And yeah this an absolutely amazing video. Veery helpful.
deb2740: Nick, once you have applied the electrical tape to the end of the fully
plaited whip, how do you keep the heel knot or pineapple knot that forms
the pommel from slipping off? Thanks!
Roger Tuson: Nick, just completing my second bullwhip as per your vid. I can't seem to
get a good taper with the shot bag I'm using. I don't have access to the
wider bore paracord you use and the 550 stuff we have here won't expand to
cover the bar handle so I have adapted three 550 sheaths filled with ball
bearings. It works reasonably well (for a first attempt) but it is clear
that the shot bag shape is integral to the final shape of the whip. PLEASE
could you do a shot bag tutorial with recommendations for shape, length
(depending on type of whip), that kind of thing. Unless I should wait for
my Christmas present of Ron Edwards How to Make Whips... In any case, I
really appreciate the time you spend showing us how to do this stuff.
Alexander Wiseman: i couldnt find 1/4 in. thick paracord so i was wondering if that was really
2close2see: Finished!!!...just tried it in the kitchen and it's deafening...I measured
out for an 8 foot whip scaling all lengths up by 8/6 so the long 20 ft
sections became 26.66 ft, etc but for some reason the finished whip is just
a bit shy of 6 feet which confused the hell out of me...nevertheless,
james johnson: If I were to make a 4' whip, what length and thickness of the metal rod
should I use?
Chez G: Hey Nick, I was wondering how this whip would work if I used 750 cord for
the first two bellies and only used 550 with the overlay? Would this work
Craig Boland: In my first attempt at the overlay, I came up short by almost a foot. I
unwound the overlay and checked the measurements again, and they were the
specified lengths (6'1" for the core + handle, 20' for the two longest
overlay strands). I cut two new strands to 23' which turned out to be long
enough with little waste at the end. Did anyone else come up short on the
davidbeasleymagic: What kind of cord is the larger 1/4 inch cord? And where could you buy it?
Kita Buki: Hey! Thanks for this video, like others have said, it is very well done.
I've looked through the comments and tried to find a website or Facebook
page with more info but I can't seem find an answer to one question I have.
Is the electrical tape necessary? I'm concerned that over time it will wear
away and make the whip sticky. Perhaps the final layer will prevent that
but I was hoping you'd have some insight. Thanks for any advice! It's
really awesome that you're willing to share your time and knowledge.
Matthew Furnish: Thank you. I am definitely going to add this to my paracord projects. Great
Richard Barton: Thanks Nick. My first attempt came out really good. I worked a total of
15hrs on it taking my time. Very time consuming but the end result was
awesome. Best tutorial video I have ever seen. Super job
Duncan Tharp: cool video!!!
Jordan Bull: How do you determine the lengths for all the cord including the core?
USAShooting27: Nick, this was an awesome video!! I'm glad you took the initiative to go
through the whole process step by step of making a bullwhip. I've been
tying paracord bracelets, keychains, belts, gun slings, etc. for a few
years now, and this is something I've always been interested in learning
how to do. Now finally, there is a full tutorial on YouTube to show me
how! Thanks a lot, I will get to work on my whip as soon as I can buy all
of that paracord haha!
Roomba Vac: dude best instructional video ever. i started watching this in the morning
and i just got it done and cracked it a few times. im not good at this yet.
I just wanted to say thank you i was intimidated on other videos i watched
but this put me at ease and was great. Can you give some cord measurements
for a 12 ft whip? please and thank you/
Aishi Haze: Any chance you would be able to tell me what the measurements would be if i
were to want to make a 3' whip
311pmg: good video
jwdyna: Nick, thanks for the great videos. I am almost finished with my whip but
the needle that I bought was to large to go inside the paracord. What size
needle do you use? Where did you get it?
saint peter: Okay that didn't work... Haha basically if your making a six foot whip and
the first two strands for the first belly are ten feet halved, that would
leave a foot of your overall length, so I'm assuming for ten foot whip, the
first two would be at eighteen feet halved, so nine feet, leaving a foot...
Is this accurate?
Shiloh Falk: turned out great! now i just need to figure out the big knot on the end of
the handle. thanks again for the vid.
yotapickup91: In your opinion how necessary is the layer of electrical tape over the
second belly? after making my whip( which is did very tight)and cracking it
for awhile i noticed it still has a little too much spring. Also when the
whip is bent you can see the reflective surface of the tape through the
small cracks. My thinking is if you do your plaiting tight enough its not
necessary and might make the whip fling around better, your thoughts?
SYKOK1LLER: I can't believed I watched 1hour 20 minute long whip making video. I would
end up whipping myself. But nice video,easier to follow directions than
what I thought.
The73rdDoctor: Is it necessary to tape completely over each layer?
Alexander Wiseman: Why do you need to gut them?? But anyway this vid is awesome!
putnamleather: Hey Nick, thanks for the vid. I'm on the 12 plait and the front looks good
but the back is a mess. Will it all even out when I roll it with the marble
or should I just re-do it? Thanks in advance.
Gooseman13: Great video, just started making my whip. I'm excited, my fiance not so
much. I would love a Turks head knot tutorial, to finish off my whip,
joebar131: Thank you for this great video!
I'm French and I do not speak English, so I just serve images to try to
At first when you put the ball, they are full-length or only half.
How long does it take paracord predict total to achieve this whip?
(translated by Google)
Aldisia: Awesome tutorial. I did it!! Thanx!!
BanterBeats21: How much will it cost for all the materials to make this
SoccerFreak3.1415296535: how do you make the knot that goes on the end
Everton Rosa: Very Nice Man....great job
Daniel Kostropetsch: nice nice nice man. i will go into my garage now ;)
Tearsa33: Best teaching vid ever. You r a natural. Totally understood the way u
showed and explained. U rock
dusansuchterjr: Does the core cord need to be so thick? Cant a just load a gutted peace af
paracord with beebees?
pjm1168: How do you figure out lengths of cord you need for the various layers?
Scott Carl: I love how well you described each step. Seems very simple to make. I was
happy to see how well it cracked. I will make one now. Thanks again for the
saint peter: I love this vid. Well done, easy to understand. I now understand how ppl
weave cord around a core. I've wanted a whip for a long time, but have yet
to spend the money. Maybe ill take a crack at making my own! ...See what I
did there? ;)
Shawn Fagen: I have no idea how I got here, but I ended up watching the whole video.
Nice video man, kinda want to make a whip now...
Samuel Sosa: What do you do with the remaining inner strands?
dqmc07: Thank you for taking the time to show this, I learned alot, much appreciated
Matt Mckinley: Can I use paracord 100 instead of 550
Matt Mckinley: Can I just buy one from you?