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Whip Videos: Los Angeles Whip Convention
and Whip Mania in Bavaria

       This month, at Bullwhip.net, whip maker/videographer Nick Schrader has a great video of the 2018 Los Angeles Whip Convention and a podcast interview with Blake Bruning. From the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, a whip-cracking tradition in Bavaria tries to scare away winter with pops and bangs (the right outfits help, too!).

Loop Rawlins to Perform at Cam-Plex

By News Release on Sat 01/06/2018 05:30am
Posted in Sheriden County, Wyoming

Western performer Loop Rawlins will entertain next month at the Chuck Wagon Dinner and Show at the Cam-Plex in Gillette. 

The event will be Feb. 10 with Happy Hour starting at 4:30 p.m., dinner at 5:30 and the show at 6. Rawlins is considered one of the most versatile Western performers in the world today, with a unique act of trick roping, whip cracking and fancy gun spinning.

Rawlins started trick roping as a child and, at 16, won five International Wild West Arts awards in Las Vegas. He spent three years with Cirque Du Soleil, produced and starred in an award-winning western short film titled “The Adventures of Loop and Rhett” and recently appeared on the NBC TV show, “America's Got Talent,” where he made it to the quarterfinals.

Tickets to the Chuck Wagon Dinner and Show are $35 for adults, free for children 2 and under, and there's a $5 discount per ticket if four or more are purchased. Tickets may be purchased online at www.cam-plex.com.

Call for Submissions

       I am writing a new whip book, and I would like to have your input.

       Fun at Mach One: The Book of Whip Games, Contests, and Records (title is tentative). This book is intended to be a reference for whip crackers and whip groups in the world to help keep whip cracking competitive, fresh and fun beyond the mastery of basic skills.

       Right now, it is in four parts:
             Part 1: Games
             Part 2: Contests (Rules, etc)
             Part 3: Records
             Part 4: Props (patterns for stands, target boards)

       So, if you know some games that whip crackers can play with their whips, or if you have suggestions for new records, or have a design for a prop stand, let me know. If you send something, please include a photo of the prop, and your own photo. Full credit will be given in the book.

       And that's it in a nutshell. It will be a book to help folks get over the doldrums of whip cracking, and to create a level playing field for competitive whip crackers.

       As the author of “Let's Get Cracking! The How-To Book of Bullwhip Skills,” I have watched our sport blossom from a hobby for only cowboys and eccentric loners into a burgeoning international club of men, women and children united in an empowering, entertaining, and thrilling sport.

       I sincerely hope you can support this project with your own knowledge and experience, no matter how small you might think your contribution is. I believe this will give future generations of whip handlers an invaluable resource to keep the sport of whip cracking fun into the new century.

Respectfully yours,

- Robert Dante -

Copyright © 2018 Robert Dante, All rights reserved.


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