LA Whip Convention No. 4 Set for Jan. 5-6:
Contests, Coaching, & Cameraderie
The 2019 L.A. Whip Convention kicks off at 10am Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 at McCambridge Park, 1515 North Glenoaks Boulevard, Burbank, California 91504. Activities are expected to go to 5pm.
Competitions will include Single Whip Freestyle, Double Whip Freestyle, Speed and Accuracy, Bullwhip Fast Draw, and the Long Whip Cracking competition. And it's only $20 to enter.
Saturday's signup opens at 11 am, and competitions start at 1 pm.
Sunday will see whip workshops at Buena Vista Park at 2450-2848 W. Riverside Dr., Burbank CA 911505. Starting at 10am, workshops will include Handle Plaiting and Patterns with Peter Thorndike; Australian Whip Cracking with Emiliqua East; Whip Tosses with Todd Rex; and How to Do the Four Corners with event host Adam Winrich, a 25-time Guinness World Record holder.
Adam Winrich, Lewis Pillsworth, Todd Rex, Leo Maxwell, and Peter Thorndike, shown at the 2018 Los Angeles Whip Convention.
(Photo by Andrew Joseph Perez - andrewjosephperezphotography.weebly.com.)
This year, there will be a WhipCon LA belt buckle awarded to the whip cracker with the highest combined scores in the Single and Double whip Freestyle.
Winrich writes, "In both competitions, the whip cracker gets one minute to show off to the judges. Each whip cracker must first perform 3 cattleman’s cracks, 3 fast figure 8s, and 3 volleys (six cracks in each volley). Then use the rest of the minute for your own routine. Points will be deducted for missed cracks."
This year's costume contest theme is "Western." Dakota Winrich writes, "Whether you go old school or modern we want to see your best cowpoke gear! We hope that having a theme this year will make it more cohesive and a bit easier to judge. Extra points will be given for wearing your costume while participating in any of the competitions."
Results will be printed in the next Bullwhip Newsletter.
FYI: The event's Facebook page lists 46 people as going and 117 as interested, so there should be a good turnout. Enjoy the day!