Whip Pro Shop Opens; New Records for Choi & Winrich; Rosat's Whips now in USA, SKT's Silvers, Indy Whip $$ Update, East Coast Tour in Nov. 
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Whip Pro Shop Opens

       I have revamped my store, which is now called The Whip Pro Shop.
       I saw that most golf clubs have a pro shop, so why one for whip crackers?
       These are all items I actually use myself, so they have all been field tested and proven. Among the new items is the venerable black Italian stiletto-style spring-assist knife I always keep in my repair bag. Now you can have exactly the same model (right down to the engraved plate) for only $12.

       The horsehair poppers I started offering last month are proving to be popular, so I am adding RED horsehair poppers to the catalogue. Very dramatic, just as effective as the white ones.
       Also coming shortly is a brand new whip bag. Because stock is limited, I am only offering it at my own demos and performances for now - but if you're on the East Coast at Thanksgiving, you may be in luck.
       Update: All my websites now have SSL licenses, meaning your credit card information is encrypted so it can't be hacked. Let me know if there's something else you might like!

Choi Sets New Speed Record

       The fastest time to hit 10 consecutive targets with a whip is now 2.54 seconds, and was achieved by April Choi (USA) at the California Style Fitness Studio, in Peoria, Illinois, USA, on 17 September 2017, according to the Guinness World Records website.
       "April wanted to attempt this record to highlight and show speed and accuracy to break a world record. April already hold several world records for whip cracking."

Links! Check 'em Out!

Winrich Tops 'Most Whip Cracks in One Minute' Record
       The most bullwhip cracks in one minute is now 283, achieved by Adam Winrich (USA), on Sept. 15, 2017, according to Guinness World Records.
       See the video!
Rosat's Whips Now at
Western Stage Props

       Sylvia Rosat, currently performing in Europe, has announced that her whips will now be available through Kyle Petersen's Western Stage Props in Las Vegas.
       Rosat, who is featured in "Let's Get Cracking! The How-To Book of Bullwhip Skills," said, "I am happy and honored to have now my whips being part of the Western Stage Props family!😃 A great news for my American customers as you will have now in stock whips available right away! And they have so much more Western related props. If you don't know them yet it is really worth checking their website!"
       See the video!
SKT's 'Silvered' Whips
       While I was in Melbourne, Anthony shared with me this photo of a pair of whips made for him by Sharron Taylor of Eskaytee Saddlery. They are "silvered," a technique she used to make whips for a performer Anthony saw. Anthony asked her to make a pair for him. The result? Awesome!
       Check out Sharron's website at
       (I have two of her whips myself!)
     A Whoop for Loop!
       Congratulations to LOOP RAWLINS, who snagged the job of whipmaster on the film 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle.' 
       According to L.A. Biz ," Loop's the one who taught Channing Tatum how to crack like an updated Indy." High praise indeed!

Video: The Woman Behind the Whips
in Kyrgyzstan's Horseback Fighting Sport
Gülnara Asiz Kyzy is the only female horsewhip maker in Bishkek – perhaps in the whole of Kyrgyzstan – and she's determined to show other women how to do it.
Update on Indy's Bullwhip Auction
       Think your whip cost a lot? The screen-used bullwhip from "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" was bought for $106,666 in September by Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum.
       The bullwhip, made by David Morgan for the film, was one item in a treasure trove of movie memorabilia offered by the Prop Store.
       (The Guardian rated Indiana Jones as the most poplar hero in film history, beating out James Bond, Batman and Superman.)
2017 Finishes with East Coast Tour 
From North Carolina to New Jersey and Maryland

       A year of international whip cracking closes for me at Thanksgiving.  It's been great year for the airlines, even though I'd boycotted them for six years.
       There are just some places in the world you can't reach by car!
       My calendar is posted at
. If you want a private lesson while I'm out your way, just drop me an email or Message me. Or if it's just for a dinner, still contact me - I LOVE to share my life's passion with others!
       I'm currently putting together my schedule for 2018, and it's already shaping up to be a busy season, starting with a return visit to Rome in February.
       Thank you, my friends - Be safe, and I'll see you soon!

       - Robert Dante -

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