cracking whip

Attaching a Cracker

Replacing a worn or dislodged cracker is a simple task that can be easily performed by any whip handler. The following photographs, using an enlarged cracker for demonstration purposes, are self-explanatory with respect to the methodology.

australian cracker

Step 1

Form a loop at the top of the fall with the loose end (the end furthest from the thong) on top. Open a hole at the end of the cracker and pass the cracker down through the looped fall.

leather cracker

Step 2

Now bring the hole in the cracker up over the end of the fall.

bullwhip stockwhip

Step 3

Pull the resulting knot as tight as you can. A few test cracks and your whip is ready for use.