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Get Cracking

Ever since watching Indiana Jones, Zorro, Catwoman, and others crack a bullwhip on film, I’ve wanted to try my hand at it. An episode of the podcast Galactic Watercooler sent me over the edge last year. In episode #208, the crew interviews David Morgan and his son Will, two of the world’s most famous whipmakers. You might be familiar with David’s work, as he made the whips for the Indiana Jones movies. The crew also learns to crack a whip, under the tutelage of co-host Sean’s father, Bwana. After listening to that ‘cast, whip cracking never seemed so possible.

A week ago, I received my first bullwhip. It was a gift from my father-in-law, someone who shares my interest in things that make loud noises. Ostensibly, it was an anniversary gift, but I think he was just looking for an excuse to give it to me. Of course, I immediately started using it.

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