Noreast Whips bullwhips are constructed with differing methods & materials, depending on the length and style of the whip built. Some bullwhips have one plaited belly & some have two. Handle materials vary with the whip models, whether they be steel, aluminum or wood. Some whips are built with bb-loaded cores, others with electrical cord. Different methods & materials for specific purposes.
Bullwhips are measured from the butt (or heel) to the end of the braided portion. The fall & cracker will add anywhere from 2-3 feet to the whip’s overall length, depending on the size whip.
In the past, the main differences between our shot-loaded whips & those with e-cord cores were weight & speed. The shot-loaded whips were generally heavier & slower moving. The construction of our whips has since been modified, and the weight difference between the two cores is very minimal, if any at all. Either core type can be adjusted in the amount of weight for a particular whip.
The main difference between the two cores is flexibility. A whip with a shot-loaded core will feel a bit more broken in (more flexible) at first than a whip with an e-cord core. Yet over time, the e-cord will loosen up, becoming very flexible and allowing for a smooth flowing & easy handling whip.
Nylon whips have traditionally been known to contain shot-loaded cores, which many people have come to love & expect. The option to have this type core or an e-cord core is strictly customer preference.
Click on the Whip Gallery to see samples of bullwhips we’ve made.