Category Archives: Whip Events

Stockwhip for OKC Whip Enthusiasts

The Oklahoma City Whip Enthusiasts are having their annual Whip Weekend next weekend. When I am able, I like to help them by donating something to the event. This year I am sending them one of my new stockwhips: a black 4 footer with a white fiberglass handle. I think they are going to be doing a raffle for it, so if you attend, you might have a chance to win it!

Cracking at the Martin County Fair!

I just got home from the Martin County fair. Being able to attend yesterday’s whip cracking contest was a real boost to my motivation as whipmaker. Whipmakers Ron Allen and Steve Koliski were also in attendance. Had it not been for those guys, there’s no way I could have kept up with all the crackers and falls that needed repairs. I must also point out that none of the day’s activities would have even taken place had it not been for the efforts of Debra Purves, who stepped up and organized this contest even though she had never organized one before.

Below are a few pictures taken by Ron Allen of If you want to see more pics and read Ron’s synopsis of the day’s events, please visit the Whip Basics Forum.

young fellow

7 year old with 2 cow whips!

Girl winners

Girl winners


Martin County Winners Boys

Guy Winners

It was great to meet  the many wonderful young people who came out to show off their whip cracking skills. I was also delighted to get to meet up with Ken S. and Kent again. It had been a while since I’d seen them. For Ron, Ken, Kent, and myself, the day’s events were topped off with a few hardy laughs and some good conversation over big plates of BBQ from Bono’s in Stuart. (I’m one whipmaker who loves some good BBQ!)