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common-whipping

Common whipping

In this tutorial I demonstrate the Common whipping.

Despite the name, this whipping has little to do with whips. Whippings are primarily used on an end of a rope to prevent it from fraying/coming apart. Handily enough, the whippings can be used to secure items together and also to make quick and practical wraps.

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Indeed, for someone working with rope, especially if doing survival and practical rope work, the whippings are almost a must know.

This technique is listed in the ABoK as #3442 and it is one of the most widely used and basic whippings.

So, grab a mandrel, rubber band and some cord and let’s try it ourselves!

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The tutorial

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Secure your cord onto the mandrel and fold it into a bight.

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With your working end wrap around the bight a number of times to cover it.

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After a number of wraps we finish the whipping.

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Place the working end into the loop.

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Pull on the left (standing) end and pull the working end into the center of the whipping.

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The working end has now been pulled to the middle.

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Now pull on both ends in order to secure the whipping.

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Once both ends are secured tightly, your whipping is complete.

I hope this was easy enough to follow. I have also made a video tutorial to accompany this photo tutorial:

About Markwell

I am a defense science graduate. I like to create beautiful things out of paracord.

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