The original tube whip maintenance & care
Stock whips always need maintenance, so here are a few tips to make your original tube whip last longer. Whips are not designed to be whacked on rough or sharp surfaces, so keep your whip off anything like that.
Always try to crack your stock whip on lawns, grassed paddocks, carpets or keep the whip off the ground. Do not put your tube whip in the sun for long periods of time, when the whip is not in use it should be wound up loosely, not wound tight or kinked.
Crack a whip only if there is a cracker on it, click here to find out how to make a cracker and how to put a new cracker on. Make sure the fall is not knotted and a good fall is always on your whip, click here to find out how to replace a fall.
The hitch of a tube whip may wear out if you crack it on rough surfaces, Oil the wood on the handle with linseed oil at least once a year to stop the wood from splintering.
The original tube whip can be used in the wet and requires no special treatment other than the drying of the wooden handle.
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