What Is Whip Cracking?

Generally speaking, whip cracking is the art of moving the whip around your body in such a way that it creates a loud noise (“a crack”) by breaking the sound barrier and causing a miniature sonic boom. This can be done for numerous reasons including herding cattle, circus performance, dance, cosplay, hitting targets, hobby, and even sport. Although the worldwide whip cracking community is relatively small, the amount of whip crackers around the globe is currently on the rise due to platforms like Youtube, Instagram, and Facebook where performers, athletes, and hobbyists are showing off their skills and inspiring new people to try cracking a whip.

There are many different ways to make a whip break the sound barrier, as well as many different types of whips and styles of whip cracking. With the hobby growing in participation and skill level every day, it would be impossible to cover all of the information available. As such, this website will simply go over the basics and cover the most common, need-to-know information. In time, through the participation of Canada Whips visitors and whip crackers around the globe, we hope to create an abundant resource for whip crackers and whip enthusiasts worldwide!