In general, the shorter the whip, the faster it will be, and the longer the whip, the slower it will be, however longer whips are better for targeting and body wrapping. If you're going to be performing on stage, you'll need a variety of whip lengths that are appropriate for different settings and feats. For example, a long whip is perfect for body wrapping your opponent after they've been knocked down.
There are three main types of whips: fixed, semi-flexible, and flexible.
Fixed whips are very simple to use because there are no joints to hinder your movement. They are best for speed tricks because their length does not change; therefore, you can only swing them in a straight line. Fixed whips are usually made from wood or fiberglass and can be up to 15 feet long.
Semi-flexible whips have two joints: one at the base and another near the tip. This allows you to bend the stick any which way while keeping its length constant. The more bends there are in a semi-flexible whip, the more degrees of freedom you have in styling your trick. Semi-flexible whips can be made from almost anything that will hold an angle, such as bamboo or leather. Leather whips are also useful because you can tie different knots in them to create different effects during your performance.
The number of walks and hits allowed is added and divided by the number of innings pitched to get the WHIP. A lower WHIP indicates that a pitcher is less likely to allow hitters to reach base. As a result, a reduced WHIP signifies improved performance.
WHIP is used by managers as one indicator of how well a pitcher is doing. If the manager believes that a pitcher who is giving up many bases on balls is due for some good news, he or she could say, "Let's give his/her WHIP another big boost today." The manager is saying that he or she wants to increase the hitter's walk rate today.
There are two main types of WHIP: batting-average-based WHIP and overall-league-based WHIP. Batting-average-based WHIP measures a pitcher's ability to keep runners off the basepaths; overall-league-based WHIP takes into account all batters in all leagues throughout the league calendar. These two types of WHIP calculations give different results because each type of hit is given equal weight regardless of what kind of hit it is. For example, a double is just as important as a single when calculating batting-average-based WHIP, but not when calculating overall-league-based WHIP.
Managers often use both forms of WHIP to gain more insight into a pitcher's season.
The button should be large enough that you do not have to grab it in order to keep it from falling off. The whip shall not be longer than four feet when used in [USEF] or USDF contests. Today, your whip can only be 47.2 inches (120 cm) long, including the lash. However, some manufacturers produce whips that are up to 50 inches (127 cm) in length, so check the specifications before you buy one.
The purpose of the whip is to give your horse gentle signals to move forward, back, left, and right. When used correctly, a dressage whip does not hurt its mount. There are several types of dressage whips: heavy, light, flat, and curled.
Heavy whips are most commonly made from thick strips of leather or wood, with hard knots stuck in them to hit against the side of your horse's body. They are used for forceful movements such as kicking at objects or fighting another horse. A heavy whip can cause serious injuries if used incorrectly, so use caution not to beat your horse too hard.
Light whips are made from thin strips of leather or wood, with nylon or polypropylene fibers attached to them. They are used for gentle commands such as moving away from something that scares your horse or letting him know it is time to stop. Light whips can be held closer to your body than heavy ones for better control.
The ability to control the pace and force of a whip is both thrilling and perilous. It may sever flesh, shatter bones, and permanently damage eyes in the hands of inexperienced or irresponsible users. However, a well-executed blow with the flat side of the whiplike object can be quite effective for knocking an opponent down or restraining them.
The amount of whip in your stick is controlled mostly by how your pocket is strung and, ultimately, is a personal preference for each player. If you've determined that your stick has too little whip and you need to add more, there are a few of places in your pocket where you may do so. The most obvious place is at the top of the pocket where you can usually either add more ball or stringing material or reduce the amount of string already there. A less apparent option is between the ball and the stick's shaft where some players have been known to wedge a piece of wood or metal for extra control.
The stringing materials used in the construction of a lacrosse stick are generally the same ones that are required to properly set up a tennis racket or golf club. Modern sticks are typically made out of synthetic materials which are strong and lightweight; however, they will not stretch like natural fibers such as cotton or hemp. For this reason, it is important not to make any drastic changes to the balance or feel of your stick when adding or removing string during setup.
If you want more whip but don't want to change the amount of string in your pocket, there is an easy fix for this problem. Simply take off one of the lower loops of string and see what happens to the amount of whip in your shot!