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show whips

Post by cashmere » Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:46 pm

I am in the process of ordering a whip for my show pigs. Any suggestions for length and brand of whip.
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Re: show whips

Post by Cali Hog Girl » Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:40 pm

It depends on your state and what fair/show you're entering. I live in California and all ours have to be shorter than 40 inches. Weaver brand hog whips are by far my favorite and last the longest. Hope this helps!
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Re: show whips

Post by cashmere » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:12 am

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Re: show whips

Post by Backinit » Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:31 pm

You must buy your weaver whips in a different country!!! Ours last a week before I have to get out the super glue and duck tape. Talked to guys at Louisvile and said they are changing manufactures! Until they get better we will stay with Sullivan's.

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Re: show whips

Post by cashmere » Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:53 am

What size do you recommend?

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Re: show whips

Post by cracklethepiglet » Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:11 pm

I recommend 39" by Weaver Leather.
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Re: show whips

Post by blattnershowpigs » Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:03 pm

I would buy sullivans. I bought two weaver whips and both were supposed to be their "best whips we make" and the handles would come off in a day. will never buy their whips again even though they look nice.

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Re: show whips

Post by hogger39 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:04 pm

I always go through Sullivans. I have a 36in whip right now and it is at the right size to work the pig, but not too long that it is a hassle to move around.

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Post by kat3311 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:16 pm

I will have to recommend sullivans, I once had a weaver whip that broke after one day of use. A 39 or 40in should be right on length it all depends on how tall u r and how big the pig is.
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Re: show whips

Post by gobigorgohome » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:18 pm

Anyone try the Heads Up Whip? Trying to decide if it's worth the money.

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Post by Pac » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:31 pm

We have them and love 'em. The bright color also helps too! Some pigs will stop when you're hitting them with a traditional whip, but these ones are nice because it just gives them a little annoying tickle.

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Post by mad dog hogs » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:22 pm

gobigorgohome wrote:Anyone try the Heads Up Whip? Trying to decide if it's worth the money.
we purchased a Titan stick and a Sancho whip both in 36 for my daughter. the craftsmanship is a little higher on the titan. the pigs seem to respond a little bit better.

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Re: show whips

Post by hogger39 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:07 pm

Pac wrote:We have them and love 'em. The bright color also helps too! Some pigs will stop when you're hitting them with a traditional whip, but these ones are nice because it just gives them a little annoying tickle.
I have been looking at these. Have a traditional whip right now and find that my pigs do stop when they feel the popper. Would you recommend using one at a showmanship show? I'm not sure if the judges are taking to the new whip, and I always try to go far in showmanship judging. My first year I got booted in the first two minutes because of a solid whip I was using. Thoughts?

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Re: show whips

Post by Pac » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:45 pm

Here in California they are using them all over the place. Jackpots, county, etc. I've never heard a judge complain about them. I think anything you can do to get your pig looking more natural is acceptable.

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Re: show whips

Post by hogger39 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:50 pm

Thank you Pac. Will have to give them a try.

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