I’m sometimes asked what is a good whip for a kid to learn with. First of all, it’s really important that kids wear eye protection when learning how to crack a whip. Read the rest of the safety guidelines as well, and make sure they are supervised at when they start out or if there are other kids around.
There are several shorter whips that work well for kids. You want something that is not too expensive and decent quality but will take some abuse. Greg DeSaye sells a 3 foot nylon snake whip, Aussie Whip Maker has a three foot stock whip, and most whip makers will be happy to custom make a shorter whip for a young whippersnapper. If you have any whip suggestions for young people please leave a comment below.