• The cracker is a replaceable attachment on the end of a whip, It is the part of the whip that breaks the sound barrier and makes the cracking noise. The force required to break the sound barrier will eventually wear out the cracker. Cracking a whip that has no cracker will not produce the same clear noise and can damage your whip if you continuously crack it.
  • In years gone by, crackers were made from horse hair but now that string/bailing twine┬áis readily available, it is the easiest material to make crackers from.