Inspiration for this logo and motto arose whilst walking around a Christmas market with my sister and seeing a black scorpion encased in resin. The logo reflects core attributes I want my whips to exhibit:
1.) Technically Engineered -
2.) Attention to Detail -
3.) A Loud Sonic Boom -
© 2015 by Scorpion Whips
Scorpions have evolved and survived for around 430 million years. They have constantly adapted and re-engineered their biological DNA to varying environmental factors, having transformed from 8 foot sea monsters to their smaller present form.
My first whips were not very good and they have had their own, albeit much shorter, period of evolution. Having studied Manufacturing Engineering at University, I have applied my learning and knowledge of design and materials to develop my own unique 21st Century style of whips.
Recognition of my engineering background and the principle of conservation of momentum (the basic principle by which a whip works) is seen with the M x V motif in the middle of the scorpion (Mass x Velocity = Momentum)
The fine detail of my logo reflects that every part of my whips has had careful consideration to ensure its durability and robustness. It is in the fine details that quality is truly found.
Hence features such as:
use of high quality Paracord
rubber grommets to protect the paracord where it is pulled through the handle to attach the thong
my own method to prevent the twisted fall unravelling
the inclusion of soft ear plugs with every sale for safety
all demonstrate my attention to detail and desire to produce outstanding whips.
While a scorpion may not make a sonic boom, they do have a hypodermic aculeus at the end of their tail that can give a nasty sting. This correlates with the cracker at the end of a whip.
A whip is made for the purpose of creating a sonic boom. This fundamentally relies on a smooth taper allowing a transformation from the handle end of large mass and slow velocity to low mass and high velocity at the cracker. When the cracker travels faster than ~750mph (the speed of sound) it creates a sonic boom/shockwave. Indeed the whip was the first man-made item to break the speed of sound.
I have carefully developed and weighted my whips to allow this to be achieved with ease as well as yielding a loud sonic boom. The following quote attests to this:
"they are louder than my 9mm black powder replica guns!" (Pete Gamble)
THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAIL
THE STING IS IN THE TAIL