Come have a cracking good time

Come have a cracking good time

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Do you enjoy the crackle and pop of a whip when it hits the ground? Well, the Stock Journal wants you to send in a video showing us your best whip cracking performance.

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Do you enjoy the crackle and pop of a whip when it hits the ground? Well, the Stock Journal wants you to send in a video showing us your best whipcracking performance.

Whether or not it is your first time picking up a whip or if you fancy yourself as a whipcracking champion, we want to see it!

Young Canniwigara whipcracker Lucy Steer has competed in competitions but says everyone should give it a "crack".

The seventeen-year-old has been whipcracking for five years after her horse riding teacher gave her a whip to try some tricks.

"I always wanted to learn how to do it properly after I had a little go, so I had lessons with a teacher and now I love it," she said.

"The people involved in it are great to be around and offer great community spirit - also not many people do it so it is a unique sport."

Ms Steer said sometimes, whipcracking newcomers did not persist with the skill long-term because it was "not easy to master".

"Just have a go at it, do not give up and just keep trying, you will get there in the end," she said.

Ms Steer had a couple of tips for newcomers who wanted to enter the Stock Journal's competition.

"Do not aim to just make the loudest crack, try and get the movement first and the cracks will follow," she said.

"It is just fun to have a go and see what you can do."

Ms Steer would also love to see a whipcracking competition return at future Royal Adelaide Shows.

"It was held in the past but I would like to compete in my home state again, if we could attract more people to it, it might get another run in Adelaide," she said.

The competition is open to all ages who have any desire to give whipcracking a shot, so come on, give it a crack.

In your video, tell us your name and where you are from and then give us your best whipcracking performance for no longer than two minutes in a horizontal format.

To enter, send your video to vanessa.binks@stockjournal.com.au by Monday, September 7.

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