Isaac got into whipping about the time Indian Jones and the Crystal Skull came out. Wait, let me rephrase that, Isaac got into whipping exactly when Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull came out. First he had just 4 ft prop whip. Then he got a more sturdy 6 foot whip. Over the years the whips have gotten more expensive and longer. He does not hit himself as much anymore. Just last week his new whip arrived. It is a eight plate 10 foot beast. Just the sound of it whirling through the air is enough to make me afraid of it. The "pop" it has is quite impressive. He loves his whip and hopes to be able to continue to upgrade. I don't know if he will ever get longer than a 10 foot. That is a lot of leather to control at such high speeds.