AlphaWhips

Alpha Whips, Fine Bespoke Synthetic Whipmaker

Cologne, Germany On Etsy since 2016

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AlphaWhips

Alpha Whips, Fine Bespoke Synthetic Whipmaker

Cologne, Germany | 227 Sales

Announcement    Important Notice!

Greetings to all of my loyal customers...
I’d like to first thank everybody for their custom and trust in my work, it has been a huge asset and a life changing experience for the better to be able to provide you all with great whips to enjoy!!!

Which brings me to the news...

AlphaWhips will soon be ceasing the use of the Etsy selling platform in favour of our own dedicated website and domain, where a fresh webpage with a full array of options, guides, blog, gallery and whip customisation interface awaits! With features and optimisations added over time to further improve the user experience once feedback starts coming in!

This new webpage is undergoing the final finishing touches at this time and will be launched within the next two weeks. The closure of the Etsy listings will be carried out slightly before this launch to permit migration of the stock to this new site.




So I just want to make clear the process that will be followed so that all customers can be comfortable with the change.




• All customers who have active orders, orders currently being shipped and custom orders waiting will receive their orders as usual under the Etsy selling guidelines.

• All customers who have custom made orders waiting who made their orders via Etsy will also have their orders made and sent to them just as would be normally expected.

• Any orders for items of any kind that are made between this announcement and the closure of the listings will also be made and/or sent in accordance with the Etsy terms of service just as would normally be expected.

• The Etsy account itself will remain in the event that any previous customer would like to use the method for product support contact or enquiries if preferred, although contact through the new webpage is recommended. products and services other than contact will become unavailable since it is not permitted to sell items that are in my Etsy store elsewhere simultaneously.

• The existing listings for the custom making of whips will be soon removed. The listings for in stock items will be moved very shortly afterwards. Then the new site shall be launched.

• As a backup precaution, in the event that the AlphaWhips Etsy store is shut down by Etsy, contact will be made with waiting customers in order to continue to fulfill their outstanding orders.

Due to the Etsy terms of service, I am unable to state the actual website address or location. Any individual who would like to know can contact me for the details.


Once again, I would like to thank all of my fantastic customers for making this all possible!!

Thank you again!
Chris.
AlphaWhips

Announcement

Last updated on 30 Jun, 2020

Important Notice!

Greetings to all of my loyal customers...
I’d like to first thank everybody for their custom and trust in my work, it has been a huge asset and a life changing experience for the better to be able to provide you all with great whips to enjoy!!!

Which brings me to the news...

AlphaWhips will soon be ceasing the use of the Etsy selling platform in favour of our own dedicated website and domain, where a fresh webpage with a full array of options, guides, blog, gallery and whip customisation interface awaits! With features and optimisations added over time to further improve the user experience once feedback starts coming in!

This new webpage is undergoing the final finishing touches at this time and will be launched within the next two weeks. The closure of the Etsy listings will be carried out slightly before this launch to permit migration of the stock to this new site.




So I just want to make clear the process that will be followed so that all customers can be comfortable with the change.




• All customers who have active orders, orders currently being shipped and custom orders waiting will receive their orders as usual under the Etsy selling guidelines.

• All customers who have custom made orders waiting who made their orders via Etsy will also have their orders made and sent to them just as would be normally expected.

• Any orders for items of any kind that are made between this announcement and the closure of the listings will also be made and/or sent in accordance with the Etsy terms of service just as would normally be expected.

• The Etsy account itself will remain in the event that any previous customer would like to use the method for product support contact or enquiries if preferred, although contact through the new webpage is recommended. products and services other than contact will become unavailable since it is not permitted to sell items that are in my Etsy store elsewhere simultaneously.

• The existing listings for the custom making of whips will be soon removed. The listings for in stock items will be moved very shortly afterwards. Then the new site shall be launched.

• As a backup precaution, in the event that the AlphaWhips Etsy store is shut down by Etsy, contact will be made with waiting customers in order to continue to fulfill their outstanding orders.

Due to the Etsy terms of service, I am unable to state the actual website address or location. Any individual who would like to know can contact me for the details.


Once again, I would like to thank all of my fantastic customers for making this all possible!!

Thank you again!
Chris.
AlphaWhips

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    Reviews

    Average item review
    5 out of 5 stars
    (56)
    • Catonia on 28 May, 2020

      5 out of 5 stars

      At the suggestion of seller, he made me an adaptive whip instead of my original plan to buy 2 separate, which saved me money seeing as I couldn't apply a giftcard. I am very happy with the whip, it is the second piece from this shop that I own, and I will definitely be back for more. Thank you for the great communication and very fast ship!

    • Boudoir on 19 May, 2020

      5 out of 5 stars

      Really great customer service, beautiful whip and arrived in plenty of time. Top man, thank you.

    • Mark on 17 Apr, 2020

      5 out of 5 stars

      Once again I received an actual dream come true. If you haven’t worked with this man you are making a huge mistake. I own three items he has built and all are way beyond expectations. Chris is an amazing human and even re-built a whip that was over 800$ usd just cuz I didn’t like the color (actually my own mistake as i was not clear in my request) He is a true gentleman and has customer service that you wish everyone had. Im definitely eager to work with him again. His final product has been absolutely amazing every time we have done business. Chris if you read this, i cannot possibly give enough thanks and praise. You are a treasure!!!!!

    • Catonia on 19 Mar, 2020

      5 out of 5 stars

      Quick ship, beautifully made whip and has a lovely look, I enjoy the snake pattern. It is so light! I am used to leather, this is a lovely change, it's very light in the hand I will have to get used to this one. I would gladly shop again, thank you!

    • Danny on 02 Feb, 2020

      5 out of 5 stars

      Well, this was actually a birthday present for my girlfriend, so I had to wait for her judgement in order to make a review, which took some time because she couldn't give it a whirl due to bad weather conditions. Once the weather was merciful however, she quickly fell in love with this whip. I will try to recite her review as accurate as possible:
      She appreciates the balance and flow of the whip, mentioned it has an amazing crack and, because it is her favorite whip activity, she is extremely happy, that the whip wraps nice and tight around targets, which wasn't the case with the whip she had to borrow before. She can only give it the highest rating and is grateful, that her first own whip is such a masterpiece.

      I personally can recommend the shop owner for his fast and precise replies to questions and the swift shipment.

    • C on 28 Jan, 2020

      5 out of 5 stars

      Really love my first whip from AlphaWhips! Handles very nicely!

      Slight surprise was that the fall section was longer than I anticipated, compared with similar whips I’ve seen/used from other makers. 4ft whip, then fall/cracker adds another ~2.5ft for ~6'7" total length.

    • Rarius on 24 Nov, 2019

      5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent workmanship and delivered in good time (quicker than promised).

    • Frank on 21 Nov, 2019

      5 out of 5 stars

      I really like my new stock whip.
      Excelent work, thank you Chris

      will be back with my next order

    • Joerg on 14 Nov, 2019

      5 out of 5 stars

      Once more a very well-made piece of craftmanship from Chris.
      In fact lots of pieces:
      A pair of 2-ft, 16-plait mini-snakes, 2 replacement falls, some additional crackers, 4 double-tongue dragon quirts, 4 dog quirts and 6 single-tongue dragons.
      First whip green, second one neon-red, for a maverick interpretation of traffic-light-code (yellow will be done by a small bdsm rubber duck 😄).

      AlphaWhip customers know:
      Communication with Chris runs fast and uncomplicated, aswell as the complete commercial part.
      Again highly recommended!

    • shannon on 31 Oct, 2019

      4 out of 5 stars

      This item is amazing. It rolled out so smooth. I was swinging it for the weight and balance and it cracked. Wow I was going easy too. I would buy another whip from alpha any time. I guess the quality for German stuff is in wips also.....thanks

    About AlphaWhips

    Sales 227
    On Etsy since 2016

    Seeking perfection in synthetic whip design, a never ending process, always evolving, always moving forward.

    I am a professional bespoke Whipmaker specialising in Whips made from synthetic materials.

    I produce various types and grades of whips. Starting from the economical "junior series" beginner whips all the way through to high plait count tactical cord and dacron whips. These can be made in many colours and lengths with various types of falls and crackers, all designed as a single piece from end to end.

    Every whip is carefully hand made by me with the utmost attention to detail and function, while promoting ease of use and durability in a fully functional work of art.

    How to Order:
    Any whip that has been made and is already in stock will be marked as in stock on its own individual listing and placed into our "in stock" section in the store.
    for those listings, the photos are for the actual whip that has been made.
    you need only purchase the item in a normal manner and it will be shipped out to you.

    For whips that are made to order, simply choose the type you desire from any of the sections in the store. The listings for them are marked as "made to order". once you have selected your desired type and plait count, select the length and the desired customization options that are available for each type of whip.
    when you have your chosen selection, simply purchase that listing and the whip with your selected options will be added into our project work list and made especially for you.

    As always, if there are any questions or ideas you may have ill be very happy to answer them!

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    • Chris Fradley

      Owner

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    Last updated on 14 Jul, 2020
    Frequently asked questions
    What is a Stratagem Foundation?

    A stratagem foundation is a particular technique for applying binding to a whip.

    It is designed to function with the taper of the core and bellies. Applying the golden ratio to its positioning.

    The formulas are adjusted to suit each type of whip. Some for smoothness of flow and others for the same with more stiffness for control.

    They are carried out in multiple passes through the length of the whip. To achieve a specific degree of stiffness through the whips taper.

    The result is superior handling properties through the result of a great deal of time and work out into the layers between the whips plaiting as well as the plaiting.

    Why have a plaited fall?

    Generally with a traditional hitched fall. The plaiting of the whip will cease to amplify the energy of the whips motion when it reaches the fall hitch.

    A plaited fall of dyneema or nano cord will continue that amplification through the entire length of the whip, passing right up to the cracker.

    Like the whips main body, this is achieved by the plaiting which tightens on one side and loosens on the opposite when a wave is passed through it.

    The taper is also continuous and uninterrupted. This results in no recoil of the whips handle when it is cracked as the energy is dispersed properly through the end of the cracker.

    What is a "golden ratio belly"

    This is part of my design aspects for all bellied whips. I use the mathematical golden ratio to determine the length and taper of the bellies.

    They are designed to work with the stratagem foundations positioned between the plaited layers.

    The method to how the calculation is applied is a secret that I keep to myself.

    Why choose Nylon over Leather for my whip?

    Leather is a marvellous material for whips, I intend on working with this material in the future on special occasions... however it does need to be carefully maintained and looked after.

    Nylon and Dacron whips don’t need to be repeatedly oiled with leather conditioners or stored in any real special kind of manner.
    They can be used in some areas and conditions where leather cannot and that makes it the material of choice for a lot of performers.

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