We're a group of mid-westerners that like to crack whips
Whip cracking is a sport, performance art, and even martial art, practiced worldwide by thousands who study everything from basic handling and advanced multi-whip routines to precision targeting and performance. Whip practitioners come from all walks of life, all genders, ages, and ethnicities. Most can be found at weekend meetups, participating in online and fan groups, and contests and shows around the world.
Some of us got into whip cracking because of movies and television: Indiana Jones, Cat Woman, and Zorro. Others started because of a connection to martial arts, and some of us saw a professional whip artist on TV or at a live event. Whatever the initial draw might have been, we all became fascinated with the sound, the movement, and the challenge.