Whip it

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The Sey­mour Al­ter­na­tive Farm­ing Expo crowd will be treated to a thrilling adren­a­line rush when whip cracker Nathan Griggs takes cen­tre stage.

This is the first time the whip-crack­ing en­ter­tainer has at­tended the event and Mr Griggs said he would shock the au­di­ence with how fast he could whip with three shows each day. “I do a range of tech­ni­cal tricks and crowd par­tic­i­pa­tion,” Mr Griggs said. “My favourite thing to do is whip to mu­sic — it sounds pretty sweet.” The West Aus­tralian has ded­i­cated al­most half his life to per­fect­ing his whip-crack­ing tech­niques. “I’ve been whip crack­ing since I was 14, so nearly 10 years, and I’ve been trav­el­ling around Aus­tralia for al­most four years just whip crack­ing,” Mr Griggs said. Mr Griggs is now a three-time world record-holder. “I have a world record for the long­est whip in the world, which is over 100 m, and I’ll have that on dis­play,” he said. “At the mo­ment I’m train­ing to break a world record again for the most whip cracks in a minute, which is cur­rently 646. “I have held it be­fore and I’m go­ing to get it back.”

Aussie tal­ent: Whip-crack­ing en­ter­tainer Nathan Griggs will make his Ƃrst ap­pear­ance at this year’s expo.

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