Monday, April 13, 2009

You Must Whip It

video
The original I found on youtube had no sound. I added more footage and a soundtrack
Crack that whip
Give the past the slip
Step on a crack
Break your mommas back
When a problem comes along
You must whip it
Before the cream sits out too long
You must whip it
When somethings going wrong
You must whip it
Now whip it
Into shape
Shape it up
Get straight
Go forward
Move ahead
Try to detect it
Its not too late
To whip it
Whip it good
When a good time turns around
You must whip it
You will never live it down
Unless you whip it
No one gets away
Until they whip it
I say whip it
Whip it good
I say whip it
Whip it good
Crack that whip
Give the past the slip
Step on a crack
Break your mommas back
When a problem comes along
You must whip it
Before the cream sits out too long
You must whip it
When somethings going wrong
You must whip it
Now whip it
Into shape
Shape it up
Get straight
Go forward
Move ahead
Try to detect it
Its not too late
To whip it
Into shape
Shape it up
Get straight
Go forward
Move ahead
Try to detect it
Its not too late
To whip it
Whip it good

from wikipedia
The Whip was a ride originally designed and built by W.F. Mangels Company of Coney Island, New York. William F. Mangels patented the ride in 1914 and it soon became an extremely popular ride. It consists of two circular wheel-like turn-table platforms on opposing sides of a rectangular base.Motors turn a cable that leads a number of 2/3 person seater cars that are attached, around a laminated wooden track.The ride follows the track while the cable turns. When the car reaches one of the turn-table platforms, the speed picks up forcing riders to on side as the car whips around the corner. Whips with 8, 10, or 12 cars were available. At least two 16-car models exist, one operating at Kennywood and the other in storage at Knoebels. The whip is commonly found at older, historic parks.
A children's version was also built, dubbed the children's roto-whip. A roto-whip is in a circular motion that whips the cars as it goes around. They are exactly the same as the full-scale Whip, but smaller and fit for young children. These children's whips are ironically more common today than the the full-scale versions.
The Whip's name could lead many to believe it is an aggressive thrill ride. But most are actually very tame. The normal minimum rider height requirement is 46 inches tall unless with an adult at most parks, even though most whips are rarely aggressive rides. The version at Knoebel's has non-lockable restraints, and riders can easily get out during the ride's rotation, which may add reason to these restrictions.
One of the oldest Whips operating today is the Whip at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, PA. It was manufactured in 1918. The Whip at Playland (New York) in Rye, NY was made in 1928, and is one of the park's oldest rides. Another installation of a classic Whip is at Knoebels Grove in Elysburg, PA. This whip, called the "Whipper" was originally installed at a park in Hunlock Creek, PA called Croops Glen moved to Knoebels in the 1940s after that park closed. These rides have become increasingly rare. There are a small hand-full located in the North-Eastern united states.
A modern version Whip is currently manufactured by Sellner Manufacturing, which also makes a modern version of the famed Tilt-a-Whirl ride. An example of one of these is at Hersheypark in Hershey, PA. The modern version is a bit aggressive compared to the older versions, adding to the thrill of the ride.

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