I heard a loud snap sound just like a fire cracker. About a dozen men in the park with long whips were practicing. A month ago I was riding the bus and I saw and heard an old man doing this whip snapping as we drove past. I actually thought he was just strange and possibly upset about something but now I realize it’s just a thing people do here. The men in the park seemed to be doing it as a group exercise. I wouldn’t want to get too close as a flying whip would leave a pretty bad red mark. I’m counting on my youngest child requesting a whip for his birthday or Christmas.