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The long strands of fibre optics create a myriad of bright, sparkling points of light. There are many strands of differing lengths on each PixelWhip, ranging from 30cm to 180cm. Whipping is a unique and incredibly versatile form of object manipulation. The long and customisable fiber strands and the weight of the grip opens up a whole lot of possibilities. Moves where you grip the fibers allow poi and rope dart style moves. Double Whipping (using 2 whips) also allows for poi style tricks. You can even weave or braid the fibers to play differently again (braided fibers are easier to use).
The Pixelwhip Rev4 now has 40 colour modes (up from 17 on the Rev3) split into 4 groups. The durable handle now includes a soft, grippy foam that can be removed for battery maintenence, and features a single button that turns the Pixel Whip on and off with a long press or cycles through the 40 colour modes of the PixelWhip with a short press. The inbuilt swivel is very smooth and allows you to move the fibre optics in every way imaginable without twisting the strands. The high quality polymer the fibre optics are made from mean they are also very hard wearing.
The PixelWhip is powered by a single rechargeable 18650 Li-ion battery which is supplied along with a charger. A full charge will give you up to 8 hours of glow. CAUTION: non-protected 18650 batteries could damage your PixelWhip. If you buy extra batteries from another source, make sure they have a protected circuit. Your PixelWhip may arrive with battery inserted in reverse to prevent accidental power loss. When you first receive your PixelWhip the battery may not be fully charged. To reach max capacity the battery may need to be charged for 8 hours or more.
We also sell a replacement head for any worn-out/broken fibers and for customising your whip.
How soon and how many fibers you lose depends mainly on how hard you whip. Play hard and you may need a new head every 3 months. This could be up to every two years for those who like it a little gentler.
Some tips to prolong the life of your fibers:
Fiber grip moves cause the fibers to break more.
If you get tangled, don’t pull. Go back the other way until you can free the whip.
Avoid hitting with too much force on hard surfaces!
Don’t step on the fibers!
Jewellery and buckles can break the fibers if they get caught in them.
Clean the fibers regularly and use personal silicone lube. If the fibers are very dirty you can try 3-IN-ONE All-Temperature Silicone Oil.
Remember – the fibers can injure your eyes! Wearing safety glasses is recommended! Not intended for use by children under 14.
A standard length for light whipping is around 180cm, but this depends on personal preference and the whipping style.
Short arms? You might prefer a shorter whip. With these Replacement Fiber Heads you can trim your whip to your desired length.
Want a new effect from your whip? Try cutting only the longest fibers to keep the full volume of the bundle. Try cutting the same length off all the fibers to keep the spacing evenly distributed. Mix it up, have fun, create something new for you!
Try braiding or weaving your fibers to make it a single or double strand rope. This allows for more rope dart-like and less “wild” style of play. Braided whips are easier to control.