Hassett's Four Corners

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Hassett's Four Corners (also just called "the four corners") is one of the most challenging whip cracking combinations, and by many it is actually considered to be the hardest. The four corners is a staple of many high level whip cracking routines, and is a major pillar of the Australian whip cracking style.


Hassett's Four Corners was created by Charlie Hassett (senior) in 1918. Charlie Sr was a talented cattle rancher and accomplished whip cracker who discovered the four corners while experimenting with the Sydney Flash above his head. Because the routine had four points and was done in as square a manner as possible, he called the routine the four corners. Charlie Sr. later learned to do the routine in both hands at the same time and went on to be the head stockman for Sir William Angliss in Brisbane, Australia.

From 1918 to 1986 no other whip cracker outside of the Hassett family was able to do the legendary four corners routine. While many have since learned the trick, the legacy of this beautiful and difficult routine will always belong to the Charlie Hasset Sr. and his family. That is why it is called Hassett's Four Corners.




How To

  1. Do a Overhead Backwards crack
  2. Directly after the crack, push forward for an Overhead Flick
  3. After the flick, pull backwards for a Reverse Overhead Backwards crack
  4. After that crack, push forward for a Overhead Flick on the other side
  5. Repeat

It is important to note that the four corners can be started at any point in the pattern. Wherever you start, the pattern will alternate between looped cracks aimed backwards, and flick cracks aimed forwards. In order to get every crack, it is important to keep the whip parallel to the ground and move your hand in sudden, sharp movements.