Poppers or Leather Ends on a Snake-, Our Buggy Whip, or a Quirt
are designed with an open loop at the end, allowing it to be fitted
with bull-whip-style nylon poppers or quirt-style leather thongs.
Generally speaking, the poppers are used for "noise-making"
also known as Whip-Cracking, and the leather thongs are used when making
actual contact. Frequent cracking of the leather thongs will fray and
erode its tips, shortening its useful life. Conversely, making contact
with the nylon tips at cracking speed lmay cause unacceptably severe