Are whips dangerous?

While whips aren’t the most dangerous items out there, the end of the whip travels at the speed of sound or faster! With a well placed hit this can cut skin, and more importantly, can potentially hit the eyes and cause permanent blindness. Therefore, it is recommended that all beginners wear some form of eye protection before using a whip, as a safety measure. If you are worried about hitting yourself, a jacket and pants will prevent most of the pain if you hit yourself.