Do you know the differences between different types of leather for floggers?

Gdom Gdom
Most of us probably know that the term "leather flogger" is a bit of a misnomer. The function and performance of a flogger depend not only on the length and number of the falls, but also on the particular type of leather used. How many of you know, off the top of your head, what kind of leather you'd go for if you wanted a particular level of thud or sting?
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I'm an expert on the subject
BloodHound , Sir
2  (10%)
I know some/enough to get by
solitudinarian , Sera26 , El-Jaro , charletnarouh , melissa1973 , Dixiemomma , pokefan15 , playsalot , Thumper Logic , LoneOokami
10  (50%)
I know little or nothing about the differences
eri86 , Gluesnffr , Fun Lover , GirlOnGirl , tami , Lildrummrgurl7 , Coco85 , Hummingbird
8  (40%)
Uhm...what's a flogger?
Other (explain in the comments)
Total votes: 20
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04/17/2013
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eri86 eri86
I never knew there was a difference.
04/17/2013
charletnarouh charletnarouh
i'm familiar with different effects of different leathers and could explain generally how the thickness of the leather, width and length of the tails might affect the feel of the flogger. i know enough to be able to examine a particular piece and tell you, roughly, how it will feel. But when it comes to picking out specific weights and types of leather for a custom piece, i leave that up to whoever i'm commissioning the flogger from. There's a lovely gal who makes delightfully wicked pieces who Wwe usually go to for such things.
04/18/2013
Gluesnffr Gluesnffr
I know little or nothing about the differences
04/19/2013
Sir Sir
I know quite a good amount when it comes to the different weights, thicknesses, and types of leather as well as the sensation given and how they feel in the hand when thrown.

For instance, I like thick 8 oz bullhide because it has that wonderful texture but is smooth and delectable, and cowhides are a bit of a firmer leather.
04/27/2013
GirlOnGirl GirlOnGirl
I don't know a whole lot and before I would consider spending any serious cash on a flogger I'd get an opinion from someone much more knowledgeable.
04/27/2013
tami tami
Quote:
Originally posted by Gdom
Most of us probably know that the term "leather flogger" is a bit of a misnomer. The function and performance of a flogger depend not only on the length and number of the falls, but also on the particular type of leather used. How many of ... More
I no very little but I am learning
04/27/2013
Hummingbird Hummingbird
No, not there yet... maybe someday....
04/28/2013
Gdom Gdom
FYI, if you don't know very much and want to learn more, I recently wrote a quick and easy guide to some of the more common types of leather used for floggers here: link

I'm sure it's not a perfect guide (someone with even more leather knowledge than me is more than welcome to point out any glaring omissions), but it's a good start for a comparison if you're interested
04/29/2013
playsalot playsalot
I know enough to get by, but ultimately I let her decide what I get punished with.
04/29/2013
Thumper Logic Thumper Logic
I work with leather for my job, so I know relatively what different hides feel like, and I can tell the differences when He transitions from flogger to flogger in play
04/29/2013
Total posts: 11
Unique posters: 10