09-08-2013, 12:44 PM
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I finally got my new driving whips!
I went to a tack store in Ulm Germany and found two ultra light driving whips for 19.9 euros each, my guess about $30.00. They were made of carbon fiber with a very nice handle, I had never seen one for that price before. I asked if they would mail them to me and they said no. I bought both hoping that I could carry them on the airplane.
Well I got to the Delta counter and they said I had to check them. They put them in the oversize luggage, they didn't charge me for them, which was nice.
They made it safe from Stuttgart, Germany to Atlanta GA, where I picked them up and went through customs. Passed them off to Delta again for the trip to St. Louis. They never showed up, AWOL
Delta looked for them and they were checked on to my plane but were a no show. They were still in Atlanta. Well after tracking them for a couple days, my whips had quite the adventure. From Atlanta they went to Nashville, then to Atlanta again, then to St Louis, with a 5 hour layover, then on the truck for the hour drive to me.
They had quite the trip, I wish I could get their miles added to mine.
Every time they were handled I imagined the tips broken .
They were not in a box, just taped together tip to end, I didn't even have my name on them, DUH!
They arrived safely just now, and I have a lesson at 12;30.
Just in time.
I will let you know how good they are, They might be worth it to try and find somewhere to purchase them in Germany and have them shipped.
I also bought a pair of leather driving reins, I had to, they jumped in my basket.