Using mops and bashers in your scenes
Mops are perfect when you're in a smaller space, want or need to stand close to your "victim", or the tails are from a soft hide. Bashers are best made from heavier hides so the tails fly properly and cohesively; medium cowhide, garment bison, elk, moose, heavy bison, and all weights of bullhide make excellent bashers. Mops can be used throughout a scene depending on the leather chosen for the tails. Lambskin mops make lots of whoosh and a plush, sensuous thud when thrown harder, while an elk mop creates a quite dense thuddy impact. Bashers are almost always best used after endorphins are flowing and the skin is warmed up and ready for heavier thuddy impact. Lezlie typically uses her pure-thud moose basher to end the scene, throwing it in single strokes, the handle held in both hands. Both mops and bashers can be thrown in a variety of ways and stances to add versatility.