Good news, Indiana Jones wannabes: Wired's How-To Wiki offers a quick, five-step instructional guide for grabbing an item with a whip —s o let's get cracking.
It's a pretty simple step-by-step process, though remember — simple doesn't necessarily mean easy, and that whip of yours can do some serious damage, so be careful:
There are few tools that can break the sound barrier while fetching the TV remote. But throw a whip right and its tip can travel 900 mph (producing a sonic boom), then curl back to snare the object of your desire. Anthony De Longis, who coached Harrison Ford for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, shows us how to lash out.
Once you master the whip-grab, you may still lack the rugged good looks and wry sensibility that makes Indie such a charmer, but hey, you can grab stuff with a whip. Things could be worse.
Snag Stuff With a Whip [Wired How-To Wiki]