The hybrid is a cross between a signal whip and a bullwhip. It has the handle of a bullwhip with 2 knots and the tip of a signal whip.
It has the cracker braided in or in the case of my whips, has a loop on the tip for changing crackers.
The hybrid was first made when Boomer, the famous whip handler, requested one from another whipmaker years ago. Now most whipmakers offer it.