The soft, light weight falls measure 18 inches like a regular flogger but without the long braided handle. It's wonderful for flogging those "sensitive" places. The advantage for this palm flogger is that it fits nicely into your hand and is quite maneuverable in close quarters (like between someone's genital areas or thighs). The hanging loop is permanently bonded inside the handle. The base for the top knot, as well as the tails are permanently attached to the handle and will not come off like many other floggers that are simply glued on. This is a well made, sturdy flogger that will give you years of use and enjoyment.