Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment Discussion' started by Kickzilla, May 22, 2014.
Curious if there's any specific rope that others might recommend
I personally recommend a nike jump rope . I know it only has 3 stars on amazon but they don't know what they are doing if they actually took time to READ they wouldn't have rated it low. Anyhow, they recommend you boil some water so it straightens out, if you've ever used a boil and bite mouth piece this is easy.
The rope is robust and the handles are super nice compared to any other rope, the action is fast and it doesn't feel cheap. I've had mine for 6 years.
For "thai" styled ropes, I like LifeLine Heavy Rope.
If I had excess money I would definitely be buying this set: http://www.crossrope.com/
edit: Lifeline power jump ropes come with a lifetime warranty on the rope and are highly adjustable (i.e., the rope starts out at 10').
anyone have had experiences with the swivel jump ropes?
The muay thai gym I go to....our Kru makes our ropes. Heavy clear tubing with wrapped handles. Heavy as hell....but damn its a workout.
Another Thai style option http://www.roguefitness.com/rogue-thai-style-jump-rope-4405.php
I use this one and think its great
This Everlast one is actually pretty good. It's tough leather so it can handle some abuse and be just fine. Just make sure you get the one with the right length for you.
ALso, it comes out of the package coiled, so just soak it (the leather rope part) in water or just get it wet and hang it in the exact middle from a rail, knob or coathanger or something overnight so it dries straight.
This one is my favorite, though:
The balance is very nice throughout and it's a lot lighter than it would look like. I know it looks like what they use on the playgrounds in elementary school, but it feels excellent for that nice steady rhythm, and picks up and loses speed smoothly as well. An absolute joy. It's worth the 15 bucks and comes with a little book (available in red/blk or yellow/blk also)
I like rx jumpropes. I also really like my cross rope 2.0. It's really badass.
Good info about the nike rope, I didn't know that and I threw mine out because it wouldn't stop curling up.
I use this one and think its great
This jump rope is the best $10 I ever spent. Light, fast, and infinitely adjustable. You can read more about it here:
i really like the olympic style beaded jump ropes, get really good control over them and doesn't leave bruises when you get whipped
I loved the rope, but hate the handles. I took the rope and put it on a pair of cheap speed rope handles.
Appreciate the input guys (and/or gals).
Bit at a loss but I have to say the two heavy thai style ropes seem somewhat intriguing.
The Nike rope looks interesting but the big foamy handles don't appeal to me much.
The boxing rope that was mentioned is more along the lines of a rope I used to use and ended up misplacing and while I've preferred light speedy ropes in the past I think I want to try one of the two thai style ropes mentioned.
Sounds as though the Rogue Fitness one is much heavier.
Though I'm certainly open to other options. The bead style rope looks a tad too grade school-ish for my liking =s
Ultimately performance trumps appearance of course so maybe I'm being idiotic.
I bought one of these a few months ago to replace my knackered speed rope. I honestly can't rate it highly enough, comes with 2 different weighted ropes and inserts to put in the handles if you want them heavier.
The Lifeline Heavy and Rogue are about the same weight. The Lifeline is .75lbs or 12 oz while the Rogue is 13.6 oz.
The Lifeline Extra Heavy would be the most beastly at 1.25lbs or 20oz.
buy an rx or a crossrope!!!!
They seem expensive for what it is
Avoid anything with big bulky grips and anything weighed.
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Jump threads if you want but it is a MUST read.
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