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Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment Discussion' started by Gavin LeFever, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. anyone tried one of these? i just got one as a present (wtf they trying to say :/) and havent really givin it a go. cant rope in my house and not gonna bother bringing my own into a gym when they've got regular ones around.

    worth 2 shits?
     
  2. patriarq

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    bump...

    im interested in knowing aswell..
     
  3. anvar

    anvar Guest

    they are good depending on your goal....they are great for ATP-lactic training (0-30 second all out skipping), however they hard cumbersome to preform any real agility work.
     
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    deathfactor Banned Banned

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    Does it hurt more than a regular one when it smacks you in the back of the head?
     
  5. scorcho

    scorcho Brown Belt

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    Jump ropes are great. I am just starting to do it regularly now.
     
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    Heh. The handles are weighted, not the rope.

    Once you get used to them they're great.
     
  7. Chad Hamilton

    Chad Hamilton Amateur Fighter

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    Are we speaking of a weighted handle rope or a weighted rope?

    theres a difference.
     
  8. my big toe

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    I think he means weighted rope. They're good for upper-body work, but you can't get higher RPM's that you can with a speed rope, or do some of the more advanced skill drills. I think it's good to use both and mix it up. You'll probably want wear shoes with the weighted rope, it can hurt if you smack your toes.
     
  9. on mine, the rope itself is weighted. the handles are "batwinged" so they contour to the fingers. only problem is that it was made for someone 6'6''+ so i have to loop the rope once on both hands.
     
  10. vanguard_anon

    vanguard_anon Clever user title

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    It could be worse. I sometimes use my kid's rope and I have to duck and jump extra high because it's made for somebody 4'6" :)
     
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    thaiboxgrappler ******* *******

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    I don't really like the ropes with weighted handles, but the heavy duty Thai style ropes are my favorite.
     
  12. anvar

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    they sell weighted ropes were the just the handle is weighted, but more common in wrestling they have weighted ropes aswell...
     
  13. PounDDer

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    I've started using a Aero Speed jump the last year or so. I have to say that I love the thing, it is great...... I had a plastic weighted one and the handles just broke on me :(
     

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