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Old 12-31-2011, 10:26 AM   #1
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Jump Rope for Concrete Driveway

Had a bad du workout. First time with new cable and it's shredded at contact point. Anyone overcome this issue? I don't want to have to drag a horse mat from my garage to the driveway every time I do du!

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Old 12-31-2011, 11:36 AM   #2
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Re: Jump Rope for Concrete Driveway

You could tape the cable at the middle with duct tape, but it's still going to need to be replaced pretty often.

You could get a short carpet runner or something to DU on- easier to move than an entire stall mat?
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Old 12-31-2011, 11:42 AM   #3
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Re: Jump Rope for Concrete Driveway

I have the exact same issue. I use a muscle driver speed cable and after a ~400 single unders, the outter plastic was shredded.

Turns out the center cable is durable and won't be shredded (luckily) but it was bummer to see the outside go so fast.
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Old 12-31-2011, 10:38 PM   #4
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Re: Jump Rope for Concrete Driveway

I bought a vinyl chair mat at Home Depot for like $12 that I roll up and just unroll on my concrete patio when I'm going to do DUs.

Edit: Found it: http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053 (WFS)

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Old 01-01-2012, 06:22 AM   #5
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Thanks all! Easy solution ... I guess I'll tear the rest of the plastic off of the mangled cables!

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Old 01-01-2012, 07:43 AM   #6
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Re: Jump Rope for Concrete Driveway

... and get a mat!
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:41 PM   #7
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Re: Jump Rope for Concrete Driveway

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I bought a vinyl chair mat at Home Depot for like $12 that I roll up and just unroll on my concrete patio when I'm going to do DUs.

Edit: Found it: http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053 (WFS)

Genius. I have an old one of these in my garage, I wish I had thought of that 1000 DU's ago.
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:33 PM   #8
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Re: Jump Rope for Concrete Driveway

Use a regular plastic pvc rope for concrete. Slight reduction in speed, but still works very well!
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:42 PM   #9
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Re: Jump Rope for Concrete Driveway

Doing double-unders on concrete is exactly like applying a grinding wheel to your jump rope. The only difference is that the rope is moving against the grinding surface instead of the grinding surface moving against the rope.
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Old 01-02-2012, 02:09 PM   #10
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Doing double-unders on concrete is exactly like applying a grinding wheel to your jump rope. The only difference is that the rope is moving against the grinding surface instead of the grinding surface moving against the rope.
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