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Benji Whitehead 08-06-2011 08:33 AM

Jump Rope Help
 
I hate my new jump rope!

I used to have a Buddy Lee, then I had one that was black with a plastic coated steel cable, now I have the Rogue version. I hate this Rogue rope. It's the only thing I've ever had from Rogue that I haven't liked. It's not that it is bad quality, I just don't like it. With the Buddy Lee or the other one I had, I could do 50+ doubleunders with no trouble. With the Rogue rope I'm lucky to get 10. Sometimes I can get in a groove and get 30 or so but not often. I am usually just angry when I try to do DU's now. I've adjusted the length and given it a couple of months but I still hate it.

I can't for the life of me remember where I got the last rope that I loved so much. It was black, it had a steel cable coated in plastic, it was kind of heavy, it had some clear plastic where the rope hit the ground, it had ball bearings in the handle where it connected. It fell apart after about two years of daily use but while it worked it was awesome. I remember that there were two sizes available, and I bought the short one but then got the longer one and it was perfect for me. Does anybody know the rope I'm describing? I REALLY need to find another one.

Jason Doll 08-06-2011 08:46 AM

Re: Jump Rope Help
 
is your old one the power max? it kinda sounds like what you described, heavier, plastic coated, ball bearings.

http://www.roguefitness.com/powermax-jump-ropes.php (WFS)

Benji Whitehead 08-06-2011 08:52 AM

Re: Jump Rope Help
 
That looks similar but the handles were different. Mine had metal handles with a rubber cover that had finger grooves in it. Maybe they've updated it?

Aaron Gainer 08-06-2011 03:40 PM

Re: Jump Rope Help
 
2 dollar pvc jump rope with plastic handles works for me. I have a cable freestyle and a bearing handle rope, and find myself using the cheaper ones more often!!!

Ron Murray 08-06-2011 08:03 PM

Re: Jump Rope Help
 
why limit yourself to one rope?

Benji Whitehead 08-06-2011 08:45 PM

Re: Jump Rope Help
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ron Murray (Post 971539)
why limit yourself to one rope?

I'm not. I broke the other ones after a while. If I could remember where I got the last one I'd get another one just like it. The only one I have that isn't broken is the Rogue.

Matt Holmer 08-06-2011 09:30 PM

Re: Jump Rope Help
 
Is this what you're talking about?

http://www.sportsunlimitedinc.com/superrope.html (WFS)

Benji Whitehead 08-07-2011 05:38 AM

Re: Jump Rope Help
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Matt Holmer (Post 971554)
Is this what you're talking about?

http://www.sportsunlimitedinc.com/superrope.html (WFS)

YES!! You are my new best friend!

Jeff Stanek 08-07-2011 04:33 PM

Re: Jump Rope Help
 
Its usually just an issue of "re-learning" the rhythm to jumping rope. The thinner cable ropes (Rogue, Again Faster, etc) are MUCH faster and lighter, requiring less effort to spin them, but they give almost no feedback, so you've got to nail the rhythm on your own. The thicker rubber/cable ropes like the Buddy Lee have more feedback, but are slower/heavier and prone to breaking more often.

I would encourage the serious athletes to try to use as light a jump rope as possible.

Aaron Gainer 08-07-2011 06:37 PM

Re: Jump Rope Help
 
Ross Enamait uses a cheap everlast speed rope to jump. I don't see him wasting 20-30 bucks on a rope:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVkYjp4mqnc (WFS)


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