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Scott DeLange 02-22-2014 08:35 PM

Custom jump rope question
 
Has anyone personally done this. I like the rx jump rope cables way better then rogue. But I like to the long rogue handles better for doubles.
Has anyone put the rx cable on rogue long handles. If you have a picture that would be great Thanks

Tim Trujillo 02-22-2014 08:37 PM

Re: Custom jump rope question
 
I did that with a soft cable from an unkown company. I liked it more than the Rogue stiff cable, especially when I packed it in my gym bag. I dont have pics, bit cant imagine it wouldnt work

Scott DeLange 02-22-2014 08:40 PM

Re: Custom jump rope question
 
Ok thanks. Yea the rogue cable tends to curl and not stay very straight even when stored properly

Clint Harris 02-23-2014 01:29 PM

Re: Custom jump rope question
 
I actually did this with some bare wire from the local hardware store. Used a couple of set-screw collars to hold each end. It worked well. The whips were a bit more intense but the weight etc was great. (I did two, one really heavy and one light. Totally different experiences and was interesting to try).
The only main problem was the ends - where the wire would unravel. Those little ends were sharp (I ended up crimping them over) but they'd also catch anything cloth in my bag.
So, short story made longer. What you plan on doing is definitely possible and would work. You have a multitude of options and can experiment to your heart's content - the only roadblock would be the size of wire and the hole it goes through in the handle.

Search set-screw collar for the hardware needed. The other nonadjustable end is called a cable-crimp. I don't recall where I got mine from. It may have been at the same hardware store - I recall them going through a bunch of tiny drawers for me. I now have a little bag of them.

Kerry Kubla 02-23-2014 03:16 PM

Re: Custom jump rope question
 
Nice! I would try sticking two small,one or two inch, pieces of shrink tube on the wire before crimping then cover the crimp end and heat up with hair dryer or lighter. I have done this and It will keep the wire from unravelling or becoming frayed.


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