Thread: Jumprope???
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Old 11-05-2004, 08:15 AM   #9
David Wood
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The segmented ones are:

a) usually cheaper
b) have a little more "heft" to them, and hold their elliptical shape a little better while spinning
c) won't turn quite as fast as a good leather rope, if you want to go fast (but a true speed rope with a tapered center section will go even faster than most leather ropes)
d) aren't as good for "trick" work (crossing arms, etc.) as a leather rope.

For most straight jumping for warmup and endurance training, I think it's a toss-up.

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