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Old 06-09-2008, 07:10 AM   #11
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Re: Double Under Difficulty

What rope are you using exactly? Length?
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:10 AM   #12
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What rope are you using exactly? Length?
9 ft Super Rope -Speedquest used to carry it but it's still available from other sources. Great rope, not-so-great jumper. I'll get there though!
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:23 AM   #13
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Re: Double Under Difficulty

Also, your training partner might be wrong. It's really hard to see whether a rope is going under once or twice. I always listen for the sound. If you hear a fast "swish-swish" sound you've got it, if it's just a single swoosh you're doing a single.
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:25 AM   #14
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Re: Double Under Difficulty

Christin,

I like to listen for the sound of the rope hitting the ground, I think that's the best way for me to keep my rhythm, that may also be a good way for you to know if you're getting two turns per jump in. You may have to hold your wrists lower to allow the rope to skim the ground while you're turning.
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9 ft Super Rope -Speedquest used to carry it but it's still available from other sources. Great rope, not-so-great jumper. I'll get there though!
Don't know how tall you are, but make sure the ends of both handles come no farther than your arm pits when you stand in the dead center of the rope with both feet. If that doesn't work, try taking off an inch on each side. Arm and leg length will have something to do with your speed as well.
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Old 06-09-2008, 10:10 AM   #16
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Re: Double Under Difficulty

Great advice. I'll check the length. I'm 5'9".
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Old 06-10-2008, 06:37 AM   #17
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Re: Double Under Difficulty

Rope length can make a BIG difference.
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Old 06-17-2008, 02:21 PM   #18
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I assume you mean the very outside ends of the handles? Furthest from the cord?
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Old 06-17-2008, 02:30 PM   #19
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I assume you mean the very outside ends of the handles? Furthest from the cord?
<just bought a jumprope finally>
Yes...

And in one of the videos (or an online search) talks about how to 'fit' your jump rope (who freaking KNEW you had to do such a thing!)

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Old 06-17-2008, 02:37 PM   #20
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I think my super rope is too long. I have a 9ft (large) and prob should have a medium one. I don't think they're adustable, are they? No info came with them and can't find it online.
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