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Old 01-29-2006, 11:00 PM   #1
paul arestan
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About 10 years ago, a friend lent me a couple of heavy skipping ropes. The rope itself was about the diameter of a garden hose, handles had straps and they came in different weights.
I've been looking for similar ropes in Europe and in Australia but haven't found anything.
Would any one know what I am refering to and where I could find some?
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Old 01-30-2006, 03:15 AM   #2
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I've seen them before but it's been so long ago I don't even remember where. I've made one before from a length of garden hose filled with sand and bicycle grips for handles. Worked great. Burned in the fire.
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Old 01-30-2006, 09:03 AM   #3
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Paul, I've seen them at highly specialized sporting goods stores, but never at the big box retailers. There's even a place about a block from my office.

Per Europe and OZ I have no idea. Check around on line and if you don't find something you like I could pick you one up and ship it off.
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Old 01-30-2006, 01:31 PM   #4
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Just Google the word "Heavyrope" (the brand name it was sold under). Dozens of listings . . .

Kareem-Abdul-Jabar used to flack for them . . . legitimately or not, I don't know. They do give an "interesting" workout.
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Old 01-30-2006, 01:33 PM   #5
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don't know about shipping, but Gill sells them.


http://www.gillathletics.com/GillIte...px?FSID=TA1344
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Old 01-30-2006, 03:42 PM   #6
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Thanks,
I like the idea of the garden hose filled with sand and I'll give it a go.
If it doesn't work well enough, I may order one online.
From what I remember, they were really good to give my shoulders a good burn and they really hurt when I missed and hit the back of my head...
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Old 01-30-2006, 07:54 PM   #7
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We used them in basketball, so I am sure they are available in quite a few places. Ditto on the head slap, still feeling it.
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:37 AM   #8
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Hey David, thanks for the idea about the Google search. I have been an avid fan of rope jumping for years. The problem I have always had in the past was that the use of leather speed ropes with ball bearing handles worked great outside as long as there was no wind. Perhaps the heavier rope will offer more stability on lighter breeze days. Also, being 6ft 5in, I need to find some longer ropes anyway, I’m tired of hunching over a little while jumping.
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Old 01-31-2006, 11:25 AM   #9
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Lifeline has an excellent type. I own two and they've proved very durable and great value. Very good workout.

http://www.lifelineusa.com/products....5&productid=33
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Old 01-31-2006, 04:55 PM   #10
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I have one that I bought a long time ago from a wrestling supply company. It's called a Heavy Rope and has thick plastic balls that rotate inside the handle. When you get the thing going fast enough, it's very hard to hold on to and provides a decent hand, wrist and shoulder workout in addition to cardio. I think mine is only 2lbs which sounds light to lift, but centrifugal force is a real sum***** that way.
Useful Links: http://www.jumpusa.com/phevyrop.html
Also, I have seen these used but never used one myself: http://strength-systems.com/items.ph...=13&styleid=85
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