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Old 06-22-2015, 10:10 AM   #1
Chad Steinwolf
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Jump Rope Recommendations

I just started doing CrossFit and am pretty bad at double unders. I completely get that it's probably 99.99% technique and proper sizing, but for practicing at home or even bringing to the gym, is there a user friendly rope? Think of the Callaway big bertha of jump ropes.
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:27 AM   #2
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Re: Jump Rope Recommendations

I started with an Rx Smart Gear rope with the 3.4 buff (pretty heavy) coated cable when I was learning. The heavier cables provide more feedback so it's easier to "feel" the rope position, but are more of a workout to jump with and aren't fun to whip yourself with (built in motivation to learn quickly?! )

After a while of 5-10 minutes of dedicated practice a couple times a week I was somewhat proficient I moved to a Elite 2.6 cable for the Rx rope. A few months later after I could string 30+ together consistently I switched to a RPM speed rope with the uncoated cable and still use this setup today. Mine is the older version 1 rope, which was all they used to sell.

The Rx Smart Gear site below has a lot of good reading on ordering the correct size and the differences in the cable weight and coated vs. uncoated cables. While the RPM ropes are adjustable and does have a coated cable option now, the Rx is a better beginning rope IMO.

Rx Smart Gear, WFS: http://www.rxsmartgear.com/rx-jump-ropes/
RPM ropes, WFS: https://rpmfitness.com/

One thing to note is that most cables fray very quickly if you use them on rough concrete/asphalt. We jump either indoors or put down a rubber mat or board for outside use. For a multipurpose airplane-friendly rope I still travel with a old-style rubber one too.
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:34 PM   #3
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Re: Jump Rope Recommendations

I would recommend the boxer's training rope from buyjumpropes: http://www.buyjumpropes.net/boxers-training-rope/ WFS

$9.99 and it performs better than 90% of the ropes I have used. Heck, I use their school licorice ropes most of the time because they are cheap, portable, and easy to adjust. Keep in mind I also have owned a cable rope, and a buddy lee bearing jump rope! I still would recommend this rope over the cable and buddy lee.
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Old 06-24-2015, 06:31 AM   #4
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Re: Jump Rope Recommendations

I started with an Rx, it was good to begin with because it was heavy and it kept me from getting too far ahead of myself. But once I became proficient the heavy Rx would wear my forearms out too quickly and hindered me. I got an SR-1 from Rogue and it's still my favorite. I like the long handles, it's very light and fast. I'm interested in trying the new Froning rope they have, only because it appears to be an improved upon SR-1.
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Old 06-24-2015, 01:23 PM   #5
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Re: Jump Rope Recommendations

I had been using a simple speed rope form Buy Jump Ropes, but the bearings finally wore out after a couple years use.

I just ordered the SR-1F Froning rope from Rogue, can't wait to try it out.
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Old 07-01-2015, 11:21 AM   #6
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Re: Jump Rope Recommendations

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I started with an Rx, it was good to begin with because it was heavy and it kept me from getting too far ahead of myself. But once I became proficient the heavy Rx would wear my forearms out too quickly and hindered me. I got an SR-1 from Rogue and it's still my favorite. I like the long handles, it's very light and fast. I'm interested in trying the new Froning rope they have, only because it appears to be an improved upon SR-1.
There's zero difference except for the little rubberized part on the handle... and an unexpectedly shorter cable which was an issue for me since I needed about 119'' of the 120'' cable but somehow the Froning cables came out short which they have since updated on their site.
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There's zero difference except for the little rubberized part on the handle... and an unexpectedly shorter cable which was an issue for me since I needed about 119'' of the 120'' cable but somehow the Froning cables came out short which they have since updated on their site.
Really? That's kind of upsetting but I guess I shouldn't have expected much. I thought the handles rotated, where the grey meets the black. If it's more comfortable and not heavier I may still be interested, but not nearly as much.
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Old 07-01-2015, 02:20 PM   #8
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Re: Jump Rope Recommendations

I use the R1 speed rope from JumpNrope. It's not expensive and a great rope.
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