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Old 04-12-2006, 12:29 PM   #1
Chris MacFarlane
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Need a couple of skipping ropes. Any input on makine one yourself? Have a couple of ideas.
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Old 04-12-2006, 01:35 PM   #2
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I just saw a post about this recently, but can't recall who should receive credit for it.

Use plastic encased cable clothing line.

Sounds like it would make the perfect speed rope. How much time you want to spend on coming up with a nice handle is up to you.
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Old 04-12-2006, 02:09 PM   #3
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They are pretty cheap to buy so you might not want to bother but:

http://www.geocities.com/fightraining/jumprope.htm

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Old 04-12-2006, 05:27 PM   #4
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I just replaced the leather "rope" in a jumprope with a piece of stainless steel cable from an old halyard. It had a lot more weight and a really nice feel for about 125 jumps before the cable went sailing across the garage. The extra weight pulled the bearings out of their seats in the handles, some glue should fix the problem. I'm thinking cable+roller blade bearings+PVC pipe+hockey tape and some glue should make a nice setup.
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Old 04-12-2006, 05:52 PM   #5
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Slip the cable inside a length of fuel line and make a weighted rope.
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Old 04-17-2006, 07:09 AM   #6
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Here you go folks this is my $2.00 skipping rope. It was extremely easy to make.

http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/26/23013.jpg

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Old 04-17-2006, 08:39 AM   #7
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Need better pic, kind of dark.
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Old 04-17-2006, 10:01 AM   #8
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Pierre,

How many flashes of light do you see when that thing hits you?
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Old 04-17-2006, 10:48 AM   #9
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I've never had any complaints about getting it in the legs but a couple of people have noticed it hurts a bit. But to me the pain isn't enough to be anything more than a good reminder to pick my feet up. And if you skip on concrete it gives a good light show when it hits the ground! Worth using.

(Message edited by brutebsd on April 17, 2006)
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Old 04-17-2006, 11:28 AM   #10
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if the duct tape doesn't hold on the cable an alternative is coat hanger wire wrapped around a couple times and "crimped" into place with vice grips
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