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Old 07-07-2013, 07:26 AM   #1
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is my jump rope too advanced, or do i just suck?

http://www.maverickathleticcompany.c...ble-jump-ropes

that's the jump rope i have. it was sent to me for free because a few yrs ago the shipment i ordered ran late. for the life of me i can't seem to even do regular single unders without constantly getting tangled up in it. i don't know if it matters, but the rope is all twisted and weird when i'm just holding it. the rope does not hang straight down, it curls and goes in all different directions. i'm wondering if perhaps this rope is too advanced for someone just learning how to get the hang of double unders, or even just frickin do single unders!

...or, maybe it's just me...lol
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:52 AM   #2
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Re: is my jump rope too advanced, or do i just suck?

Did you bother to size to your height or it's out of the box length?

Did you let it hang straight for a few days to remove the memory coiling?
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:03 AM   #3
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Re: is my jump rope too advanced, or do i just suck?

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Did you bother to size to your height or it's out of the box length?

Did you let it hang straight for a few days to remove the memory coiling?
i think it is sized correctly. i looked at a video from rogue and they suggested standing on the rope and making sure it goes to about armpit level.

no, i did not let it hang straight. is it too late now to fix this? my wife seems to think this is part of the problem, as it's all coiled like crazy when i'm holding it getting ready to jump with it.
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:09 AM   #4
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Re: is my jump rope too advanced, or do i just suck?

Find a stop sign and pull the cable back and forth as if your trying to saw thru it.
This will get the kinks out.
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:00 PM   #5
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Re: is my jump rope too advanced, or do i just suck?

Your rope should certainly look like a U shape when you are holding it I'm your hands. If its twisted and coiled up, it can't work.

Remember to hold near the end of the handles and to flip your wrists and keep your elbows in. I finally got it when a guy at my box recommended I practice I'm front of a mirror so I could see when my elbows started heading away from my body making my rope too short.

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Old 07-11-2013, 07:51 PM   #6
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Re: is my jump rope too advanced, or do i just suck?

I bought two ropes recently and they both completely suck.

One is a 9 foot golds gym rope with the beads. It's way too long and heavy, so it's like my wrists are leading the rest of the rope on way too much. There's no way to do fast reps. And it's impossible to adjust.

The other one is a plastic rope. It's too short and the adjustment no longer works. It's a little thing that bites onto the rope and another piece that fits on the biting piece, but it now it just slides off, after adjusting it twice. I tried to make it work by making a knot in the rope but it's a loose knot and it

So far, jump ropes have been a complete waste of money. Seriously I don't know how people can even put this crap on the shelves.

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Old 07-12-2013, 05:30 AM   #7
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Re: is my jump rope too advanced, or do i just suck?

With something as simple as a jump rope, it's usually not the equipment, it's the operator (unless the rope is completely mis-sized. Which you should probably check before you buy.)
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:37 AM   #8
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Re: is my jump rope too advanced, or do i just suck?

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So far, jump ropes have been a complete waste of money. Seriously I don't know how people can even put this crap on the shelves.
Because people buy it.

I got suckered into a few bad ropes back in the early days as well. For as much as I wanted to punch the manufacturers for putting out shoddy product, I was even more aggravated with myself for not having done the research to find a good product and then spending just a little more money to buy it.

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Old 07-17-2013, 08:19 AM   #9
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Re: is my jump rope too advanced, or do i just suck?

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no, i did not let it hang straight. is it too late now to fix this? my wife seems to think this is part of the problem, as it's all coiled like crazy when i'm holding it getting ready to jump with it.
You live in arizona correct? Do you have a car? If so, take your rope and hang it from the garment hook/oh sh*t handles with the rope handles down.
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:32 AM   #10
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Re: is my jump rope too advanced, or do i just suck?

I thought that starting off with a whip rope (thin diameter) would be a good idea, even though I hadn't jumped rope since high school. No.

If you're still struggling with jumping rope after you get your whip rope uncoiled, I recommend getting a thicker diameter rope and starting over with that. I was amazed at how much easier it was to hit double-unders with a heavier rope. Once you get the rhythm down, you may want to try going back to the lightweight rope.
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