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Old 07-21-2007, 05:16 PM   #1
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What type of Jump Rope do they use for the double unders? Everlast has one at sporting goods stores for $5.
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Old 07-21-2007, 08:34 PM   #2
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From personal experience, any good pvc material speed rope will work. Ensure you get one where you can cut to the proper length.

I like to jump rope a lot (for my warm-ups), so the 5 dollar jump rope usually doesn't work for me. (They can wear down and break at the handles).

The best rope I have purchased was a Buddy Lee jumprope. It's 30 bux, but well worth it. People see the rope and think I'm a professional. Haha.

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Old 07-22-2007, 02:59 PM   #3
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Thanks. How do you measure the proper length?
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Old 07-22-2007, 04:43 PM   #4
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Stand on it. Handles should reach the armpits. Of course, this will be some trial and error. You may have to have it a couple of inches longer or shorter depending on your skill level.

The longer the rope, the more "drag" it will have and you will be flipping your wrists harder to get the rope to spin.

The shorter the rope, the more likely you'll miss your jump or not jump high enough. (If its too short you'll either be swinging your shoulders too much or have to duck).

Also, depending on your height, they usually sell in 9' to 10'. I am 5'10", so I usually opt for the 9 foot.
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