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Old 03-02-2008, 11:08 AM   #31
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Re: Buddy Lee rope broke anyone else

Pretty much done with Buddy Lee and his jump ropes. Fool me once...
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Old 03-02-2008, 07:22 PM   #32
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Re: Buddy Lee rope broke anyone else

It'd be great to hear from Mr. Lee himself. Personally my BL rope has served me great after 2 weeks of heavy use, however, after reading this thread I'm kind of counting down the days until failure. Has anyone tried using PVC cord thats not purchased through BL($5 is too much for plastic cord), like perhaps at Home Depot or somewhere like that. I think I'm gonna look around to see if there's something that will work with the threaded bearing system.
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Old 03-02-2008, 07:28 PM   #33
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Re: Buddy Lee rope broke anyone else

We just had one of ours break. It got some pretty good usage. I just bought a couple $10 speed ropes at Dick's I'll see how they last.
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Old 03-03-2008, 03:10 PM   #34
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I have only used the high end rope that Duvide makes and with the quality of that rope I placed an order.

Just like the rings, I will let you guys/gals decide if they are up to par. I have the following names as the first 3 people that posted on this thread:

Dave Henry

Scott Hanson

Chris Drewry

It may take a few weeks(first run) to get the ropes but once they hit I will send the 3 guys named above a free set of the dS ropes. This has proven the best way to test equipment.

Dave, Scott and Chris send me your shipping address and I will send you the first 3 sets. They may take a few weeks to ship due to the manufacturing location but as soon as I get them you will have them en route to your house and/or gym. I am going to outfit my gym with them and let my athletes beat the **** out of them, I will post our review as well.

I can't wait to put them to the test! For those of you that use jump ropes on a regular basis, post the gauntlet that we should use!

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Old 03-03-2008, 04:34 PM   #35
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Re: Buddy Lee rope broke anyone else

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I have only used the high end rope that Duvide makes and with the quality of that rope I placed an order.

Just like the rings, I will let you guys/gals decide if they are up to par. I have the following names as the first 3 people that posted on this thread:

Dave Henry

Scott Hanson

Chris Drewry

It may take a few weeks(first run) to get the ropes but once they hit I will send the 3 guys named above a free set of the dS ropes. This has proven the best way to test equipment.

Dave, Scott and Chris send me your shipping address and I will send you the first 3 sets. They may take a few weeks to ship due to the manufacturing location but as soon as I get them you will have them en route to your house and/or gym. I am going to outfit my gym with them and let my athletes beat the **** out of them, I will post our review as well.

I can't wait to put them to the test! For those of you that use jump ropes on a regular basis, post the gauntlet that we should use!

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that rocks.

Esp considering I have 4 ropes I have purchased and still don.t like enough to buy in bulk.
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:36 PM   #36
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It'd be great to hear from Mr. Lee himself. Personally my BL rope has served me great after 2 weeks of heavy use, however, after reading this thread I'm kind of counting down the days until failure. Has anyone tried using PVC cord thats not purchased through BL($5 is too much for plastic cord), like perhaps at Home Depot or somewhere like that. I think I'm gonna look around to see if there's something that will work with the threaded bearing system.
BL is using a new type of aeronautical line in his newer ropes that seems to have great speed and strength. Just seems like he would have something like that in his "top of the line" jump rope. Although I thought I read somewhere that these new ropes had other issues as well.
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:51 PM   #37
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Those broke too.
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Old 03-03-2008, 07:05 PM   #38
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This makes me very glad I talked my boyfriend into buying a cheapie $4 speed rope from BuyJumpropes instead of an expensive Buddy Lee rope. I figured he should learn to drive in a station wagon before taking out the Corvette, but I guess this Corvette turned out to be a Yugo!
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Those broke too.
Yeah I thought it was you who said that...
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:07 PM   #40
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Thanks Bill, can't wait to see the new rope!
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