This is the second rope I’ve bought, following a much heavier leather rope I had before. I continue to use both ropes, but this is currently my favourite.
I ordered this rope because I wanted something light and simple that just worked, and this rope performs well. Its a light-weight 5mm nylon rope, and despite feeling a bit like a washing line spins well. Because it’s so light it takes very little movement to get it spinning, and once it is, it keeps a nice shape. It’s also very fast to spin, which allows you to focus less on your arms and more on your fast footwork.
The handles are very narrow plastic tubes, that get slightly wider at the end. This allows you to easily hold them without needing a tight grip. They do feel a bit cheap, but apparently are shatter resistant. At the end of the handle is the rope attached to a round block with a small washer, this enables the rope to turn freely within the handle. It’s also much easier to carry around, so this is great everyday rope to stick in your bag, and skip whenever you get chance.
A word of warning
Always avoid skipping on concrete, this will damage both your body and your rope. If that’s the only space you have, try skipping on a mat, an old piece of carpet or an old yoga mat.
Select the right length rope
The rope is available in different lengths, so make sure you order the right length for your height. As a general rule you should add 3ft to your height. I’m around 5’10” so I use a 9ft rope.