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amother




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Post  Thu, Jul 11 2019, 10:16 am
Theres loads of them on Amazon.

Whats the most user friendly jump rope for an adult female beginner?
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gingertop




 
 
 


Post  Thu, Jul 11 2019, 10:18 am
There is such a thing as a ropeless jump rope. I've tried it and it feels very similar to real jump rope.

https://www.amazon.com/Weighte.....B01D0CW34U
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amother




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Post  Thu, Jul 11 2019, 10:41 am
gingertop wrote:
There is such a thing as a ropeless jump rope. I've tried it and it feels very similar to real jump rope.

https://www.amazon.com/Weighte.....B01D0CW34U


Why is this better than holding the cheapest jump rope handles and pretending theres a rope?
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egam




 
 
 


Post  Thu, Jul 11 2019, 10:44 am
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Theres loads of them on Amazon.

Whats the most user friendly jump rope for an adult female beginner?


Make sure your rope is a right length.
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amother




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Post  Thu, Jul 11 2019, 10:55 am
egam wrote:
Make sure your rope is a right length.




B I N G O !!!! Youre right! According to the below, I should be using a 9' Jump Rope (that seems very long, but I'll try). Im using a 7' kids Jump Rope. What a "genius" I am that I couldnt figure that out.

Height Chart
While the way you jump can affect the rope length needed, in general you can follow a basic chart to determine the correct jump rope length for your height. Someone less than 4 feet 10 inches tall uses a 7-foot jump rope. If you are over that height, but under 5 feet 3 inches, use an 8-foot rope. A 9-foot rope fits someone 5 feet 4 inches tall to 5 feet 10 inches tall. If you are between 5 feet 11 inches and 6 feet 6 inches, a 10-foot rope should work. You will need an 11-foot rope if you are taller than 6 feet 6 inches.

https://www.livestrong.com/art.....ump-ropes/

RX Sizing Recommendation:

Beginner to Intermediate (0-50 Double Unders) Height Plus 3 feet . Example: 6 foot height plus 3 feet = 9 foot rope length

https://www.rxsmartgear.com/how-to-size-your-rope/
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gingertop




 
 
 


Post  Thu, Jul 11 2019, 10:57 am
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Why is this better than holding the cheapest jump rope handles and pretending theres a rope?


There's a weighted ball that makes the momentum of the arm movement go more smoothly. I don't use this and I'm not recommending any specific brand but I tried it at a friend who swears by it and I was surprised that it did feel just like real jump rope.
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Rubber Ducky




 
 
 


Post  Thu, Jul 11 2019, 11:20 am
Maybe you need better quality. Try a leather jump rope: https://www.amazon.com/Jump-Ro.....amp;sr=8-3
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amother




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Post  Thu, Jul 11 2019, 11:55 am
This is the one I ordered (lots of good reviews, and reviews said its easily adjustable):

https://www.amazon.com/gp/prod.....&psc=1
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sub




 
 
 


Post  Thu, Jul 11 2019, 2:33 pm
Stand in the center hold the handles out- the rope should reach you just under your arms.
I found that the very thin speed ropes are not good.
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amother




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Post  Thu, Jul 11 2019, 2:39 pm
sub wrote:
I found that the very thin speed ropes are not good.


How does the one I bought look to you?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/prod.....&psc=1
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sub




 
 
 


Post  Thu, Jul 11 2019, 2:42 pm
Looks good. When you jump, do you have control? Is the movement smooth?
Go to youtube and download jumprope exercises to your library.
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amother




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Post  Thu, Jul 11 2019, 2:49 pm
sub wrote:
Looks good. When you jump, do you have control? Is the movement smooth?
Go to youtube and download jumprope exercises to your library.


Its hard to judge.

Right now Ive been tripping over the rope all the time because Im 5' 5" and should be jumping with a 8' 5" rope, but mine is a typical childrens rope and its 7'.
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sub




 
 
 


Post  Thu, Jul 11 2019, 2:53 pm
Yes. When ropes are too long or too short you can’t jump properly. Once you get your rope adjust it and you will see the difference.
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amother




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Post  Sun, Jul 14 2019, 12:35 am
https://www.amazon.com/gp/prod.....&psc=1

New problem. It tangles like an old fashioned curly telephone chord.

Its going back.
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zaq




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Jul 14 2019, 2:38 pm
sub wrote:
Stand in the center hold the handles out- the rope should reach you just under your arms.
I found that the very thin speed ropes are not good.


Take a good solid piece of clothesline--cotton, NOT nylon, which is too light--, stand on it and pull it up to your armpits, add enough to wrap the free ends around each hand once or twice, and there you have the right length. Tie a knot in each end to prevent unraveling.
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