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Posted: 06 February 2009 02:29 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Not sure if this is the right place for this question, but not sure where else to ask it.

I had a good jumprope that broke so I bought another off amazon.com that is made of pvc material.  The problem is it is so slooow.  Maybe I’m just not good at jumprope, but I have to really work hard to make this one go fast for double unders.  I did get 24 double unders in a row the other day, but this rope also gets tangled up and hits my forearm.  I usually can only get 7-10 double unders in a row.  I want a good rope!!

So, what jumprope is the best one to get so I can do double unders?

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Posted: 06 February 2009 05:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Either this, or its less expensive sibling.

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Posted: 06 February 2009 05:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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never had a chance to try a buddy lee… but

I prefer the 9’ speed rope from power max.
http://www.roguefitness.com/store/product290.html

we have lots of these at our gym too.. but they are too light for my taste.
http://www.roguefitness.com/store/product372.html

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Posted: 06 February 2009 06:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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joelthemole - 06 February 2009 05:46 PM

never had a chance to try a buddy lee… but

I prefer the 9’ speed rope from power max.
http://www.roguefitness.com/store/product290.html

If I’m not mistaken, you can’t adjust the power max for your height.  The Buddy Lee’s are customizable to your height.  And once you’ve seen a Buddy Lee video-is it really possible to buy anything else?  Hell-I’m thinking about investing in a Buddy Lee jumpsuit.

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Posted: 06 February 2009 07:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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When I saw the power max was a steel cable I got interested, but I wonder if you can adjust the length?  I’m 5’9”, and I like to put the ropes at 8.5 feet, so adjusting is very important to me.

Radio… which one of the buddy lees do you use?

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Posted: 06 February 2009 09:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Theo H - 06 February 2009 07:14 PM

When I saw the power max was a steel cable I got interested, but I wonder if you can adjust the length?  I’m 5’9”, and I like to put the ropes at 8.5 feet, so adjusting is very important to me.

Radio… which one of the buddy lees do you use?

The cheaper one (though $30 isn’t that cheap).  I’ve had mine for a little over a year, and just broke the cord the other day.  Ordered a new one for $5.  Net: if you jump with it on cement/sidewalks/driveways it shortens the life span. 

I really like it, and have found that many affiliates go with it. 

It’s all about getting it to the right height.  If/when you buy it let me know if the directions don’t make sense.

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Posted: 07 February 2009 01:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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RS, How do you store your Bubby Lee ? I have mine kind of coiled in my gym bag. It never seems to totally straight out and is giving me trouble. Plus it’s easy to blame my buddy for my sucky jumping.

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Posted: 07 February 2009 04:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Nappy5727 - 07 February 2009 01:59 AM

RS, How do you store your Bubby Lee ? I have mine kind of coiled in my gym bag. It never seems to totally straight out and is giving me trouble. Plus it’s easy to blame my buddy for my sucky jumping.

Nappy

Nappy - I store mine in my gym bag too. To get the wrinkles out, hold one end in each hand with the rope under your shoe and slide it back & forth with a little bit of tension. That irons out the kinks.

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Posted: 07 February 2009 06:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Thanks FD. I guess as long as you hold onto the rope and not the handles that should work. I’ll give it a shot. Now what will I blame my sucky jumping on ?

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Posted: 07 February 2009 09:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Nappy5727 - 07 February 2009 06:42 AM

Now what will I blame my sucky jumping on ?

Cry me a river there, Nappy.  LOL Weren’t you cranking out 30+ at one point?

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Posted: 07 February 2009 01:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I can crank out about 100 singles in 1 shot. The extra fast swing for the DU’s has my rope twistin. I still am not coordinated enough to tell if i’m doing a DU or not. Jump up, swing the rope, look in the mirror, listen to the rope, try to count the swing not the jump, watch hand position. rinse, lather, repeat multiple times in a split second. To much going on for my feeble mind. I try, believe me I try, I just don’t know if i’m doing them or not.

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Posted: 07 February 2009 03:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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radiosound - 06 February 2009 09:06 PM

Net: if you jump with it on cement/sidewalks/driveways it shortens the life span.

I’ve heart Buddy Lee advising strongly against jumping on cement. Personally, I find that high impact stuff done on cement or sidewalks is lethal to my knees…

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Posted: 07 February 2009 05:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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We don’t always have the option of jumping on nice, springy wood.  If the high impact stuff is doing some significant damage to your knees, you may need to take a step back and evaluate how you are either landing, rebounding, or performing the movement(s) altogether.  You may be inhibiting the use of natural shock absorbers in your legs and midline.

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Posted: 07 February 2009 05:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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I have to jump on concrete I guess, I don’t really have anywhere else to do it with 8’ ceilings in the house.  I thought about setting a pieces of real smooth plyboard down and that shouldn’t tear up my soon to order Buddy Lee ‘have you doing double unders in no time’ jump rope.  At least not as fast as the concrete I’m currently jumping on. 

Btw, I got 41 double unders in a row today!  New high for me.

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Posted: 07 February 2009 06:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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gimpy - 07 February 2009 05:35 PM

We don’t always have the option of jumping on nice, springy wood.  If the high impact stuff is doing some significant damage to your knees, you may need to take a step back and evaluate how you are either landing, rebounding, or performing the movement(s) altogether.  You may be inhibiting the use of natural shock absorbers in your legs and midline.

Thanks for the input gimpy. I really should qualify my previous post: before starting with CF I’d been suffering from bad knees for about 15 years. The last time I ran must have been more than 10 years ago. I can’t remember the last time I played football (you might call it soccer). Since starting CF the knee problems have disappeared. Yesterday I pr’d on Nicole, and the runs were all on asphalt. Never in my life did I do a timed 5 K, now I’ve got a sub 22 min pr, and I’m sure I can and will improve on that. I haven’t done any rope skipping on cement, maybe I should try it out just to be able to compare with my pre-CF experiences.

Thanks for making me think, which is what I should have done before making my previous post.

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Posted: 13 February 2009 08:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Got me a buddy lee jump rope now, oh man does that thing hurt to get hit by. OUCH! Red whelps on my legs.

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