View Full Version : skipping...


Juof
10-04-2009, 08:10 PM
ok so i like to skip i once had a real good pvc skipping rope which suited my size im 6ft4 and all the skipping ropes in the gym are too small for me i need to know which rope size to buy i seen one selling which was 8.5ft full length but half that is like only 4ft? should i buy a 12ft skipping rope or what?

thanks

Cyse
10-04-2009, 08:16 PM
get a 12ft rope man, if it's too long then just wrap it around your hand.

Personally, i like a rope thats a little bit weighted.

JayCoe
10-04-2009, 08:22 PM
You're always safer with it being longer. Though if it's far too long and it might as well be too small, neither will work. I don't know about specific lengths and heights, I just bought mine and did what most others seem to do, tie small knots by the handle (has to be on either side to ensure balance). You can tie up quite a lot of rope using that which means if it is too long then it doesn't matter.

Wrapping it around your hands wont work, I wouldn't have thought. It'd be pretty difficult to get it to swing correctly with it around your hands. Even if it did work, it'd be pretty uncomfortable. So, just go with the tying small knots near the handles.

Spartacus Sully
10-04-2009, 08:25 PM
im 6 4 i got a nike leather one thats 1 lb weighted handels works pretty well for me.

http://www.sportsauthority.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2430528&cp=693970&sr=1&origkw=jump+rope&parentPage=family