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The Jump Rope Selection Guide is here to provide information to customers and training athletes on what jump rope is most ideal for them.  We classify our ropes by flexibility, weight, aerodynamics, durability, and what type of user most commonly uses the rope.

Flexibility: Less Flexible
Weight: Light
Aerodynamics: Super Efficient
Durability: Decent
Most-Common User: Elite Athlete

The R1′s uncoated stainless steel cord is perfect for a competition-ready rope for athletes with repeatable jumping form. Mistakes are a less-forgiving, but the reduced aerodynamic profile of this compact cable will allow you to fly through your double unders and speed events. Super-efficient (used by World Record Holders!), but at the price of durability… the steel may fray after a few months (but cable is cheap!). …more information.

Flexibility: Rigid
Weight: Light
Aerodynamics: Efficient
Durability: Good
Most-Common User: Skilled Athlete

The R1: Coated Speed Rope is by far our most popular rope.  It has great durability on rubber flooring and amazing aerodynamic efficiency (only trumped by the Uncoated R1).  The added coating provides durability but at the expense of a slight increase in weight.  Many people, however, prefer this slight increase in weight, as it provides a little more feedback to the athlete!  (P.S. This is the rope I use for all my WODs!). …more information.

Flexibility: Flexible
Weight: Light / Medium
Aerodynamics: Less Efficient
Durability: Extremely Good
Most-Common User: Developing Athlete

Extremely durable & well-suited for outdoor use, the R1.5 Hybrid’s cable is perfect for a beginner’s speed rope, or as a nice training rope for skilled athletes. The flexibility in the cord accommodates for mistakes and improving form while the light/medium weight provides a good feel and inertial reference. … more information.

Flexibility: Flexible
Weight: Medium
Aerodynamics: Less Efficient
Durability: Very Good
Most-Common User: Developing Athlete

The thicker PVC cord of this rope provides some weight and air resistance for training, while the cord’s bend-ability accommodates for a jumper’s mistakes. Perfect for a beginning jumper who is not yet ready for the speed rope, and perfect for a competitive athlete looking to buff up their jumping skills.  Note: this is the rope that Molly Metz uses for her epic 10 minutes of unbroken double unders! …more information.

Flexibility: Flexible
Weight: Medium
Aerodynamics: Less Efficient
Durability: Extremely Good
Most-Common User: Developing Athlete

The R2.5 Hybrid is the rope-of-choice for gym owners, as the cable is extremely durable (little to no maintenance), and the rope-of-choice for athletes who are still learning double unders (even those who have a few under their belt!).  The rope can be adjusted on the fly by tying loose knots in the cable (it’s ok!), making it wonderful for coaches who don’t want to carry 6 different sizes of ropes (you only need 2 sizes!), and great for athletes who may want to adjust their ropes on the fly!  The weight of the rope is slightly heavier than the R1.5 Hybrid, but that added weight is seen as a positive by the hundreds of athletes we have worked with.  Really!  … more information.

Flexibility: Flexible
Weight: Heavy
Aerodynamics: Very Drag-Heavy
Durability: Incredible!
Most-Common User: All Athletes

Heavy and resistant to movement through the air, the beaded rope is a perfect warm up tool for the gym (regardless of double unders in the WOD) and a perfect training device for developing strong arms for jumping. The increased weight is also good for strong athletes who are developing jumping mechanics- the added weight provides a great reference for repeatable double unders while jumping.  The durability of this rope is epic.  It will last for YEARS before dying (in which the beads start to dwindle in size!).  …more information.

Flexibility: N/A
Weight: Medium
Aerodynamics: Less Efficient
Durability: Great
Most-Common User: Developing Athlete

Not just the perfect training tool for double unders, speed balls also provide an immediate evaluation of your form. Speed balls help you focus on your wrists and your ‘flick flick’ motion for achieving good double under form. Practice in front of a mirror and be shocked by how quickly you can improve your form. Perfect for ALL jumpers. … more information.