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Diana3271 04-23-12 12:02 PM

Thinking about a ropeless jump rope, again
 
What is the difference between:
EZ Rope
Rope Sport
Jump Snap

Where did you purchase?

Do you have a favorite DVD that you use with your ropeless jump rope? TIA

fagiles 04-23-12 02:54 PM

I have the JumpSnap but the EZ Rope appears to be longer. I use mine with the Rope Sport dvds because I like the upbeat music and also use it with Michael Olajide's workouts.

I purchased Jump Snap online a couple of years ago but have seen a ropeless rope at Sports Authority for about $20-25

Felecia

kirov2 04-23-12 03:22 PM

I got my ropeless jumprope about 2 weeks ago, and I love it!

I bought the Airope from power-systems.com and have been using it with Michael Olajide's DVD (AeroJump/Sculpt).

I do about 20 minutes of the first workout on the DVD. Even though I don't jump the whole time, I keep my feet moving when I need to rest, so that I'm never standing still. Did the workout four times last week, and it broke me through a weight-loss plateau that had been lingering for three weeks!

It feels like a real jump-rope, and even though it seems gimmicky, it's more than a prop. You are using your upper body actively, and even my core/abs gently complain the next day!

Susan 04-23-12 03:28 PM

I have a JumpSnap, and it's pretty cool, but I don't think the electronics are particularly accurate. I have only tried it a few times so far, so maybe the problem is my technique and not the actual JumpSnap, but so far, it is miscounting my jumps by quite a bit.

I have it set up to make the rope-snapping sound, and quite often, I "turn" the invisible rope (which sounds even dumber than it feels...) but there's no snap. I think you have to learn to hold the handles just right if you want the counting thing to work. I haven't tried any of the other functions yet, so I can't give you a full review.

beatchica 04-23-12 03:40 PM

Interesting post, a ropeless rope is something I have wanted for awhile as well.

Amazon has a Digital Cordless Jumping Rope for 16 bucks, I might try it. :)

Lucky Star 04-23-12 03:51 PM

Hmm, not sure I get the concept.
I have 2 prs of jumprope handles - one set weighted (1/2lb each) and one not - which I hold and manipulate when going through the jumping motions. I got them by buying inexpensive jumpropes and cutting off the handles. Other than the snap sounds (which my healthy imagination can supply :)) what's the difference and why the hefty price tags?

icebergslim 04-23-12 04:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lucky Star (Post 2021821)
Hmm, not sure I get the concept.
I have 2 prs of jumprope handles - one set weighted (1/2lb each) and one not - which I hold and manipulate when going through the jumping motions. I got them by buying inexpensive jumpropes and cutting off the handles. Other than the snap sounds (which my healthy imagination can supply :)) what's the difference and why the hefty price tags?

I am glad I am not the only one who did this. The handles are heavy enough for that added part for the arms. When I got into jumping, I looked at all of these and thought, my jump rope was WAYYY cheaper than what these prices are. And have not missed a beat doing it this way.

blueskies 04-23-12 04:19 PM

Gina - Really, you've just about got the concept! I owned a Jump Snap and after trying it a few times, wrote an extensive review on it over at Amazon--it doesn't really offer anything different other than some bells and whistles. The original Jump Snap DVDs were incomplete without warm ups and cool downs (which I think is extremely dangerous for an intense workout like jumping rope). However, I think the product has been updated since then with new DVDs that do include more "complete" workouts.

Basically, you're paying for DVDs and bells and whistles. After I returned the Jump Snap, I did exactly what you did and it worked exactly the same way, with the exception of not getting whacked in the hand by the weighted balls that were attached to the ends of the Jump Snap. Much cheaper and safer, in my opinion.:)

Susan 04-23-12 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lucky Star (Post 2021821)
Other than the snap sounds (which my healthy imagination can supply :)) what's the difference and why the hefty price tags?

I don't like to brag, but my JumpSnap lights up. And the light is blue. (Ooh! Pretty!) Let's see your plain old handles do that! :D Well, in fairness, the JumpSnap doesn't light up all the time, but if I press a button, it lights up for at least a few seconds, unless it somehow forgets to turn itself off, and then the light stays on until I get frustrated and take out the batteries.

Clearly, I have yet to master the complex intricacies of the JumpSnap.

Hey, I never claimed to be Einstein. (And if you think about it, the fact that I bought a jump rope that was missing the rope pretty much verifies that I'm no genius. :p)

Sharaz 04-23-12 06:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kirov2 (Post 2021801)
I got my ropeless jumprope about 2 weeks ago, and I love it!

I bought the Airope from power-systems.com and have been using it with Michael Olajide's DVD (AeroJump/Sculpt).

I do about 20 minutes of the first workout on the DVD. Even though I don't jump the whole time, I keep my feet moving when I need to rest, so that I'm never standing still. Did the workout four times last week, and it broke me through a weight-loss plateau that had been lingering for three weeks!

It feels like a real jump-rope, and even though it seems gimmicky, it's more than a prop. You are using your upper body actively, and even my core/abs gently complain the next day!

Just to add that I have a Airope and is good. Select the basic one. I went up and ordered the pro and my arms are claiming for mercy when doing long jump roping cycles. I should know better:cool:

Kirov - I'm glad you are enjoying Michael, you know his my favorite;)


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