Video Fitness Forum  

Go Back   Video Fitness Forum > Video Fitness Reader Forum > General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-23-12, 12:02 PM  
Diana3271
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: South Carolina
Question 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
__________________
I started my most recent weight loss journey January 2008.
I lost 1/2 of my starting body weight and entered into maintenance May 2011.
Now the real work begins!

You can fight it, or do what you've got to do to get it done. The choice is yours. ~Diana

You have the rest of your life to get old. Stay young, as long as you can. ~Diana

10 Pound Slimdown Xtreme Graduate 02/12
Insanity Graduate - I actually survived!
LM Combat 02/13
21 Day Fix Survivor! 6/14

Diana
Diana3271 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-12, 02:54 PM  
fagiles
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Hampton Roads
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
fagiles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-12, 03:22 PM  
kirov2
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
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!
kirov2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-12, 03:28 PM  
Susan
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Exotic USA
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.
__________________
Susan
Susan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-12, 03:40 PM  
beatchica
 
Join Date: May 2009
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.
beatchica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-12, 03:51 PM  
Lucky Star
VF Supporter
 
Lucky Star's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: A helluva town
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?
__________________
~ Gina ~
"Remain cheerful, for nothing destructive can pierce through the solid wall of cheerfulness." ~Sri Chinmoy
"We are so fortunate that we get to exercise!" ~Erin O'Brien
Lucky Star is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-12, 06:34 PM  
Sharaz
VF Supporter
 
Sharaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: South Florida
Quote:
Originally Posted by kirov2 View Post
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

Kirov - I'm glad you are enjoying Michael, you know his my favorite
__________________
🙃💪🏼👠🌑💥🐓🥊🎉⏳🏖✈️🏐🏋🏼 🏕🎼🦁
Fitness IG @sharazdeleon
Sharaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-12, 06:52 PM  
Gardengirl
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Georgia
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lucky Star View Post
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?
Yep, I did that too. I bought Rebok weighted speed rope and took the beaded jump rope off and used just the weighted handles.
__________________
Judy
Gardengirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-12, 01:02 AM  
MomOf2Gremlins
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: PA
Ohhh.. interesting thread! I just got back into jumping rope (without a rope, just holding 1 # DBs sometimes, sometimes nothing) and love the quick & intense workout!
I'll have to check out those DVDs that were mentioned here, thanks!
__________________
~*Val*~


"Change what you can. Accept what you can't. Live peacefully with all that's left."

MomOf2Gremlins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-12, 08:05 AM  
kirov2
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
I admire everyone's ingenuity with do-it-yourself rope-making! Makes me wish I didn't spend so much on the airope---but, hey, if it breaks me through plateaus, it's worth it in the end to me.

And, oops, I actually don't have AeroJump/Sculpt---just looked at the DVD-cover and what I have is Olajide's AeroJump Skills 1, 2, 3. SharazPR, your favorite instructor is great! This summer, I may use a *real* jumprope so that I can try to learn some of those fancy-dancy skills of his!
kirov2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
airope, ez-rope, jumpsnap

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2009 Video Fitness