It's time for me to jump my way on the trans-Pacific relay.*
November 16, 2020 7:08 PM   Subscribe

Winter is coming and there's a pandemic on. Please help me find a jump rope!


- Affordable. The cheaper the better. I am not looking for a $70 jump rope. I might be willing to spend up to $20, but it looks like there are a lot of ~$5 jump ropes out there.
- Used is ok.
- Not terrible in whatever way low-quality jump ropes can be terrible. I wouldn't know what this factor is, I haven't really used one since I was a kid.
- Not Amazon or Ebay.

Bonus Criteria:
- Would prefer natural material over synthetic. Or recycled or something.
- Would pay more if there's some sort of ethical option not made in a sweatshop

*Jumping across the Pacific
posted by aniola to Health & Fitness (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: PS I am in Santa Rosa CA if anyone has a decent used jump rope they'd like to part with.
posted by aniola at 7:09 PM on November 16, 2020

Gopher Sports sells sporting equipment to schools. You can get a set of six jumpropes for about $26. These are high quality but by no means natural material. They come in a variety of lengths. A quick Duck-Duck-Go search will let you know what length is appropriate for you, based on your height.

I know you don't need 6 jump ropes, but when I looked around, individual jump ropes often cost as much as this set of 6, and I expect you can find a local organization that would be happy to have a few as a donation.
posted by Winnie the Proust at 7:22 PM on November 16, 2020

I got a licorice jump rope from and am pretty happy with it. It's 5mm PVC, so not a natural material, but it's easy to customize the length and the slightly heavier weight is good for beginners. It also hurts a lot less than getting whipped by the skinny cable jump ropes. The company seems like a decent small business - they employ men with developmental disabilities to assemble custom beaded ropes.
posted by hooray at 8:02 PM on November 16, 2020 [1 favorite]

Aniola, let me check a little bit later today, I may have a jump rope I could send to you. I tend to be sort of overly quick to donate stuff I'm not using so my jump rope may have already gone to goodwill, but I'll let you know.
posted by WalkerWestridge at 6:18 AM on November 17, 2020

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