RX Smart Gear Jump Rope - Visually Impaired Contrasting White
For many visually impaired individuals the contrast between the dark floor and white jump has been proven to be a great help. Great quality from the leading jump rope company working with us to improve the experience of visually impaired athletes. We've put together White RX Handles with the White Buff cable.
Rx Jump Ropes use an industrial grade multidirectional swivel axis bearing system producing a near frictionless rotation. Our patent pending swivel attachment allows for the cable to reach top speeds or slow it down to suit the athlete’s needs. The Rx philosophy is that it’s not about PURE speed but rather the RIGHT speed to suit each individual athlete’s tempo and timing.
The ergonomically contoured handles are 6 inches long and 1 inch in diameter to allow the athlete to maintain the most natural and relaxed grip. This reduces fatigue commonly experienced in the forearms and shoulders. The contoured pinch points allow the athlete to gain pinpoint accuracy to maintain optimal rope shape while still allowing for a relaxed grip. Common in most racquet sports, each handle is hand wrapped with the most absorbent tape grip in the world.
Offered in five cable weight variations, allowing the athlete to find just the right resistance amount to match their individual tempo and coordination level. This provides variation for athletes to mix up their training and force adaptation.
Rx Jump Ropes are custom sized to each individual athlete's height, for this reason please refer to the instructional link or video below on How-To Size Your Rx Jump Rope.
QUICK START FOR BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE JUMPERS
Take your height and add 3 feet (92cm). For example, if you are 5’ 8” you would use an 8’ 8” cable length.
HOW TO CHECK YOUR JUMP ROPE SIZE
Step on the rope with one foot, bring your feet together, and pull the rope taught. Bring the handles together and point the top towards your chest. Only check where the cable ends - do not include the handles with rope size. If you follow our length guidelines, the cable will stop at your sternum or lower pecs. The rope should not go higher than this point. Any longer than this will have too much rope over head, and will slap the ground excessively.
DOES SIZE REALLY MATTER?
The Rx Sizing Method is a progression based approach with the goal to ultimately place you in a rope length that produces efficient mechanics and positioning. The suggested length correlates to your height to provide an abundance of rope clearance overhead and underfoot, yet not so much as to force poor positioning and inefficient movement patterns.
The Beginner to Intermediate length recommendation should be viewed as your starting point and all efforts should be directed towards moving to a shorter rope length over time. A shorter rope length allows more compact positioning, which reduces fatigue in the larger muscle groups as well as produces a faster cycle rate per rotation. In essence, a shorter rope will allow you to perform more work faster with less energy expended.