Ever Wandered What the best speed rope is?
Well, well, well it goes back to the age-old question that is, “what is the best speed rope?”
We here at best skipping rope HQ have a clear favourite which ours is. Our opinions are based on a number of different criteria which we will go into a bitter later on in this post.
Firstly we need to define the term best. The adjective ‘best’ description as of the oxford dictionaries.com is “Of the most excellent or desirable type or quality”.
So the term “best” is subjective. So what may be the best speed rope for one person may not be the best for another person. We can only look at the qualities that go towards making a good speed rope.
Well for starters we need to look at budget. To be frank you’re not going to get a decent speed rope for less than a tenner. So our target price range to look for our best speed rope should be between £10-£50.
What should you be looking for?
– Either a high quality moulded plastic or metal handle. This will determine the type of weight of handle you will have. The plastic handles are usually a little lighter.
– The better quality speed ropes will feature a ball bearing mechanism to allow the speed rope to spin faster
– Usually when buying a speed rope they come with an oversize rope. When looking for the best speed rope, you ideally need it to be adjustable so that you can change the length easily. They will either have a screw adjustable top or lug which you can loosen or tighten.
– The rope part will need to be made from wire (usually steel). Either naked or covered in a hard-wearing nylon.
To give you an idea about what the best speed rope is, why don’t you visit our speed rope reviews page. Here you will find a number of product reviews including our clear winner the GASP Fitness SSR-1