October 12, 2007
Olympic Jump Rope: Segmented jump-rope made of 1 3/8 -inch-long plastic beads strung over a nylon cord.
Likes: Very easy to use; for me, the best for maintaining a rhythm and error-free jumping. The plastic beads give the rope enough heft to hold a natural momentum and tunnel shape, even outside on a windy day. Five sizes.
Dislikes: Clackety impact may exile you to the garage.
Price: $7.95 to $10.95, depending on length. (888) 456-7802; www.jumpropestore.com.