Valeo JRO (jump rope original): Basic nylon rope with wooden handles. Likes: Bang for the buck. Although not as fast as the Aero-Speed or solid-feeling as the segmented rope, it gets the job done. Makes less noise flying through the air and hitting the ground than the others do. Dislikes: The rope itself, being softer and less dense than the others, does not hold a satisfying U shape through its rotation. Price: $5.95. (800) 634-2704; www.valeofit.com.
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