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.
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