Originally Posted by pvaudio
The rule of thumb is that if you step on the rope and hold the handles together, they should reach to your armpit. There is no way you could jump while standing upright or not jumping and tucking.
Never heard of that rule. I just found that length worked for me. Remember hockey players always keep their knees bend and I do bend a little but not that much. I have not jumped since 2000. Dam armpit height that would be way to long for me to control. I jumped rope for twenty years so I got pretty good at making my own rope, length and style. I jump like boxers do but my rope is way to short to ever cross it. My rope rpm was at 120-130 if I remember right.
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