Jump Ropes: The Pros and Cons of 3 Basic Cable Materials

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Jump ropes come in many shapes and sizes, and one of the most important differences between them is the material their cable is made of. They all come with different pros and cons and here are a few that you should take into consideration when buying a jump rope.

Cloth Cable

Cloth jump ropes are the most popular option on the market because they come with a low price tag. Usually made with cotton or nylon, they’re pretty lightweight, so they won’t give you as intense a workout as other types because they don’t add too much pressure on your arms and shoulders.

PVC Cable

Jump ropes with PVC or plastic cable are always a good idea because they’re pretty versatile. They’re beginner-friendly, but you can also use them for more advanced rope jumping and speed jumping because their light, thin cord makes it easy to perform these moves.

Beaded Cable

Beaded ropes can be pretty fun because they look colorful and can create interesting noise when they hit the ground. They’re not as affordable and beginner-friendly as the previous two options, but you can use them to add some weight to the workout and make it more intense.