This is a performance by some Russian gymnasts in Moscow from 2004. They do some nice work with long ropes. Long ropes are great for performances where the audience is seated far back from the action, like at a basketball halftime show. It’s big and easy to see from far away. One of the nice things about long rope tricks is that they don’t have to be overly difficult to look really cool and make a good impression on an audience. Tricks like the rainbow and the umbrella are good examples of long rope tricks that aren’t very difficult, but make a nice visual spectacle for the audience.