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Jump Roping Crew Saltare at ABDC Season 5

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Look out everyone! Jump Rope is in the spotlight on the national stage thanks to a group of USA Jump Rope All Stars. A crew called Saltare has made it on season 5 of America’s Best Dance Crew on MTV. If you follow jump rope, you already know their names… Chaz Robinson, Tyler Perez, Lee Reisig, Billy Jackson, Lisa Brown, & Brittany Fortier. What an amazing collection of talent!

I just watched the east regionals in which Saltare debuted on national TV. Saltare absolutely killed it! They nailed their routine without a flaw, got the entire audience on their feet, and left the judges in awe. The judges were unanimous in their praise of the crew’s talent. When it was time to select which crews would advance, Saltare was the first crew to be chosen to advance to the next round.

Follow Saltare on their website saltarecrew.com and on Facebook.

Here is an in interview with the crew backstage during the taping of the season 5 regional.

Good luck Saltare! The entire Jump Rope community is behind you. We hope you go all the way!

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2009 U.S. National Jump Rope Championship Airdates

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

USA Jump Rope has posted the airdates for the 2009 U.S. National Jump Rope Championship. Set your DVRs! There are several routines that I’m looking forward to seeing through the lens of a professional camera. Until then we have to make do with the cell phone videos making the rounds on YouTube.

For a preview of the level of talent you can expect to see… this is 2009 Grand National Champ Nick Woodard. I’m stunned by the Money Maker that he drops about 20 seconds into his routine. How does he do it?? It’s possible he isn’t human.

Airdates are listed below the video. Enjoy!

FSN Arizona
8/8/09 11:30 a.m. PDT
8/13/09 3:00 p.m. PDT
FSN Detroit
8/8/09 4:00 p.m. EDT
8/19/09 12:00 p.m. EDT
FSN Florida
8/6/09 4:00 p.m. EDT
8/13/09 3:00 p.m. EDT
FSN Midwest
8/6/09 4:00 p.m. CDT
8/13/09 3:00 p.m. CDT
FSN North
8/6/09 4:00 p.m. CDT
8/14/09 3:00 p.m. CDT
FSN Wisconsin
8/6/09 4:00 p.m. CDT
8/14/09 3:00 p.m. CDT
FSN Northwest
8/6/09 2:00 p.m. PDT
8/13/09 3:00 p.m. PDT
FSN Ohio
8/6/09 4:00 p.m. EDT
8/13/09 3:00 p.m. EDT
FSN Pittsburgh
8/6/09 4:00 p.m. EDT
FSN Rocky Mountain
8/6/09 4:00 p.m. MDT
8/14/09 3:00 p.m. MDT
FSN South
8/6/09 4:00 p.m. EDT
8/13/09 3:00 p.m. EDT
FSN Southwest
8/7/09 11:00 a.m. CDT
8/13/09 3:00 p.m. CDT
FSN Houston
8/7/09 11:00 a.m. CDT
8/13/09 3:00 p.m. CDT
FSN West
8/6/09 4:00 p.m. PDT
8/8/09 3:00 p.m. PDT
8/13/09 3:00 p.m. PDT
COMCAST New England
8/6/09 4:00 p.m. EDT
8/13/09 3:00 p.m. EDT
COMCAST Philadelphia
8/7/09 11:00 a.m. EDT
8/14/09 11:00 a.m. EDT
COMCAST Chicago
8/8/09 3:00 p.m. CDT
8/9/09 7:00 p.m. CDT

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Double Dutch Contest Belgium 2009

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

These videos were sent to us by our good friend Maarten Goedemé from Belgium. This is video from DDCB 2009. This year’s DDCB was broadcast in 46 countries in 11 different languages. The official website for the event is www.ddcb.be The production values of these videos and the competition are great. Not to mention there is some serious jumping and performing going on here. These guys are definitely taking it to another level.

Thanks for sharing Maarten!

Introduction movie Double Dutch Contest 2009

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Highlights Double Dutch Contest 2009 (30 min video - Eurosport 2)

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RSC Rivierenhof - World Champion Rope Skipping Team Show

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

This video was sent to us by Kristof Laenen from the World Champion RSC Rivierenhof team from Belgium. This is their award winning team show in the 2006 Toronto World Championships. RSC Rivierenhof has dominated the team show competition, winning the world championships in 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2008. The routine is nearly flawless and expertly choreographed. Their precision is excellent. It’s obvious that a lot of hard work went into perfecting this show.

Thanks for sharing Kristof! Excellent jumping!

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Jump Rope UK - Team Speed

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

This was sent to us by Sue Dale from the UK, coach of the GB team. This is the GB Senior Open team at the 2008 World Championships in South Africa. This video shows their Single Rope Speed performance followed by the Double Dutch Speed event. The team set a new world record for double dutch speed with a blistering 562. The team members are Beci Dale, Bobby Thomas, Rachael Dale, and Sophie Trevis Smith.

Great job guys!!!

You can check out their website at www.jumpruk.com.

Thanks for sharing Sue!

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Tim Martin at USA Jump Rope Nationals 2008

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

A long standing question has finally been answered by this video. Yes, Tim Martin can indeed fly.

So much fun to watch…

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Robbie Csontos - Freestyle Master

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Here is another video from the 2008 World Championships. This is Robbie Csontos from the Heartbeats doing his freestyle for the Masters competition. Robbie placed 2nd in Freestyle and ranked 7th overall. This is nothing short of an amazing routine. This is a ridiculously difficult routine that is perfectly executed. The whole routine just looks smooth and flows from one trick to the next. Robbie seems to have a knack for making the insanely difficult look surprisingly easy. Those of us that struggle through these tricks are very jealous…

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Worlds Double Dutch Routine

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

The videos are starting to pour in from the World Championships in South Africa. The results from the tournament are available on the IRSF homepage. Here is a video sent to me by Zev Troxler from Worlds. This video is of Mathew, Garrot, and Collin from Hot Dog USA. This routine blew me away. It’s what I call a very “dense” routine. It has a ton of tricks and turner involvement all back to back. There are no wasted jumps in this routine. There were also several original tricks that were just fantastic to see. Great job guys!

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FR4 Team Show at US Nationals

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

Here is a video of the FR4 Team Show from the 2008 US Nationals. FR4 placed 1st in the Team Show event with this routine. That is an amazing accomplishment on it’s own. What makes it even more amazing is that this group was composed of members from 4 separate jump rope teams from 2 states. That means these kids pulled this together by traveling on their free weekends to different towns across state lines just to prepare for this one event. Way to go FR4!!!

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Fox Sports to Air 2008 US National Jump Rope Championships

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

USA Jump Rope has just announced that Fox Sports is going to air the 2008 US National Jump Rope Championships.

Here are the scheduled air dates:

  • FSN Arizona 7/28/08 4 p.m. Pacific & 8/18/08 3 p.m. Pacific
  • FSN Detroit 7/28/08 4 p.m. Eastern & 8/18/08 3 p.m. Eastern
  • FSN Detroit 8/22/08 2 p.m. Eastern
  • FSN Florida 7/28/08 4 p.m. Eastern & 8/18/08 3 p.m. Eastern
  • FSN Midwest 7/28/08 3 p.m. Central & 8/18/08 3 p.m. Central
  • MSG Plus 7/28/08 4 p.m. Eastern
  • FSN North 7/28/08 4 p.m. Central & 8/18/08 3 p.m. Central
  • FSN Wisconsin 7/28/08 4 p.m. Central & 8/18/08 3 p.m. Central
  • FSN Northwest 7/28/08 3:30 p.m. Pacific & 8/18/08 3 p.m. Pacific
  • FSN Ohio 7/28/08 4 p.m. Eastern & 8/18/08 3 p.m. Eastern
  • FSN Pittsburgh 7/28/08 4 p.m. Eastern &8/18/08 3 p.m. Eastern
  • FSN Rocky Mountain 7/28/08 1 p.m. Mountain & 8/18/08 3 p.m. Mountain & 8/18/08 1 p.m. Mountain (non Broncos)
  • FSN South 7/28/08 4 p.m. Eastern & & 8/18/08 3 p.m. Eastern
  • FSN Southwest 7/28/08 4 p.m. Central & 8/18/08 3 p.m. Central
  • FSN Houston 7/28/08 4 p.m. Central
  • FSN West 7/28/08 12 p.m. Pacific & 8/18/08 3 p.m. Pacific
  • Comcast New England 7/28/08 4 p.m. Eastern
  • Comcast Philadelphia 7/31/08 3 p.m. Eastern & 8/21/08 3:30 p.m. Eastern & 8/24/08 3 p.m. Eastern
  • Comcast Mid Atlantic 8/18/08 3 p.m. Eastern
  • Comcast Chicago 8/07/08 9 p.m. Central

While you wait for the official airing, here is a sneak preview of one of the routines you are sure to see. This is 2008 Grand National Champion Shane Winsor doing his award winning single rope freestyle.

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