A multiple under is when a jump rope revolves around your body more than once in a single jump. A double under is two revolutions of the rope in one jump. A triple under is three. A quadruple, four. Quintuple is five. And the mother of all multiple unders is the sextuple under. A sextuple, as you might have guessed, passes around your body six times before you land. I don’t know of anyone that has cracked the septuple under without assistance from a trampoline. A double under is considered a very basic trick. Triples are intermediate skill level. Quads are advanced. Quintuples and higher are considered masters level tricks. There are very few people in the world that can do a Sextuple under.
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Here is another “Crazy Rope Skipping Team” from Japan! This is a cool video. The use of punk rock for the soundtrack is a nice change of pace for a sport that is largely dominated by hip-hop and dance music. It gives the video more of an X-Games feel. I’ve always thought that due to the extreme nature of some of the more advanced tricks that Jump Rope could easily fit in alongside the Skateboard and BMX competitions of the X-Games. Some of our biggest and baddest tricks are every bit as insane and dangerous as some of the stunts done by those guys. Unfortunately, Jump Rope has spent a long time overcoming the image that it is just a game that girls play at recess. It is finally breaking out of those outdated stereotypes and people are beginning to take notice of just how cool and diverse this sport really is.
Today I stumbled across this awesome jump rope video from German jumper Sebastian Deeg. Sebastian is an amazing single rope freestyle jumper. Some of these tricks are pretty sick. I really like some of the rope releases he does in combination with other tricks. There are several tricks in this video that I had never seen before, and you know me… I always like to see something new. The rope release, grab foot, jump over leg then catch rope was a nice surprise. I don’t know what it’s called, but it looks sweet. This video is packed with lots of other nice little surprises like that. You have to watch it a few times to catch them all. Keep up the good work Sebastian!
Here’s another giant leap forward for the mainstream acceptance of Jump Rope… the Planet Jump Rope crew recently went to Corsica to film a music video. The video is for the song “Rise Up” by Yves Larock. The song is really cool and the video turned out great! In the video they do both double dutch and single rope. Let’s hope this song becomes really popular and helps propel our sport even further into the mainstream! Great work guys!
This year’s USA Jump Rope National Tournament will be held this coming weekend at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. June 22-23 will be the National Age Division Championships followed by the Grand Masters National Championship on June 24th. If you are attending, please be sure to take lots-o’-video and share it with the rest of us by submitting your videos to JRV.
Will Adam Pang repeat as Single Rope Freestyle Champion?
What sort of crazy and innovative Double Dutch tricks will the Summerwind Skippers have cooked up?
Will Justin Meier break any national speed records?
Can Tori Boggs break her own records in single rope speed? If she can maintain her top speed with no misses, we might even see some world records broken! If you’ve never had a chance to see her jump speed you’re missing out. Here is some video of her doing 30 second speed. The girl is crazy fast.
Good luck to everyone!
There are only a handful of professional rope skippers in the world, and Peter Nestler of Rope Masters is one of them. That’s right, you heard me, he makes a living jumping rope. We should all be so lucky. Actually, luck isn’t much of a factor here. Peter’s success is the direct result of a lot of hard work and a drive to constantly get better at everything he does. Peter may just be the hardest working jumper in the world. In the coming school year he will be going on a tour of nearly 350 schools! He has produced 2 jump rope DVDs and is working on his 3rd. And if that doesn’t wear you out, he recently started the worlds first jump rope video podcast.
I first met Peter in the early 90’s and got to jump with him on several occasions at camps and got to see him compete and win in international competitions. He’s easily one of the best single rope jumpers in the world and is a lot of fun to watch. When I discovered earlier this year that Peter had “gone pro” I had to check out what he was up to, so I ordered a copy of Revolve.
Revolve is a lot of fun to watch. In it Peter teams up with some of the top jumpers in the world to demonstrate some pretty amazing rope skipping. On a stop in Juneau, Kaitlyn Hart and Nicole Lim jump with Peter to demonstrate some Chinese Wheel. Trent Cunningham (Peter’s old jumping partner) also stops by to demo some Traveler.
By far my favorite section of the DVD is when Peter visits Houston to join forces with USA Jump Rope All Stars Nick Woodard and Jeff Mauss. Nick and Jeff show off a little of their pairs single rope freestyle which has always been amazing. The Double Dutch section that follows is also worth watching for some one-of-a-kind stunts that I won’t spoil for you. Just watch it. Peter is also joined by a unique cast of characters including strong man Dennis Rogers (rips phone books in half and bends metal with his bare hands) and extreme unicyclist Dan Heaton (can jump steps and park benches while riding). It’s all very entertaining to watch.
Revolve is exclusively a performance video. There is no attempt to break down or teach any of the tricks contained in this DVD. That doesn’t mean you can’t learn from it. I’ve watched several sections in slow motion to see how Peter pulls off some of his single rope tricks, and I’ve picked up some valuable information from that. I’m currently working on a rope release called the Mamba that Peter does with ease, and being able to watch him do it in slow motion is extremely helpful. In fact my favorite special feature on the DVD is the “Slow Motion Gallery.” For me that was worth the price of the DVD alone. If you are looking for more traditional instruction on how to jump rope, Peter has a Single Rope Skills DVD and is currently working on a new Double Dutch instructional video. Also, be sure to subscribe to his podcast on iTunes in which he teaches 2 new tricks on every episode.
Here is a preview of Revolve. I highly recommend you pick up your copy today.
Here on JRV we tend to focus a lot more on the sport of Jump Rope rather than jumping rope as a training tool for other sports. However, there are probably many more people that jump rope strictly for exercise than there are people who compete in jump rope tournaments. Jump Rope is an excellent training tool for all other sports. Boxers in particular love to use jump rope as part of their training. It’s quite simply the best exercise there is. It’s great for improving foot work and for conditioning arms and legs. Not to mention that it burns calories crazy fast.
This is a great video of a workout by Boxing expert Ross Enamait from RossTraining.com. In the article that accompanies this video, Ross gives some nice tips on rope selection. He suggests using wrist weights instead of weighted ropes. He also breaks down some of the tricks he does in the video. The aesthetics of these tricks aren’t important. This isn’t a jump rope tournament or a performance. The goal is to get an intense workout, not to make it look pretty. I don’t think I’ve seen a jump rope workout more intense than this.
This is guaranteed to melt some fat in a hurry:
This is a cool street performance in Amsterdam. If you’ve never done a street performance, you should give it a try. They are a ton of fun. It’s great to be that close to your audience and be able to interact with them and see their reactions up close. These guys rip through several styles of jumping including single rope, partner jumping with one rope, chinese wheel, and double dutch. They do a nice job playing to the growing crowd of people passing by. Fun stuff!
Here are some members of the Indy Air Bears doing a single rope group routine choreographed to music.
Jump Ropers tend to be great performers. By the time most jumpers hit college, they have a lot of valuable experience under their belts from being in front of audiences and playing to the crowd. It’s no surprise that some jumpers gravitate to the performing arts, like Cirque du Soleil for example.
In this video, jumper Brian Singleton puts his performance experience to use at the 2006 UCLA Spring Sing. You can tell Brian is very comfortable hamming it up for the crowd. This is a very fun performance with a good sense of humor. The “glow rope” also adds a nice touch.