"Well I've received all the gear as expected and finally got to the speed rope. A bolt cutter and 2 minutes or so later I had the rope cut down to my size and wow! My first jump I accidentally smacked my little toes and was like oww! (I'm currently barefoot, but this doesn't even come close to the time I hit myself with a nine section whip chain a few years ago.) I got over it pretty quick however and the speed rope really feels good and I suppose it's as I imagined it would be. Both of the ropes I received function amazingly well and I'm happy. The digital one might not see much use from myself as I'm really getting attached to the speed rope. I hope I'm choosing the right word here, but the ergonomics on both the types of handles are spot on and it really makes swinging the ropes nearly effortless. Of course I prefer the rubberized handle on the speed version because of the feel but the ergonomic design of the two types of handles I received work equally well. Honestly, I never suspected that I would be this interested in jump ropes but it's certainly a pleasant surprise given my original interest was getting a free jump rope! How did I get so behind on the modern jump rope? Thanks again for bringing me up to speed...
BATWING™ Pro Speed
Professional Jump Rope
BATWING™ Pro Speed is a high speed jump rope designed for advanced workouts and includes IRONWEAR’s™ patented handles, rope locking system, and steel core rope.
BATWING™ Pro Speed handles were originally designed by IRONWEAR™ to prevent injuries experienced by professional boxers who use jump ropes as their main form of aerobic exercise. Boxers can develop wrist and hand problems caused by the excessive twisting of the wrist and tight grip required by standard jump handles.
BATWING™ Pro Speed unique patented handle design removes the need to bend the wrist while at the same time reduces the force required to grip the handle. Extensive form studies were done to develop the shape so that it fits comfortably into the hand, holds the rope at the correct angle, and locks in place naturally without a tight grip. The BATWING™ handle design and ropes have been endorsed by REEBOK™ and sold by REEBOK™all over the world to professional athletes. They are truly the most comfortable, best balanced and safest jump ropes.
BATWING™ Pro Speed includes IRONWEAR’s™ comfort grip, new padded non-slip solid rubber handles which are extremely safe and durable. The soft rubber and the unique design makes the handles easy to hold during all types of exercises. The comfort grip handles incorporate IRONWEAR’s™ quick tread rope connectors that make it easy to change ropes or replace bearings.
BATWING™ Pro Speed includes IRONWEAR’s™ new patented screw lock rope length adjustment system and heavy duty nylon thrust bearings. Simply slide the screw lock to the desired rope length, tighten the lock and cut off the excess rope.
BATWING™ Pro Speed is designed for high speed training, extra endurance, and rapid weight loss. The rope is weighted with a medium stiffness steel core. The steel core helps the rope to maintain a smooth curve and keep the rope from flopping. The steel core also help to propel the rope for high speed jumping.
BATWING™ Pro Speed is considered an advanced rope and should be used by experienced jumpers. It should not be used near other people.
BATWING™ Pro Speed rope is covered by a thick clear polymer slip casing which allows the rope to slide quickly over the ground. The thick casing also protects the steel core from damage and provides a long rope life.
BATWING™ Pro Speed is supplied with gray rubber handles and a 5mm diameter 9.5 foot clear covered wire rope.
Other color handles as well as replacement ropes and bearings are also available.