DYI Jumping Rope




I was looking for a durable lightweight rope for the gym. While walking in the hardware store I found clothesline wire, 50 ft for $8. That's the price of a new jumping speed rope, and I can get six 8 ft ropes from this wire. Here's how.

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Step 1: Materials and Tools

Clothesline wire
Two whiteboard markers
Two small wires 5 cm (2 in) each
A pair of pliers

Step 2: Preparing the Handles

Empty the whiteboard markers and remove the tips.

Step 3: Securing the Wire to the Handle

With the pliers cut the rope to the desired size, in my case 2.40 m (8 ft).
Insert the clothesline wire into the whiteboard market by the tip's hole.
Bent the clothesline wire forming a loop of about 5 cm long (2.5 in).
Secure the loop with a pice of wire.

Step 4: Attaching the Wire to the Handle

Insert the loop into the whiteboard marker.
Screw the cap back in place.
Repeat on the other side and your rope is ready to jump!

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    3 years ago

    Very nice and simple!

    I wanted to make jumping rope a while ago, but never got around to it. This looks like a great way to do it! How have the marker-handles held up?

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    Reply 3 years ago

    Glad you like it!

    The markers are working fine, nice grip, light weight, I've been using the rope every other day, 200 reps, no problem.