That's right, a jump-rope minus the rope. All that's left is two handles, so you jump over the pretend rope. The U.S. Patent Office this month awarded 52-year-old Lester Clancy a patent. 

What makes this invention work is the moving weights inside the handles. They simulate the feel of a rope moving. But why jump rope without a rope? It's perfect for the clumsy, Clancy said. 'If you are still jumping, you're still using your legs as well as your arms, and getting the cardiovascular workout. You just don't have to worry about tripping on the rope.'

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Would you buy a cordless jump rope?
That`s right, a jump-rope minus the rope. All that`s left is two handles, so you jump over the pretend rope. The U.S. Patent Office this month awarded 52-year-old Lester Clancy a patent.

What makes this invention work is the moving weights inside the handles. They simulate the feel of a rope moving. But why jump rope without a rope? It`s perfect for the clumsy, Clancy said. `If you are still jumping, you`re still using your legs as well as your arms, and getting the cardiovascular workout. You just don`t have to worry about tripping on the rope.`

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14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 6/4/06 - 3:05:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
well then how do you jump the "rope"
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 6/4/06 - 3:08:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
The cordless jump rope? Okay...I think this is stupid. What's the point of buying it if there is no rope? I can do that kind of stuff without the jump rope altogether.
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 6/4/06 - 3:32:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
I can almost (with a considerable stretch of imagination) see it working if you're using it by yourself. But if it's two people "turning" it and you jumping "over" it, then you'd all just look really stupid.

Either way, it's a total waste of money.

14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 6/4/06 - 12:00:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
Terrible idea. Enough said.
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 6/4/06 - 12:02:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd try it. I'm too clumsy to use an actual jump rope.
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 6/4/06 - 12:18:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
no.
what's the point in that?
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 6/11/06 - 5:24:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
Can't you just jump?? Or do people really need those handles in their hands to reassure them? I don't see any point.
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 6/11/06 - 5:29:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
That sounds pretty silly.

If I was that klutzy that I couldn't jump with a regular rope, I'd just jump with no rope at all.

14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 6/12/06 - 6:38:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
Then it's not a jump rope. It's handles.
And no, I wouldn't buy them.
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 6/12/06 - 6:44:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
Why not save the money, and just jump up and down?
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 6/12/06 - 6:49:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/11/2006 5:24:49 PM Molybdenum wrote:
Can't you just jump?? Or do people really need those handles in their hands to reassure them? I don't see any point.

Your wrists also get a work out from spinning the handles when you jump rope. The weights in this one give your wrists the same work out, similar to the 'powerball', a small ball that you hold in the palm of your hand, wind it up and release it, and spinning your wrist in a circular motion cases the ball inside to spin faster and faster, making the ball seem heavier and heavier. It's a really weird sensation, but it really works your arms out.

I think this is a good idea.

14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 6/12/06 - 6:49:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/12/2006 6:44:00 PM krused05 wrote:
Why not save the money, and just jump up and down?

Because that's not all you do when you jump rope.

14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 6/12/06 - 6:52:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
Of course, provided that they'd buy my Virtual Book, with blank pages, perfect for the illiterate, or my Magazine-Free rifle, it doesn't even have the slot for any ammo, or the ability to fire any if it had, perfect for a pacifist, or for crossing boarders. I also sell Intangible-bullet proof vests, to protect the wearer against bullets that aren't being fired at him.

But most importantly, I have a limited offer of a Cordless Bungee-Jump Kit, perfect for people who are gene-pool-surplus.

14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 6/21/06 - 9:42:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd use it, cuz you can just twirl them really fast and have people go "wow, she's pretty good." I'm terrible, my record is 4 consecutive jumps.
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 6/21/06 - 11:38:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
I would have to try it...
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 6/23/06 - 4:41:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
Doesn't that completely defeat the point of skipping?
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 6/23/06 - 4:41:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/12/2006 6:52:09 PM AndresH wrote:
Of course, provided that they'd buy my Virtual Book, with blank pages, perfect for the illiterate, or my Magazine-Free rifle, it doesn't even have the slot for any ammo, or the ability to fire any if it had, perfect for a pacifist, or for crossing boarders. I also sell Intangible-bullet proof vests, to protect the wearer against bullets that aren't being fired at him. But most importantly, I have a limited offer of a Cordless Bungee-Jump Kit, perfect for people who are gene-pool-surplus.

Lol!
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 6/24/06 - 4:00:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
DUMB IDEA
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 6/24/06 - 4:11:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/4/2006 3:05:46 AM the_donnas wrote:
well then how do you jump the "rope"

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 7/13/06 - 10:38:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
i can get the same effect with a real jump rope or just by jumping up and down while rotating my wrists in cicles
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 7/13/06 - 10:40:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well if I was really in to exercising but I was too clumsy to use a real jump rope, ot does sound like a good idea.

But no, I wouldn't buy one, since I'm not clumsy nor do I enjoy exercising.

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 7/20/06 - 8:37:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
WHAT IS THE POINT OF THIS THING?

Sorry, I know what the point is, but it would seem you'd need some serious free time to actually do this.

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 7/24/06 - 7:12:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
Sure I would. I'm a sucker for novelties.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 7/29/06 - 11:12:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I'm not that clumsy.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 7/29/06 - 11:20:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
What's the point? It's so much fun with the rope!

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