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Mookie Toys Wooden Skipping Rope
Member Name: hanmillie
Mookie Toys Wooden Skipping Rope
Date: 08/05/12, updated on 08/05/12 (83 review reads)
Advantages: Affordable, sturdy design, multiple uses, a good fitness tool
Disadvantages: Not the prettiest rope to look at, quite a long rope for children
Whilst walking through a shopping store last summer I spotted a wooden skipping rope, not quite what I would usually buy but nonetheless I decided to buy it to fit into my new found exercise plan. The skipping rope cost around £4 in price and this I considered a bargain given the hours of exercise it could potentially give me.
This skipping rope is in my opinion quite traditional in construction with wooden handles and a long rope which is white in colour with flecks of black and red. This skipping rope is not the prettiest in design, compared to some of its more colourful competitors but nevertheless is fit for purpose. The rope itself is 7 feet long and is very sturdy in feel meaning that I did not think it would be broken easily in my sometimes clumsy hands. The wooden handles make the rope easy to grip and the length more than adequately suited my long frame. I believe that this product is fitted with ball bearings in either handle meaning that movement of the rope is quite fluid wherever it is tossed around and certainly I have had no issues with swinging it.
==Price and Availability==
I bought my skipping rope from an odds and sods sort of store and as previously mentioned paid around £4 for it. However it can currently be bought online from Amazon for around £3 - £5 making it a bargain given the hours of amusement it potentially can give.
This rope is designed for both outdoor and indoor use however I guess that the usage of the rope completely relies upon the user. I like to use my rope in the traditional way by simply rotating it; throwing it over my head and jumping over the rope. The speed of this activity can be made faster or slower depending on the fitness of the user. However, this rope can also be used for children over the age of three in much the same way, although I think the length of the rope might limit this somewhat. Another way I like to use my skipping rope is to have fun outdoors with my little niece. With two adults holding a wooden handle each my niece can jump over the rope in short little hops, something she finds quite amusing.
==Caring for the Rope==
This rope is great as a fitness tool as at the end of the day you simply wrap the rope around the wooden handles making it small to store out of way. I must admit to having previously stored mine in the shed over the winter and as a result it was looking a little dusty and frayed when I took it out over the weekend. I will therefore be storing it indoors in the future.
==Summary and My Opinion==
In summary this is a good little exercise tool which also doubles as a toy when my niece comes to visit. It is relatively cheap to purchase and has lasted me for nearly a year now with relatively little fraying. The length of the rope means that it is slightly too long for my niece if she wants to use it unaided however in playing with it between two adults she enjoys hopping around. The construction of this rope is good as it has withstood the occasional trip without any damage to the rope or handles however it is rather boring in looks.
I would recommend this product, if not to get fit than to just have some old fashioned fun in the garden. This product scores four stars out of five from me.
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Summary: Getting fit the skipping way