The CrossRope Jump Ropes are the best option for weighted jump ropes currently available. After testing all of the various cable weights and handles in various workouts from double unders to speed skips, we are confident in recommending these ropes.

Crossrope
Crossrope Jump Ropes
(9 ratings & reviews)
GET STRONGER, LOOK FITTER, FEEL MORE POWERFUL - Take your best jump towards incredible fitness with the highest quality jump rope on the market, built for every training need. Speed rope and high intensity training? Yep - use our lightweight Agility rope. Power strength and endurance workouts? You got it - just quickly clip on the heavyweight Intensity rope. Both ropes are included in this Crossrope Starter Set, with more ropes available in other sets. LEARN TO JUMP ROPE QUICKLY, OR BUILD ON YOUR SKILLS - Our unique weighted ropes make it easier for beginners to learn fast, and for experienced jumpers to get better and stronger more quickly. Weighted jump rope exercise can burn fat and boost endurance, muscle definition, strength and body conditioning - all while enhancing coordination and agility. Whatever your experience level with skipping rope, Crossrope will give you as much workout as you can handle. PATENTED CLIP SYSTEM, HIGHEST QUALITY BALL BEARINGS - No one else has the quick-change weighted jump rope system offered by Crossrope. Switch in seconds between speed rope training and heavy jump rope training, staying smooth all the way with spinning ball bearing handles that will go as fast as you can possibly jump! Top quality bearings control rope rotation at the correct speed to protect your joints and prevent any rope tangles. TRAIN LIKE A WARRIOR, ANYWHERE - Crossrope is your portable gym, offering a versatile workout no matter where you are, at whatever intensity level you need! With just two ropes, you can quickly and easily mix up training between light and speedy or heavy and powerful, with every option in between. Our durable PVC-coated, wire core ropes can be used on any surface - indoors or outdoors. Crossrope is perfect for home or travel. LET US GUIDE AND INSPIRE YOU TO NEW HEIGHTS - The Crossrope Starter Set includes our “Jump Without Limits” quick reference guide, packed with tips and techniques from experts. We also share numerous tried-and-true jump rope workouts - from novice, to full body training, to freestyle challenges. Create a fun new exercise regimen, get in the best shape of your life, and show the world your fancy footwork!

Benefits of Weighted Jump Rope

Jump ropes are not a new piece of training equipment. Although we've had modern versions of jump ropes for many years now, people have been making their own versions of jump ropes for likely centuries. Although this is true, weighted ropes and handles have not been available to the mainstream public until only a few years ago.

Jumping rope has an insane amount of benefits to the user. Somebody could gain high levels of conditioning through using nothing but a simple rope. In fact, there are many athletes, boxers most notably, that have used jumping rope as a large part of their conditioning program.

What weighted jump ropes add is the same thing adding resistance to any movement does. It forces increased:

  • Focus
  • Motor recruitment
  • Musculature
  • Stability
  • Speed

If you can consistently jump rope with a 1 lb. rope, a 1/4 lb rope is going to feel like nothing. Not to mention that one of the biggest reasons people stop training is due to boredom. Adding variety in jump roping increases the chances that you'll stick with a program.

Crossrope Jump Ropes Review

We've reviewed a LOT of jump ropes. One reason for that is because there are more companies creating jump ropes than ever before. This is largely due to the ropes increased use thanks to CrossFit, but there are more ways to use a jump rope than just double-unders.

One way to use a jump rope is for increasing strength in the movement and the best way to do that is arguably through the use of weighted cables like what are featured by CrossRope.

The set we received to review is the CrossRope Premium Set which comes with:

  • 1/4 lb Agility Rope
  • 1/2 lb Energy Rope
  • 1 lb Intensity Rope
  • 2 lb Fury Rope
  • Rugged Handles

Before I talk about the ropes, I'd like to first discuss the handles. Now, my opinion on jump rope handles is influenced largely by the fact that I've used and/or own all of the top jump rope companies handles...so keep that in mind.

The Rugged Handles from CrossRope are on the lower end of the many I've used. They're also priced lower, so that must be considered, but the handles in all reality were a bit disappointing. I'll get into the ropes more later in this review, but the handles aren't on the same level as the ropes and one of the big reasons for that is the clip-in system for the handles.

A great feature of the handles is how easy it is to switch out the ropes, however, the clip for the handles although convenient, is much larger than it needs to be. The system providing the spin for the handles is ball bearings and although they spin well, there are many handles that outperform them. The overall design reminds me of one of my favorite ropes, the RX Jump Rope, however, the handles are lacking the anatomical shape and place to drive the thumb.

All this being said, I had no problem using other handles with the ropes and if you've never used a high-end jump rope handle, then the CrossRope Handles will be a big upgrade from what you have been using.

Moving on to the reason you buy the CrossRope Jump Ropes, and that is the weighted cables.

CrossRope in all reality has few competitors. There are a couple of companies making heavier ropes, but none in the way CrossRope is. Usually, when a company has the hold on a market like this, they can afford to have a substandard product. But, although their handles could see some improvements, their ropes are outstanding. Not only are the weights pretty close to the stated amounts, but they're also well made and should provide years of use.

The end of the ropes features a heavy-duty metal loop allowing you to change the ropes out easily that is both functional and attractive. To test its durability, I decided to pull on the metal loop as that would likely be the failure point and it didn't budge.

The ropes are made of a durable plastic that is vibrant and hard-wearing. I did notice that during testing if you plan to jump on typical gym mats, black coloring will end up on the ropes, however, it can easily be wiped off if that's of concern to you.

The heavy ropes provide a difficult workout that added an element to my training I hadn't had up to this point. After doing some intervals using the 1 lb rope not only was I winded, but my shoulders, wrists, and forearms were absolutely smoked.

If you haven't used weighted ropes in your training yet, I highly suggest it and can easily recommend the ropes from CrossRope.

Suggested Improvements

The CrossRope jump ropes are not immune from improvements, just as any equipment isn't.

The main improvement we would like to see is in the handles. For the price, they're not bad, but they simply don't compare to the ropes. We would like to see a better spinning, smaller clip system, and better feeling handle to go along with the ropes.

Full Rating

Crossrope Jump Ropes

Overall Construction - 4.5
Features - 4.5
Versatility - 4.5
Value - 4.0
Ropes - 4.5
Handles - 3.3
4.2
Great

The CrossRope Jump Ropes are the best option for weighted jump ropes currently available. After testing all of the various cable weights and handles in various workouts from double unders to speed skips, we are confident in recommending these ropes.

Where to Purchase

Crossrope
Crossrope Jump Ropes
(9 ratings & reviews)
GET STRONGER, LOOK FITTER, FEEL MORE POWERFUL - Take your best jump towards incredible fitness with the highest quality jump rope on the market, built for every training need. Speed rope and high intensity training? Yep - use our lightweight Agility rope. Power strength and endurance workouts? You got it - just quickly clip on the heavyweight Intensity rope. Both ropes are included in this Crossrope Starter Set, with more ropes available in other sets. LEARN TO JUMP ROPE QUICKLY, OR BUILD ON YOUR SKILLS - Our unique weighted ropes make it easier for beginners to learn fast, and for experienced jumpers to get better and stronger more quickly. Weighted jump rope exercise can burn fat and boost endurance, muscle definition, strength and body conditioning - all while enhancing coordination and agility. Whatever your experience level with skipping rope, Crossrope will give you as much workout as you can handle. PATENTED CLIP SYSTEM, HIGHEST QUALITY BALL BEARINGS - No one else has the quick-change weighted jump rope system offered by Crossrope. Switch in seconds between speed rope training and heavy jump rope training, staying smooth all the way with spinning ball bearing handles that will go as fast as you can possibly jump! Top quality bearings control rope rotation at the correct speed to protect your joints and prevent any rope tangles. TRAIN LIKE A WARRIOR, ANYWHERE - Crossrope is your portable gym, offering a versatile workout no matter where you are, at whatever intensity level you need! With just two ropes, you can quickly and easily mix up training between light and speedy or heavy and powerful, with every option in between. Our durable PVC-coated, wire core ropes can be used on any surface - indoors or outdoors. Crossrope is perfect for home or travel. LET US GUIDE AND INSPIRE YOU TO NEW HEIGHTS - The Crossrope Starter Set includes our “Jump Without Limits” quick reference guide, packed with tips and techniques from experts. We also share numerous tried-and-true jump rope workouts - from novice, to full body training, to freestyle challenges. Create a fun new exercise regimen, get in the best shape of your life, and show the world your fancy footwork!

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