Within the video below, I demonstrate an inexpensive modification that can be made to a jump rope handle (plastic speed rope). I then provide a brief demonstration of the rope in action with slow motion clips included as well.
As for the handle itself, I’ve included some pictures below to clarify any confusion. One point that I did not mention within the video is that I tied a knot at the very end of the rope before wrapping each handle. This was done to prevent the rope from being pulled through the handle before it was thoroughly taped.
After wrapping the rope tightly with the cotton material, I then secure each end with a tight strip of duct tape.
I then continue to wrap the handle until it is solid. I leave approximately 1/8″ of an inch between the tape and the end of the cotton material. Be sure to wrap the tape very tightly at this point.
After several weeks of regular use, you can see how the rope has not be worn down at all where it meets the handle.
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