Originally Posted by BoostedE90
I feel you! Those damn speed ropes with leave some nice welts. The first few days I was hitting myself in the shins so much I was bleeding.
If you're still learning I would stay away from the speed ropes until you find your rythm. I used a heavier rope until I figured out a good rythm. Plus a thicker rope is easier to see and believe it or not it helps with timing when you can see the rope coming around. Also a heavier rope doesnt need to be spun as fast to keep its form. You have to spin the speed ropes pretty fast to keep them from collapsing.
interesting, never thought about using a heavier rope. Ill give it a try tonight!