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    Ropes Gone Wild

    Anybody know the score on this? One of the online shops I get some of my gear from sent me a flyer about this! Designed to fit on Kettlebells? Voted 'best cardio training equipment' by Men's Health last year, so the metrosexuls liked it
    Anybody experienced it?
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    "so the metrosexuals liked it" -- ha!

    Sounds like bola training to me. Pretty primal and unique! I am intrigued...

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    The website is here
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    If Men's Health liked it that's a major strike against it.
    Hang the rope from a tree and climb it. This is a much better use of a rope. As a matter of fact I just returned from a SS mountain bike ride and I'm going to go out and climb my rope once or twice before I eat lunch. I love rope climbing, lower yourself really slowly and it's killer.

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    It's not bola training, but I'm still intrigued by the notion of waggling huge lengths of rope. I would like to give this a try, although I agree with Bruce about the implications of a Men's Health endorsement...

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    I can see some benefit, but I agree with bruceb that climbing is a more effective use for that rope. Probably a lot cheaper too.

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    well we agreed against men's health!

    the ropes are scary money, especially when compared to my climbing rope! Nice to see another single speeder on the forum
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    I don't get it, wouldn't it be cheaper to just buy rope, and use that?

    I like DIY fitness stuff. Sand bags, duffel bags full of rocks, and so on... "ropes gone wild"? :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarthFriendly View Post
    I don't get it, wouldn't it be cheaper to just buy rope, and use that?

    I like DIY fitness stuff. Sand bags, duffel bags full of rocks, and so on... "ropes gone wild"? :/
    Thick rope is expensive. In Never Gymless Ross mentions less expensive places to buy them. Maybe McMaster Carr or someplace like that.
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    Bola... Rope with heavy weight at the end used to trip up game when hunting right?

    I was thinking about this: Timothy, along with shovelglove training wouldn't juggling and/or poi help with coordination (yes, poi has a bit of a "hippy raver" vibe to it)?

    Sorry the bola comment brought that back to the front of my mind.

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