A skipping rope is an essential piece for a boxer’s kitbag and for many a vinyl speed rope, like this offering from Ampro, is a preferred option. You can alter its length without tying a knot, although it can be slightly fiddly to adjust.

The handles themselves are shaped for an easy grip and its weight is such to allow you to move your wrists in a natural way. Recommended and value for money.

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