October 11, 2014
Hello again from Germany! It’s the day before our German event for the Ooh Euro Nasty Tour and we’ve got another video to publish. Hooray for publishing two videos this week! Next week we might have…THREE! Ha!
Anyhow, here’s another fun WTF item Soo Zee found for us. Jump ropes…without ropes. Whut? Product review: they’re not good. You totally lose out on the sensation of jump roping. Part of the rhythm to jumprope is hearing the rope hit the ground, hearing the whoo whoo whoo as the rope whizzes above your head. It keeps you jumping in rhythm, helps you follow a pattern. This thing, though, gave none of that experience. It’s just the weight you feel in your hands, the momentum of the string, but that’s about it. It’s also difficult to keep the movement going. One hand moves faster than the other. Getting hands and feet to sync…no good.
Altogether, this thing was a bit odd. I’m sure some people are better at it than I am, the way I’m better at hula hooping than Martina. Fun fact: Martina can’t hula hoop. She doesn’t know how to. I tried teaching her, but she just couldn’t get it right. I assume it’s the same with me and this jumprope thingy.
If you’d like to pickup this thing right here, you can pick it up on Gmarket, or you can just get a regular jumprope and cut off the rope and use the handles. Think of it as diet jumprope :D