Rogue SR-2 Ballistic Jump Rope is rated
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Rated 5 out of
Jared Solomon from
Frustrating at first, amazing after a bit!Coming from a normal weighted rope, I was having the hardest time getting this down. So much so that I was thinking about just bagging it and not using it. It does hurt the first little bit, but once you get a rhythm going, you just get it and there is no going back for me. I was only able to string sets of 2 Double-unders at any given time. Now I have no problem stringing sets of 75 (this is the most I've gotten so far, and I think i've had it for just under a month), just be patient with yourself. Jump a little higher and rotate wrists a little faster than normal and you will be amazed how many you get. Thank you Rogue. On top of the speedy delivery, the product is built like a tank and will probably last a good couple years if treated appropriately. Thank you again. First purchase but definitely not the last. Looking at the Mobility WOD stuff now to work out the calves from all the new jumping I've been doing.
Date published: 2014-02-26
Rated 5 out of
Well worth the $60.00 the Ferrari of jump ropesOk why spend $60.00 on a jump rope? because I have screws in both wrists with almost no range of motion, My left arm will not extend completely due to reconstructive surgery,and I have the rhythm of a 3 leg elephant..But with this rope I am now doing 3/ 2 minute rounds without tripping myself.heck all i need is Sweet Georgia Brown playing in the background and I would feel like Sugar ray Robinson...So in conclusion why spend the 60 harps?? because some people are content to drive a Ford while others want to get behind the wheel of a FERRARI
Date published: 2012-10-09
Rated 5 out of
Steve Baker from
Crazy Awesome!The new SR-2 is absolutely amazing! One of the best purchases i've bought for my garage gym. Right out of the box this rope was extremely easy to use and had a great feel in your hand. Rogue did it again with another great product!
Date published: 2012-09-13
Rated 5 out of
Top-Notch QualityJust received the SR-2 today and got a chance to test it out. It performed very well and feels great...little to no fatigue after numerous stretches of double unders. Definitely smoother than my RPM rope, SR-1, or Rev Rope. Great job on this one, Rogue.
Date published: 2012-09-07
Rated 4 out of
Terry Rickman from
Quality RopeSo let's start by saying I own 3 other jump ropes.
SR-1 Rogue Bearing Speed Rope
Ropes as Rx
RPM Speed Rope
Onto the Review the SR-2
-It is fast
-Made in the USA.
-Design is slick looking.
-Nice weighted rope.
-Rogue Stands behind their products
So what are the con's...
-The handles can become slick and their is not much grip to them.
-The Cost Ouch: 65 dollars for a Jump rope...USA Made comes with a cost
-The Rope is screwed down and this does not allow the rope to spin freely in all directions. This causes two issues
1) Rope must be straight and lined up when tightening down the rope for the first time.
2) Rope must be aligned and straight before starting to jump rope.
Comparison to the others now.
- fast when it gets going
- rope spins freely in all directions and does not have to be aligned.
-Good handles with awesome grip.
-Handle does not seem to spin like the SR2 or SR1 rope. I am surprised it is quick like it is.
- Non coated cable
- Not made in the USA
-unknown product support reputation
Fast free flowing rope
- handles roll smoothly
- no alignment issues
-good cable weight
- Cheap for the quality
-not made in the Usa
-Allen bolt in the handle can become loose and is impossible to get a allen wrench in there. (Pencil eraser Works well to tighten it)
-handles are easier to break due to the length.
Last but not least;
Rx Jump rope;
-customization (cable weight, length)
-Great learners rope
-no alignment issues
- It is a handle with skateboard bearings
- handles seemed to be wrapped with Tennis handle tape
-Cost is high for what it is
- not the fastest rope of the bunch
So I am going to give the SR2 a four star because of the Quality and being made in the USA, but this rope might not be the best for a workout were you must reset a lot. IE 50 double unders, 10 pushups amrap style. Alignment and not wanting to damage your Lamborghini jump rope will waste time.
It is a Lamborghini jump rope and just plain awesome in a lot of respects.
Would it be my first choice of ropes for the cost and design. No, I think I would go with the RPM rope for a normal workout.
For learning I would go with the Rx rope with a heavier cable
The SR1 for a economy rope- quality to performance ratio.
Date published: 2012-08-22
Rated 4 out of
Cadillac of Jump Ropes...but...As a Crossfitter and Engineer I was extra excited to get my new SR-2 Jump Rope. I have been working with the Ultra Speed Cable Ropes and the SR-1. My PR with the SR-1 is 84 unbroken Double Unders and 34 unbroken Reverse Double Unders. That being said, I was expecting to crush those numbers with the SR-2. Unfortunately, that did not even come close. So here is my review:
The handles are extremely light, I much prefer the long handles of the SR-1 and I actually had to add tape to the handle because after my WOD the handles kept slipping out with the machined finish. If you are deciding whether or not to spend the money on this rope: consider this golf club analogy.
The Ultra Speed Cable is like the basic starter set of clubs. Inexpensive, quality and a great way to learn DUs. Once you’ve solidified your basic technique (40 unbroken Dus) you upgrade to the more expensive set (SR-1). The better tool produces better results. The SR-2 is like that $500 driver the pros use, only worth the investment if you’re good enough to utilize the technology. If you have great jumping technique then you see great results. If you haven’t solidified your DUs yet, (~80 unbroken consistently) then the SR-2 might be frustrating at first cause it will expose your weakness in jumping. The SR-2 is an AWESOME product for the experienced jumper and totally worth the money, but if your technique isn’t solid then I suggest the SR-1 or SR-1S.