Rogue SR-2 Ballistic Jump Rope
|Made In USA||Yes|
|3 Ships Free||Yes|
|Colors||Black Handles - Red Cable|
|Cable Length +/-.5"||10' 0"|
Quality, Craftsmanship, and Handmade in Ohio.
The Rogue SR-2 Ballistic Speed Rope is a new class of jump rope. We have taken a simple product and given it the Rogue Über treatment. Made with the finest materials like aircraft grade aluminum and precision high-speed ball bearings, this is for the serious athlete and connoisseur. It's OK to not share this rope with your friends (or significant other).
- Handle Material: Aircraft Grade Aluminum Handle
- Handle Length: 4.75"
- Cable: 10-ft Red Coated 3/32" speed cable
- Adjustment: dual adjustable ends (allen key is included)
- Tapered handle: 7/16" spindle to 5/8" diameter base
Frustrating at first, amazing after a bit!Review by Jared
Super Fast Rope, Not for BeginnersReview by Jason
Double Unders and I have had a very long, rocky relationship. I spent over 2 years trying to learn how to do them, and probably 5 jump ropes later, have ended up here, using the SR-2. A quick history lesson.
1. Started with the gym, cheap plastic ropes, different length every time, and was frustrated.
2. Bought a Buddy Lee $40 rope with the silver handles, forget the official name. Don't know what I really feel about that rope, but used it for about 6 months. The last straw came when I got so excited, thinking I had finally learned double unders, only to look down and realize that the 10 in a row I thought I had done, was a result of the rope breaking right in the middle, and not realizing it... :/
3. Bought an RX jump rope with the next to fattest cable. Learns you lessons real quick, getting hit with that thing. This is the rope that I think thought me double unders. I made the most progress using this rope, and that thickness of cable. I bought the next cable up, and the one above that. Tried to move up to the middle thickness cable, and had trouble, so went back to the next to fattest again. Stayed there for another month or so, then was able to move up a cable about once every month or so. I got to the point where I could do dubs fairly well with the next to thinnest rope, and thought it had become my rope of choice. Until one day, the little plastic spacer on the handle split and came off, basically making the rope unusable. I thought the RX rope was indestructible... I didn't want to spend another $28 to get another one, so enter choice rope 4.
4. Rogue SR-1. Awesome rope for $21. I liked the long handles, with the fat part on the end. I was able to get more double unders with this rope, than the RX. I like it, and I think it's as well, or better made, than the RX rope (only plastic is the handle). I had this rope only about 2-3 months, before getting the SR-2.
5. Rogue SR-2. Wow, I didn't expect to get it, but a nice little box under the tree had it in there. Amazing. I set the cable length, put my work shoes on, and in jeans, decided to do dubs in the house to test it out. My max PR unbroken was 54 reps, and I hit 50, and realized I was going to break that PR. I hit 60 before stopping, and then held the handles up for the next 5 minutes looking at how awesome they were. I couldn't believe it. Wasn't even trying. It is a fast rope, and I've had to be careful, because it spins a lot faster than I've been used to, and it sometimes causes me to miss. But all in all, a good rope. Did Annie a couple days ago, and had a 50 second PR.
My only complaint, is that like others have said, since the rope is attached to the handles via a set screw, and not a loop, like the RX ropes, you have to make sure the cable is not coiled up, or you have to twist the handle around to fix it. I don't recommend coiling this rope to store it, unless you have to, otherwise it's hard to keep it from coiling up during a WOD. If you can hang it for a couple hours before a WOD, it works just great.
I thought the slickness of the aluminum of the handles would be an issue, but they have a little bit of a ribbing which helps you hold onto it. I've seen some people at the gym put some athletic tape at the end of the handle, just to give a little something to hold onto.
I don't really pay much attention putting the rope down, all our floors have rubber mats down, so nothings going to hurt it. I just keep them away from the barbell/kettle bells.
All in all, an awesome rope, but I would think it would be tough to use as a beginner rope, due tot he light cable, and fast handles. I don't plan on going back to any other rope, unless this one breaks, which I don't see happening. In fact, I'm hoping in the coming years, that I'll just be able to replace the ball bearings, and keep using the same rope.
Excellent jump ropeReview by gj7668
Buy this rope ...periodReview by MC Ed Latham
SR2 vs RXReview by craigj
Well worth the $60.00 the Ferrari of jump ropesReview by Patrick
Crazy Awesome!Review by Steve Baker
Top-Notch QualityReview by Nick
Quality RopeReview by Trickman2
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.
Cadillac of Jump Ropes...but...Review by Sully
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.