How to fix a kinked speed rope?

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How to fix a kinked speed rope?

Post by jacob » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:07 pm

I have a speed rope with ball bearings that has become twisted and now features a more or less permanent small loop in the middle that tangles with my feet. The cause of the twist is that one bearing rotates better than the other which twists the rope. Twisting the rope eventually causes larger twists to form. Try holding a piece of string and turn one side 10-20 times while holding the other fixed to see what I mean.

The rope is made out of stranded steel wire coated in plastic.

I've tried bending the kink back... resulting in a jaggy mess that still likes to twist. Also tried putting it under tension to straighten it out.

Doesn't work well.

Any suggestions? Or alternatives?

It's one of these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074SFXC3C/

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Re: How to fix a kinked speed rope?

Post by jennypenny » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:10 pm

Have you tried heating it before trying to straighten it?

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Re: How to fix a kinked speed rope?

Post by suomalainen » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:13 pm

Use a pretend rope instead

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Re: How to fix a kinked speed rope?

Post by Campitor » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:22 pm

Does the handle come apart? Some do and you can grease or replace the bearing. If it can’t be taken apart, spray it with a bunch of white lithium grease until it’s saturated.

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Re: How to fix a kinked speed rope?

Post by Campitor » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:25 pm

And the kink can be removed by immobilizing each end, put the rope under tension, and untwisting the kink - think of it as doing a reverse rope braiding.

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