Know the ropes
Want extra forearm work? Get a rope with weighted handles like the Nike 2.0, though it won’t be ideal for tricks.
A lightweight speed-rope is fine for most standard skipping. Look for one with plastic handles and a comfortable feel, like this one from Reebok. £7 reebok.com
If your competitive success relies on rope speed, it’s worth investing in a rotating-handled rope. Rogue sets the industry standard. £12 roguefitness.com