the above is the rope that I picked up at an Academy for like 3-4 bucks. I have really liked it.
Kligor, this is the type of rope I was referring to. You see the T-grip?
I takes the pressure off your thumbs so it would alleviate your problem.
However, my first preference would be to just keep at it with a standard rope, your grip will improve to the point where you can keep going. I used to have the same problem, now I can skip for like 30 mins variable speed using a heavy leather rope and am able to use a weighted steel rope for shorter periods.
I don’t know what type of rope you are using, I had a reebok leather rope with a plastic handle that had sponge grips, if you have similar I found it really helped to remove the sponge grip and hold directly on the plastic handle.[/quote]
I think the problem may be after all that the handles of my rope are too narrow. If anyone knows Canadian currency here, it is about the diameter of a nickel, about 1-1.5 cm.