There’s a reason that RX Smart Gear is the official training rope for USA boxing and wrestling (among others). Its custom-made ropes are the epitome of the phrase “high quality.” The solid build, great grip, blinding speed, and control of these ropes is absolutely unreal.
The EVO G2 Speed Rope ($150) is our favorite rope for its speed, light weight, and well-crafted handles. Made of 100% lightweight aerospace-grade aluminum, the contoured handles prevent slippage no matter how sweaty your hands get. The recently added fingertip knurling gives you more speed control and whip accuracy.
Besides the handle grip, the most noticeable difference between the G2 and other ropes is that the cable clips to the end of the rope, rather than being integrated into the handle itself. This gives the rope more freedom to move, allowing for a quicker turnover and responsiveness that you don’t see on any other rope.
Consequently, the cables are not adjustable, but RX Smart Gear has a handy sizing selection on its website. This lets you know the perfect length for your height.
The choices on these custom-made ropes extend to the cable weight as well, starting from heavier cables for beginners to lighter, faster cables for advanced athletes.
- Length: 6’6”-9’6”
- Pros: Excellent grip, wide variety of cable types
- Cons: Price